My Son :D

Jan. 23rd, 2008 01:36 am
tuxedo_elf: (Aedan)
As many of you now know, my son, Aedan Theodric, was born on January 20th at 00.37am, weighing 8 pounds and 14 ounces. :)

I am SO thrilled to have him here - he's hard work, but I love him so much, so it's all worth it! I am one very proud Mummy!

The labour was very long though... a pretty staggering 52 hours in total. The 'nudge' (a hormone gel) that I'd hoped would work did indeed start contractions, but nothing else happened... so after two doses of that and a lot of pain, they finally put the drip in and forced me into 'active' labour. It wasn't an easy delivery... I had to have an episiotomy because he was so big, but it's true what they say - once you have your baby in your arms you forget all about the pain! (For a bit anyway - I STILL feel like I ran a marathon without training! :P)

Thank you all for the LJ posts, emails, v-gifts and e-cards, they are all very much appreciated! I promise I'll reply to them all when I can, but now I really need to sleep before he wakes up for another feed. I'll leave you with some picspam... I think he's the cutest baby ever, but I may be biased! ;)

Baby picspam!!! )

So...

Jan. 17th, 2008 02:29 pm
tuxedo_elf: (Baby)
The little one does not appear to want to come out, so, as long as there's a bed, I'm due at the hospital for 6pm to be induced over the course of tonight and tomorrow. Oh joy.

However, I have had some hopeful signs the past day or so, with any luck it won't go to a full induction... more like a gentle nudge!

It's check-out time at Hotel Tux.

Waiting...

Jan. 7th, 2008 03:19 pm
tuxedo_elf: (Baby)
It's Jan 7th.

My due date.

*Looks at bump*

I think he's going to be like British Rail - late!

Bump pic!

Dec. 13th, 2007 04:08 pm
tuxedo_elf: (Baby)
By request... the bump pic. :P

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And me with no make-up... argh!

Ugh

Dec. 4th, 2007 03:17 pm
tuxedo_elf: (Happy Face Fish)
I know it's hormones mostly, but I've just felt so blah the past week or so. Really down and lethargic. I guess it's boredom too... in a way I wish I was still working, even a day or two a week, to break the cycle. Still, Mum is coming tomorrow so that should be nice.

Did any other Mums on my flist get horrible insomnia while pregnant? Lying in bed while O.O is *not* fun. I've never been one for early nights but this... this is just silly.

I have a cold too, which sucks because there isn't much I take take for it becides paracetamol which doesn't do a whole lot. Feels like I've got a hangover - hah! Chance would be a fine thing! Oh well, it's worth it.

Yeesh, what a whingy post. Will post fic later to make up for it.
tuxedo_elf: (Baby)
Had another check-up today. I hate my midwife, she's in-your-face, bossy and never shuts up long enough for me to say anything, but everything is fine AND, after standing my ground, I got my maternity unit tour! I go Monday at 8pm. :D I also only have to have, as I understand it, one more blood test and that's just to check my previously low iron levels. Yay. :)

Am away this weekend, going to the inlaws tomorrow for an early Christmas meal, as it's the only time we can all get together. Also hoping to go to visit Stonehenge, but that's unconfirmed. Then on Sunday we're going to Southampton to collect a couple of bits I won on ebay. We're trying to get things we need for the house before baby arrives, because if we wait until he's here, it'll never happen - and buying second-hand saves a fortune.

Thanks to the generosity of family and friends, we're doing *really* well with baby stuff! We now have the cot, buggy/pram, bath, rocker chair, bedding, clothes and assorted other highly useful things! Special thanks in this post to [livejournal.com profile] neinna_weeper, [livejournal.com profile] larian, [livejournal.com profile] luin77, [livejournal.com profile] khylea and [livejournal.com profile] geuzegirly! *Huggles* I really hope I haven't forgotten to thank anyone!

Now I must go and bath my doggy... she's a bit smelly! ;)
tuxedo_elf: (Rant)
Apparently, the maternity unit at the hospital I've been allocated is 'too busy' to do unit tours. WTF?! If they can't give me ten minutes to show me where I'll be giving birth, what are they going to say when I turn up in labour?!

There is no way I am just letting this go. I don't want to give birth in a place I haven't even seen, it could be awful! I need to find out who runs the place and have words. Grr.
tuxedo_elf: (Bunnies in the grass)
I met Mum today and we ended up in the 'Next' baby section... look what I now own...

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*Sappy Grin*


I'm sorry for all the baby spam - I can't help myself! I will get something like, uh, a fic up soon!
tuxedo_elf: (Rain Life)
I just got back from my second scan.

I am pleased, if rather shocked, to let you know that it's going to be a lovely healthy little BOY. :)

Really am shocked, since I was sure it was a girl! *Pats tummy* Sorry baby! Good thing I hadn't bought anything yet! *Sheepish grin*

Names, must think of names... :P

News

Jul. 5th, 2007 03:08 pm
tuxedo_elf: (Cheetah Love)
Some of you know that I've wanted changes in my life for quite some time now. Well, moving aside, it looks like some of those changes are finally starting to happen.

Because the long and the short of it is... )

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