Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Welcome to the World!!

I just wanted to announce that I had my baby on Thursday 7/711. A baby girl Georgiana, weighing 3.3kilos and 52 cms in length. This is the first opportunity I have had to really sit in front of a computer.

She is perfect. I was quite lucky my birthing experience took about 6.5 hours. Mind you, contractions started the day before, but nothing that I couldn't handle. Once in hospital it was on!!! It was quite frantic, but surprisingly I stayed quite calm, so unlike me! I still had an epidural though, and it was heaven, so happy I did this!!!!! The contractions came thick and fast and she was ready to meet mum and dad. I got her out in about 45 minutes. Getting little G out was the most difficult thing I can say I have ever done. The cord was around her neck a few times, and I had to concentrate and get her out quick!! My obstetrician, midwife and husband were brilliant, and all 4 of us just focused on getting her out safe.

The moment I met her instant love. I haven't felt that ever before. I know I'm supposed to say I felt that when I met my husband but I didn't, sorry hubby....But this was different. I felt exhausted and unbelievably over joyed. That moment holding her just after the birth I will remember forever.

My husband was brilliant. He was everything I needed and more. He kept me hydrated, focused, kept dampening my forehead and making sure I was always comfortable, and in really good spirits through amazingly painful contractions. There were a few in there that made me think I was going to pass out lol. He also fed me chocolate eclairs which I love :) throughout the experience. If it wasn't for him I don't think it would of been so quick and calm for me.

I can't believe how frightened I was of giving birth. I though there was no way I could get through this. I had the best team of people helping me to relax and get through it. And it turned out to not be as bad as what I had imagined. I was laughing, talking and eating eclairs, in between the contractions. What better way to bring a baby into the world.

The 'birth' day. I was so excited to meet my little girl, even though I was having contractions.

NEED MILK MUMMA!!!

After milk.




21 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous baby girl!!! Congratulations!!

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  2. Oh my goodness!! Congratulations!

    She is perfection. What a stunning name, and all that hair! Oh my!!

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  3. Oh Leah congratulations!! She is gorgeous. Just perfect, what a precious gem :) Well done. Sounds like your hubby was a star. Congratulations to the both of you. What a special little family you are now :)
    Heidi xo

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  4. OMG congratulations!!!

    what a fantastic post, I wanted to cry!

    I'm so happy for you and your hubby, and welcome to the world precious Georgiana
    xoxo

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  5. Congratulations!

    The hair is awesome. :)

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  6. Oh my stars, SO cute!!!

    Love, love, love that you had a birth with eclairs.

    Much love to you and your little family.

    xox

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  7. She is so adorable! Congratulations!!!!

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  8. So utterly happy for you.
    I too am feeling a little scared of the birth. I think I might actually need to spend some time thinking about it.
    Lovely name for your little girl too!!!
    Sounds like a quick but intense labour. Well done.
    The cord around the neck is something that really frightens me. So I am glad to hear your story of it all being ok.
    Much love and congratulations to you and your dear family!!!
    xxx

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  9. Thanks again to everyone for their lovely comments xoxo

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  10. I didnt know you did this blog !!! You didnt tell me!!!
    How cute is she !! I cannot wait to meet her !

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  11. Wow, she is absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations Leah!!! :D
    Hannah xox

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  12. She can't wait to meet you either Sophie!!! xoxo
    Sammie you should email me!!! I can help to put your mind at ease about the birth :)

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  13. Thanks Hannah! She is much cuter now :)

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  14. Congratulations! That is absolutely wonderful news Leah :D

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  15. I honestly feel a little bit like crying. Leah, I'm so sorry it's taken me this long to pop by your post and discover your little arrival! Congratulations a hundred thousand times, to you and your husband and Georgiana for making the experience un-traumatic and joyous! xoxo

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  16. Thank you Lorraine, Hannah and Laura xo

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  17. Congratulations sweetheart!!!

    I'm so happy for you and for your beautiful and healthy little girl.

    And I LOVE that your labour food was chocolate eclairs, my kinda woman ;)

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