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.


After milk.


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

  2. Oh my goodness!! Congratulations!

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

  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

  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

  5. Congratulations!

    The hair is awesome. :)

  6. Oh my stars, SO cute!!!

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

    Much love to you and your little family.


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

  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!!!

  9. Thanks again to everyone for their lovely comments xoxo

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

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

  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 :)

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

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

  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

  16. Thank you Lorraine, Hannah and Laura xo

  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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