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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

A New Shoot.

It is about time I gave you an update really isn't it? Well that is what I have been told anyway. Lucy asked me for just one sentence. I'm not sure I have the energy for that much. If I was going to be awkward I would type just one word and leave it at that...

TIRED!

I suppose you could add a few very's at the front of it if you wanted to get closer to how I am feeling right now.

What I should tell you about is the arrival of my new shoot. He was late. Enjoying himself too much to come out I guess, but he did eventually arrive on the 24th February in the late afternoon (weighing 7lbs 2oz). The labour is not something I want to dwell on ever again. It did not go well. I don't remember the last 12 hours of it, my mind has completely blanked them from memory. All I know about it is what I have been told by my dear mother who was there throughout to hold my hand. The bit I do remember at the end though is when she quite literally slapped me into consciousness to tell me to wake up for 'skin to skin' with my little boy, Edwin.


He was rather blue and quite grumpy when he first arrived. I know exactly how he felt!


 Then he turned a worrying shade of yellow and had a good snooze.

Unfortunately we did not have the smoothest of starts and for the first two weeks of Edwin's life we moved around the hospital between maternity, the neonatal special baby care unit and the children's ward. We have however been home for just over a week now and are finally enjoying our time together and relaxing into a routine. So I am at last finding time to take pictures of tiny fingers and toes.

Tiny fingers

Tiny toes (huge feet!)

I cannot tell you how over the moon I am with my wonderful little boy. He is keeping me very busy though so I won't be blogging for a while. Love to you all, and thank you for all your friendship and support.

RO xxx

Hello from The Noodle!

32 comments:

Jan@Thanks for today. said...

Congratulations to you all! I'm glad to hear from you and see some photos...he's a real cutie! Good luck during these first few months. You have hit the nail on the head: TIRED will be something you'll be dealing with for a while! I'm glad all is well now, even though it was a rocky start. Glad he made it through. My son was in the neonatal intensive care unit after he was born not breathing. They called a code and 'brought him back'...boy, was that scary! I couldn't hold him for almost 4 days & it was so hard to go home and leave him there at night! But all is well now, and it will be for you, too! Hang in there!

Janet said...

What joy! Congratulations,savour every moment as they grow up so quickly.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay ..what a super beautiful post! Congrats to you..what a sweet soul...wishing you many new beautiful adventures with your little one!
HUgs
kiki

Valerianna said...

Oooo! How handsome! Deep rest to you!

Gardeningbren said...

Oh so very precious...was wondering how things were. Thank you for showing us those dear fingers and toes or as my little guy used to say..Bingers and oes. Congratulations!

Delphine said...

Very nice pics !! Enjoy this moment and bravo for your son, il est très beau !

Charlotte said...

Wonderful news and he's beautiful!! We've all been wondering how you are RO, so really pleased to hear.
Hope you'll be pushing him round some gardens this summer in a pram x Charlotte

blake said...

AH, thanks for the update and for sharing such sweet photos. Enjoy these early days and don't worry about the blog. We'll be here when you're more rested!

africanaussie said...

what a beautiful little boy! congratulations and enjoy each other...

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Congrats on your arrival of such a cute baby. I am sure he will make up for his labour with that cute little face :-) x

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

RO, I am soooo happy for you, what a sweetie you have. Get lots and lots of rest, and we look forward to your return,(and lots more photos).
xoxo

Anna said...

What wonderful news RO ~ many congratulations! I hope that you and your little man are enjoying this glorious spell of spring sunshine and that you have introduced him to his first flowers. Take care xxx

ossamenta said...

That's the cutest little noodle I've ever seen! So glad it all went well for both of you, despite the rocky start.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh my goodness, he's gorgeous.

Congrats on such a wonderful event.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Wonderful, wonderful news! I am crying I don't know why. I guess these pictures brought some memories... The very best to you and your family!!!

Island Threads said...

congratulations,he's gorgeous, Frances

Andrea said...

Congratulations RO for the very beautiful baby! How beautiful really he is! May you also be continuously happy so that the child will be happy too! Take care and rest well.

Flowerpot said...

Oh! How just so delightful ! ..and now I want one . ..and guess what....I am expecting my first grandchild in June! I am so happy for you . Now you make sure you put your feet up whenever the little one is sleeping . Oh! He is so sweet !

The Idiot Gardener said...

Get him trained up, it's never too early. Those hands could hold a shovel I reckon. Okay, a little shovel maybe!

Bernie said...

He is beautiful. Congratulations Mum! All the pain and worry of those first couple of weeks will be forever a distant memory as you get to know each other. Enjoy every moment ... love the fingers and toes photos! So adorable.

hereisabee said...

Glad your back on blogspot, memory says you like the pre-raphaelites. I have been going to a lecture series at Rewley House and the lecturer has put his lectures on a blogspot. Here it is if you are interested,

http://thepre-raphaelites.blogspot.com/

catmint said...

Welcome to the beautiful world, Edwin.Congrats to you RO, We gardeners need to populate the world with little gardeners to ensure the continuation of the beauty.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

He's darling! Congratulations on your sweet boy.

debsgarden said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! No doubt about it, the first weeks (months?) with baby can be the pitts! But it does get better. Eventually you will be out smelling the fresh air and enjoying your garden even more, for now you will have this wonderful person to share it with. Thanks so much for the update. I was wondering how you were doing.

Diana (Di) said...

Ro, congratulations on your little miracle and beauty. I am so pleased to know that all is well and that Edwin is healthy. You will recover your strength little momma and I can already see the two of you bouncing about in the garden and discovering a new and wonderful life together.

Lucy Corrander said...

Hoping things are still going well.

Lucy

Anonymous said...

Hi Ro,
As always i am rather late to the party! But oh wow what lovely news, your tiny son is absolutely gorgeous, many congratulations and very best wishes for a return of energy and health for you. He's totally wonderful. Chris/ Gardenlife xxx
P.S sorry but google only lets me send on the anonymous option, don't think it likes me !

elizabethm said...

A very beautiful baby you have there! hope you are getting some sleep now and settling down together. He is truly gorgeous.

gz said...

Welcome Edwin, and congratulations to you all.

A bit belated, but I have been a bit distracted for about six weeks.

Flowerpot said...

Just passing through for another look at your little bundle of joy ! My first grandchild is due in the next three weeks ....sooo excited ! Hope all is going well for you . : ) Debbie x

Carolyn ♥ said...

I realize I'm very late in sending my warm welcome to Edwin but they are very sincere none the less. He is beautiful. Sending blessings your way that you may both be happy and healthy.

gz said...

Hope you are all well and enjoying this much-needed rain