Thursday, November 06, 2008

i'm fine!!

...and typing this with 1 hand from under a v healthy baby boy.

Barnaby Baruch was born by emergency c section on friday 31st October. My labour started on thursday in the early hours - 2am. It was v sporadic until 11pm ish when contractions went from every 5-10 mins to every minute for a minute - OWWWW!

I came home from hospital on tues & he has kept me busy ever since. He has an endless appetite and little urge to sleep. I have raw nipples & more love for this little bundle than i know what to do with.

I'll type more when i've 2 hands. He was 7lbs 4oz and screamed immediately he emerged.

Thank you to all you wonderful girls for sharing my journey. They told us we had a 1% chance. This time last yr a clinic told us they wouldn't treat us and we should give up. If it happened for us....

I'll post pics asap.

xxxxx

17 comments:

soapchick said...

Yipeee!!! A baby boy! Congratulations Portia! I'm so very happy for you and your hubby. Barnaby is a HALOWEEN BABY!

Mrs. Shoes said...

Congrats, mommy! And welcome to the world, Barnaby!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo!! Congragulations to you both! xx

Betty M said...

Amazing news! many congratulations to all of you. Can't wait to see a photo of young Barnaby.

Knock Me Up said...

Oh Portia, I am so unbelievably happy for you. You did beat the odds and I know it must be surreal. Congratulations on a healthy baby boy. Type when you can, you know we are all thinking of you.

andi said...

Oooooo what FANTASTIC NEWS!! WOW WOW WOW. Well done my dear. Would love to see a photo and hear more about why they (or you?) decided to do a C.

Big hug to you.

Andi
xxx

JJ said...

Welcome little man!! CONGRATS my dear! So incredibly happy for you-cant wait to see pics!

Sweet Georgia said...

Oh my goodness, a baby boy! Congratulations!! I'm so happy for the three of you. You definitely beat the odds!

Leah said...

Yay!! Happy Birthday, baby Barnaby!!! I've been checking your blog obsessively and am so happy for you that he's here, safe and sound.

Waiting Amy said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats! So thrilled for you both!

Hopeful Mother said...

Add yourself to your blog's "mummy" column!

I am SO happy for you. It has been a long and emotional journey, and I'm glad to have shared it with you.

I can't wait for pictures of your boy (and more about how you are doing.)

YAY!!!!!!

Emily said...

Congratulations!

Bea said...

Congratulations! I knew it must be happening because of the lack of posting. Now I can stop holding my breath!

Bea

tryingin2007 said...

HURRAY! Congratulations mama! I cannot wait to see photos!

:)

seattlegal said...

Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you!!!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations a hundred times over!

motheringmymiraclemultiples said...

Congratulations and hugs to you all!!!!