Saturday, 29 October 2011

Best Feeling Ever!
I’ve been out of action for almost a week now and to be honest this blog, which has been all I’ve been thinking about for the past few months, has been the furthest thing from my mind. After 40 weeks and 6 days (those 6 days were the worst!) I gave birth to a beautiful little boy last Monday, Oct. 24th.  I can’t say the experience was pleasant but it was definitely memorable.  Let’s just say that you should only believe the pregnancy books that tell you giving birth is equivalent in pain to having your insides pulled out by a midwife wielding an axe, telling you everything will be ok.  But don’t let me put you off! 
The prize for putting up with such excruciating pain was a 7 lb 4 oz bundle of absolute perfection.  It made it every single contraction worthwhile.
So now I have a long road of sleepless nights, baby sick on my clothes, sterilising bottles and changing nappies, but I’m not daunted by any of it.  The worst is over and I’m ready to embrace the next few months off work (with 3 kids under 4, it will no doubt be something of a rollercoaster!).  I’m happy with my lot, three amazing kids and one fantastic husband (although he's totally useless in a "support my poor unfortunate wife in labour" situation, he's a keeper).
24 hours old, nothing to do but sleep


  1. So happy for you Claire, huge congratulations! Giving birth is so hard but you're so right the prize is amazing! Your new baba is very beautiful. Best wishes to you and your family.

  2. Thanks Nessa. A bit tired just now but I'm relieved that I've come this far - anything is possible. It's 8.30pm, I'm off to bed now!