Dreams really do come true.....
Aden Henry is finally safely in the world...only 9 days over due!
The birth was fairly tramatic for me with an induced 15 hours of labour (with drugs), induced broken waters, 2 hours of pushing with no movement followed by a c-section, cause his head was too big and desending at the wrong angle...I was disappointed and still am but I'm getting better at accepting that it was the best option for both of us. My eyes tear up and I feel sad just thinking about it. Recovery has been rather painful and I hate relying on people to do things for me...like pick up stuff that I drop...but that too is getting better everyday.
DH has been wonderful taking care of me and being very hands on with Aden. My Mum has also just left and her help was invaluable! Althought she was rather inpatient having to 'waste' 9 days of her visit while I was overdue!
Aden is a great feeder and sleeper...and very alert spending a lot of time awake which is when he wants to be nursed and held. I think we have a very curious boy on our hands! He is very strong and can hold his head up easily and looks around and fixates on things...his favourite being DH's face...which is soooo cute to watch!
I was released from hospital on Monday with good reports on both of us although we have had to watch Aden's weight gain for the last two days to make sure he was putting on weight, as he lost almost 10% of his birth weight (he made dischage with 46 grams to spare). We took him to the clinic on Wednesday to be weighed....he had put on 110grams...in just two days...the average weekly gain! What a champaion!
Now for an over load of photos from his first few days in hospital...enjoy!