Sunday, 2 May 2010

Introducing.... Bump!

Our beautiful son is now a week old. Nothing can describe how we've been feeling for the last seven days - our lives have changed completely, but in a fantastic way.

The C-section itself was straightforward and my husband was able to be in with me in the operating theatre throughout, something which is extremely unusual in Middle Eastern society. We are tremendously grateful to our doctor who pushed to allow my husband to be included; I really couldn't have done it without his support. And for both of us, the moment when they lifted him out and dangled him (by his legs!) over the curtain to meet us will stay with us forever.

I was discharged from hospital after three days - we couldn't get out fast enough - and have spent the last few days in a daze trying to figure out this parenting lark. We're sleep deprived and tremendously nervous parents, but we're getting there I think. I've found breastfeeding a challenge, but am persisting with it. Just my first of many challenges on the road of motherhood, I suspect!


  1. Congrats to you and your family on your precious little boy!

  2. Wonderful news! Hang in there!

  3. Congratulations to you both! Welcome home, baby bump!

  4. Hooray! Congratulations! I'm glad that the delivery went smoothly and your husband could be there with you.

  5. Congratulations to both of you!!

  6. That is so awesome! You will definitely get the parenting thing figured out, and more sleep will come soon (even though it will feel like forever before you get it). Congratulations!!

  7. I came across your blog today and it's been a fantastic read!
    Congratulations on the birth of your son :)

    It's nice to hear all the positive things you have to say about your relationship. I started dating a pilot around 6 months ago and almost everybody delights in telling me pilot horror stories (why oh why!). I firmly agree with you that we cannot tar them all with the same brush, the man I am involved with is not a philandering stereotype!
    Thank you - it was just the perspective I needed after a difficult few days :)




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