Friday, May 21, 2010

She's here!

Our baby girl arrived! Tuesday morning at 10.19am- all 8lbs and 10 1/2 oz of her (3.92kg)


She's perfect. Dark hair with hubbie's nose. She seems to have taken after his side completely which given our pregnancy history is just amazing. We are utterly smitten.

Her name means "pure unmerited favour of God". On the blog she will be Blossom but if anyone wantes to know her name please feel free to email me!



(Sorry but!) labour was pretty fabulous considering. We have just under 10 half hours of it and it was all natural. I did have a ittle gas in the last couple of centimetres of dilation to get me there.


The obstetrician and midwife thought we were amazing BUT it was honestly down to the method we used for labour (plus God of course!). We cannot recommend it enough. It's the Bradley Method or Bradley Way (or "husband coached birth"). It's all about relaxing your body around the uterus. Not easy and we practised for months beforehand. You also do stretches and practise squatting which is for the pushing stage. All this meant I had only 3 stitches.


Gotta say the physical sensation was mind blowing. And not always is a good way. That head moving down through the cervix and down and out is soooo scary.


So here she is!!!


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I am home and am just loving getting to know my little girl. God is so good!

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14 comments:

Simoney said...

Wowee! She is so gorgeous and you look amazing. Well done you!!
Rejoicing withyou guys in your miracle Blossom.
xx

Tiffany said...

Congratulations!!!!! She is beautiful! And way to go with the natural birth. I wasn't able to do it the first time around, but I'm gonna try again this time.

FROGGITY! said...

well, she is WONDERFUL!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! such a blessing and that is awesome that you had such a great experience! :)

Rebecca said...

Yay yay YAYYYYYYYYY so excited for you, she's beautiful, and I agree with Simone, you look gorg too!
Well done...I look forward to meeting her! xox

tea said...

Awww.. Congratulations!! She looks so sweet! I'm so glad it went well for you! :)

Gail said...

Go Sammy! I am so, so, so happy for you guys! Awesome! She is beautiful - well done!!

Widge said...

Congratulations!!!!
so happy for you!
beautiful name :)

Stephanie said...

Oh she is precious! Congratulations!!

Lena said...

Congrats Sammy!! She is adorable! Whats a big blessing to your family :)

Maranga said...

Congratulations! I love the meaning of her name and how boldly you declare it! She is a beauty.

These Three Kings said...

OH MY FREAKIN GOODNESS!!!!! YAAAAY!! Congrats friend!! oh wow , she is sooo precious!!!! God is amazing!!!!! I am speechless, gotta go back and stare at these pics!! wow!! I loove her T-shirt in the last pic! LOL!!

Congrats again!

andrea said...

Ah! So happy for you!!! Congrats! She's gorgeous!!!

Janna said...

Congrats!!! She is soooo beautiful!!!

Sophie Slim said...

Beautiful!! x

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