The birth story is coming. This isn't it.

But it is all the post-birth info that's fit to print.

Little Mumma & Harlow Post-Birth

 

Labour Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Amount to which this amazes me: super-maximum amount

People who have now seen my business end up close and personal: super-maximum amount

Ability to chat and make jokes while someone stitches up my perineum: unrivalled

Baby cuteness factor: off the scale

First shower post-birth: amaze balls

In fact, all showers since birth: more balls of amaze

Gender surprise at nappy change time: on-going – no balls = amaze!

Milk supply: gangbusters

Breastfeeding: like mofos

Major emo crying episodes: days 4 and 5 post-birth

Things that set crying off: Luca holding baby, Ziggy saying baby's name, baby being beautiful, baby breathing, global warming

Boob status: porno-esque

VJ status: sitting down was occasionally a trip down birth memory lane but all ship shape now, cap'n

So good lovin' is imminent: ha ha ha ha – no.

Baby sleeping: sure

Sure means: when baby feels like it

Mumma sleeping: when baby feels like it

But seriously: I can't complain

Except: ohhh, my gaaaaaaaaaaaaahd, I am soooooooooo tiiiiiired

Sugar consumed post-GD: wouldn't like to say

Possibility post-birth sugar consumption has made me diabetic for reals: possible as can be

Photos taken: 1 bazillion thousand

Hours burned baby-gazing: see above

Big brother love: overwhelmingly in your face and kissy

Daddy is: besotted

Dressing a girl is: credit card scorchingly brilliant

Overall assessment: having baby girl an excellent decision all round – babymooning our faces off

Five

Hello friends

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I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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11 Comments

  1. Dani

    Well written as usual, and gorgeous photos ESPECIALLY the complete family one 🙂

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  2. Kristin Alexander

    Couldn’t sleep, gonna be one of those mid pregnancy insomnia nights methinks, found your report card to my delight and to my partners annoyance (he was sleeping soundly, woke him up cause I was laughing, he is back asleep already. Show off)

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  3. MJ

    Love this, SO much.

    And, I think it must be a special skill that some midwives/doctors have to get us laughing and joking while having our most tender privates stitched up. Same happened here, and I’m still amazed when I think about it.

    Love how happy you are. xxx

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  4. mama mogantosh

    Excellent and hilarious report all round Ange. Delighted to hear you are all taking to life with Harlow so joyfully. It is blissful, isn’t it. For me, this week, the stress has outweighed the joy of three smallies, which is opposite to how I like to roll, so thanks for the reminder today.

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  5. Kate from Food From Our Life

    Love it! How amazing is the human body – 2 hours & 20mins too – only 7 at the hospital though, GOOD ON YOU!! But can you stop it please, you’re making me want another!! 😀

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  6. melbo

    Lovely stuff, Angie. Good to hear things are going well.

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  7. Rae

    LOVE the pics – especially the family shot. GORGEOUS!!!!

    Super cute update!

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  8. Galit Breen

    Oh so very many HOORAYS for you!

    And SWOONS.

    And LOVES.

    xo

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  9. Belle

    Nawww bless you & your baby girl bliss! Can you believe how besotted Bren is? Heart stolen?!!! Harlow was destined to be honey, she just took he time coming home to her Mumma!

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  10. E

    Oh I just saw this. You’re amaze-balls – glad there weren’t any balls. Love your work – for real and totes

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  11. Vicki @ Knocked Up & Abroad

    Just stumbled upon this again. Loved it and then loved that final family picture even more. So beautiful.

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