The birth story is coming. This isn't it.
But it is all the post-birth info that's fit to print.
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
Well written as usual, and gorgeous photos ESPECIALLY the complete family one 🙂
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)
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
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.
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!! 😀
Lovely stuff, Angie. Good to hear things are going well.
LOVE the pics – especially the family shot. GORGEOUS!!!!
Super cute update!
Oh so very many HOORAYS for you!
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!
Oh I just saw this. You’re amaze-balls – glad there weren’t any balls. Love your work – for real and totes
Just stumbled upon this again. Loved it and then loved that final family picture even more. So beautiful.