Monday, October 21, 2013

whirligig weeks...

ivy has been with us for five weeks now
in that time we survived the school holidays
kind friends dropped off delicious meals
visitors came for cuddles
the big kids spent lots of time with popo and kung kung
ivy spent lots of time in my arms

lets call her cuddly

as with each of my babies
ivy seems to me the most beautiful creature i have ever seen
she is calm
and appears to survive on lots of quality breastmilk
and about five minutes sleep during the day
thank goodness
she makes up for it at night

life as a family of five
has taken some getting used to
but i think we are all finding our feet now

Saturday, October 12, 2013

and now we are FIVE.

after thirty nine weeks of incubation
the dumpling was finally delivered
fresh, plump and scrumptious

after a week of false alarms
the day finally came
the big kids spent the night at their grandparents'
we spent the night feeling nervous and full of anticipation

we made our way to the hospital at 8am
calmly and quietly checked in and nervously waited for our turn

before we knew it
we were in hospital gowns and I was vertical
staring at the huge saucer of light above me in theatre
knowing that my babe was only minutes away from my arms

it was love at first sight

Ivy Tamsin Joyce
3318 grams
52 cms long
Friday 13 September 2013 at 12.23pm

*Ivy's middle name is a feminine form of Thomas, so named to honour Paul's father*