Thursday, July 07, 2011

She is here!


Ok, so on Sunday morning my waters broke (not in an exciting massive gush like in the movies, more like a slow-leak "oh good lord am I wetting myself?" paranoia), with not much happening until about 8pm when contractions started, with my waking DrMr to take me to the hospital about midnight, calling our lovely friends who were coming to look after Rubes and all that. I think we got there about 12:45am and our little Lola Anaïs Rock was born soon after at 3:06am on 4/7/11 in a big warm bath. I DID get the kind of birth I wanted, and we are all well and happy. Lola is a massive eater and sleeper and all has been really smooth sailing since, which is lovely. Second time around is definitely easier. Rubes has been adjusting fairly well, she started acting out early, but it's already settling down (fingers crossed), we are just giving her as much time and attention as we can - and making sure she quality has one-on-one time with me as well as DrMr (who is doing primary toddler parenting as I seem to have a baby permanently attached to my chest).

(note: Acupuncture seemed to be the ticket for me getting things moving)

23 comments:

Genevieve, Annie and Olive said...

Oh Sally! That is so wonderful. So glad to hear that the birth and early days are going well. Lots of love from Annie, Genevieve, Olive and Oscar xxx

Frankie and Ray said...

Lovely! Congratulations to all of you.

A Life So Peachy said...

Big congrats Sally - she is gorgeous!

Vic said...

Congratulations!!! She is gorgeous & squishy & everything she should be - enjoy her. :)

twoblueshoes said...

Hooray! Big internet live to you all.

Lark said...

Wonderful, wonderful! She is so precious! Sigh! Best of luck for the coming weeks (and the next 18 years or so!) xxx

teddybearswednesday said...

How exciting!! Big COngrats to xo

ambette said...

Congratulations Sal! I was wondering if she'd arrived when things went quiet on the email front - turns out I was right! Hope you're doing well xo

kirsty@shoproomstudio said...

congratulations to you all! such a sweet little bundle.

x

Pod said...

Hi Sally, Congratulations to you Dr Mr and Ruby and big welcome to Lola. I absoulutely LOVE her name. Hope everything goes well for you

Freckled Sparrow said...

Yaaaay! Congratulations! So happy everything went well :) Hope you heal fast and have many lovely baby filled days! xxx

Amy said...

Congratulations!
What a dear wee girl.

You are so very clever. You made a baby!

enjoy that newborn bliss. and that birthing bliss. unreal banana-peel!
xx

miss béba said...

congratulations Sal, she's beautiful! giotta XXX

Lexi:: PottyMouthMama said...

Oh Sal! She is just delicious. I am so happy to read this beautiful story.

I can't wait to hear more. And I've told you once, and I'll tell you again, I love love love her name.

So glad Rubes is settling in well with big sister duties.

Sending you four big love, xxx

Leonie said...

Congratulations! So glad she has arrived safely and you seem none the worse for wear. Sit back and enjoy the baby and dear little Rubes, they grow up so fast!

Jenny Butler said...

Congratulations! How lovely, she is perfect!

Lauren said...

Congratulations! So happy to hear it all went well for you xxx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news !! Congratulations to you & your beautiful family. What a great birth storey !!
Lola looks Beautiful just like her big sister.
xx Misa

nevertheless said...

Congratulations to you and the family!! She's lovely :)

Mama Mogantosh said...

Enormous congratulations Sal, she is so, so lovely. Hope she is continuing to be le peaceful baby of mellowness....Love the name too, btw.Just beautiful!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I love the name!! She is so beautiful- I am so glad the birth went well for you. xxx

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Oh congratulations! She is just so beautiful. Enjoy all those amazing newborn cuddles xxx

Lou said...

I'm a little late but a big congratulations to you! Welcome Lola! Glad it all went so well. Lou.