Monday, January 7, 2008

he's here!

little jasper finally made his way into the world on thursday morning, the 3rd of january, at about 9am. Right on time, of course. I should have known that would happen and been more patient, given that I like things to be on time. Once he'd made up his mind that he was coming into the world, there was no stopping him...I woke at about 6am with some pain, and asked arran if he could wait a while before going to work (just in case). Had a shower, made some tea and toast, but then decided that maybe we'd better go. Got to the hospital at 7.30, and had him at 9. Phew. Once again managed to do it naturally and drug-free (not that there was really time to think about it anyway, I think the final stage lasted 8 minutes!), and once again, had the most wonderful midwife, who made us feel safe and calm, and delivered our little man safely into our arms without too much fuss. He weighed 3.3kg, and was 51cm long, and has dark hair just like fin.
What a week it's been. Willow's fever continued and we ended up at our local hospital on new year's eve, where we were given some antibiotics, because it was decided that it was probably a virus but may be bacterial. At this stage I was still really sick, but obviously there was nothing to be done for me, and I was more worried about willow anyway. On new years day, we thought he was getting better, but then the next day he crashed again and was feverish all day. By that afternoon, I decided that I needed another opinion, so off we went to gosford emergency at about 6pm. The docs were quite alarmed that it had been going on for so long, and ordered x-rays, blood and urine tests, which of course freaked me right out since I've never been through anything like that with my kids before. The little guy was so brave, even when they had to put a canula in his hand, and cooperated with them the whole time. Anyway, to cut a long story short, six hours later, we were given the results that there was nothing really wrong, it was just a virus, and we were able to take him home. So, we get home at midnight, and six hours later we're on our way back there again to welcome our new little man into the world. He waited just long enough to make sure everything was ok. And willow is fine now, and I can't believe how lucky we are that everything turned out the way it did.

I'm not sure whether this post really makes any sense, as I started it yesterday, and I'm feeling a little sleep deprived, but it's going to have to do, because if I don't post it now, it may take me another six months! I promise I'll be back soon, as soon as I get some pics sorted out!


Levin (and Emily) said...


How cute is he. Louis has a best friend called Jaspa - I do love the name.

Enjoy these precious, precious moments - they grow up so quickly. I can still remember that newborn smell and that newborn vulnerability. Just beautiful.

So glad to hear all are well in your family again - and so glad to hear your labour went well.
Take Care
ps I would love to send you a little something. Could you email me your address?

Linda said...

Congratulations Emma. Well done.

Victoria said...

Congratulations! How BEAUTIFUL!!! Hope you're having a good good good time.

Michelle said...

Congratulations and Happy New Year to You and Your Family! Your new baby is beautiful, as are the rest of your children!! Congrats Again!! :)

Maggie Pie said...

Congratulations. Hope your all enjoying those wonderful newborn delights.Teeny fingers & toes, snuffly sounds and that brand new baby smell :)

ada sunday said...

Congratulations!!! Here's to three boys!!!

shea said...

Congratulations. Have been reading for a while and just wanted to let you know how inspirational your blog is...thankyou.