Monthly Archives: January 2014

The most precious moment in our lives…

…is when she entered our world. Looking forward to the new chapter in our lives. This is Baby B.

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PS: My sincere apologies for not sharing her name. I’d like to keep this blog anonymous from family and friends who aren’t aware of our journey.

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It’s a girl!

Our miracle baby girl arrived at 10:52am on 14-01-14 weighing 3.1kg and measuring 19.3inches in length. We are counting our blessings. She is daddy’s little girl in looks and temperament and both, DH and I, cannot get enough of her.

The three of us are coping well and are now at home at my mum and dad’s place. The first night wasn’t half as bad as what I’d heard. Our little one is a complete darling and follows a nice feed-sleep-pee routine. She has minor jaundice (common amongst new borns apparently). Despite that she hasn’t been fussy. As for me, I have something called “spinal headache” a rare side effect of taking spinal anaesthesia for the elective c-section. Without getting into too many details basically I get a headache like no other when sitting up or standing though I am “ok” so long as I am horizontal or in a lying down position. It’s a situation that should take anywhere between 4-14 days to recover from. Until then, I’ve been told to lay down and rest.

It’s a bit of a downer for me- I’ve been waiting to be a hands on mom, take care of our little one, and just enjoy every moment as a family. However, I lay down for most of the day, get up to breastfeed and maybe go to the loo! On the bright side, I’m seeing this amazing side of DH. He is super Dad overnight taking care of our little one’s every need and requirement…from nappy changes, sponge baths, waking up to her cry through the night and the day and even feeding now! (I started expressing).

I have no words to describe how amazing he’s been with her and (fussy /hormonal) me. I know I’ve used the word “amazing” several times already but I am just so much in awe of him. Makes me fall in love with him all over again. How did I get so lucky ?!? I wonder at times 😊

We can’t get enough of our little baby girl. At times I still find it hard to believe that she’s all ours. We finally made a happy and healthy baby and she’s ours to keep. Feel blessed!

PS: Thank you all for your love and support.

14-Jan-14

That’s the date we meet our baby!!!

Our last two visits to the Dr.S were about the checking all vitals and determining when the baby would come into this world and in our arms. We almost always knew that we’d have an elective c-section mostly because of the history and then the low lying placenta. Dr.S doesn’t want to take any chances and neither do we. Though what I didn’t know was that we get to pick the date!

Can you imagine? After all this uncertainty starting from the ectopics, the IVF treatments etc and none of it going as planned…was pleasantly surprised that we had some certainty here. We got to pick the baby’s birth date, give birth in a controlled environment where chances of things going south are limited. Of course, you still never know in case something goes wrong but this is as controlled as it gets. Hopefully the only surprise on Tuesday will be the baby’s gender!

Dr.S gave us three dates and we picked the middle one (no apparent reason). We kept this to ourselves because if our parents were involved they’d look for an “auspicious” day and try to time it all. For DH and I, it didn’t matter. The day our baby comes into the world will be a good day …the best day of our lives!

So now we have less than 72 hours to go…wish us luck! Can’t believe it’s all happening 😊