Friday, October 22, 2010
For the past week I have been breathing in the sweetest smell in the world, the head of my newborn baby. I've been so caught up in the loving that I forgot to tell you guys about him! Shame on me.
Well little Otis Alec arrived last Saturday evening after a very quick and *hip hip hooray* totally natural, no medical intervention in the slightest, birth. After 3 days of prelabour I was very very pleased he decided the time was right, particularly as MIL had only arrived in town a few hours earlier to look after the cherubs.
He's my heaviest bubba at 3.92 kg and very suprisingly has a head of black hair. Lach and I are both fair and our other kids are strawberry blonde, red and snowy, so a little black head certainly came as a suprise. He is absolutely wonderful and thriving and doing lots of fantastic things, like only waking once in the night for a feed, and then having a whole heap of cluster feeds through the day. His big bro and sisters are totally smitten with him and Sage even shares her much loved breastfeeds with him. Tandem feeding is certainly full on and I admit I feel a bit like a milking machine, but they love it and I think it's all a bit special really.
So there you go, sorry for not letting you know sooner. Now to attempt some sewing....yeah right as if that's gonna happen. Maybe I'll just try and stuff a softie first.