Well, hello! It’s been a while since I’ve properly posted on here. For the last 9 months, I’ve been growing a baby in my tummy and 6 weeks ago we welcomed our little guy into the world. So, I thought it was about time I introduced you to our new little apprentice. Meet baby Dylan!
He was born a chunky 7lb 13oz and was delivered via planned c-section after turning himself breech at 38 weeks. Clearly, he was just too comfy in there!
We’ve been enjoying lots of newborn snuggles, many sleepless nights and lots of nappy changes, haha! There’s certainly been some ups and downs along the way, but we’re thoroughly loving our new little family of four (including the dog here, obvs).
I know everyone seems to love a birth story, but I’m afraid I don’t have much to share. It was all a bit of a blur, to be honest – one minute I was having a cannula put into my hand (which went wrong and saw my hand double in size), the next minute I was being cut open and seconds later a midwife was grabbing Grants phone announcing they were about to deliver the baby. I genuinely wasn’t prepared for how fast everything happened!
The team who delivered him were absolutely amazing and having had zero experience with the NHS before (and also having never been in hospital before), it really made me appreciate just how lucky we are here in the UK.
Six weeks on, I can’t say I’ve mastered any aspect of mum-life yet. We still haven’t got him used to sleeping in the bedside crib (however he LOVES sleeping in a stationary pram, go figure), I still regularly get wee’d on during nappy changes and as for breastfeeding, well, despite every effort to make it work, it just isn’t happening for us. But, even with all that and, all the worry and all the sleepless nights, I’m still loving it!
DIY has been on the back burner for a while, but we already have a list a mile long ready and waiting for us and I’m sure we’ll be returning to the tools pretty soon. I mean, we’re going to need to sort a few things before this little guy starts crawling! And let’s not forget, we still need to make him a room of his own too.
So that’s it really, I just wanted to pop on and share this little guys arrival. Hopefully he’ll be bashing in nails and helping with the reno real soon… ah, one can hope 😉