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May 11, 2011

The Joy of Creation

Sometimes good things really do come in nice small packages...


Baby boy born a month early, weighing 2.83kg and 47cm long. And yes, he does have an older sister who bequeathed the wrap in this picture...but for the record, it isn't pink, it's apricot!

Very glad to be out of hospital after a stay of five weeks. But I can truly say this Mothers' Day present was worth waiting for.







xx

16 comments:

Rogue Mutt said...

My niece was born a couple months ago six weeks early. No idea what the measurements would be in metric, but it was small. It's amazing how fast she's growing though, so before you know it this boy will be outgrowing all the clothes his parents and friends bought.

Grandpa said...

Congratulations!

Our second son was two months early (there's something about premature babies, which I hope you'll soon see);
Our first on the other hand was right on time, and was wrapped all in pink (not Apricot)too, as we were hoping he would be a girl.

Enjoy your new bundle of joy.

Grandpa
Life on The Farm

Suze said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful child. My heart and prayers go out to you across the miles.

Last year, my sister's long-awaited bundle came at 35 weeks and I had the privilege of flying to be with her for that first week. She, her husband and I took shifts just cradling that tiny treasure around the clock to simulate conditions of the womb. That 1-7am shift for that week remains among the highlights of my life.

May this time for you be filled with beauty.

Adina West said...

You're right on the money Suze - I've had my little one sleeping on the middle of my chest every night for his first week and a half. Here in Australia it's called 'kangaroo care' alluding to the marsupial pouch-carrying baby-raising style. Research has clearly proven that babies born prematurely actually grow faster when kept close and carried on the body as much as possible so that's what I'm doing.

Of course I would have done that anyway even if he was full term, like I did with my daughter, but this way I have a scientific excuse for extra snuggles!

xx

Rachael Harrie said...

Congratulations Adina, he's gorgeous!!! LOL, nothing wrong with a pink (sorry, apricot!) wrap on a boy, though my husband might disagree with me *grins*. I'm glad all's well with you and bub. I love how you're doing "kangaroo care" - I'll bet it brings such a special bond between you both.

Hugs,

Rach

charlotteotter said...

Congrats, Adina! I'm sure he'll bring you and your family much joy. So thrilled for you. As for the kangaroo care, I did it too for my not-prem but very small babies. They are now 11, 9 and 6 and we are very close. I hope that the tenderness they got from the start is part of the reason for that.

Ann said...

Congratulations Adina. A Beautiful boy. Enjoy!

M.C. said...

What a precious baby boy! Congratulations. That little hat he's wearing is cute.

Trisha said...

Major congrats!! Lovely pic :)

I won't mind if my son/nephew/whatever wears pink. :P I used to dress my lil brother up in dresses and makeup, and he turned out fine! :D

Lauri said...

What a darling! Congratulations!

catherinemjohnson said...

Congratulations Adina, he looks adorable!

CherylAnne Ham said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful. :)

Kari Marie said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby.

Regina said...

Congratulations on such a wonderful gift. Adorable. Glad big sister is sharing her blanket. Sweet!

Michael Offutt said...

When I read the title of this post, I thought you were going to blog about how much fun it was in making the baby.

Adina West said...

Cheeky Michael! My mind didn't even go there...

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