Wednesday, December 07, 2011

He's here!

Our little man, Koby Zack, arrived safe and sound at 11.35am on Friday the 2nd of December!  Birth weight 3.22kgs (7pds 1oz), 52cms long and 35cm head circumference.

He was 10 days overdue, and I had to have my waters broken (no gel or drip though thankfully!) - but it was only a 3 hour labour in the end!  Although I have to admit that the last half hour to 45 mins was one of the most painful in my life - it was excrutiating!  And since it all happened so quickly there was no time for drugs, so all I had was gas for about 10 mins, and then it was time to push!  And 10 mins of pushing and he was out!  Thankfully he was facing the right way, so all those fears about a posterior birth were unneccesary.  Happily, no stitches or anything so I'm feeling great physcially... just very very tired.

So a very different experience compared to the first time around.

I will be back later to blog more about the details (since I love birth stories!) - for now I'm trying to figure out how to juggle a newborn and a toddler on my own since hubby has had to go back to work already :(  Forgot just how exhausting a newborn can be!

7 comments:

Maryanne said...

Congratulations! He looks gorgeous! X

Magda said...

He's gorgeous. Congratulations to you all.

:-) M

Kristy said...

Beautiful Hilary and wow a 3 hr labour is great.

I thought from your facebook status's that it must of been quick.

I look forward to the birth story as I love too :) Does that sound wrong, hope not...

Miss Tank said...

what a bundle of beautiful!!! Congrats!! i hope mine is as quick as yours!!!! shitting myself!!! ha ha Oh and i'm hanging to hear all about it :)

linda said...

so lovely to follow your pregnancy to fruition!! What a beautiful baby.

Anonymous said...

Oh that is so great that you had a better birth experience second time round!! And he is gorgeous!! Hats off to you for juggling a newborn and a toddler!! So happy that everything went well for you in the end :) Nicole xx

Kelly said...

So glad things went more smoothly this time round Hilary. Enjoy him while he is sooo little! Kelly :)