Thursday, July 15, 2010

Christopher

Christopher John arrived at 2:17am on Thursday 8th July weighing in at 8lb 9oz.

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I should like to point out that while I did go into hospital on the Monday afternoon I wasn't in labour all that time, as happened when I went in to have Rosie I managed to hit a baby boom here and there was a queue to get onto Delivery Suite. As a non urgent(ish) induction I just had to wait on the Anti-Natal ward until there was a free slot in delivery.

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There were some advantages to the wait! I got two books read, Louis De Bernieres' Notwithstanding and Ian Rankin's Beggars Banquet(I can't remember the last time I read anything that quickly probably pre-Rosie) and managed to get the best part of an ornie stitched, Star Shine by Heart In Hand from JCS Ornament Edition 1999. I also did an awful lot of walking in an effort to get Christopher to move by himself and by the time I did get called to delivery suite on Wednesday evening I was having regular contractions. This didn't save me from going on a drip but did mean that 7 hours after having my waters broken I went into second stage labour, much faster than my midwife anticipated; they were prepping me for an epidural at the time. So I did it on gas & air with no interventions this time round. The whole labour was just shy of 8 hours and I have to say I felt a whole lot more human afterwards this time round. So human in fact that we were discharged on the Thursday afternoon.

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Since then we've been getting to know Christopher, Rosie has taken his arrival pretty well, what she struggled with was all the uncertainty about the length of my hospital stay and there have been a few meltdowns about needing Mummy but as we're working out how everyone's routines mesh they're getting a lot less common.

39 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Congratulations on Christopher's safe arrival. Enjoy getting to know him

Margaret said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful! I hope everyone gets settled in well and the siblings love one another from the start. The whole waiting for a delivery suite does not sound like fun! Glad the labor was better this time -- second time is always easier, right? :D Anyway, enjoy the little ones!

Debbie said...

Congratulations on your new arrival! Glad it went well for you and walking around was the wisest thing you could have done!! Enjoy your little ones!

Paula said...

Congratulations. Great pictures.

Vonna said...

A big hearty CONGRATULATIONS to the new Mama and family :)
He's a beauty!

KarenV said...

Congratulations Karoline, I'm glad things were easier this time round!

Carol R said...

Congratulations to you all! Lovely pictures

StuckInABook said...

Congratulations!

Missy aka Birdy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Angi said...

Many Congratulations to you and your family! He is a cutie!

mainely stitching said...

Oh congratulations!! :D I'm so happy for you and yourr family!

Sherry said...

congratulations and what a lovely baby with big sister!! And stitched too- wow...enjoy your little ones.

Annemarie said...

How wonderful to hear from you, and such great news!!! Congratulations on the safe landing of the Alien. I'm very happy for you that everything went relatively smoothly. I'm sure Rosie will getused to her brother soon enough.
How did you like Notwithstanding? I'm reading it now and I'm loving every word :o)

Sheila said...

Congratulations ... and lovely pictures of you all :)

Lois said...

Congratulations on the safe arrival of Christopher! What a sweetheart he is! So glad to hear that everything went well. Look after yourself and enjoy having a newborn in the house again.

Andie said...

Congratulations!! Hes beautiful and his big sister is adorable!

ollie1976 said...

Congrats!
-Jen

Giovanna said...

Congratulations! He's a very handsome boy, and you all look so happy together.

Katrina said...

Congratulations, he's so handsome. Love the picture of you and the children all together too. Hope Rosie and Christopher are falling in love, it takes a bit to adjust ;-).

Andrea said...

Congratulatios on the safe arrival of Christopher.

Nancy said...

Christopher is so adorable! Congratulations to you and to Rosie too!

Von said...

I'm so happy for you and your little family, Karoline! Congratulations on the safe, healthy delivery of your son. Savor each day. :)

Christine said...

Congratulations Karoline and family on the arrival of Christopher! He's a cutie!

Susimac said...

Ooooo C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S to you all.

Glad that it went OK for you and I so love the pics of you all, Such wonderful news

Jo said...

Congratulations Karoline - you all look lovely on the photos (love the one with you and Rosie with Christopher). Enjoy getting to know him!

Suzanne said...

CONGRATS and welcome Christopher! (Suz in VA)

Joanie said...

Congratulations on the arrival of Christopher and many, many blessings to you and your family! He is such a cutie! I loved the picture of you with Rosie holding him. What a sweet picture.

I am so happy for you and your family!

Cathy said...

Congratulations. He is a beautiful baby. Enjoy!

Marjo said...

Such a lovely family. Christopher is so cute as is big sister Rosie. Congratulations.

woolwoman said...

Congratulations to your family on the beautiful new addition. The photo of the 3 of you is so darling. Hope eveything falls into place very soon. Enjoy! Melody

Vilma aka Examplar Dame said...

Karoline, congratulations on the safe arrival you your neww baby.
I just love babies, they are such a blessing in a family.

Vilma

sewcreative said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful, but you already know that :)

Terri

Bertie said...

Congratulations Karoline, you must all be thrilled to bits! Rosie has grown too, so lovely to see her. You do look very well too :-))

Katrina in NZ said...

Congratulations Karoline on the arrival of your little boy, what a little sweetie. I bet Rosie is so proud to be a big sister. Best wishes to you and your family :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Awww Karoline! Congratulations on the new addition to the family he's adorable. I love the shot of you, Rosie and Christopher!

Blu said...

Congrats on your bundle of joy! He's just adorable~

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness, he is adorable! Congratulations to you all!

Sara said...

Congratulations!!

Aussie Stitcher said...

AAAWWW Karoline he is adorable. Congratulations to you and your family. I found that my second delivery wen much better and easier that the first, perhaps because everything has been stretched before LOL;).