Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A new addition to the family!

I figured it was about time that I introduced you to the new member of the family seeing as he's a little over two weeks old already!

Meet Callan:

Here he is at the hospital on day two.  

These two are some of my favourite photos taken over the last two weeks.

And I couldn't resist this photo opportunity whilst he was on my lap yesterday for a feed with his socks off for the first time ever that wasn't because of changing, or bath times (It's apparently quite a warm almost winter here in Australia at the moment :| ).  Aren't those little feet absolutely gorgeous!?! I certainly think so! :)  

It was what felt like a super long pregnancy, probably because I was an Insulin Dependent Gestational Diabetic this time around.  Which was no picnic let me assure you! However it wasn't the constant needles to check blood sugar levels, or to administer insulin that was the real problem.  It was that no matter how healthy I ate, my readings were still completely haywire :|  I know now that it sometimes just happens that way during pregnancy, but it's still extremely frustrating! 

I'll spare you the details of his birth except to say that baby Callan was born on the 9th of May 2014  at 38+1 gestation (I was induced early because of the Gestation Diabetes), and was a whopping 8 pound 15!  Thank god they didn't make me wait until 40-41+ to deliver! 

Unfortunately at 35ish weeks my local hospital decided that I was too high risk to deliver there, so they transferred my care to one of the bigger hospitals.  To say I was miffed was an understatement, but the hospital I was transferred to was absolutely fantastic.  Great care, food was awesome, AND despite being a public patient I managed to score a private room.  Which made things so much easier! 

I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who helped us out during the week/s before and after baby Callans brave entry into the world!  Whether you flew across the country to be with us, looked after our older three kids, braved the hospital when you're not really a baby person, helped us with day to day needs, gave us baby gifts, offered your help or anything else I have forgotten, thank you. I had not realised before now just how awesome, generous and supportive our little circle of family and friends are that we have managed to develop.  

And now I have a gorgeous baby that needs cuddles .. and to try and think up a new banner for the top of my blog because the current one seems to be a little bit outdated now that there's four children.       Maybe I'll do something sewing related? :P 

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