I decided that I would do a little blog about my little guy that has turned our lives upside down and inside out, but we are loving every minute of it (even if he doesn’t sleep at night!) I’m really lucky to have an awesome job where I can work from home and get to watch my monster grow! Here are some snaps I thought I would share of his first year.
Deciding when to have kids can be a tough decision but once you have made it then there is no going back! I found out I was pregnant around the 5 Dec 2011, we decided not to tell anyone until 3 months because 3 months before I had a miscarriage and didn’t want anyone to get excited again until I knew that everything was fine. It was scary going for the first scan because all you want to hear is that heartbeat and you don’t want to get too excited because the last time you ended up being so disappointed. It was such an awesome sound to hear and I knew this time everything would be fine. I had hoped for a girl as most woman do but in the back of my mind I knew it was a boy. I guess I thought a girl would be easier for some reason, oh and the clothes are much cuter too. When I heard it was a boy I must admit I was a little disappointed but once he was born I didn’t care and wouldn’t want it any other way.
“The Little bean” at 9 weeks
I had a very easy pregnancy, I never had morning sickness or any funny cravings. I suffered from bad heartburn and that was about it. The strangest time was when he started kicking and you could see it, like some sort of alien moving inside you. When I was about 36/7 weeks I asked my good and talented photographer friend Carmen Visser if she could take some photos of Werner and I.
Alex was suppose to make his appearance on the 12 Aug 2011 but he was no where to be seen! So on the 16 Aug 2011 I decided to go to the hospital to be induced and when that didn’t work I was induced again. Eventually my water broke and small contractions started and I thought hmmm this isn’t so bad! HAH whatever! They gave me a drip which had medication that would help bring on the contractions, well laughing gas doesnt work and it isn’t funny, although Werner thought it was funny when I started crying and then straight after I was laughing just a little!
Eventually I gave up and asked for an epidural! Alex’s heart rate started to drop so they decided that an emergency c-section would be the best way to go. It was a horrible experience for me because it was so rushed and I felt a little alone because there were so many people around me and Werner was stuck in the corner. Its the weirdest sensation when they cut and pull the baby out, you can feel everything but its not painful. After they pulled him out I could hear the nurses saying how gorgeous he is! WHATEVER, I’m sorry but any mother who thinks their newborn child is beautiful is seriously high on pain medication! All I saw was a monster looking at me with one eye and all that was going through my mind was “oh ____beep, I cant push him back, what have I done!” I guess I sound like an awful mom but I’m sure most parents feel the same thing but will never admit it or say it out loud, but its scary to have a child for the first time because you have no idea what to expect.
Every time the nurses said how gorgeous he was, I kept saying he looks like an alien cause seriously he did. After a bath and a feed he started to look like a human and then I thought he was an adorable looking monkey, lol.
OK now he looks cute and cuddly!
4 months. This was his 2nd overseas trip to visit his favourite aunty and uncle in New Zealand. 19 hrs of flying but luckily it was a night flight and so he slept most of the way but we wont talk about the day flight on the way home! Never again or not until hes a lot older.
One of my favourite pics of Alex, all he ever does is smile. Plus I love the funny hairstyle.
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