Saturday, January 01, 2011

Trigger, my midwife and new year.

And here, finally, is a picture of our son -- he looks a bit rough, as this was taken about ten minutes after he was born.

1. I apologise for my tears to the lady on the NCT breastfeeding helpline. "Don't worry," she says. "At this time, pouring a bowl of cornflakes makes people cry."

2. With it being a bank holiday weekend, it's a bit of a lottery as to which midwife will do the home visits. I am very pleased to hear the voice of my usual one when Nick opens the front door.

3. At midnight, we wake to the muffled popping of fireworks across town. I take Alexander to the window to watch the green and red chrysanthemums hanging in the sky. Happy New Year, Baby Badger.

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the birth of your lovely son Alexander! The NCT advisor is right, it's an emotional, hormonal rollercoaster right after the birth. Good luck with the BFing, it really is best for baby and much less hassle than bottles!!

    http://naturalhb.blogspot.com

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  2. Aw, cute! Congratulations on the safe arrival of Alexander, wishing you all a wonderful 2011! :o)

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  3. Congratulations, Clare! Love number 3. :)

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  4. Congratulations to you and your family. Lovely way for you to start the new year. :-)

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  5. Hurray!! Hurray!! and much congratulation <3

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  6. Alexander is beautiful!!!!! What a wonderful way to welcome the new year--with your precious baby in your arms. Happy New Year, Clare!

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  7. I remember only too well sobbing over my nappies - why were they not folding perfectly squarely darn it? :) Just remember it matters not how a baby is fed, just that it is - there are thousands who die of malnutrition and starvation every day.
    Many blessings for the new year for your new little family.

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  8. Many, many congratulations - my babies are almost 11 and 8 - I have fond memories of their baby years - but it only gets more and more fun!

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  9. oohhh...he's just gorgeous. Congratulations to all of you. What a wonderful way to begin the New Year. Those first photos of my children are the most precious to me, no matter how rough they look.

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  10. Whata blessing to start the New Year . he fits his name and has gone to the top and seen the New Year in. this baby boy will miss nothing.. God bless all!!Sandy

    My baby turns 37 - Cade, and the memories of his birth came floating back

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  11. Oh, congratulations! Alexander is beautiful. A wonderful way to start 2011. Bet you're over the moon...

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