So, by now you have heard the news – thanks 6000.
Kaylin Elizabeth was born on the 19 February (the day after her due date)and is exactly a month old today. I can’t believe how the time has flown. It hardly even feels like a week has gone buy never mind a month.
This is just going to a quick update, I have written a whole “birth story” on my other computer which I will post with photos shortly. I have snuck onto this computer while my mom is holding Baby OL.
My last post was “still here” and I was fully expecting to be at work the following day as well, but that did not happen. My water broke at 10:15pm on the 18th and we went to the hospital. I was really glad that I was at home as the thing you see on the movies – with a whole gush and then flooding really does happen! I heard and felt a pop and then it was as if somebody had thrown a bucket of water over me. Contractions started as we were driving to the hospital.
Anyway – there are a few things that I never thought would happen. I never thought that I would spend hours staring at little toes, or hands or ears. I never thought of myself as a “baby person’ – but I am now seriously a baby person – or at least this baby. I am enjoying her so much. It does help that she is pretty good though. I am loving being a mom and have realised that it is probably just as well that I waited 37 years to do this. I might have wanted quite a few more if I had started any earlier!!!!
I have not started running again yet, but have been walking quite a bit. This morning we went for a 6km walk around the neighbourhood. It was a stunning morning and it was good to get out. Baby OL is getting used to her pram and fell fast asleep.
Best I get back to my mom, although I am sure she is loving holding her first grandchild.