Friday, July 17, 2009

Look what I made! :)

Jett Cooper Saville - eight hours old

It is with utter joy and delight and love that I introduce you to my beautiful baby boy, Jett Cooper Saville.

Born at 1:17am on Sunday 12 July and weighing 7lb 3oz (he's so perfectly tiny!), Jett couldn't have had a more perfect entrance into the world! He was five days overdue, but well worth the wait ;)

After a rather long and tiresome pre-labour which began on Friday night, the 'real' labour kicked in at around 7pm on Saturday night. I laboured away at home until midnight when I told my husband that we needed to get to the hospital. Jett was born (whilst I was kneeling in the shower! LOL) just over an hour later, after six hours of established labour and only seven minutes of pushing! Gravity works wonders, eh! ;)

It was one of the most beautiful, pleasurable experiences of my life. I still can't believe how good it felt to push! I had the benefit of all of those wonderful hormones surging through my body, and I just surrendered to the process and let my body do the job it was made to do. And it did the job perfectly! To have a natural, drug-free labour was everything I had hoped for and soooo much more. Jett was alert and awake straight away and couldn't wait to have his first feed. And I felt so well that we were home just 12 hours after the birth!

I couldn't have done it without my wonderful husband...he provided the most perfect support I could have asked for. It was a magical, surreal moment when we were both kneeling in the shower, having a little cry over our newborn son. Certainly a moment that we will never forget, and forever cherish.

So I am still on Planet Babymoon, enjoying every minute with our gorgeous little boy. Being a mummy to two is wonderful and to see our 21 month old daughter kiss her baby brother on the forehead ever so gently is enough to bring tears to my eyes. Life doesn't get much better than this :)