Saturday, May 16, 2015

1 week on....

Well I can't believe it has been almost a week since Freya was born. It has been one of the longest, hardest and most amazing weeks of our lives. We finally got home on Wednesday afternoon from hospital and have had a couple of days at home getting used to being a family. The first night didn't go very well, but after a visit from the Midwife on Thursday who gave us a lot of tips and a checklist to follow and we rebuilt our confidence and things have got much better. Fortunately the breast feeding is going really well and she is almost back to her birth weight again - a very healthy 4 kg...

Freya is very cuddly at the moment - which we are both enjoying getting lots of cuddles - Mifi (the cat) is not so happy that she has lost her lap to sit on. Freya is slowly getting used to her bassinet and we have had a few play sessions on her baby gym mat.

Aaron's lap is prime property - both Freya and Mifi sharing it

Post feeding cuddles

We have had a few friends and neighbours come over and visit (although Freya has been asleep through most of them). It is nice to know we have a lot of support. The weather has been pretty horrendous this week with some of the worst floods in Wellington in many years. So it has been a good excuse to stay at home. We hope to venture out in the near future.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Freya's First Day

After a long wait - she has finally arrived at 41 weeks and 2 days.... it wasn't a very natural birth, but eventually she was born at 2:20am on the 10th May 2015, weighing in at a healthy 3970 g and approximately 52 cm in length. A not so little baby! Appropriately it was also Mother's Day in New Zealand! So what a present for my first Mother's day.

She has a very happy Mum and a besotted Dad. We will be spending a few days in Wellington hospital recovering, before heading home later in the week.

Baby Freya a few hours old.

Sleeping in Dad's arms.