Baby Whoa What a Week & Introducing.....

Our sweet baby boy Fraser John arrived last Tuesday 20th August.

This sweet boy surprised us with making his imminent presence known two days earlier then the c-section date that was booked for him for last Thursday. So it's feeling rather serendipitous that he being our last babe that he still chose his own birthday; his own special star to fly in on. And yes Vix he sure is a Leo just like his mumma, I'm excited to see in the years to come how we will flourish. If he is anything like me, he'll be every bit of a Leo the Lion just as I am a Lioness.

To set the scene for you last Tuesday, the Ben headed off to work in the morning at around 5.30am. I ran the normal morning routines with Cohen and Sarah and sometime during the morning I'd been nursing some lower back pain, I then I noticed throughout the day that it had also persisted with coming and going. By mid morning I had called the Ben and informed him of the pain and that I highly suspected I was in early labour. To which he said, "okay well we'll see but you've been having all sorts of aches and pains for weeks". Besides he was still just over the boarder in New South Wales working and over and hour away at this point. 

So the remainder of the morning progressed into lunch and I grew more certain that I was in early labour. I had given the kids lunch and put them down for a nap and was thinking I'd have a nap too. Without going into specifics lets just say there was no nap for me as I had a "show" which confirmed my thoughts that I was indeed and now mostly likely in early labour. I called the Ben, then called the hospital, then the Ben again and told him to head home.

Between waiting for and the Ben to get home I got some last minute things together for the hospital bags, and had a shower whilst the kids napped. When the Ben arrived home he had a shower and quickly grabbed a few things and just as we were about to wake the kids to take them to their grandparents, they rose of their on accord. We quickly announced to them that they had to get organised as they were going go to their grandparents as it looks like "mummy's going to have the baby today and has to go to hospital".

We drove to Ben's parents and dropped off the kids and then proceeded to the hospital. Once there they monitored baby for awhile, and checked me over, and it was most definitely confirmed I was in labour. I was already halfway! From there things started to happen quickly with staff preparing things swiftly for me to be prepped for theater.

At 5.25pm our sweet little Fraser entered the world and my first words when the the curtains were lowered and he was lifted up for me to see him were:

"Oh my goodness he is huge, and he came out of me".
One very tired mumma with next no sleep in over 24 hours.

Huge he was weighing 9lb6oz (4355 grams), no wonder I struggled the last part of his pregnancy with walking and getting around.


He is most delightful in every way, and the whole family is utterly smitten with him. The kids can't keep their hands off him! We can't keep our hands off him! We're just utterly in awe and blessed that Fraser is ours.
My Vintage Childhood: Baby Whoa What a Week & Introducing.....

Monday, August 26, 2013

Baby Whoa What a Week & Introducing.....

Our sweet baby boy Fraser John arrived last Tuesday 20th August.

This sweet boy surprised us with making his imminent presence known two days earlier then the c-section date that was booked for him for last Thursday. So it's feeling rather serendipitous that he being our last babe that he still chose his own birthday; his own special star to fly in on. And yes Vix he sure is a Leo just like his mumma, I'm excited to see in the years to come how we will flourish. If he is anything like me, he'll be every bit of a Leo the Lion just as I am a Lioness.

To set the scene for you last Tuesday, the Ben headed off to work in the morning at around 5.30am. I ran the normal morning routines with Cohen and Sarah and sometime during the morning I'd been nursing some lower back pain, I then I noticed throughout the day that it had also persisted with coming and going. By mid morning I had called the Ben and informed him of the pain and that I highly suspected I was in early labour. To which he said, "okay well we'll see but you've been having all sorts of aches and pains for weeks". Besides he was still just over the boarder in New South Wales working and over and hour away at this point. 

So the remainder of the morning progressed into lunch and I grew more certain that I was in early labour. I had given the kids lunch and put them down for a nap and was thinking I'd have a nap too. Without going into specifics lets just say there was no nap for me as I had a "show" which confirmed my thoughts that I was indeed and now mostly likely in early labour. I called the Ben, then called the hospital, then the Ben again and told him to head home.

Between waiting for and the Ben to get home I got some last minute things together for the hospital bags, and had a shower whilst the kids napped. When the Ben arrived home he had a shower and quickly grabbed a few things and just as we were about to wake the kids to take them to their grandparents, they rose of their on accord. We quickly announced to them that they had to get organised as they were going go to their grandparents as it looks like "mummy's going to have the baby today and has to go to hospital".

We drove to Ben's parents and dropped off the kids and then proceeded to the hospital. Once there they monitored baby for awhile, and checked me over, and it was most definitely confirmed I was in labour. I was already halfway! From there things started to happen quickly with staff preparing things swiftly for me to be prepped for theater.

At 5.25pm our sweet little Fraser entered the world and my first words when the the curtains were lowered and he was lifted up for me to see him were:

"Oh my goodness he is huge, and he came out of me".
One very tired mumma with next no sleep in over 24 hours.

Huge he was weighing 9lb6oz (4355 grams), no wonder I struggled the last part of his pregnancy with walking and getting around.


He is most delightful in every way, and the whole family is utterly smitten with him. The kids can't keep their hands off him! We can't keep our hands off him! We're just utterly in awe and blessed that Fraser is ours.

21 Comments:

At August 26, 2013 at 1:57 PM , Blogger Allison said...

oh trudes he is just so fab.well done mama, you cooked a beauty!. I have a little something to send but now im not sure it will fit!!. im so very happy for you. enjoy these delicious newborn days....and Fraser be kind to your sweet mummy. much love, Al x

 
At August 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM , Blogger Jos SewCookLaughLive said...

Congratulations! He is just so perfect!
Jos xx

 
At August 26, 2013 at 2:04 PM , Blogger two squirrels said...

Oh I have been so looking forward to seeing this happy post appear...........much love to all the V's in the family and to you. Welcome to the world little man.........may you have a life filled with happiness and joy.
Thinking of you.
Love V

 
At August 26, 2013 at 2:29 PM , Blogger Erica Louise said...

Gorgeous little fellow! So happy to hear your news, and lovely to hear he chose his own birthday. Enjoy your precious family time x

 
At August 26, 2013 at 3:16 PM , Blogger Kylie said...

Congratulations and love to you Trudy and the rest of the V's.
Fraser looks a bonnie lad, well done x

 
At August 26, 2013 at 4:20 PM , Blogger Zara said...

Oh well done lovely lady.
x

 
At August 26, 2013 at 5:19 PM , Blogger OP SHOP MAMA said...

Oh wow cutie!!

Major congrats to you all.. You did well. YOu must be so stoked.

Welcome to the world little guy. Enjoy these early precious weeks with him...
x

 
At August 26, 2013 at 5:25 PM , Blogger Max said...

He is utterly gorgeous, hearty congratulation to you xxx

 
At August 26, 2013 at 5:35 PM , Blogger Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Well done you. He's an utterly adorable little whopper. Xx

 
At August 26, 2013 at 7:23 PM , Blogger SlapdashMama said...

Soooo adorable! Congratulations!!!

 
At August 26, 2013 at 8:53 PM , Blogger Holly Nelson @ English Girl Canadian Man said...

Oh, so happy about this post! He is adorable. I prefer big babies that don't look like they will break! Not sure I would prefer to give birth to one though ;) well done you!! You must all be very proud of him!

 
At August 26, 2013 at 9:21 PM , Blogger Anne M said...

Oh Trudie! I'm just grinning from ear to ear. He is absolutely gorgeous alright and I'll be down there in a flash to have me some cuddles. Can't wait. Congratulations!

Anne xx

 
At August 26, 2013 at 10:46 PM , Blogger vintagemovement said...

Fraser - an adorable name for an adorable little boy - congratulations! He is so gorgeous. :) Tina

 
At August 28, 2013 at 1:13 AM , Blogger Vix said...

Congratulations! He's a beaut and you look fantastic! xxx

 
At August 28, 2013 at 5:19 AM , Blogger elycia said...

Ohhhh! Congratulations!! He looks so sweet! And yeah, I only had to carry around a 6lb 5oz baby and I thought that was rough, ha!
Congratulations again!!

 
At August 28, 2013 at 7:38 PM , Blogger Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh Trudie congratulations to your beautiful, perfect new son!!! I'm so very happy for you, what a wonderful job you did in helping the little man grow into the big fella he is:). The pic of the pair of you is truly amazing ... so much expression in your eyes. Big hugs to you :) xoxo

 
At August 29, 2013 at 12:24 AM , Blogger Rainbow Vintage Home said...

Yay!!! Congratulations Trudie, he's amazing, well done to you! What a gorgeous boy, I know all about carrying big boys, my first was 9lb 7 and my 2nd was 9lb 14! I'm so pleased for you that it all went well, I hope you're enjoying being in 'the bubble of love', take care and loads of love! Rachel xxxx

 
At August 29, 2013 at 8:27 AM , Blogger pastcaring said...

He's adorable, congratulations! xxxx

 
At August 30, 2013 at 3:46 PM , Blogger Iliska Dreams said...

Oh my! I can just imagine his adorable smell. Okay so I like smelling babies. He is adorable in every way. How amazing are you!!!!

 
At September 1, 2013 at 11:09 PM , Blogger Lea said...

congratulations on your precious boy. he's just divine. i hope you are well. xo

 
At September 6, 2013 at 1:05 PM , Blogger Maxabella said...

He's the cutest little bundle and I LOVE his name. Hello Fraser! You're a very lucky little bubba to have a mum like Trudie. x

 

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