Sunday, 3 January 2010

well he is here.....

Yes girlies at last my little Alfie William Jack Wallace is here....all 9lb 10oz of him! He arrived at 1.44pm on 31st December so not quite a New Year baby.

What a job we had getting him here......I went to the hospital on 28th in the evening to be induced in the morning of the 29th. Bright and early on the 29th the process started and by the afternoon seemed to be working well, but by tea time was grinding to a halt! No more contractions for me that night so was examined to see if I could have another prostin the following morning but was too far to be able to have another one, was told I would be taken to the labour suite to have my waters popped to speed things up. That was at 8am on the Wedensday, after staying on the ward all day so they could find me as soon as a bed became available I was told it would have to be the next day! Was sooooo fed up by this point that I asked if I could go home cos I was missing Lily so much and was unable to sleep in the hospital anyway. I went home for the night and oohhhhhh it was so fab to sleep in my own bed!!

Back to hospital on Thursday at 8am and was the first one taken to the labour suite, waters popped at 9.30am and WOW O WOW things went fast after that! I was put straight onto the syntocin drip to bring on the contractions and he arived at 1.44pm, so 4 1/4 hours in total!!

We came home on New Years Day and are enjoying getting to know each other. Lily is just over the moon to meet her wee brother and is being such a help fetching and carrying etc, although she did say last night "How have I become the slave here mum?!" Bless her she is just a wee dote!!

Will be back in a few days once I have caught up on some sleep and once all the visitors have stopped coming round lol


The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Well done Amanda! He is such a gorgeous little man! Enjoy these first few weeks, they are so special! big hugs Heidi xxx ps I just love the photo with his big sis, just beautiful! xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Well done Amanda! He is such a gorgeous little man! Enjoy these first few weeks, they are so special! big hugs Heidi xxx ps I just love the photo with his big sis, just beautiful! xx

Christine Ruff said...

Aahh the photos are gorgous and Alfie looks very healthy I love his outfit, glad everything went OK... wishing you all the very best


mckinkle said...

Oh how wonderful! Such joy to see your new arrival, thanks for sharing!

Enjoy your special time together!

Keryn x

Debs said...

Hi Amanda
Congratulations to you & your family on the safe arrival of Alfie.
Well Done!
Get as much rest when you can.
Take care hun
Debs xxx

Gro said...

Congratulations, Amanda, he is beautiful.

Hugs :o)

Loopylou!! said...

awwwwww, he is gorgeous. well done and many congratulations to you all xxxxxx

Kath said...

oh bless he is so gorgeous Amanda....well done you and the proud look on Lily's face.....happy happy happy for you....big hugs kath xxxx

brenda said...

Good Evening Amanda

He's adorable, but you keep us all guessing and wondering.

So very please everything went well in the end. He certainly was a whopper and if my brood are anything to go by he will be a hungry one - smallest of mine was 9lb 8oz and always ready to eat.

Sure you must be exhaused with all the waiting but now you are back with your family and can all get to know each other properly.

Sending love and hugs to you all.

B x

Baukje said...

Finally, LOL, I have been popping in daily to see if there is any news of the new arrival..........and here he is, a big welcome to Alfie and many congratulations to you all.....enjoy your new precious bundle.


weewiccababe said...

aw congratulations Amanda - he is just gorgeous.
But you're certainly not making me broody with that weight - ooooyah!!
Lily looks so proud to be a big sister too
best wishes to you all

Sammi said...

Awww.... he looks adorable!! Congrats to all of you! xxx

Mouse40 said...

I warmly congratulate the precious addition to the family! I want him to grow a wonderful and healthy, a real man! And I wish you a speedy recovery.
It's funny, but seeing the first ultrasound picture, which you showed, I said that the little panda would be a wonderful gift to your husband for the new year:)
Once again, congratulations!!

Gayle said...

Hi Darlin...

Well he must have been very comfy!

Ouch...he's a beautiful big boy...but I think mine just crawled back up...I don't think I can do over 9lbs!!!

Much love to you all...

Gayle x

Ila said...

Congratulations to you and your family!!...How Exciting!!...He is totally Beautiful!!..Take Care and Thanks for sharing!!...Hugs, Ila

Mad Mary said...

Isn't he just adorable Panda. Lovely pictures of him and still love that one of him and Lily together. You get plenty of rest when you can.


Mary xx

Lisa said...

Well done Amanda! Such a beautiful baby and Lily looks so pleased with her baby brother.

Lisa x

clare said...

Congrats hun xx well done and he's gorgeous..and i love the name"Alfie"
And thanks for sharing your lovely pic's of him xx
Hugs Clarexx

Donna said...

Congratulations Amanda, Alfie is so beautiful and how proud does Lily look...bless her :) Donna x

Tip Top said...

Fantastic!! He's a whopper! And Lily looks chuffed to bits!

Jules said...

Hi Amanda

Many, many congratulations on the arrival of your gorgeous little fellow. He is just so yummy, scrummy!!

I hope all is going well (and that the visitors have stopped knocking on your door LOL!!).

Make lots of happy memories as a lovely little family.

Love Jules xx

Dawn said...

Oooh Congrats to you Amanda, what a cutey pie!!! And boy he looks a big babe...just adorable!!

Lots of hugs and wishes


Christine (Craftling) said...

Ohhhhh, he's so handsome!!! What a cutie! Great name, too.. although I may have said that already! lol ;o)

Chris xx

Crafty said...

He looks wonderful Amanda and I love his name. Maybe he will come and see me at the SECC in March. Hope you are well.
Ali x