After spending 16+ years looking after other's people children, and 42 weeks + 18 days of carrying my own child, we were delighted to welcome Hadassah into the world on the 30th January.
Hadassah = the Hebrew name of Esther in the Bible, a woman who was put in her position for a 'time such as this', who went on to be the saviour of her people. Seems like a admirable person to be named after!
We orignally planned to have Dessi at home, but the best laid plans and all that. She refused to make any attempt to come out and was born 18 days late at our local hospital, with the help of a spinal block (for me - amazing!) and a ventouse for her.
The past three weeks have been amazing, it has been wonderful getting to know Dessi and learning to look after a newborn. After a rough pregnancy where by the end I spent a good deal of it being sick and was unable to walk any real distance by the end, it is lovely to be able to get out and about and feel so well now.