Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Life in 2015

This year is already coming to an end, and I'm almost sad it's ending. 2015 was such a wonderful year filled with many surprises, the biggest one being a baby. 

2015 had a rough start- I was still working at a job I truly despised, and I felt like there was no way out. Thankfully I took a risk and went back to freelance and part time work, and found the most amazing opportunity working as a newscaster. And, I found out I was pregnant, which was unexpected yet the best thing to ever happen to me. I loved, loved being pregnant and worked until I was about to give birth- my belly was so big that my coworkers joked I would give birth on air.

This last part of the year has been the most challenging yet wonderful. I'm adjusting to being a new mother, and while taking care of a newborn on very little sleep hasn't been easy, I love getting to know this little bebe and seeing him grow every day. I sleep in three-hour increments and sometimes I wear my pajamas all day, but I know this newborn phase is fleeting and I'm enjoying every part of it. I'm grateful I've had lots of support from my family, and I'm the best-fed mother out there. I've been eating the most delicious and healthiest home cooked meals, I wish I could manage to eat like this from now on. I'm still a bit weak from the recovery, but I'm also feeling the healthiest I've ever been, and within 3 weeks I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight.

I still have to take it easy and rest as much as I can, but I can't wait to go out daily with Anri and show him my world. I also look forward to exercising again, but that might take another few weeks.

So, that was 2015. I think 2016 will be equally great, it will be a year of huge changes with a growing baby and the start of a new life as a family of three.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on Anri's birth, and thank you for reading my musings- still, after all those years and life changes.

I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year 2016 xx 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Bebe is here

On Friday December 4 I gave birth to bebe.

His name is Anri, and he weighed 4120 grams, which is over 9 pounds. Who would have thought I could carry such a big baby?!

I was one week overdue, and the natural labour lasted 33 hours. I have to say, nothing could have prepared me for that. It was the most surreal experience, but I feel very proud I did it. I never knew I could feel such love. I can't stop looking at him and smelling him.

We are so in love, and I still cannot believe I'm a mother.