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”.
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.