Saturday, July 2, 2011
Our newest edition!
After an incredibly speedy labour we are proud to announce the birth of our beautiful daughter, Xanthe Beth Cooper, on 30 June, 2011. She was born 5.33 kg (no wonder I had so much pain through my pregnancy) and 57cm long. With my fantastic doula Joelle (who made it just in time before I decided to push), the great team at Sutherland Hospital and of course, not forgetting my amazing husband Geoff who raced me there and stood by with me ranting and raving, I have to say - the Calmbirth course we did definitely helped (and I highly recommend to anyone who is pregnant!).
Our enormous baby! 5.33 kgs!!! And a natural birth using only gas. It was such a contrast to my first labour and I felt very shaky and exhausted afterwards. It probably took me another 7 hours to come to afterwards.
Tomorrow I go back home and back to reality. I'm looking forward to it, even though I know it will be hard, and getting to see my darling girls together. Theo has been staying often with my Mum as we didn't know when this baby would arrive.