So he's finally arrived - say hello to Thomas!
After an almost 4 hour 'full-on' labour the little man arrived all safe and sound. Mum is doing amazingly and was incredible throughout the whole process, she took minimal pain relief and in the end ditched the gas and air as 'she couldn't be bothered' holding the tube anymore!!
Katie's waters broke very early hours of the 13th but after a check at hospital we were back in at 9pm to get things started; following a short induction the contractions started about 10.30pm. Moving to the delivery suite in the early hours of the 14th Katie began to experience the full force of the contractions and after 3 and 3/4 hours she gave birth to Thomas at 8.07am.
He is awesome; not only has he inherited my bent little fingers (Kelly family trait), but also a nice head of auburn hair! Weighing in at exaclty 8lbs (or 8oz as I text everyone soon after the birth), he was a great colour and was a natural with Katie at feeding. Watching her with him feeding almost immediately was magical and also so surreal. The following 24 hours just flew by in a blur.
Sarah, Katie's closest friend, was also at the hospital - although Katie changed her mind about having Sarah in the room during the birth as not to put her off having kids in the future! She was also amazing and we both felt lucky that she was there with us.
Once back home we were hit with the thought - what the hell do we do now!? But its all kicked in and life has settled into a new routine. Ferris is slowly getting used to his less furry brother and is often found guarding the moses basket. We tried not to overdo it with visitors too early but I think we both felt we could have done better restricting so many so fast - but its an exciting time and friend and family want to meet him!!
He's 4 weeks old today - time is really flying by and we just can't believe how much he is starting to change already.
He's close to smiling (we are sure of it), and he's making more 'noises' when he's awake, gurgling and whining and we are slowly finiding our feet as parents.