Hi Ladies, sorry for the delay in my announcement. My baby boy Matthew was born on Wednesday 22nd July at 1802 weighing 3.43kg and length 50.5cm. Expected him to be bigger as I kept being told I was having a "big baby." The birth was quite traumatic for me as I ended up having a forceps delivery due to spending 2 hours pushing and it being decided that it was too long and there was no progress. Luckily baby wasn't distressed on his monitoring but I certainly couldn't have gone on like that. I had an episiotomy but still ended up with a fourth degree tear that had to be mended in theatre (and was advised that if I get pregnant again it would be best to have a section as if I tear that badly again it could leave me incontinent, absolutely no arguments from me!). So I have been rather bruised and tender. Hurts to walk at times, in fact when I got home on Saturday my Mum had to help me out of the car. Since then I have been rather tired, Matthew not sleeping well during the night his major sleep tends to be either early or late afternoon. He started cluster feeding and a lot of it was for comfort, so I gave in and used a dummy for comfort earlier today, so far so good but will await to see how well it works. At least that way I can see that he is feeding properly and it reassures me. Otherwise he is absolutely beautiful and being a Mum is an experience like no other, can't believe he is finally here. I would attach a picture of him but can't work out how to do it, I have tried a few times previously (ie for bump photos in pregnancy) but it wouldn't let me, can anyone tell me how to do this and I will have another go.
Congratulations @Essence08 and @Jen182 on the lovely news of your new arrivals. Wonderful to hear the good news