Handmade Christmas Card 2010

In case anyone is wondering where I have been, I have been recovering from an emergency caesarean to deliver our baby boy, whom we have named Thomas!

All I can say right now is that this has been an incredibly humbling experience, and both David and I are still shell shocked. We are still coming to terms with the fact our baby is born. On Monday the 13th I went to my G.P. to get some abdominal pain checked out, which turned out to be pre-eclampsia. By midday the next day I was being wheeled into theatre for an urgent c-section. Thomas was born on Tuesday the 14th December at one minute to one weighing 1.250kg. I like the neatness of the numbers of his date – 14.12.10

The steroid injections they gave me to help his lungs develop worked very well, as he didn’t need any assistance breathing, despite being born at 31 weeks gestation. He is being fed formula, and just in case anyone is out there thinking I should have breast fed, believe me please I wanted to and tried very hard, but it wasn’t to be. He has started putting on weight every day and the nurses in the special care unit are very happy with him, telling us he is a sprightly little one with lots of spirit.

Here are two pictures of the lovely card they made for us, it’s so very special. An imprint of his feet in the card makes this a very thoughtful gift for us. The hospital also gave us a stocking of cute little toys and baby clothes, they are so kind.

I can’t help but wonder, when I think of the staff at the hospital that saved us (if they didn’t perform the operation we both would have died), that I was amongst angels. These people had what I like to call ‘Hudson River Pilot’ coolness and professionalism. Being part of it has been very humbling indeed.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. vickie
    Dec 28, 2010 @ 00:11:49

    Oh my goodness, I am so glad you and the baby are fine-a Christmas miracle for sure. He looks so sweet.


  2. Joyful
    Dec 28, 2010 @ 00:41:38

    Aw, so sorry to hear of your distressing time as you prepared for entry to hospital. I’m glad you and your little one came through it well. Congratulations to you and your husband on your handsome little boy.


  3. Jan at A Tapestry of Life
    Dec 28, 2010 @ 17:15:12

    Congratulations on the safe arrival of your little Thoomas… is he home now?

    With love and blessings,


  4. Tracy
    Dec 31, 2010 @ 11:46:48

    Congratulations! I am so glad you are both doing well. Please give us an update on Thomas’ status.

    Happy New Year!

    ~ Tracy


  5. Jen @ Canadian Rhapsody
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 15:24:44

    He is beautiful Teena!
    I hope you are able to bring him home soon. It sounds like he’s making great strides!


  6. Teena
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 07:40:26

    Thomas is starting to bottle feed, when he masters that he’ll be able to come home! Both exciting and scary for me, I think he is still so small at 2.2kg ❤


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