Category: Birth

VBAC – Emmeline’s Birth Story

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I realised Emmeline is now 6 months old and I haven’t yet got round to posting about her birth. So as I am taking part in #Blogtober17 and today’s topic is babies. So the perfect opportunity to do so!

 

I had an Emergency Cesarean with my first baby due to him being an undiagnosed breech. I also had post birth complications and I had a lot of anxiety around having to have another cesarean. From the start, I knew that if I was able to I wanted this birth to be a natural delivery or VBAC as they call it. My consultant fully supported my choice as long as A) baby was head down and B) arrived before induction. The baby could not be turned or be induced due to my previous section.

 

Emmeline certainly like to keep me on my toes. At her 20 week scan, she was breech, typically.… Read More

Today I am….5 Months Old

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Yay, I am only a few days late with Emmie’s 5 month update! Turn on that broken record, but man, these past 4 weeks have literally disappeared before my eyes! Maybe it’s because my last update was two weeks late, I don’t know. It just seems time is going a lot faster this time round. I swear she will be toddling in a few months. I can’t believe I am writing this, here is Emmie’s 5 Month update:

 

5 Months

 

Weight: 13lbs 4oz

I have literally just come back from the clinic after getting Emmie weighed. I was so surprised to find out she had dropped a number of percentiles. She has started looking so porky?!? Ordinarily, I don’t think I would worry too much. Emmie was always on the wee side but happily followed her 25 centile line. Now though she has dropped to maybe the 13th centile or there about’s.… Read More

Today I am….. 4 Months Old

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I’m running a few weeks late with this update. My excuses reasons are: Allergic reaction to conjunctivitis (me), Sickness bug (Emmie and Fin), Head Injury (Fin), Birth of new Cousin (Aunty) and a week off together (the four of us)! However, on 06th July Emmie turned 4 months! I feel like a broken record but really, has a month passed since Emmie’s 3 month update? Time continues to fly by incredibly fast and Emmie is growing bigger by the day, the past month has been incredible and we have hit some exciting milestones before they were even expected!

 

4 Months

 

Weight: 12lbs 6oz

 

So this past month, Emmie went bald!!! Not completely, she had a fine covering, but considering she was born with lots of dark hair, she has turned into a little egg head. I expect it will grow back like Fin’s as they seem to be quite similar in colouring, time will tell.… Read More

Baby Development Milestones 3 Months | 12 Weeks

Today we are celebrating baby development milestones 3 months! I can’t believe Emmie is 3 Months old already! My newborn has gone and I have gained a chubby cheeked real little human. She has changed so much since her 2 month update. I really did forget how quickly this stage goes by. It makes me sad they don’t stay little for long, but also incredibly excited to see the little girl she is going to grow into. So without further ado, l give you Emmie’s baby development milestones 3 months!

 

Baby Development Milestones 3 Months | 12 weeks

 

Baby Development Milestones 3 Months | 12 weeks

 

Weight: 11lb 3oz

 

Over the past 4 weeks Emmie has continued to show more and more interest in what’s going on around her. She is extremely nosey. When being held loves nothing more than to sit up and make sure she has had a good look at everything that’s on offer.… Read More

Baby Milestones 2 months | 8 Weeks

Welcome to my first proper monthly update of baby Emmeline! Today we are celebrating her baby milestones 2 Months (or 8 weeks). Technically she is almost 3 months old now, but I am catching up on the backlog. So Without further ado, welcome to Emmies Today I am series. If you have wandered here first you can read about Emmies first month in our ‘Welcome to the world’ post, but for now I give you, baby Milestones 2 months!

 

Baby Milestones 2 Months old | 8 Weeks

 

Baby Milestones 2 Months | 8 Weeks

 

Weight: 9lb 2oz

 

The first 4 weeks passed in a bit of a blur, in fact, I don’t know where the last 4 weeks have gone! I looked at Emmie the other day and I couldn’t believe how big she was. Where did my scrawny little newborn go?

 

Emmie has become more aware of her surrounding over these last few weeks and I love how much she adores her big brother.… Read More