If you follow me on twitter, you may have already seen that last Sunday I gave birth to our son. He was born at 1.40pm, weighed 8 lb 6 and we've called him Giles. To be honest, the time since then has been a blur of nappy changing and cuddling, and we've both spent hours just staring at him and trying to work out how to do this parenting thing. It's amazing and wonderful how much your life can change in an instant.
I've also been spending a lot of time recovering. I had a textbook labour right until the very end when he twisted and got stuck. This meant that I needed forceps. Luckily Giles was just fine and not distressed at all, but I ended up needing surgery and three blood transfusions. Considering all of that, I am doing really well, but it's still early days yet. Tom is on paternity leave and he's been great at helping me as much as possible, giving me plenty of opportunities to cuddle with Giles while resting and getting my strength back.
Hope everyone has been doing well over the past week, I'm looking forward to slowly getting back to blogging over the next few weeks and months. Let me know in the comments what I've missed over the past week :)