Meet Hendrix, our little man who decided to swiftly arrive into our lives on the 25th of June 2017 at 5:47pm after a very lovely labour and delivery. He weighed a healthy 7 pounds 10 ounces of pure perfection. As soon as he came into this world and was placed into my arms, my heart doubled in size, so much so I would often cry tears of happiness when I looked at him. Because how could anything be that beautiful?! He is just so perfect. We would sit and watch him for hours, soaking in every ounce of him. And even now, we look at him with in the same way as he's growing and becoming more aware of the world around him. It brings us both so much happiness, it is indescribable. I could quite easily have a dozen babies to experience those first moments over and over again. There is no better feeling than meeting your baby for the first time. I remember thinking to myself that I could do it all over again which seemed to horrify everyone else I shared that thought with.
I never truly knew what being a mum would feel like but I never thought that being a mum could ever feel this good even when you feel so tired! Of course, I have those days where we stay in bed till three o'clock and pretend the outside world doesn't exist. While I still struggle to eat the remains of my breakfast, usually soggy cereal. And don't forget the joy of finding dried baby sick that has truly cemented itself into the ends of my hair. I've found motherhood to be a rollercoaster, constantly wondering if I am doing it right, but I think in the past five months I've realised that we're all kind of winging it. Or at least that's what I have been telling myself. Time felt a lot slower when I was eagerly counting the weeks to my due date and now those fresh out of the womb, newborn moments seem to be distant and hazy. It's been five and a half months since I've given birth to this little joy and honestly time has never felt so fast before. Weeks and months are whizzing by.
Speaking of time, I've realised it has taken me a r e a l l y long time to get round to be able to blog again. For the mum's and dad's that are able to jump back into blogging days, weeks, even hours after having a baby I applaud you with my hands and my feet. In the early days after giving birth I barely managed to go to the toilet by myself in fear that something would happen to my little squish if I left the room. It makes me chuckle thinking about that now. Let me know if you would like to read more about my birth story I will work on getting that up for you in the next few weeks. For now I'm hoping to post once a week on a Sunday at 10:00am. I've got quite a lot of exciting things to write about and I'm feeling quite inspired.