Friday, September 14, 2007

One week old!

Baby Jocelyn is one week old!

It has been lovely being at home. I was discharged from hospital last weekend, 48 hours after my Caesarean section. What a relief! Hospital was noisy with the crying of other babies and poor Jocelyn was quite unsettled. I only managed to get 2-3 hours of sleep in total each night and was exhausted, as Jocelyn was very hungry and wanted feeding all the time. This would have been fine if I had been able to sleep during the day, but I found that with the hospital's routine (the staff in the ward have to do their regular checks on you) that this was impossible too.

Since getting home, Jocelyn and I have been getting into a routine. She is only getting up 2-3 times in the night to feed, so things are not too bad. She is feeding well, sleeping well and putting on weight. Breastfeeding is doing her good, even though I am sore. I am trying not to do too much at home (difficult with Lauren around!) because I am still recovering from my operation and do not want to weaken the scar.

Jocelyn is a lovely baby to look after. She has dazzled us with her smiles and loves to snuggle into your neck when you hold her. We are totally smitten and love her loads!

This is Jocelyn with Daddy.

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Lauren has really loved having Jocelyn around and asks for her every morning when she gets up and each afternoon when she gets home from nursery. She absolutely adores her! This is Lauren holding Jocelyn.

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Lauren playing in Jocelyn's Moses basket (to be fair, this used to hers!).

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Baby Jocelyn sleeping.

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Baby Jocelyn smiling at Mama.

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Another close-up of Jocelyn.

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We are so lucky to have these two lovely little girls!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Baby Jocelyn on film

Here are two videos of baby Jocelyn taken in hospital.

The first was taken on the day Jocelyn was born, when Lauren met her baby sister for the first time. She was really excited to see the "Babies" from Mama's tummy!

The second was taken the next day when Jocelyn was one day old.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Introducing Baby Jocey

Mummy and Jocelyn Min Ayers are now home and doing well.

A Proud Daddy

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Coming home tomorrow?

The doctors say Serena and baby are doing so well that they may let her come home on Saturday afternoon!  I'll have to have a whiz round with the hoover!

I'm a Big Sister!

We have been reading "I'm a Big Sister" by Joanna Cole to Lauren for several months now, in an attempt to prepare her for today. Never-the-less we were really worried about how Lauren would take to a new baby.

Tonight Lauren met her sister for the first time, and hopefully these photos show that she was curious, excited and very careful with "Babies".

Who's That?

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Gently does it

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All Daddy's Girls together!

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It's a...


Little Baby Ayers #2 was born by Caesarian Section at 4:15 pm and weighed in at 3.390 kg (7 lb 7½ oz).

Both Serena and Baby are doing fine.  We'll choose a name in a few days once our newest little one has had chance to show a bit of her personality!

In the meantime here are some photos: (You can see the full set here on Flickr).

Serena just before

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Getting to know you

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I don't want to be weighed!

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The Baby with the X-Factor!

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All Doing Fine

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Big Day

I am about to go to hospital for the Caesarean section. The taxi will be here any moment (with luck; they turned up by mistake yesterday morning and woke us all up!) so I don't have long.

As you can imagine, we are both pretty excited and can't wait to see the new arrival at last. Jase is going to drop Lauren off at nursery this morning and then will join me at the hospital. It's all due to happen sometime this morning, but impossible to say when, as it depends on how many emergency cases they have to do etc.

I didn't sleep much last night, both because the bump was uncomfortable and because I was too excited to sleep. My last opportunity to get a decent night's sleep gone!

No more updates from me until after the baby. However, Jase should be able to contact you all soon to let you know how it goes.