Tuesday, 17 June 2014

And breathe.........


Mineral meditation space at this years Spirit Weavers gathering: Image by Tracey Conti-McCartney (Prism of Threads)
 My Goodness what an eventful couple of weeks it has been!!!!

 Two weeks ago today I gave birth to my beautiful little Alexander Miles (well not too little at 10.2 llbs) via an emergency Cesarian. I had planned to have a natural birth at a special birthing center equipped with birthing pools and aromatherapy oils but due to me developing pre-eclampsia at the last minute was rushed into hospital and induced and then to top it off needed an emergency caesarian after 19 hours of labour. Although the birth was 100% the opposite of what was planned Alexander was born healthy and happy and with a full head of beautiful auburn hair.

Then Saturday we were rushed into the children's hospital with a floppy, unresponsive baby and there were talks of infections and a possibility of meningitis. After a very stressful 48 hours inluding IV medication, a horrible Lumbar puncture, talk of a 3 week stay in hospital and a very neurotic me thinking the worst (doesn't help being a nurse) we were finally discharged last night and told the sample was probably contaminated and judging by how much he had perked up it was probably just a viral infection. Phew!!!

 So it has been a stressful couple of weeks and I have been neglecting some really kind congratulations emails for which I do apologize! Sadly I am also banned from putting any images on facebook or Moon to Moon by my partner (although I have sneaked one on instagram but schhh!) which is a bit sad as i really wanted to show him off.

Thank you for all the kind messages and positive thoughts over the last couple of weeks, it has really meant a lot

xx gabi xx


25 comments:

Leah S said...

I found some fabulous pictures on my phone today, they involved mine and Lizzy's old flat and some of C's fun toys, do you remember? They have some leverage value if you need them! x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and welcome to the world Alexander! You guys sound you've had a rough ride. I had a rough ride with birthing a couple of years ago but have a beautiful boy who amazes us every day. Your blog is an inspiration and light. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your son xxxx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and welcome to the world Alexander! You guys sound you've had a rough ride. I had a rough ride with birthing a couple of years ago but have a beautiful boy who amazes us every day. Your blog is an inspiration and light. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your son xxxx

aroluna said...

Oh Gabi!! what an adventure ;) everything went different than planned except the pleasure, I'm sure, of enjoying and be amazed and ecstatic with beautiful little precious baby you love and will love forever. ~~Warm hug~~

Vix said...

Congratulations and loads of love to you, Gabi! xxx

moonpoppy said...

Congratulations with your brandnew baby-boy.I hope you can relax now and enjoy this special time with your partner and son.

Romy / Hippy at Heart said...

Sounds amazing, Gabi, congrats and well done to master the last weeks like that! xx

LauraC said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your son. I too had a very scary time when my son was 3 weeks old. Eventually it was decided that he had a virus, but we went through a failed spinal tap, a 48 hr hospital stay, and an exhausted Mom (me) who was recovering from my third C-section. I understand the hell that you went through. Glad it came out fine for both of us. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

What a terrible time you have had - best wishes to you all

My Grama's Soul said...

Congrats....Gabi.......what a wonderful new phase of your life you and your soulmate are beginning. Best of luck to all!!

xo

Jo

Sandies' Patch said...

Welcome Alexander Miles!
Congratulations to all!
So glad you are both well now.
xxx

Poonam C said...

Congratulations, Gabi. Good to hear you both got through... such a tough patch. Best wishes.

Kath said...

yay! congratulations both of you. How lovely to have a new baby son.
Well done you. Best wishes from Glastonbury xx

Pauline West said...

Congratulations!! Glad you are safe :) best wishes to all of you!

michelle said...

c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s ! ! !

your positivity is inspiring! enjoy every minute from now on! xo

Anonymous said...

Heartfelt congratulations to you both. The best times of your life are ahead of you xxxxx

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Oh, I understand!! It's rarely what we envision, and when our children do come into this world, they do it their way!! And this is just the beginning. :-) I'm glad to know you are all okay. I remember my best friend told me that the first three months feel like being under water. Knowing that was helpful in getting me through it, and in fact, the fog did lift a little after that.

Congrats dear bohemian friend!! XXOO

RBELUR said...

Congratulations!

gypsie sister said...

Oh Gabi what a ride you guys have had!! I'm so sorry to hear about all the craziness, but at least your all through the other side ok. Being a parent is one of the best but hardest things ever! the rewards of it always win though.

Zoe xxx

Amy said...

Congratulations, and thank you for keeping us updated during what has been a hectic time for you!

Moth Rah said...

Aw, congratulations Gabi! I'm so pleased to hear all the craziness is over. Health and happiness from here on!

Little Alexander sure is going to have a beautiful home!

Cassie
xxx

polline moineau said...

oh bravo to you, it was difficult!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the arrival of baby Alex... so hope things have settled now, and you are able to just have special quiet moments together as a family.
I love your blog and have followed it for six months or so... thanks for so much beautiful inspiration...
(BTW, my Dad has those Handmade Houses books- about 3 different ones- and I loved poring over them, growing up... haha I have even tried to pinch them)
Lots of loving thoughts from Jedda in Australia x

Anonymous said...

Gabi,

I've been enjoying your blog for some time now. You have quite the eye for all things lovely. I am hoping that all is well with baby Alexander--no parent should have to go through what you did.
Cheers from Arizona, Lauren

Anonymous said...

Congrats!