|Mineral meditation space at this years Spirit Weavers gathering: Image by Tracey Conti-McCartney (Prism of Threads)|
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