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She was born at home on Saturday 15th January at 12.36, weighing 8lbs13oz. The home birth experience was very special indeed. Jo was absolutely amazing. I am writing a blog post about the home birth, from a dad’s perspective, so will save the full story of the actual birth for that next post.
Matilda is a very beautiful little girl indeed and is doing very well, as is Jo. We have been enjoying a very quiet week, getting used to being a family of four for the first time. Archie is a proud big brother, even if sometimes the look on his face belies a little bit of “so, er, who are you? And, er, exactly how long are you intending on hanging around here?!”.
We have been blown away by the scale of warmth and love shown in everyone’s comments on twitter and Facebook. I lost count last Saturday but there were somewhere near 500 tweets about Matilda’s birth. If only I could thank everyone individually!
After the early difficulties of the pregnancy, where we lost a twin, we were so thrilled to have a healthy baby. And, of course, we were so excited to have a little girl. Mind you, initially I said she was a boy. The midwife believed me. Jo believed the midwife. And for a whole hour, Matilda was, well, Finlay! Don’t ask!! I’ll be telling that story in more detail too in my next post about the home birth.
In the meantime, we are thoroughly enjoying our little girl, while at the same time being as sleep deprived as we could possibly be. But hey, as one of my best friends says, Sleep is for the Weak – and who needs sleep when it’s a squishy, squidgy bundle called Matilda which is keeping you awake?!