Wednesday, January 20, 2010

And along came Phoenix

Welcome to our world Phoenix John!

Our precious littlest bundle was born in the shower (so, kind of a water birth!) fast and early (at 35wks) on the 14th January 2010. He weighed 2.9kg.

24hrs in the Neonatal Care Unit gave him a clear bill of health, and four days later we were finally home!

Phoenix with the gorgeous little name plaque that one of the NCU midwives made for him. She makes them for all the NCU babies, and we truly treasure ours.


Feeling euphoria after our fast and amazing birthing. My body went from 1cm and thick to birthing in just two hours! Every single surge was important, fulfilling the role of opening me up to release my baby from my body. The mindblowing part for me is that this time around I was able to go so deeply within myself, feeling every centimetre opening and I instinctively knew exactly what my body needed during the whole experience. This time around I can say that there was absolutely no fear and therefore no pain. I just accepted the journey!


The universe is so amazing, the way it provides for us what we need. The paediatricians were awaiting Phoenix's birth in the NCU - they wanted to be present when he emerged. I truly do not know how but the buzzer did not work, and they didn't know that he was born for a little while after he came - giving me the precious skin to skin bonding time that we needed. The lady in the photo with us is Felicity, our amazing midwife, from the Midwifery Group Practice here in Ipswich.


And our sleeping beauty - he truly is stunning *swoon*. He is a treasure - and has already showcased his star ability for an antenatal class in the hospital, at just two days old!


So, I guess y'all know now that I am on my babymoon, and will remain so until further notice. However I do have a bit backlogged here and am going to get through that just as fast as I can - please be patient with me while we adjust to all these changes. Oh, I didn't mention that Miss Lola starts prep next week! Lordy me, its a big year this year!!!

19 comments:

Rose.W. said...

Congrats and Welcome to the wold Phoenix :) He is sooooo gorgeous, and look at you, not a hair out of place after the birth lol...

Enjoy your sweet blessing. (You are making me clucky and I have sworn 3 is enough lol)

Hope Miss Lola has a great first day at Prep (my DD starts next week too)

Again a big Congrats to the whole beetlebums family :)

Christie said...

Congratulations Mel and the Beetlebums family. He is just adorable!!
xx

kristie said...

wow!!! what gorgeous pic's. Enjoy your babymoon mel:)

Tracy said...

Congratulations Mel and family. He is sooo beautiful and tiny. What an amazing birth too :) I'm so pleased it went so well for you both. All my best wishes

Kelly said...

He is so beautiful Mel. Congratulations again - kick back and enjoy being a mum 3rd time around. Can't wait to meet the little man.

Hugs
Kelly :D

Ying said...

He is so so beautiful Mel, almost convinces me to have another baby LOL Gosh these photos bring back lots of memories of the days both kids were born too (although I didn't look as good as you LOL).
Congratulations Mel and the whole Beetlebum family!

Mandy said...

Oh, he's just divine Mel! Enjoy your babymoon :)

Michelle said...

Congratulations, he is just adorable

danielle said...

So gorgeous. You must be totally smitten. My SIL is a midwife at Ipswich Hospital ;) Enjoy breathing in that new baby love. As we all know it doesn't last long enough.... xx

~ : Mama Koala : ~ said...

Cobgratulations! I had felicity at my birth too :D She was fantastic. I only just managed to get into the bathtub and she reminded me not to touch in a very calm and soothing way.
What a gorgeous little boy you have. Enjoy your babymoon.

angelskies said...

congratulations!! he is just beautiful!!

Lesley said...

Enjoy your babymoon Missy Mel. Phoenix is just beautiful and I'm sure Miss Lola will love prep :)

Love and hugs all the cherubs

NatX said...

Huge hugs and congrats my friend, missed chatting to you and cannot wait to see him, i am thrilled for you, your story made me cry...
He is stunning Mel, and other beautiful addition to your beautiful family, yo look amazing xxx
hugs and loads of love
natxxxxxxxxx

Claire said...

Awwww, huge congrats Mel! He is a keeper for sure ;) I love your words and that great pic of you two together ~ divine!
Enjoy your babymoon, and using those teensy weensy nappies xox

jodes07 said...

Congrats! That IS a beautiful name! He is gorgeous!

emma said...

What a wonderful birth you had! Makes me hopeful for my next one (if i am that lucky). Congratulations on your gorgeous man, enjoy your well deserved babymoon x

Trudy said...

Congratulations to all of you. Phoenix is gorgeous and I really really love his name. Thank you for your story, I loved every second and you look so beautiful in the first photo of the two of you (as you always do but especially in this photo.) The tears really do spilleth over when I read of truly empowering birth experiences. I feel elated for you and for Phoenix at such a wonderful and positive entrance into our world.

Kira said...

Congratulations Mel. He is stunning and you look amazing after the birth! Enjoy your babymoon :)

beeware said...

Mel you look radiant! Blessings to your beautiful babe. Hope all is going well.
Welcome to the 3-kid club!!