Saturday, 4 August 2012

A Rose

Rose is here. She was almost two weeks late, born Wednesday 18th July at 5.30am. Labour was horrific, I think I'll do a post about that seperately as now that a few weeks have past it's not too upsetting to talk about. She's perfect. Nothing could have prepared me for how much I love her. Here she is in hospital...

In an adorable outfit looking like a gremlin...

And with her mum...

Motherhood is the hardest thing I've ever been through. She sleeps in dribs and drabs, paying no attention to the time of day, and at night it's incredibly hard to join in with her blase attitude to time and not get upset. But every time we have a "good night", with her sleeping in her cot for a few hours, it feels like a huge success. The emotional rolercoaster is hard to describe, and to be honest the first week of tears and fears is already difficult to remember. I can't get enough of her and kiss her head all day long. I love picking her up and remembering how delicious she smells. I could look at her forever. Breastfeeding is infinitely harder than I could have prepared for, I might do a post about it because I want to always remember how proud I should be that I've stuck with it despite the pain and relentlessness. She's sometimes feeding for hours at the moment, which means that doing anything is impossible...I have become the queen of multi-tasking eating meals with one hand while she's attached to my chest. She's growing and changing by the day, it's so mind blowing to watch. Our mantra has become "it'll get easier".

x x x x x x


  1. Aww Amy! This post has proper got me in tears! You both look so wonderful and healthy together. I know you know all the stress, tears and pain are totally worth it and i can't wait to watch her grow so rapidly over the next few months. You should be feeling smug about what an absolutely beautiful little girl you have brought into the world. Haha, sorry for being so soppy!

  2. Aw thank you! Would you like to come meet the little bundle of joy sometime? She's the best, pushing her around in the pram makes me feel so proud!

  3. I would definitely like to meet her! I can't promise i won't try to run off with her, can't even promise i'll acknowledge your existence when she's around!