Noah came Early

Yes he did.

Technically he was supposed to finish baking on the 4th of April, however due to little technicalities, which I have moaned about non-stop on this blog, and which I am sure you all got tired of hearing about, the head chef decided to pull him out of the oven 1 week early, on the 27th of March.
So, I’ll be brief. I am so sleepy I swear I could sleep in a chocolate making factory right now…..and NO, not even the chocolate can tempt me away from sleep right now….after I finish this post of course.
 I was induced, but after 18hours of labour ( I kid you not), it was deemed I was not progressing. I was only 3cm dilated. Yes, that is after the midwife broke my waters and I spending hours on a Syntocinon drip ( some labour inducing drip which is an artificial version of Oxcytocin, the hormone responsible for kickstarting labour). It is supposed to be serious stuff, but unfortunately, did not help me. I was having very strong contractions though. Fear not….I was not in pain. Being the wuss I am, I screamed murder and DEMANDED an epidural after the very first contraction. As far as I know, no woman ever got a a medal from anyone for enduring the pain of childbirth so why should go through it when I know I can’t handle it? I had initially said I did not want an epidural, and would only use gas and air, but when it actually started, I lost my marbles. So I went through about 17.5 hours of very strong contractions not feeling anything. ahh…utter bliss.
Anyways, I digress. So, at 11:15 on Wednesday night, the decision was made to wheel me in for an emergency C-Section. At 11:55, Noah came screaming into this world. I’ve been in the hospital since, and only came out last night. All is almost back to normal ( there is still the matter of my stomach, which seems to have no intention of going back to how it was, and painful breastfeeding, which I hear is quite common, so I shall not whinge about that here). Piece of good news though, I do not walk with a crutch anymore. Yay!!
Was that brief enough?
Here are pictures of Noah and Junior Mr.Dibs bonding. It was love at first sight. I am almost not allowed to carry Noah anymore…well…except when he starts sucking his brother’s tshirt, then they bring him to me for feeding.

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  1. April 2, 2012 / 4:50 pm

    Ahhhh! Congrats to you all hunnie πŸ™‚ And welcome to the world Noah!

  2. April 2, 2012 / 4:59 pm

    I had a lovely midwife who, when I expressed epidural reluctance, said "I can't understand why women have to think about something that takes the pain away". The birth sounds like a bit of an ordeal, but not massively out of the ordinary for the first one.

    I'm afraid I feel a little smug being long past the sleep deprivation phase.

    And if Noah grows up half as handsome as his big brother, he'll be chasing the girls away with a stick.

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  4. April 2, 2012 / 5:04 pm

    Thanks Claire.I do this sometimes too on some blog posts.

  5. April 2, 2012 / 5:06 pm

    Wow, you are tough. I totally lost it after the first contraction.Seriously lost it.lol. I get what you mean about Junior Mr.Dibs. My friends are all in love with him.

  6. April 2, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    awww hun, Im so glad went well.. Im going to try to visit you soon. He is lovely !

    Big HUG for you ! xx

  7. April 2, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    Huge congratulations to you! πŸ™‚ I'm sure I would have screamed for an epidural too…!

  8. April 2, 2012 / 6:03 pm

    Oh well done Dibs, he's absolutely gorgeous, look at those cheeks! And yes, his big brother is definitely a future heartbreaker! I can't bear to even think about the sleep deprivation stage, my only words of comfort are that it won't last forever. Congratulations to you and your family. xxx

  9. April 2, 2012 / 6:04 pm

    Oh Dibs! How beautiful are those boys together! Made my heart EXPLODE! Cannot wait to meet Noah!

  10. April 2, 2012 / 6:13 pm

    Congratulations, I am so pleased for you and happy that you are both well. The two boys are gorgeous together

  11. April 2, 2012 / 6:18 pm

    Oh my, so gorgeous!! Congratulations, so happy for you πŸ™‚ xxx

  12. April 2, 2012 / 6:20 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Just utterly adorable, well done on all that hard work. PS The big one is very cute too. x x x

  13. April 2, 2012 / 6:41 pm

    congratulations! Well done! My top BF tips are cotton wool balls soaked in peppermint tea bliss! (I just made a strong cup and then kept it in a water bottle in the fridge & used as needed) And http://www.kellymom.com is THE best site for breastfeeding advice. All information is research based. I found BF very difficult to get established but got there in the end.

  14. April 2, 2012 / 7:14 pm

    Dearest family dibs, huge congratulations!! Wonderful news and what perfect pictures! Your young masters dibs are both gorgeous. Hope you are feeling well and are getting proper pampered Xx

  15. April 2, 2012 / 7:19 pm

    Congratulations! What a gorgeous little chap he is, and the pictures of the two brothers together are so precious. Wishing you a speedy recovery and much joy with your lovely family.

  16. April 2, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    Oh Dibs he is Gorgeous!!!! Congratulations you did it lady!
    Can't wait to see him and hope you'll be feeling better soon! xxxx

  17. April 2, 2012 / 7:22 pm

    Aw congrats! And what lovely photos x

  18. April 2, 2012 / 7:34 pm

    Oh sweetie he is gorgeous! I have come over all broody, which is definitely not allowed! And big brother is a fine young man too! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  19. April 2, 2012 / 7:39 pm

    Oh my goodness, congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your little family! Noah is so lovely, and Junior Mr. Dibs is cute as can be! So happy for you guys!!

  20. April 2, 2012 / 8:02 pm

    YAY!!! BIG CONGRATS, Dibs! He is so beautiful. I just love how happy his big brother looks too! This little man is going to have a lot of love in his life! Like Winnie said, I hope you are getting pampered! Big hugs! xoxoxoxo

  21. April 2, 2012 / 8:13 pm

    Ahh, I will try cotton wool balls and peppermint tea. At this point I am up for trying anything. lol

  22. April 2, 2012 / 8:14 pm

    You bet I am Scruffy. lol, and as usual, I try to milk it.

  23. April 2, 2012 / 8:17 pm

    Thank you.

  24. April 2, 2012 / 8:19 pm

    Waiting for the visit.

  25. April 2, 2012 / 8:19 pm

    hahahahaha. Kat you should have heard me. lol

  26. April 2, 2012 / 8:21 pm

    tell me about it. I was in the room and then went to get water and saw them together. almost made me cry, and I just had to take pictures of them together.

  27. April 2, 2012 / 8:23 pm

    Can I be boastful and say those are my cheeks? lol. Having waited for nine months, I am ready to wait for however long it will take for things to settle down.

  28. April 2, 2012 / 8:28 pm

    Thank you

  29. April 2, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    Awwwww! Yaaaay! I too was induced, planned on gas and air but opted for the bliss of an epidural. I too had very painful breastfeeding (don't let them tell you it's because he's not latching properly either. You know!) I too have a picture of an almost identical "brother from another mother" holding his new born brother and being totally besotted. Ahh the memories you have brought back!
    Well done to you Miss Dibs. Look what you made in your tummy!! It's amazing isn't it πŸ™‚
    Warmest wishes and congratulations to you all!
    Px

  30. April 2, 2012 / 8:40 pm

    Oh Dibs, congratulations!!! He is absolutely gorgeous! What a cute little bundle. Ah yes, and his older brother is gorgeous too. Now make sure you get enough rest, young lady – no fabric shopping for you for a while please! xx

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  32. April 2, 2012 / 8:49 pm

    FΓ©licitations, il est superbe en plus ( pas par politesse)
    I knew it:no news in 2 weeks means good news!!
    And here we are: 2 heartbreakers in town

    PS: do you think Mr Dibs will want to sell his DNA cos his kids are so…beautiful?

  33. April 2, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    Congratulations!!! Glad all are happy and healthy. Here's to a beautiful life ahead …

  34. April 2, 2012 / 8:58 pm

    Oh my goodness!! He's absolutely gorgeous!!! πŸ™‚

    I think you are very brave going through all the medical stuff, I could out-wuss anybody – I get dizzy at a paper cut! You're just bloomin right to get pain killers, that's why they're there.

    Millions of congratulations to you all the Dibs family! xxx πŸ™‚

  35. April 2, 2012 / 9:10 pm

    Oh Dibs, baby Noah is beautiful and he looks very happy in his big brother's arms! I'm sorry you had a tough pregnancy and labour, but I'm so pleased that all has ended well! Many congratulations to you, enjoy!xx

  36. April 2, 2012 / 9:26 pm

    Congratulations! He's beautiful, and I'm so glad you're both ok.

  37. April 2, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    Congratulations! Well done to you and he is just gorgeous πŸ™‚

  38. April 2, 2012 / 10:29 pm

    How lovely! Hope you are doing great!

  39. April 2, 2012 / 10:34 pm

    He is beautiful! Congratulations!

  40. April 2, 2012 / 11:26 pm

    So happy you shared your little blessing with us! Hope things get easier for you. My doctor gave me a great cream that kept me from getting too sore while breastfeeding. It was so long ago I can't remember the name, but it was a prescription. Enjoy your new little man.

  41. April 2, 2012 / 11:34 pm

    Congratulations! The pictures of the brothers Dibs are so freakin adorable.

  42. April 3, 2012 / 4:21 am

    OMG! Congratulations lady! Your family is BEAUTIFUL.

  43. April 3, 2012 / 4:45 am

    Congratulations!! Noah's gorgeous and the pictures of the two brothers are beautiful. They look so happy and content together.

  44. April 3, 2012 / 5:38 am

    Congratulations – I am so pleased for you. Sounds like Little Mr Dibs was so comfy in there he didn't want to come out! The 18.5 hours sounds awful but I am so glad he managed to arrive safely and that you have no more crutches!

  45. April 3, 2012 / 5:42 am

    Congrats! I am so excited for you and your family!

  46. April 3, 2012 / 6:29 am

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  47. April 3, 2012 / 6:30 am

    Congratulations!!
    Very sweet photos of Noah and his big brother… made my eyes water πŸ™‚

  48. April 3, 2012 / 7:46 am

    Congratulations!!! πŸ™‚

  49. April 3, 2012 / 8:02 am

    I did squeal when I read this – Congratulations! What a beautiful family! xx

  50. April 3, 2012 / 11:03 am

    Congratulations! What gorgeous photographs, welcome Noah! x

  51. April 3, 2012 / 12:12 pm

    He's gorgeous! Congratulations!

  52. April 3, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    Oh, happy happiness to all of you! I am so glad to know that you are both alright. Enjoy your baby. Sleep when the baby sleeps. Drink lots of fluids. Remember to brush your teeth occasionally. What a lovely set of boys.

  53. April 3, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    Congratulations! Your two little ones look endlessly sweet together!

  54. Anonymous
    April 4, 2012 / 10:23 am

    Warmest congratulations Dibs, glad you're able to walk on your own now. The pics of the brothers are gorgeous! Now take care and plenty of rest (when you can!)
    Debbie B

  55. April 4, 2012 / 12:00 pm

    Such good news, honey – the biggest hugs for you and your now-one-member-bigger family. Can't wait to see you again & meet the little guy when you're feeling up to it xxx

  56. April 4, 2012 / 12:24 pm

    I'm so happy for you that Noah is here, both of your boys are gorgeous. I'm also slightly jealous you got your epidural so quickly – my midwives made me wait through 9 hours of excruciating syntocin induced contractions before finally letting me have one! And actually I'm just jealous full stop – my baby is now 5 days overdue with no sign of making an appearance any time soon…

  57. April 4, 2012 / 9:28 pm

    Congrats! Such a cute baby πŸ™‚

  58. April 5, 2012 / 6:39 am

    Wonderful news, congratulations. What beautiful boys and how lovely together πŸ™‚

  59. Anonymous
    April 5, 2012 / 7:36 am

    Congratulations.
    Although my favourite bits of this post have been the photos of the young 'uns and the idea of a medal for getting through labour.
    Blessings to you and your family.

  60. April 5, 2012 / 10:53 am

    Congratulations Dibs! He's utterly gorgeous! As long as everyone is healthy I wouldn't be afraid to admit the epidural!

  61. April 6, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    Congratulations! Welcome to Noah!

  62. April 9, 2012 / 10:17 am

    Hey!! Congratulations!! Sounds epic!! Love to your all πŸ™‚ x x x

  63. April 9, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    Congratulations! I am so sorry you had such a difficult time of pregnancy and delivery, I am sure that you feel Noah is worth it. 😎

    The pictures of the two boys are breathtakingly beautiful, brings tears to my eyes. Love made visible.

    Again, congratulations.

  64. April 9, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    Aww congratulations Dibs he is so cute! You must be very proud!!
    Glad to hear you are walking again too!

    P.s I've nominated you for a leibster blog award!! πŸ™‚

  65. April 10, 2012 / 11:00 am

    Oh he's so cute! Congratulations!

  66. April 13, 2012 / 9:09 am

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you all. The boys are beautiful together and Noah looks so tiny and peaceful and cute.

  67. Anonymous
    April 13, 2012 / 7:31 pm

    Congratulations Dibs! He is gorgeous. You should be proud. I must admit I got the epidural too! The pain from latching while breastfeeding will soon subside or the body just becomes accustomed to it and the knee jerking reaction goes away. I am so happy for you. Get rest and take care.

    -Shakira

  68. April 14, 2012 / 9:21 am

    Well done Dibs. Much love and congratulations to you all. Such a gorgeous name. Such beautiful photos and indeed what a love affair is oozing from them! xxxxxx

  69. April 17, 2012 / 4:22 pm

    Congratulations to you! Noah and big brother loos so cute together! Take good care.

  70. April 18, 2012 / 2:40 am

    CONGRADULATIONS…So happy that you and Mr.Noah are doing well.. He is beautiful as is his brother..
    Sending prayers to each of you.. And praying for some extra sleep time..[I so know..how hard it is to come by.ha] God bless!!!

  71. May 6, 2012 / 9:03 am

    Congratulations! Noah is totally gorgeous and well worth the epic labour!

  72. May 15, 2012 / 12:39 pm

    Congratulations! I hadn't realised you were back and back plus one! I'm glad to hear you're recovering. Those are the MOST adorable pictures ever.

  73. September 3, 2012 / 1:06 pm

    Congratulations!!! Such sweeties! I had to laugh when I read your story because mine is the other way around: DM was supposed to be born March 27 and she came on April 2. That was 2007, though πŸ™‚

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