Yep, he's here. A beautifull little boy called Quynthen.
He was born yesterday 18 March at 5.31 pm, weighing 3680 grams at 53 cm length. He and his mom are still at the hospital a.t.m. because he had a tiny bit of problems with breathing last night because not as much mucus and amniotic fluid were pressed out of his lungs and stomach during birth as normally would happen. He had his stomach pumped this morning because he kept throwing up and swallowing back in the amniotic fluid he expelled from his lungs, but he's recovering very good now, so he and his mom are fine now and are staying in one more night just for observation purposes, as far as we can see now.
I don't have much time now, so I'll leave you with a nice picture. Once they are home and I can make a couple of good pictures and have some time left for writing up a story you can expect a nice front page article from me, so stay tuned!
Thank you all for your kind replies. It has been an extremely busy and emotional week for us (I lost 13 pounds in 10 days, lol). Quynthen had a bit of a rough start, but all is very well now. Once we're really getting into the rhythm of feeding, cleaning and sleeping I hope to have more time and be able to reply to all your topics as well.
I hope you're all ok, and see you again soon
Here's Quynthen in his rural camouflage suit
We're slowely getting the hang of things here, unfortunately I'm still lacking the time to write up a full story. My computertime is still confined to 15-30 minute parts a day with all the visits and arrangements to be made. At least were getting some more sleep now
btw how do you pronounce his name? is it split down?
His name is pronounced the same as Quinten (kwin-tun).
It's the welsh spelling of Quinten.
He's 3 weeks old now, and yeah, the days fly by like someone made the days 10 hours shorter after his birth. We're definately in one of the rapids of the river of our lives, but it's definately a fun ride!
I guess saying he's the center of our universe would still be an understatement
He sure makes a change in life, and it learns you to appreciate the smallest things in life. Having time for a cup of coffee at 6 AM in the morning already seems like a blessing now. The relationship with my wife is strengthening with huge steps. Not that so much has changed between us, but that little lump of cuteness sure makes us apreciate eachother so much more now. It's at times like these that you really learn working as a team, sharing your love and being there for eachother. It feels like we've grown up all over again
You mentioned working as a team, NT, which brought this to mind. It is SO great that you are a team because it will be SOOOO huge when he starts to grow up and may try to work one parent against the other; which causes SOOO many rifts in marriages, especially if parents aren't on the same page with parenting. However, I hope he remains the sweetheart that he is, and you both never have to go through that!
Quynthen is keeping us quite busy these days. Him, the household, garden, shopping, all the extra jobs and appointments are keeping me busy for at least 12-16 hours a day. I'm going to start practicing on giving him the bottle (with mum's milk) soon, and we're starting to build up some stock of it in the freezer. Lot's of sterilizing going on, another thing learned Quynthen is also discovering how much fun it is to smile and laugh, so here's a few more pictures;
Thanks luba Are you sure you're not having a fever and hallucinations
Actually I'm looking quite tired, unshaven and sweaty (its warm here) at the moment, but I'm feeling great. Ofcourse when that little guy is smiling at me, my heart and tiredness just melt away instantly, he's like an extra sun that shines day and night!