At the risk of oversharing, your Dad and I knew we wanted babies sometime after our European honeymoon. We were very lucky and fell the first month of trying.
Your Dad and I were living with Nanna Rob and Grandad during the early stages of our pregnancy. Dad would have to turn our telly up loud to hide the fact that I was vomiting in the upstairs toilet. Your Nanna would yell: “Are you two deaf? Turn down that bloody television.” She felt bad about this once we had told her what we were doing 🙂
I’ll never forget the day we told your grandparents we were having you. When we told Nana Sue and Poppy G they were so elated that they cried. Especially Poppy G, he balled like a little sooky girl. Make sure you tell him I told you this.
The moment we saw you on screen at 12 weeks was pretty amazing. You were treating Mumma’s uterus like a mini slip and slide and smashing out tiny little baby leg presses. So full of energy and so full of life.
The Sonographer thoroughly enjoyed petrifying your Mumma. Some of my favourite lines;
- WOW! big bubba
- That measure can’t be right
- Geez bub has a big little belly! (this makes no sense)…
- This kid will be at least 4kgs
Not knowing your gender was tough for Mumma dearest. I am as nosy as a lying Pinocchio and love to be organised, but I had to respect that Dad wanted the surprise.
Within hours of your birth, I was in recovery and you were with Dad in the nursery. The Nurses went out of their way to come over and tell me they thought you were the most beautiful baby they had ever seen.
Your Dad and I have spent a lot of money over the last 5 years seeing what others had deemed the most beautiful places in the world. But my dear boy, the first time the Nurse placed you in my arms, you looked at me as if you had known me for a lifetime, and finalIy, I had seen the most beautiful thing I could ever imagine.
Life lesson for Mumma:
Making the decision to have a child is a momentous moment: it is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body – Elizabeth Stone