Friday, August 19, 2011

Welcome, Georgette March.

Well, my friends, it's taken me a week to get it together to post our lovely news: baby Georgette was born on Friday August 12th. Just under 3 kilos and 50 cm long.

This third (and final) caesarean section really took the stuffing out of me, following as it did upon the heels of a tough third (and final!) pregnancy. There were a few dramas, including a lengthy, excruciating search for a place to put a spinal block, which ended with Georgette's delivery under general anaesthetic. I don't know too many births that don't come with some level of trauma, but for me, I can't think too hard about that panicky, terrible 45 minutes in the operating theatre while somebody dug around in my spine with a needle. Recovery was much more painful this time around, I think largely due to the bedraggled state I was in by the end of the pregnancy. And a chest infection I caught in hospital hasn't helped the healing abdomen too much.

But every day, I'm feeling closer to the old human I was, thanks to antibiotics, and the loving ministrations of the old Keithmeister (father of three! Oh my.)

And in the end, what a reward at the end of the rainbow. This little babe is a feeding machine, a porker-in-progress. She's got big navy eyes that, when she opens them, wear an expression of sort of goofy suspicion. She's adorable.

(Photo taken on day 2 in the hospital by my lovely and talented friend Shirin Town. You can see her work or contact her for portraits by searching for Shirin Town Photography on Facebook.)

31 comments:

  1. Congratulations one and all - this is such a glorious photo of love and wonder.

    Felicity x

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  2. Congratulations!! What a name! What a family! Incredible photo capturing so much. Relief? Joy? Exhaustion? Love? Incredibly rosy cheeks on Ivy and Teddy? Love it. Hope everything is so so so much better from here. Kellie xx

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  3. Such a beautiful photo. Hope she's settling in well. Thinking of you. When you have some time, please let me know your postal addy. x

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    What wonderful news! What a beautiful name and photo and wonderful family she's been blessed with.

    Sleep now. Shh.xo

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  5. I love her name! Congratulations. :)

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  6. Dear georgette,

    Welcome to the world.

    It is nice to see you really are not a hairy plum!

    And Shirin, please visit when you are in Melbourne.

    Great family shot. I love it.

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  7. Congratulations. Beautiful name. Beatiful family photo. Enjoy. x

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  8. Beautiful photo.

    Glad to hear all was well in the end (& yes I did read your post...I just mean in terms of the safe arrival of plum). Hope all the loving ministrations and antibiotics continue their good work!

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  9. Congratulations! Such a pretty name :)

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  10. Congratulations to you, Keith, Ivy and Teddy on your new family member!!! And congratulations to Georgette for being born into such a beautiful, loving family!

    Can't wait to hear more from your family of now five, after your complete recovery and time spent on enjoying the babymoon, of course...

    Fine

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  11. Well Done You! And Welcome Georgette! And congratulations to all of you on becoming a brand new spanking family of 5. Hope you all have a joyous old time getting to know each other. Bx

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  12. Congratulations to all you lovely Mogantoshes! Well done to you, wonderful Mama. Welcome Georgette. Gorgeous photo. Love.

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  13. Ooh, the news I have been waiting for! CONGRATULATIONS to you all. I love the name Georgette. Hope you're all recovered before you know it. Congratulations again!

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  14. Congratulations. And a special big bloody well done to you - your journey has been rocky and here you are still making us laugh (porker-in-progress... pfft)

    Enjoy your new family.

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  15. What a beautiful photo but I can hardly see the bundle of joy!! Keep an eye on your mailbox lovely lady. xxx

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  16. Congratulations!
    That photo captures such a sweet joy. Enjoy your precious new baby bundle.

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  17. Welcome Georgette March. You've chosen some super people as your family. Enjoy this newborn time Rach, hope you recover well. Love Anna, Chris & Rosie. xxx

    ps. i love their little rosie cheeks!

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  18. So happy for you all dear friend. Recover well and give a super cuddle to Georgette from me, Denis and Bas. Love, Sal xxx

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  19. Well done, mama! You really have had a rough trot this time around. Here's hoping you have a speedy recovery from the birth so that you can enjoy your gorgeous family. Consider asking for a debrief at your maternity hospital - tricky births (and even non-tricky ones) can be traumatic.

    Welcome to the world, gorgeous Georgette! How wonderful to know that you're here.

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  20. Oh Wow!
    Dear friend, aside from the wishes for the healing faerie to pop over for a visit (and perhaps stay for a bit).... Congratulations!
    Welcome to your new home 'lil Georgette, you have chosen well small knowledge holding person. Be gentle with Mum and Dad.
    Congrats to the biggest BIG sister - such responsibility ... and to the big, yet slightly smaller, brother a new role for you.
    Breath deep and smell the new born.
    MWAH! Lo and crew

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  21. My bucket of congratulations is bottomless. Well done everyone!

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  22. Oh thank god. I've been eagerly waiting news of the safe and sound arrival. Congratulations and stuff.

    And well done you. Be proud of yourself.

    xxxx

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  23. Congratulations! She's gorgeous and you all look so happy. So happy for you xxx

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  24. Welcome to your new little one! Gorgeous, gorgeous name. And what a birth story, you poor mama. Best wishes for a speedy regaining of your strength.

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  25. My belated but excruciatingly sincere congratulations! You are a champion incubator, and no doubt an incubator of champions.
    x o x

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  26. Oh sweet Georgette March...you're here and you're beautiful. Well done Muma...what a journey. I hope you've had the time and the space to rest, recover, bond and fall in love.

    Those rosy-cheeked siblings - bless their little hearts. Sibling love is so sweet (most of the time).

    Take care fellow new-muma. Much love xxx

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  27. Sorry it takes a baby to make the lurkers come out of the woods... I've been following for so long and I don't know why I've never said hi.

    Congratulations on your little girl, and what a beautiful name! Enjoy this special time :) x claire

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  28. Oh, HEARTIEST CONGRATULATORIES excellent family! Welcome to the world new one. All the very best for the speediest of recoveries, Mama. x

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  29. Congratulations!
    ... and welcome to this wonderful world Georgette March.

    Take care - you've had a rough time of it - give your body time to recover!

    The thought of coughing with a chest infection after a c-section is horrifying. You poor thing. Thank goodness you have those big navy blue eyes to stare into.

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  30. Holy Mack! Missed it. Now to catch up on all the news... welcome Georgette!!

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