Or….. Not!

View from my seat…

This was yesterday. The day when I should have been in hospital having a C-section! Instead, baby and I decided to stick it to the man, and I gave birth early Saturday morning following a fairly fast and furious labour. Sans epidural, what’s more. Owwie.

So everybody please put your hands together for young Rohan Patrick. Born April 11th, 2009, at 3.23kg (or 7lb 2oz). I am so grateful to him for deciding to arrive in such a trouble free/surgery free way. I’m feeling significantly better than if I had just had a C-section, that’s for sure. And I’m finally on some antibiotics for that other troublesome problem, so everything’s coming out for the better. Unfortunately someone seems to have misplaced my order for “one who sleeps at night”, so as soon as we get that sorted out, it will all be good :giggle:

Nothing untoward is going on here – this is just Rohan grooving to some tunes – his routine hearing test in the hospital (which he passed). I just think it’s a cute pic!

25 responses to “Or….. Not!

  1. YAY! Go Melanie – and go gorgeous little Rohan! Well done on the VBAC sans epidural – owie at the time, but so much better afterwards! Glad that the caesar didn’t happen after all. What a beautiful little baby – so pleased for you. Congratulations!

  2. What a beautiful boy to add to your family! Congratulations! And no matter how he had arrived, as long as everyone was here, healthy and well – it really wouldn’t matter 😉
    Enjoy him, even if he has his nights and days turned around.

  3. Congratulations.

  4. Welcome to the world, Rohan!! Good job keeping Mom on her toes right from the get go 😉

    So glad to hear you are doing well, Mel 🙂

  5. Congratulations Melanie!!! Welcome to the world Rohan. You are a cutie patootie! Love the hearing test pic. I had no idea that’s how they do it. 🙂 My 2 babies were born with fast and furious labor and delivery (less than 3 hours from start to finish) and sans epidural. It hurt like hell during, hurt not so hellish after and then you forget the pain after a while… PROMISE. 🙂

  6. Congrats Mel and the whole family! glad to hear that things worked out so well for you both.

  7. What a cutie 🙂 Congratulations!!

  8. Definitely a cute picture. He’s just adorable!

  9. Congratulations, Melanie! He’s lovely and I’m so pleased for you that things went as you had hoped.

  10. Oh Mel, he’s absolutely gorgeous!!! Congratulations!!! Kudos to you for making it through drug-free.

  11. Congratulations 🙂

  12. He’s absolutely beautiful!!!


    Glad the birth went well.

    Hope he gets the knack of sleeping through the night soon. Hopefully he won’t be like my son and decide that he can’t sleep through the night until he’s about 8 or so. 😉

    Love all the projects you have made lately…pincushion, ball, etc.

  13. Aww sweeeeeetie 🙂

  14. Welcome Rohan! What a sweetie!

  15. Welcome to Rohan and congrats, glad you are both well

  16. Big congratulations Mel & welcome little Rohan.

  17. ooooh!!! well done, you!!! huge congrats : )

  18. Congratulations Melanie and of course a big cuddle and welcome to Rohan.

  19. Hiya Rohan! It’s so nice to see you! Way to go, Melanie (and Rohan), on being able to do the VBAC after all, even if you didn’t have time for an epidural. I’m sure you’re all settling in nicely, so I’ll leave you to it. Congratulations!

  20. Goodness! What a time to find your lovely blog! Congratulations to you and yours – now go and have a lie down and a big cup of tea while you can.

  21. Congratulations to you all!

    Wishing you joy, and sleep.

  22. Congratulations, Melanie! Welcome, gorgeous little Rohan! No… you don’t really know me, at least, not that I know of… but came here accidentally while I was looking around to see if there are other moms out there whose head is so full of Yucky Mucky Nappy and Ch..Ch..Ch.. you Brush your Teeth and Bump-a-Deedle Everybody Dance with me! My girl just turned four loves them and loves to sing Yucky Mucky Nappy to her little one year old brother:) Cheers and Take Care!

  23. Oh my gosh, I am so behind!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! He is absolutely beautiful and I love his name. I was thinking of you the other day and wondering how you were doing, thought I had better work on whittling down my blog reader…and look! A baby!

    Great job, Mama!

  24. I am even further behing than Missy!!! Congratulations on the new arrival Mel, he is gorgeous and that hearing test photo is certainly cute.