In December of 2013 Marty and I found out that I was 5 weeks pregnant. We had decided to start trying in October and we were very lucky for it to happen so quickly. I have to admit that it was a LOT quicker than I expected, after being on the pill since I was 17, I had thought it would take sometime for me to fall, but I was overjoyed just the same.
We decided to tell our family and close friends straight away, since it was the festive season there was no way I was going to get away with being around those who really know me and not have a celebratory drink!
|35 Weeks (please excuse my hair!)|
We decided to go through the public system and the Midwifery Group Practice through Maitland Hospital where we were able to have the one Midwife throughout my whole pregnancy and she was fantastic! I saw her every fortnight and then every week towards the end and she then came to the house once a week for 6 weeks after bub was born.
So I wont go into detail but at 4:00pm on 14 August 2014 I met our Midwife at the hospital because my water had broken and 26 hours, some morphine for pain relief to sleep, then being induced because everything stopped, then some gas and an epidural later…..we welcomed our beautiful baby boy into the world.
|Zack Graeme Martin|
6:30 pm, 15 August 2014
7 pounds 51 cm
I have to say, and I may be biased, that this little guy is the coolest little dude I’ve ever known! He is so laid back and happy. He just cruises through life and handles whatever it throws at him. At 3 months he ended up with Hand Foot & Mouth which is very uncomfortable (I know this not from Z but from Marty who caught it from him and I got to hear alllll about it!) and he still manage to give us lots of smiles.
He is growing so quickly, every day I see changes in him and see him learning new things. I could sit and just watch him all day, discovering his hands or working out how to play with a new toy that he’s discovered.
A few years ago I loved playing with my nieces and nephews and friends children but didn’t really see myself having my own, but now that I have this little guy I honestly cant imagine my life without him in it.