Following on from baby #1 in April 2018, baby #2 was birthed safely on Tuesday the 19th of January at 13.19.

Weighing 7lb 8oz, Theodore was lighter than predicted, but still bore a big bruise on one of his upper arms (the left I think), possibly due to shoulder dystocia and the subsequent use of the McRoberts manoeuvre, which is like the coolest manoeuvre ever.

After a relatively long, low on energy, forceps delivery with Rafe, I am super happy to have birthed Theodore more or less by myself. I still had a lot of help from the brilliant team at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, but I did push him out and I am very proud of that.

And not only did he get to go straight from vagina to chest for vernix covered snuggles, Sam also got to cut the cord this time. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

I’m planning to do a longer post on the birth in due course, but for now, here are a few more pictures:

Alien like only two hours after birth
Rafe wanting to sleeping bag matchy matchy with his brother
Totally bananas on day 3 of life