Rowan Kenneth Christopher Webb was born on April 7th at 11.23am (7lb 2oz, or 3225g; 51cm) after labouring for close to 36 hours. He is on the smaller side and we're both genuinely surprised - although it seems as though he followed a similar growth curve to me (I was born at 38 weeks and weighed 6lb 13oz; Rowan was born at 39 weeks and 2 days). The first day was spent labouring at home, and the last eleven hours at the hospital. I'm happy to say that Rowan was born as a result of a natural, drug-free birth, and we arrived home on Monday.
Now it is a matter of getting into a new routine, a new kind of normal. Motherhood is both exhausting and exciting (there are triumphs and challenges), and in a way it seems that after the years of infertility I'll suddenly wake up to find that this has all been just a dream! But it's not, I snuggle our little boy and know that it has all been worth it.
Welcome to the world, Rowan. We're glad that you're here earthside. :)
For more pictures, see his gallery.
|Rowan's first picture, only minutes old. |
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|Preparing to be weighed and measured.|
|Family picture, about 2hrs after the birth.|
|Rowan's manatee plushie, and a brilliantly awesome card from his Auntie Marisa.|
|Father and son time. <3|
|Rowan rocks turquoise for the first time.|
|Sweet dreams at 6 days old.|