Our little daughter, Stevie Nell Madden. And I must say, I am in love. Other than the ups and downs of learning how to look after a baby, and the fears of keeping this little thing alive and kicking, generally I am over the moon about our little bundle of joy. I cannot stop staring at her little face and giving her hundreds of kisses.
So, just over two and a half weeks early I went into labour on Tuesday night the 21st of October, and 4 hours later, Stevie was born. I have quite a birth story to tell you, and one of which I am very proud of and feel that it is my greatest achievement to date. I feel teary when I think about it and I have all the awesome staff at the Warragul hospital to thank for the way it all turned out. It was intense and painful, but also very amazing at the same time. The memory is already starting to fade, so when I get some more time I am going to write it down so I don't forget the details. It feels like it happened about six months ago already! For now I'll just show her off to you guys, and get into the nitty gritty later.
Here is Jim, me & Stevie at home. We came home on Saturday, after I spent a few days in hospital.
Here is Stevie doing what she does best, sleeping.
This is me with my little cocoon baby still in hospital.
Here is my labour-room hero and the little nugget.
Some more snaps at home in the backyard.
And a shot of us right after the birth in the birthing suite.
So I'll leave you with those photos for now, and few words but I promise I will be back soon with more. For now I need to go and regain some energy and do some chores before the little sweetheart starts demanding her next feed.
Hope you've enjoyed our photos :)