Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Baby Samuel




Introducing baby Samuel Jacob Clarke. Born on 6 April 2007 (Good Friday), weighing in at 8lb 14 and 51cm long. He did not want to come out of his home but we got there eventually. He is absolutely beautiful (I know I am biased), he didn't have any wrinkles or blotches but had beautiful skin and a little bit of dark hair on top.



So far he is being very good. He eats well and then goes down for a sleep for a while. He does cry and fuss a little especially when it is nappy change time but then he settles straight away when cuddled. We are (of course) using cloth nappies even though we are on tank water supplies. I am a greenie at heart and the chemicals and process involved in making disposables are just awful for both the environment and the baby. I have some really great modern cloth nappies that are very easy to use so there is really not too much hardship except an extra load of washing every few days.

Overall it was a pretty harrowing birth but Marcus was just wonderful and was there beside me encouraging me the whole way. I cannot say it was a beautiful experience but the end result is just perfect.

11 comments:

Cass said...

Oh Bec he is absolutely gorgeous, well done.

ingrid said...

Congratulations Bec! He is just adorable. Those sweet baby cheeks are just divine. Enjoy your first days together, they pass way too quickly.

Marie said...

I agree - he is adorable. Enjoy him.

Natalie said...

You're not being biased, he IS ADORABLE!!!

My first labour was pretty scary too, but my second was just lovely.

You all look so happy in the first photo, sending you lots of good baby vibes your way and enjoy all those beautiful cuddles!
xx

Corrie said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww he is beautiful and well done!!!! wow I can't believe what a big baby and you delivered naturally!!! I had keira who was 8pd 10 and needed a c/s! so well done you!

hope you like your kitchen swap too!!!!!!!!!!!!

Corrie:)

Andrea said...

I don't think you are being biased either, he IS adorable. I love big babies. Ellyse was 9lb 4 oz delivered naturally so I feel your pain!!
I hope you recover well and as Ingrid said, these first days are just so special enjoy it all.

Suz said...

Congratulations Bec. He is simply beautiful!

Leah said...

Bec! You make beautiful babies! He's is just Delectable!
Enjoy your babymoon....
x

Helen said...

Congrats again Bec! Love your DH's grin, priceless being a Dad for the first time! Enjoy!

mary said...

hi sis, that is one fine looking baby there, and what a proud looking father. Good work both of u!!! hope u have rested up and r enjoying being at home. i can see parts of both of u in him already. Give my nephew a kiss for me and mary.

lush_jokes said...

I just wanted to pop in and say Congratulations!! I am awol from the sewing group atm (too much else going on) but popped in because I thought that you must have been close :) He is beautiful.

mel : )