Baby #2: Jesse Edward Tyrrell was born last Sunday.
Mat woke us up at 11pm after having a nightmare about yoghurt and Jen started feeling a bit off. Her off-ness turned into pain quite shortly and so I spent most of the night massaging her lower back as contractions came and went.
Grandma came over at about 5am to collect Mat (who is having a great time holidaying with her and Grandpa), and Jen and I headed down to the hospital (I didn’t drive nearly as fast this time as I did with Mat).
After a few more hours of labouring, our obstetrician (Dr Parry – really good at obstretric-ing) told us that the baby hadn’t moved down at all and so Jen was labouring for very little gain. A caesarean-section was going to have to be arranged.
It all came about quite quickly, and Jen was prepped and ready within the hour, and I was dressed in surgical blues and brought it to sit with her while they finished cleaning the incision area and then while they removed the kid.
It was very quick, and within about five minutes we were shown a small, purple child and told that we had had a boy!
Hooray for a testosterone-filled house!
From then, Jen has healed remarkably quickly, getting up and walking around the day after the operation, and two days afterwards, having a shower by herself and feeling well enough to walk to a coffee shop in the next building for milkshakes with Mat and Grandma.
Thank God that we have another healthy boy to add to our collection – we already love him heaps, and are looking forward to raising two boys together.
Thanks to everyone who prayed for us and the boys.
I have created another page on this site filled with photos if you are interested.
RodeoClown: tired, but happy.
note: During the operation dropped my sister’s digital camera, killing the XD card inside (if anyone knows how to fix this so I can get some photos out of it pleeeeeease let me know asap, thanks).