Monday, June 18, 2012

It's a girl!

Our baby was born on the 9th June and weighed a perfect 6lb 13oz

She is now a week old and the past 7 days have been full of heightened emotion, utter exhaustion, complete elation, contentedness, sore nipples and of course, the one they warn you all about: no sleep!

Despite the sore nipples and the lack of sleep, I am in good health and healing well. 

Molly now weighs more than her birth weight and is eating vociferously. I am spending hours on the sofa feeding and enjoying this wonderful bonding experience with my wee one. It is exhausting though and I have barely left the house in the past 9 days. 

Andy has been strong support throughout the post natal part and also coached me through the 7 hours of labour and birth. We were lucky enough to have a natural birth; an amazing experience for all three of us.

I am looking forward to getting back to my yoga practice in a few weeks and am pleased to be back in my pre pregnancy jeans already! It would appear that the 13 years of yoga have paid off; my strong abdominals have helped to keep the bump nice and compact throughout my 10 months of pregnancy. No stretch marks as well, yipee! 

The Yoga Room continues to thrive without me. I am overjoyed to have left my business in such good hands - especially now when I need strong support around me. 

I have attached some pictures of my beautiful little one. More to follow!

Ro x 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Only 4 days to go!

It really is just a waiting game now. I am due in 4 days, but do not feel as though baby is ready! I expect every woman feels the same at this stage....large and very fed up!

I have been spending a lot of time with my family and have been as active as my ever expanding bump will allow. So, I have been as busy as possible.
We had a triple birthday celebration on Sunday for my two sisters and step dad ( see pic ).  I had a super hot curry as I hear that this can get things moving....... sadly, no luck!

All is well at the Yoga Room ( so I hear! ) and I am very happy with the way things are going with my cover teachers. It has been hard to take a step back and I am now missing my practice terribly. I have been doing preggie yoga classes, but the challenge just isn't there. I miss the amazing connection that one gets when practicing Ashtanga. I am a dynamic, active person and Ashtanga resonates well with my personality.

Ah well, everything is transitory and this phase will change and our bundle of fun will be here soon... bring it on!

Love to you all from a very rainy Glasgow
Ro x