27 April 2008

The Stork Has Landed!

At last Jude Joseph is here!
Born on 26th April 2008
13.36 hrs
7lb 12oz
A very proud new Daddy holds his precious little boy for the first time.
Nana gets to smother him in kisses.
Delighted that at last the wait is over.
Mummy gives Jude a kiss hello.

This was a week that we will never forget.
It is a bit of long story, but I will keep it brief!
I only wish the labour was!
Katie tried very hard to achieve her dream of the Home Birth, but alas things were just not progressing and she was finding the pain too much after 12 hours with only gas & air.
The birthing pool...which I must admit I was not too keen on, was actually a brilliant piece of equipment and I could see as soon a Kate climbed in and got into a comfortable position the frown on her face lifted and she looked more relaxed.
However, as I said things just were not progressing and she was finally taken into hospital by Ambulance at 4 am in the morning.
An epidural was given and the drip put up to try and speed things up a little.
Sadly this did not work either!
By 13.00 hrs it was decided to go to theatre and perform a Cesarean Section.
This is Paul in his scrubs and looking relieved that at last the wait would be over!

I felt honoured that I was able to be there.
13.36......Jude was born.Here is the little chap looking so much better now that he has been fed, dressed and given lots of cuddles.
Now this is a very good tip given to me by one of staff.
There is always a shortage of pillows in the Maternity Dept. Goodness knows where they all go!
So pack 2 of your own and put very bright pillow slips on them so they stick out like sore thumbs and you are reminded to take them home with you!
Nothing like sleeping on your own pillows anyway...
After a few hours Jude's head...which did resemble that of an alien when he first appeared, started to mould itself nicely.
He has huge blue eyes and silky ash blond hair.
Oh yes, and big hands like his Daddy.
I want to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful staff at Queen Mary's, what very special people you all are.
Thank you to all of you have left comments or emailed me about Katie.
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Anonymous said...

Beautiful,beautiful,beautiful just beautiful!
Welcome to the world little bump Jude Joseph you are just going to have the most wonderful time kisses to you sweetheart love auntie Kristina XxX

Rosie said...

Well done Mum!
Congratulations Dad
And Grandma has someone to spoil!

What a gorgeous little boy, hope you all have a wonderful time with him.


Sandi McBride said...

What a beautiful boy is your Jude. Congratulations to all of you, such a lovely present!

Pondside said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations to the new Mum and Dad and to Nana, such a great supporter. Could there be anything in the world more wonderful than a newborn? What a grand summer your family will have!

Simone said...

Congratulations on the birth of Jude Joseph. What blonde hair he has! All the best to all the family.

Liz said...

How wonderful.Many congratulations!

Curlew Country said...

Welcome to the world Jude! What a beautiful boy (I love his blonde hair) and well done Katie. Oh he's going to be so cherished and loved, what a happy, happy family you all make.
Love to all and hope they're all settling in nicely together.
(you are so right about the pillows, I took mine too but your pillowcases are much prettier. Lovely idea.)

Alchamillamolly said...

Hello Grandma - I am sat here crying he is sooooo beautiful arent they wonderful a perfect family. I love the name as well.
Lots of love and big hugs Catherine

Cowboys & Custard said...

Hey Jude & welcome to the world.. what a gorgeous little chap and you must be such a proud Grandma Carol and a very glamorous one too!
Please give my love to Mummy and Daddy and I hope that Katie can come home soon to be with her lovely little man..

Much love

Vanessa said...

Congratulations to the Katherines Dream bloggy family!

I'm glad it all turned out well in the end, Jude was obviously very comfy in Mummy's tummy!

My Mum was ther for my daughters birth, and she said she felt very honoured!

take care all of you!

Vanessa x

Ziakoko said...

Wow- how wonderful! I am having to dry my eyes all my children (4) were born by ceasarian and the first two were emergency ones- so I can imagine every heartaching moment. Well done to all! Regards Zia

shabby chic said...

Congratulations to mum & dad & grandma & clan too!. He looks sooo cute! and gorgeous.

Deb said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby.


Jude Joseph certainly looks settled on that lovely special pillow. He is absolutely gorgeous. I wish Mummy a speedy recovery from the operation, so she can get home very soon to be with her little bundle of joy. x

julia said...

Many congratulations, what a scrumptious boy! Welcome to the world Jude, something tells me he's going to one well loved little boy!
Glad to hear it all went well if not exactly to plan. The fun starts here!
Julia x

Lavender hearts said...

Congratulations! What a trendy little baby with Cath Kidtson pillows! :-)

MarmaladeRose said...

Congratulations! I'm sat here crying and smiling at the same time! I guess its blue bunny ears! Thanks for sharing such a special and precious time. Fi x

Clover Yard said...

Congratulations to you all. Such a special time and what a beautiful baby. You have so much to look forward to.
Love and best wishes,

Mary Isabella said...

My first visit and I am loving it. The baby is so beautiful. I have been reading your other posts this is such a wonderful blog.....

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Carol, congratulations, you must be the proudest grandma, and what a beautiful baby he is!
Lucy x

Summer by the sea said...

Congratulations - Im sorry it didn't all go to plan, but at least he is here safe and well, and Katie didn't have to be induced - Love to all the family - Natalie x

Rhondi said...

Congratulations Nana! He is absolutely perfect. Now the fun begins.
Rhondi xo

Ragged Roses said...

Welcome to the world Jude you beautiful boy! Congratulations Carol I am so happy for you all. At last the wait is over and you all have such happy, magical times ahead of you to share. Lots of love to you all

Miss sew n sew said...

Oh congratulations those pictures are just wonderful they brought a tear to my eye! Well done to Katie he's absulutly beautiful you must be so proud such special times to cherish ahead!
ps the pillow very pretty!

LW said...

Congratulations !!!

What a beautiful baby.


Country Cottage Chic said...

CONGRATULATIONS to all the family! Jude is just adorable!

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Hi Carol,
thanks for visiting my blog ...
Just back from a much needed break far from the madding crowd - it is possible, even in the South of France..!


What a beauty !
You must be sooo proud of your daughter, her husband and, most of all, of your grandson, Jude (love the name..!)

A bientôt :)

periwinkle said...

Congratulations, newborns are just so cute, especially with his fluffy blonde hair.
Lisa x

the homely year said...

How wonderful! Congratulations! Jude is gorgeous. So pleased he arrived safely. We wish you all well and many happy family times in the future.
Margaret and Noreen

Faye 'Country Chic' said...

Oh congratulations!!!
He is a gorgeous little fellow. I can see your daughter and her husband are going to have a fantastic time being parents. I'm sure you will love to spoil him rotten too.

Joy said...

Congrats on the birth of your
sweet little grandson! Jude is a
great name too.

Grand Life said...

So happy he is here and everything is well. He is a beautiful baby.
Being a grandmother is just the best thing in the world.

Sal said...

What a beautiful baby! Congratulations to everyone. Sal;-)

prettyshabby said...

Congratulations! what wonderful photographs, Jude looks just gorgeous x

Linnea said...

Aww.... Congratulations!!!!!! Your family is so beautiful, and everyone looks very happy. This is my first time at your blog, and I am really enjoying reading your posts!! I also liked the music playing... that John Mayer song 'belief' on your playlist is quite nice. Hope you're having a fantastic day and lots of family time with the newborn.

jenn and jacqui at the bowerbirds nest said...

Hi sweet lady, you are now a Grandma! A HUGE Congratulations to you all, what a darling little baby boy he is, welcome to the world Jude Joseph!! We have been thinking of you and Katie. Well sweet Katie things don't always go as planned but look at that precious little bundle and isn't every minute totally worth it! Lovely photos of lovely family, he will be so loved and cherished!

Much happiness and huge hugs,
Jenn and Jacqui

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol,
How is Katie? i hope she is on the mend and feeling a lot better...she did a great job...are you round there now kissing and cuddling baby Jude?????? ;) make sure Guy doesn't get jealous lol.
Hope your all well and making the most of this lovely time.
Love and hugs Kristina XxX

Henna said...

What a lovely blog :-) Congratulations to the whole family! Beautiful baby boy!

Have many lovely moments!

/ Anne

Alchamillamolly said...

Not a baby comment - have already made one of those! will check the sellers for the oilcloth on ebay for you over the weekend

Vintage Amethyst said...

He is just absolutely beautiful, what a little cutie!
Lots of love to all the family.
Love Alison x

Rubyred said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful grandson!What a little treasure,love his silky blonde hair!This is just the start of special times together!
Rachel x

Pretty Practicals said...

Congratulations to Katie and Paul.
How lovely that this beautiful little boy has finally arrived.
Chat soon, Liz

Rubyred said...

Hi Katherine,yes I am at Burford on Bank Holiday Monday.It would be lovely to meet you and put a face to the blog.We've got lots of lovely bargains too!
Rachel x

pink-petal-designs said...

congratulations, he is georgoues, so beautiful. !!
Sarah x

Marja Kristiina said...

Oh Carol, he's precious!!!! Super warm congrats to your entire circle of family!

a home far away said...

What a beautiful baby boy!
Congratulations from Singapore:-)

Lace hearts said...

Wonderful! Huge congratulations - and thank you for posting pictures so quickly. Carol, he's beautiful, absolutely perfect. Sorry to hear all didn't go as smoothly as wanted with the birth, but then I guess births are very rarely as expected.
Have fun with the new born. xxx