In North London right now you will find possibly the happiest couple on the planet. Adele and Edward are the super-proud new parents of the tall (relatively), dark and handsome baby Hector.
Our little boy Hector was four days overdue. At the time we became very impatient to meet him. On the advice of our midwife we took ourselves out to fill this ‘extra time’. We visited friends, went to restaurants and the theatre, we also kept active by going swimming and to yoga for mothers-to-be. We did wonder if he wanted to meet us at all. Had he decided to stay in residence in Del’s Belly?
However, thankfully, on the fourth day he made his belated appearance after a relatively quick four hour labour. He promptly announced his arrival into the world with a little cry which, in effect, caused his parents to start sobbing too. A very emotional start to life.
The home-birth went brilliantly and went exactly as planned. Mother and baby took the experience in their stride and are now happily getting to know each other.
Since his arrival we have been quickly developing our parenting skills; feeding and nappy changing, but mostly we just sit transfixed by the sleeping bundle.
This week we will probably continue our hibernation whilst we become accustomed to each other but by this weekend we expect that we will be up to introducing him to our family and friends. That will be very exciting!
The Birth Stats
Date: 29th June 2007
Location: Tottenham, London
Weight: 7lbs 14oz
Hair: dark, straight
Eyes: Dark Blue
Personality: Absolutely charming!