Leisha’s Blog

Thursday, December 20

Home for Christmas.

Last night Michael brought Cameron and I home from the hospital. Cameron was born on Saturday night at 10:42pm by c- section. He weighed 7 lb 2oz. He is the spitting image of his brother at the same age. Kyan is excited about his brother, but also I suspect figuring out how to make sure he still gets all the attention. He loved visiting him inthe hospital.

We were due to be booked in for the ceasarean this coming Friday, 3 days before his actual due date of the 25th. I had a few pains during the night on Friday night but nothing I gave a second thought to. I had some more twinges on Saturday monring, but still managed to get out to buy a Christmas tree, have lunch and show Mum around China town before giving up and heading home. On the way home, it was becoming more apparent that maybe something wasn't quite right. We couldn't get a cab so persevered the bus ride home and called the Doctor, who said to come in to the hospital, and he would deliver us whether it was labour or not since we were so close anyway.

The contractions were pretty awful, but they had to let them happen so they could get a trace reading. They did give me some medication to stop them after a while, although it didn't last long. We finally headed into theatre and had our little boy. We then spent forever in recovery. Even after we were cleared from recovery, it took another 2 or so hours to get moved to the ward, so Cameron was a good 6 hours old before we got to have him again, which I was really not impressed with.

Our Dr was awesome, but the rest of the hospital left a lot to be desired. It was certainly no Sunnybank private, hence me coming home so early. I had the first couple of nights to myself which was really nice and had an amazing view of New York Harbour from my bed, but then on Day 2 I was unlucky enough to get a roommate who put her TV on the moment she arrived and still had it going loudly when we left. That comnibed with her snoring and constant complaining, made it a not very restlful place to recover, so I got myself discharged early. Our first night home, was very broken with Cameron needing to be fed so often, but I still got a far better rest than I was getting at the hospital. Not to mention that when I need help here, I actually get it rather than staff who I'm sure are competent at their job, but many of which do not normally work at that hospital so don't know the procedures, or just didn't really care all that much.

So, we are tired, but home in plenty of time for Christmas. Feeding is going well, although painful as expected. Today we have to decorate the tree and take some family photos. I've just heard the sound of a nappy being filled from the other side of the room, so I guess my break time is over.

For all those who have sent lovely emails, we'll return them as soon as we can manage a bit of time.

Here are a few photos. We've already circulated them via email, but they'll do till we get 5 seconds to get some more uploaded.



28 comments:

Marcie said...

He's beautiful Alicia! Glad you and the baby are home safe and sound.

ScrapbooksbyKarrilee said...

Wow - gorgeous photo's... you both look great! When I had my little one I had a room to myself but we had so many visitors and staff in and out, that I opted to come home less than 20 hours after having our dd!? I got way more rest at home as well!

Congrats again! What a Christmas gift!!!

Kelly said...

What a little peanut! How adorable. Sorry your stay wasn't more restful. Hoping the lil guy gets a good latch so it doesn't hurt anymore!

Sandra said...

Just popped in here to get some more details after I got your email....wow a bit scary...and having to catch a bus in labour, you poor thing, glad it all worked out and a big CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

pamala said...

Congrats!!!
What a handsome little guy!!! Beautiful pics!!!

Leenie said...

Oh Alicia... I'm so glad I went blog hopping today!!! A HUGE Congratulations on the safe arrival of baby Cameron! He's gorgeous! My sister had a baby boy on Monday night! So I'm really excited too!!! hehe Take care!

Cass said...

Hugest congrats to you Leish on the safe arrival of your little man. Our little princess arrived on Dec 15th. :)

Ang said...

I've been waiting for this blog! A huge congratulations on your beautiful new addition. All our Love xxxx

Anonymous said...

HUGEST CONGRATS to you all He is absolutely adorable, Another nephew.

Big Hugs to you all

Melinda
xxxx

Beverley Todd said...

What a sweetie! I wish I'd looked that good after I had my last babe! LOL.
((((Hugz))))

Michelle Jamieson said...

Congratulations Leish, Michael and Kyan on the safe arrival of little Cameron! I'm so glad all went well for you!

He's just beautiful! :)

Chelle Xx

Celeste B. said...

He's so cute Alicia. Congrats.

ScrapManda said...

Big congrats Leish to you and the rest of your beautiful family! Welcome Cameron! Pleased to hear he arrived safely and you are both well! MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all!

Kerryn said...

The best christmas present ever!!!
Baby Cameron is gorgeous Leish, a big congrats to you all.
Glad everything went well and that you are now home.

AnnetteL said...

A huge congratulations extended to you and your family! Cameron is gorgeous Leish and I am so glad everything went well for you in the end. A pity about the hospital but glad you are at home resting. Look forward to more photos soon! Take care of you and bub!

Trudi said...

Congratulations to the Barry family!!! Cameron is just too darn cute!!

So pleased that everything went well

Linda Beeson said...

So sweet! Glad that things seemed to go well for all of you and welcome to that adorable new little man!

Sara Pearcy said...

Congratulations again Leish. He's gorgeous.

Oh Scrap!! said...

Alicia he is totally adorable,i can't wait to see you both,big hugs,Rosa.

Amy Teets said...

He's beautiful!!!! Sorry you had such a bad experience at the hospital :(

Michelle said...

Congrats to you and your family!he is beautiful enjoy him!!

Belinda said...

Congrats Leish. Love that photo of you & Cameron. Also wishing you all a wonderful christmas. Do take care and try to rest a little. Belinda N xx

Lainey said...

Congratulations Alicia! I'm so happy for you and your little boy is just perfect!

Elisa K said...

Alicia he is so beautiful. Glad you were able to go home a bit early. I can relate to your hospital experience. Hugs to you and hope your holidays were well.

Michelle Lindenmayer said...

Alicia - he is just so beautiful. Congraulations to you and Michael and Kyan. I hope things go smoothly for you and you can get some rest here and there.

Mel Nunn said...

Gorgeous bubba Alicia! Congrats... I have just been surfing your older posts. Of course I remember you, you dag! We did a letter swap over at SAM!

I hope you guys have a time o/s with your gorgeous family!

Happy New Year,
Mel

Tanya Reedy said...

Congrats to all, Love the name Cameron!! Hope evrythings fits into place quickly.
Tanya

Brendy said...

Congratulations Leish, he is absolutely gorgeous! Glad you are home and I am sure you will get more rest and get into a routine much easier from home :)
Take Care
Brenda