Tuesday, 30 October 2007

It's a Boy!

But then we always knew that bit....

Julie and I are very pleased to announced the arrival of Thomas James today! A drug free, home water birth in tip top time (6 hrs) - he was born at 9:55am. Here he is being weighed in - a very respectable 7lb 1.

Julie was amazing, and she fully recommends the water birth, she said it helped a lot. Not sure how helpful the full details are to you all at this stage, but if anyone wants to ask\know anything post a comment or drop us an e-mail.

We are both still taking it in - and I don't mind saying I blubbed like a blubby thing when he finally appeared.

Best wishes all - looking forward to hearing about your bundles of joy v soon!

Julie & Ian

PS - Sarh and Dan, Katie and Michael, drop me the e-mail addresses that you signed up to 'blogger' with - I can then make you 'editors' so you can then submit your own posts. If anyone else wants to sign up (it's free!) please do so, & i'll do the same.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you both! Glad to hear all went well. It is really nice to hear Julie had a positive birth experience.

Claire & Paul

Anonymous said...

Ahhh congtrats to you both on you new arrival...very cute too! Think it should be us next as i am now 3 days over due, still hoping for my water birth though.
Hope everyone ok.
Gina & Nick

Katie & Michael said...


Such a massive congratulation to you both. Well done Julie your offically a yummy mummy he looks wonderful - so so pleased for you.

Lots of love
Katie & Michael

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, bless he is so cute, you must be so proud.

Well done Julie - 6 hours - so tell us the truth - is it painful? - I'm getting scared!.

Sarah & Dan

Anonymous said...

Congratulations....He is gorgeous!!! Wonderful to hear that it went smoothly for you. We are definitly hoping to use a birthing pool too, Ive heard nothing but good reports about them so far.

We still have 3 weeks to wait, but will look forward to hearing all your news.

Enjoy your new bundle of joy x

Katie and Neil xxxxx

Leigh Babies said...

Hi all thanks for your lovely comments! Things are going great and we are really enjoying our new addition.

Julie really recommends the water birth, she says the warmth of the water really helped with the pain and it is very comforting (and comfortable).

Yeah it does hurt! But her tip is to try not to focus on the pain as a whole, just concentrate on each contraction as it comes (don’t worry about what has been or what is still to come). And remember, every contraction brings you one nearer to seeing your baby. If you are getting a break between contractions, try to relax in-between, and don’t worry about the next one till it comes.

She says the biggest bit of advice she would give is to trust Debra and Kim, and to trust your own instincts. If you feel you need to do something – DO IT!

All in all, an amazing experience (and she never thought she’d be saying that!)

God luck to you all, and don’t forget to let us all know how it goes!


Julie & Ian

Leigh Babies said...

PS - i've logged my initial thoughts on childbirth over on my real blog (Start The Revolution Without Me).

You can find a link to the page down the righthand side of the leigh babies blog.


Anonymous said...

Hi everyone hope all is well and you are enjoying being new mummy and daddys..! Just to let you know we had a Baby Girl on the 1st 'Macey Edan' weighing a Massive 10lb 10.5oz at home with NO pain relief at all..! The pool was amazing highly recomended
Hope you all well
Gina & Nick
x x x

Piley said...

Many congrats Gina and Nick! Great news.

If you can e-mail a picture or two to:-


We'd all love to see Macey Edan.

Love to you all,

Julie and Ian

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Gina & Nick.

10lb 5 oz is pretty impressive and with no pain relief aswell. Yeah would like to see pics of Macey Edan. Our arrival is too comfy and now overdue but sure he will appear soon.

Take care all.

Claire & Paul xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Gina and Nick, 10lb 10.5 is very impressive !! Id love to see some piccys when you have a second to post any....

Hopefully your little bundle will arrive soon Claire, im sure he will.

We are due on Monday (26th) pinkys crossed we wont be too much after that but we'll just have to wait and see!!

Take Care everyone.

Katie and Neil xxxx

Katie & Michael said...

Well Done Gina and Nick

Wow 10 lbs 10.5 oz thats great well done you lovely name Macey Edan

Can't wait to see some picture

Loads of love

Katie and Michael

Sarah and Dan said...

Congratulations to Gina and Nick and well done Gina, 10lb 10.5oz at home with ZERO pain relief = Super mum.

Love to you all

Sarah and Dan