My dear Rosie has a baby girl! I was privileged to have been asked to be at the birth. There is nothing more amazing than a woman's labour (so aptly named) and delivery!
There is so much involved in a labour! There was pain, exhaustion, excitement, happiness, fear, I-don't-want-to-get-in-the-way-ness, more exhaustion and more fear.
I always thought labour was a breeze until I attended Lou Lou's labour and now Rosie's. Rosie had pre-eclampsia which changed everything. Without going into details it was a lot of hard work and I can't tell you how proud I am of my girl! She's so young but she took it all in her stride and managed to deliver a healthy contented baby at the doors of the theatre. So, so proud. Pure determination!
Her partner was amazing. The love that shone through was obvious. He was attentive, thoughtful and obviously concerned. As a mother, it is reassuring to see someone care so deeply for your child. I am lucky.
That beautiful, indescribable point in our lives when a child is born....... Not another thought was given to a difficult three day journey once the baby arrived. (Well by the new parents anyway. I keep re-living it) They are so besotted with their little daughter.
And so they should be! What a lovely, contented little soul. Welcome to our family darling. I can't wait to get to know you.
You will be seeing many more photos of this little person.