|Ian Adam Connor|
"We'll take those pain meds to go." said Damon on the way home.
|With happy siblings|
Our little rocket man arrived moments after Brisbane Royal Hospital decided I really DID need a birth suite. At 1:25 I was 4 cms and anxiously awaiting that epidural. (Because, nitrous oxide, my friends, is a recreational drug, not a pain killer! Nice buzz. But it still hurt.)
At 1:43 I had a baby. Um. Very nice and all that but....did someone FORGET THE EPIDURAL?!
|When the midwives start looking like teenagers....|
|Not enough Ian to go around!|
|Dad in the birth suite|
|Look! Mommy made us a doll.|
|Aidan and Ian|
|Matthew and Ian|
|Andrew and Ian|
|Ryan CANNOT WAIT her turn!|
|Ryan and Ian. She's in love, boy or not.|
|It's all right Ian. Ryan's gotcha.|
|Dad FINALLY gets a cuddle too!|
Yes, it's all-consuming. But what a joy to be consumed - and able to meet - the needs of ONE baby after flailing about helplessly 5 years ago trying to even adequately meet the needs of two.
And the siblings help. Hint for that last baby: have an older daughter around to help out!
We did it! World...Ian.