welcome baby Fara, with a bit of help from Jake Gyllenhaal

June 25, 2011 § 7 Comments

She’s landed! All mahoosive (compared to my other two) 7lbs 4 ounces of her. I will spare you too many birth details, suffice to say it was another nightmarish induction process due to waters breaking and not much dilation action, with my attempts to ‘manage my pain’ with yogic breathing and visualisation techniques going from the bizarre to the ridiculous. I was managing quite nicely ‘blowing out the pain on a soft golden thread’ (thanks to the Tara Lee yoga DVD for that one) until they ramped up the hormone drip as I wasn’t progressing fast enough and I started visualising Donnie Darko-style ‘wormhole’ traces coming out of my stomach. Oh well, on the plus side Jake Gyllenhaal put in an appearance in the delivery suite.

What can I say about Fara? Well obviously she’s the most beautiful baby in the world. Currently feeding 24/7 and it feels like hot needles being poked into my nipples. What’s the ancient remedy for that? Boiled cabbage leaves? Any advice much appreciated. In the meantime my multitasking is taking on new dimensions…is there a word for breastfeeding and blogging? Brogging? I am now embarking on a new career as a brogger.

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