Newborn | Ruan
Meet little Ruan. He started out as a teeny weeny 1,2kg little fighter born at 31 weeks, who’s been in NNICU for 58 days. When I met him he was still very small but he has more than doubled in his birth weight. His homecoming was antispated with lots of joy and a little bit of nervousness by his big brother Liam as he bravely locked the grocery cupboard, hid the key and announced that it’s just in case his baby brother wants to eat his sweets 🙂
This little man has already started his work on earth and as Zechariah says the Lord is rejoicing in this small beginning…..
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Why was I so desperate to have a natural birth?
Yes, it would have been a most empowering experience for me and yes my next one will be a VBAC, but was it really that important in the bigger scheme of things? At the end of it all we got what we set out to achieve – a human being that we could guide and mould and set free into the world for her to make her own impact. Maybe that trauma she and I both endured in getting her Earthside happened exactly how it was supposed to. That’s birth and even more so parenting – you set off on a course with big plans and that’s great, but there has to be flexibility and acceptance in changing course depending on whatever life (or your kid) throws at you.
After a minute or so we heard your first loud cry. It was glorious and we could finally breathe. Sr Lotter brought you to us and our hearts melted, my boy. You were beautiful. We checked for 10 fingers and 10 toes and we couldn’t stop looking at you. The happiest moment of our lives. You were born at 11:33 weighing 3.49kg and measuring 53cm.