Thursday, 24 January 2013

Oh Baby!

Keo Oscar Lloyd arrived on Thursday 10th January 2013 at 11am 
Birth weight  2770g 
Length  47cm 

Life is magical! 

樹生(きお)オスカー ロイド 1月10日 木曜日 朝11時に無事産まれました。
体重 2770g
身長 47cm


 " oh!? what's up? "

it's been 2 weeks since he arrived and i have never experienced such intense weeks in my whole life. Needless to say that we are overjoyed with his arrival and every little thing he does melts our hearts - but oh my goodness, our life is completely turned upside down and me and tom have turned into total servants for "king keo" ever since as tom's mum says!  

the first obstacle was breastfeeding. i am still getting the hang of it but never thought it would be this hard to breastfeed a baby. i only started to produce enough milk on the 8th or 9th day and until then i was struggling to keep him happy with empty boobies and sore nipples! (there were nights where me and keo were BOTH crying for more milk!) 

i am also getting used to the new routine with little sleep. thankfully mum is here until this weekend and she can help me with putting him down to sleep between feeds so i can get some rest. tom has been a great help too and keo likes to be cuddled by daddy and settles well. 

it's been only a couple of weeks but it's been such an life change experience! although i still haven't got much time to sleep i am determined to document those precious moments with our little man on this blog as much as i can!


まず最初にぶつかった壁は「母乳」。初日から早速母乳をあげているのですが、まさかいきなりこんなに苦戦するとは!ちゃんと母乳が出るのに8、9日かかったのもあり、きおはいつもお腹ぺこぺこ、すごい勢いで吸い付いてくるのもあり、もう初日から乳首がいたくてたまらない。2,3日目からは出血もする始末。きおもわたしもおっぱいほしさに二人で泣いてる夜もありました。笑 2週目となった今週はなんとかおたがい慣れ始めてきてやっと軌道に乗ってきた感じかな。(だけどまだ痛い!涙)


まだまだ「きお様」がうまれて2週間しかたってないけれど、ほんとにいままでに経験した事のない内容の濃い2週間、この先もどうなるやらこのブログで 頑張って記録していこうと計画中!

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

A Big 9 Months

this is the second post this year which is not too bad since i gave myself a little new year resolution. i am usually not very good at keeping it so I am starting small.

i am due tomorrow (wooo!) but the baby has not showed up just yet (as you can see the empty crib!). i am feeling a lot more pressure downstairs and started to have slightly different sensations in my belly so hopefully this is the sign........ (fingers crossed!)

it's been an exciting and big 9 months (literally!). this is my first pregnancy and it was totally a whole new experience. i enjoy being pregnant and i think i'll miss it! luckily i didn't have major problems along the way but there have been a lot of changes on my body and thought i should document it here.

first trimester
  • morning sickness. for some reason I went off sandwiches. Weirdly a thought of having sandwiches made me sick (lunch at pret a manger? no way.) 
  • total exhaustion! Never felt that tired in my life
  • sore boobies but bigger! (Yay!) 
  • no appetite and weight loss (I was living only on cereals and japanese noodles) 
second trimester 
  • the first time when I felt the baby move was just amazing
  • a lot more energetic 
  • occasional strong pain on my fibroid (i found i have a fibroid outside my uterus wall but thankfully it's harmless and nothing serious) 
last trimester 
  • severe pelvic pain but it's got better after a while (we got too excited and overdid it a bit on our holiday in berlin...) 
  • swollen hands and feet (not fun!) 
  • stretch marks (not fun at all!) 
  • insomnia (i now need 7 pillows to make myself comfortable in bed) 
  • i still don't know why but i barely have hair on my leg now but got so much on my back like a hairy old man. oh dear. 
there are so many more small changes but these are the major ones i thought i'd write it down to remember the good time. the only thing missing now is the baby in the crib........! 



  • つわり。不思議な事になぜかサンドイッチが無理に。サンドイッチの事考えただけではきそうに。かなり謎!
  • すごい疲労感。人生であんなに疲れたことないくらい眠いしクタクタで仕事の後はベッドに直行。
  • 胸がはっていたい。でもサイズも大きくなって人生初のぺちゃぱい脱出!笑
  • 食欲がなくなって3キロほど体重減少。(これまたなぜか、シリアルかにゅうめんしか食べたくなくなった)
  • はじめて胎動を感じたときは感動!
  • 疲労感もなくなり元気がでてくる
  • 今回の妊娠で子宮の外側に筋腫があることが発見。たまにキリキリ痛くなる。でも筋腫じだいは悪性ではないので一安心。
  • 骨盤が炎症して歩けないくらい一時すごい痛くなる。でも安静にしていたらだいぶ回復。(ベルリン旅行にいった時にどうやらはしゃぎすぎた模様....。自業自得。)
  • 手足がむくんでパンパンに!
  • 妊娠線出現!(涙)
  • 睡眠不足。なぜか目が覚める。さらに枕7個くらいをカラダのまわりにセットしないと寝れないほどおなかもパンパンで苦しい。
  • なぜか足のむだ毛がほとんどなくなったかわりに背中が男みたいに毛深くなった!(トムもちょっと引いてたほど毛深い。笑)でもなんで背中!?ホルモンって不思議やねぇー

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Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Wishing you all a wonderful New Year with lots of happiness!

(note to self: my new year resolution - blog more and try to document my new life of being a mother :)




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