It’s A Boy!

When they lifted him to show me I have to say I was a bit shocked.  Even though it could have only been a boy or a girl, I’m pretty sure I would have been shocked either way, which doesn’t make much sense really.  I don’t think I’ll ever forget the moment.  It was just like they were lifting Simba up to present him to me.   My lovely Irish surgeon beamed as she asked “did you see what it is?”.  They all knew it was a surprise and the OHs reaction went instantly from unknown to amazed.  I still couldn’t see and they did a second Simba lift to show me clearly.  It was a boy!

And wow, they don’t lie when they say that a planned section is very different from an emergency c section.  I laughed my way through it, albeit very nervously.  What an amazing and supportive team of people in there.   I am very grateful for what they did for me.  All of them so helpful, all of them lovely and so knowledgeable in their own way.  I may write about it in another post, I’m not too sure yet.  
You can already see some our littlest mans personality.  A very calm baby that becomes very hangry as soon as he’d like a feed.  He’s like a baby bird with his mouth open ALL the time.  He’ll latch onto anything and everything and is just so different from Little Z, who never ever wanted to feed (and frankly, nothing’s changed).   This little baby will see me and open his beak wide open instantly, then stick to me like a little koala.   He seems much more serious than Little Z, calm like his dad.  Hangry like me.  

Each time we look at him he looks completely different.  It’s the strangest thing,  I can’t work out who he looks like yet.  I think I had the same thing with Little Z.  I keep looking back through photos to compare.  How similar they are, how different they are.  

But it’s only Day 3 yet.  I’m sure there are many many discoveries that will uncover themselves yet.  Personality traits,  features changing,  facial changes.   And eventually, a new normal for all of us.

For now though,  it’s all very surreal.  Some things are so much easier second time round, some things a bit more nerve wracking.  I have two little boys.  One still needing a name. 

(Week 11 of Project 52 and linking up to Sunday Photo)

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  1. Keri Jones September 19, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    Congratulations! So pleased it was a better experience this time round. Cant wait to see more pictures. Take care πŸ™‚ xx

  2. Samantha R September 19, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    Beautiful! Congrats

  3. Louise September 20, 2015 / 12:10 am

    Congratulations on the arrival of your gorgeous new baby boy and hope that Little Z is adjusting well to life as a big brother πŸ™‚
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  4. Coombemill September 20, 2015 / 12:12 am

    I’m so excited for you and your new family unit, huge congratulations. Is that the blanket from The Boy and Me?
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  5. Jane September 20, 2015 / 12:17 am

    Huge congratulations xxxx

  6. Emma T September 20, 2015 / 12:18 am

    I’m not really a baby person, but he is so cute, and wrapped up in the gorgeous blanket. My unplanned section was just like yours – very relaxed, even though it was unplanned. Certainly sounds like you have a very different personality to Z.
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  7. Beth September 20, 2015 / 12:21 am

    Huge congratulations πŸ™‚ He looks beautiful xxx
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  8. Jenny Paulin September 20, 2015 / 7:55 am

    awwww many congratulation Tas and two boys are easier in some ways (not that I know any different i guess) but you know how to clean them, they will like the same toys, need the same clothes etc
    It is easier in many ways second time around because you kinda know what to expect but harder with two in some ways that one.
    Anyway, you will be amazing and just so happy of you all xxx
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  9. The Reading Residence September 20, 2015 / 8:53 am

    Congratulations, he is gorgeous. I had a planned section with my Little Man and is so relaxed, and that Simba moment so odd! Glad all’s well, enjoy x
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  10. Erica Price September 20, 2015 / 9:30 am

    So nice to see him in the Boy and Me’s blanket. It will be really interesting to see how different to Z he is as he develops, or how alike.
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  11. Katie @mummydaddyme September 20, 2015 / 12:20 pm

    Massive congrats again lovely, he is gorgeous! Enjoy this special time together. X

  12. Rachel Bustin September 20, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    Congratulations! I am 22 weeks pregnant with my first and when I had my 20 Week scan a couple of weeks ago my husband and I couldnt wait to find out and we are having a girl! Hats off to you for waiting until the birth! He looks a little cutie xx
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      September 20, 2015 / 4:14 pm

      Thanks very much and congrats on your pregnancy. πŸ™‚

  13. Sara | mumturnedmom September 20, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    Huge congratulations Tas! I’m so glad that you had a good experience; my electives were an amazing experience, I laughed a lot too πŸ™‚
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  14. welshmumof3boys September 20, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    Congratulations πŸ™‚ he’s gorgeous and so tiny xx

  15. Hayley @hayleyfromhome September 20, 2015 / 5:42 pm

    Huge congratulations lovely!! I’m so happy for you, welcoming hat beautiful bundle into your family is really special. I’m glad the whole experience was so much better, my planned section was pretty much perfect and I’m so glad you were well looked after. Enjoy your time getting to know that little man xxx
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  16. Mud Cakes and Wine September 20, 2015 / 5:49 pm

    Congratulations Tas what a little cutie. My c section was unplanned but it was a good experience the medical staff as yours were funny and calm. Can not wait for your updates xxxx

  17. Hannah | MakeDo&Push September 20, 2015 / 7:35 pm

    Woohoo! Huge congratulations! He really is beautiful πŸ™‚ Good luck with name hunting! Do you have any in mind? xx
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  18. Zena's Suitcase September 20, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    Congratulations, I’m pleased to hear everything went smoothly and you are enjoying your new addition
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  19. HelpfulMum September 20, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    He is so gorgeous! We took a good couple of weeks to name our son, there’s no hurry.
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  20. A Patchwork Life September 20, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    Lovely, lovely news! He is adorable. Many congratulations. My sister had a little boy last month and he’s only just been given a name πŸ™‚
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  21. Cazzarama September 20, 2015 / 10:20 pm

    Wow! I wasn’t expecting a newborn baby picture on My Sunday Photo link. How wonderful – congratulations. x
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  22. Pippa Ainsworth September 21, 2015 / 10:38 am

    Oh Tas, he’s absolutely beautiful. I know what you mean about the surprise. I’ve had three surprises and always been shocked by the reveal! Enjoy him and get as much rest as Little Z will give you. Sending lots of love.
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  23. Suzanne3childrenandit September 21, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    Congratulations to you Tas and the rest of your lovely family. What does Little Z make of his new brother? Lovely to have two boys. He is adorable. And yes, a planned section is SO much calmer isn’t it? Lots of love to you all. x x
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  24. Jane - Our Little Escapades September 25, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    Congratulations, I’m so glad your section went well. A planned really is so different. I spent my whole pregnancy so worried about it and I was so relaxed during the whole thing. I hope you are all doing OK and getting some sleep x
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  25. Erin @Yorkshiretots September 25, 2015 / 9:34 pm

    oh I’m so happy for you and so glad everything went well! There’s nothing in the world like the feeling of a new baby! I had an emergency section the first time and a planned the second and I agree, it’s so different (thankfully!).
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  26. Neesie September 28, 2015 / 2:56 pm

    Oh my goodness… how special is that. A beautiful photograph of your precious bundle and a beautifully written post. Thank you for letting me take a peek ;D

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