Did you know that I whinge a fair bit?
No you probably don't hear me, most of the time I don't say it aloud, or on paper or even into cyber space!
Most of the time I just mutter under my breath, and a lot of the time it has something to do with Grub!
Why do I have to get up at 5am with him every morning? Why is he on me all the time? Why won't he let me get anything done? Why does he want to breastfeed half the night? Why is my house always trashed?????
You get the point!
But this morning I got to thinking...
It took us 9 months to fall pregnant with him!
And then at 8 weeks I had a little amniotic leak...I should have lost him and I believe it was only through much much prayer that I didn't. I had to spend a good portion of my pregnancy resting (which is something I don't do well).
At 22 weeks there was more bleeding...and more rest.
Finally we got to 39 weeks and the doctor was ready to induce me and on new years day I finally gave birth to a perfect baby boy!
I had some trouble expelling the placenta so it was a minute or two before the midwives realized there was a knot in the cord...a true tight knot! They were astounded! They couldn't get it undone and they couldn't get any blood out of it! This being my 5th natural birth I had a fairly quick delivery but the midwives assured me that if it had taken much longer, if I had been pushing for longer, I would most likely have been holding a blue baby!
Grub is a very strong willed, mischievous little ratbag...but when I remember how many times we could have lost him I realize that he is a strong willed mischievous little ratbag that I am very very grateful to have!
Sometimes I just need a little reminder :D
And he IS a very cute, strong willed mischievous little ratbag after all!!!