3 June 2012

Dragon Baby has arrived

 About 10 days ago I had another big fat baby boy.
His name is ARLO JOHN
and we are in love for the 5th time!
He weighed 11lb 10oz qhich is exactly the same as his big bruv Gilly was. That is 5280g . Think of a 5kg bag of potatoes, then add on more for the fluid and the placenta and the cankles and THAT folks is why I was practlcally crawling everywhere for the last month or so of the pregnancy...lol!!!
The rest of the kids are utterly smitten. They want to hold him ALL THE TIME. The novelty most certainly hasn't worn off..

I had my first caesarian. I REALLY didn't want to but I know for sure he would have got stuck as he was wider than Gil who got stuck big time.

As a result and due to a variety of reasons (snowball effect) Arlo was in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for a week. We got home on Wednesday.

Feeding him has taken a lot of learning as we missed those crucial first little cuddly snuffly snuggles. Sob.

All is well now.
He is adorable and I LOVE having a baby in the house.
So does Iris! 

This is a suitcase full of Arlo's first clothes and the view of Hamilton lake from the hospital window one night. 

Happy and Glorious. 
I am not a royalist but I do love a bit of pomp and pageantry from time to time. High tea anyone?

I will be slowly catching up on blogs. 
Thank you for all the well wishing from my last post.

Unfortunately I am not allowed to drive for 6 weeks which is going to seriously impact my op shopping capabilities!

Never mind. I am happy to hang here and love my baby. Confinement, old fashioned styley.

Happy Days!


one denim bird said...

Congratulations Hun! He is adorable and i can see the big siblings are smitten, look forward to more baby shots.

Dearest Lou said...

Congratulations what a darling name and baby! Holy big though I don't blame you for crawling that last month ;P Good job mama (; Look forward to seeing more pics!


Dee said...

wow, what a delicious chubba bubba! welcome to this world sweet Arlo.
enjoy your enforced 6 weeks of rest (what a FABULOUS idea i reckon!)


Penny-Rose said...

Congratulations, he is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing photos of Arlo with his family.

Max said...

Congratulations darling, what a cute wee thing he is!

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh congrats to all - he is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and ENORMOUS! I love the name Arlo and I'm so glad you are all well and happily home now after a shaky start. Big hugs to you all, Sarah xxx

zigsma said...

Oh, congratualtions!! He's just beautiful. What a big bubba. Well done Mama. Enjoy your gorgeous little one.


Vintage Sweetheart said...

Congrats I love big babies!! He's gorgeous! Love the name too haven't heard it before. xxx

Truly Myrtle said...

Oh Linda - he's gorgeous!!! Congratulations!! I'm sending you lots of snuggly, feedy, milky, babymoony love thoughts.... enjoy :)

Rhiannon said...

Congratulations! He is so delicious and smooshy! Enjoy your rest, and those first milky weeks... it always goes way too fast! Soak it up!
(though I do look fwd to seeing more scrummy bub pictures when you're ready : )

Vintage Coconut said...

*WOOHOO* I was waiting for your update. Arlo is a cutie and WOW what a big little man he is. I do imagine he would have gotten stuck. I can't imagine carrying around a bag of potatoes in my tummy. I bet you feel alot better now and happy to have your newest addition out and about with his bros and sis's.

duchess_declutter said...

HUGE congrats to you and yours.
He is just gorgeous and well worth all that uncomfortable-ness I would think!
Great name.
Just think, if you can't opshop at least it will give you more blogging time.
cheers Wendy

Sue said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby boy, and well done you!! You have an adorable line up of children, especially your little Iris. Look after yourself mama.

owlinalarkworld said...

Congratulations! What a cool clan you have. All the very best.

Vix said...

Congratulations, he's a beauty! What a fine addition to the other cuties in the family.
Take it easy and don't worry, you can rely on us to go Op-Shopping and post our finds so you won't miss it too much!

Babajeza said...

Congratulations. He is a sweet little boy. All the best!

amy said...

hello arlo! what a darling little chubster you are. nom nom nom! congratulations to all your family too!

amy said...

hello arlo! what a darling little chubster you are. nom nom nom! congratulations to all your family too!

two squirrels said...

Oh sweet well done!!!! You must be so happy, he is just beautiful!!!!!!! Congratulations to you and your lovely family.
Take care and enjoy this special time.
Much love and hugs

lasophia said...

Baby Arlo! Congrats! Im so excited to see him after all this time. Glad everyone is doing well. What a sweet treasure. It must be so much fun to have a big family.

Sarah said...

Congratulations! How wonderful to finally meet your wee ball of snuggle. Much love.

pastcaring said...

Many many congratulations to you and your gorgeous family! Arlo is just beautiful - and you've chosen a great name! Hope you're feeling OK. xxxxxx

briansanunusualnameforagirl said...

Good for you!!what a lovely pepi...leave your email address at my blog and Ill send you some goodies ( when you get round to it of course)

La Dama said...

I love the name Arlo so unique.
He is a big cutey pie.
such a beautiful family amor.
You take it easy and we will be here when your back.

Gillian W said...

Congrats!! Another gorgeous bubba (gosh Iris is so adorable and she has lots of brothers to take care of her too!!)

Anonymous said...

Arlo is just gorgeous. Congrats to you all. You are a legend carrying such big delicious babes :)

gabrielle said...

congrats on your new boy, he is gorgeous and thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I just usually follow blogs in google reader but I think there is a place you can add blogs to follow in your blogger dashboard.
Your finds make me think a roadie to Hamilton oppy's might be in order

Lucy Nation said...

Oh congratulations. What a beautiful little bundle. I think you're a wonder for managing to cope with all these children running around. I only have one daughter and I still feel as though I haven't caught up with myself from the day she was born. She's now 5! I'm glad you're all doing well now. Sending happiness and hugs for the littlun xxx

Dashfield Vintage said...

Congratulations!!!! He is adorable! All your kids are actually. There are five of us kids in my family and having a lot of brothers and sisters makes for the best childhood imaginable. By the way, love the name Arlo. x