It’s a boy!

2 Jun

As you probably guessed by my absence, I am thrilled to report the birth of baby number 3 – a boy! Tobias Henry (hereafter Baby T) made his entrance last week after a short and cruisy labour.

I’d been in hospital for a few days prior due to pelvic instability, so he was induced in the end because the issues were not going to resolve themselves until he was born. I put the epidural up there with the wheel and the lightbulb on the league table of best inventions ever.

Both sets of grandparents very graciously cared for J and D. Dad kept an eye on the garden, and there is already much to harvest – my hungry gap is coming to an end! The late Autumn garden is looking pretty wonderful actually, with asian greens, lettuce, silverbeet, tomatoes (hooray!), chokos, apples and several others providing us with many fresh options for quick and nutritious meals while juggling a newborn.  Luckily I haven’t had to cook much – some wonderful friends and family have provided a lot of delicious meals. A huge blessing, particularly with D’s dietary restrictions.

Hopefully the little guy won’t keep me too busy to make it outside regularly, although it has been very chilly out there already – I probably want to hibernate for a while anyway.

I hope to back on board now – despite having my hands very full I’ve missed writing and interacting with everyone in blogland. Sorry I’m so behind with reading and commenting too – I’ll try to catch up soon.

11 Responses to “It’s a boy!”

  1. Sandy June 2, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    Congratulations!! 😀

  2. Daphne June 3, 2012 at 2:44 am #


  3. Frogdancer June 3, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    How lovely! Speaking as one who knows (!) little boys are so much fun.

  4. Melissa June 3, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Congratulations! 2/3 of my fave boys names!

  5. everydayinthegarden June 3, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    Congratulations lovey. I am so glad to hear that all is well. You are looking great btw! Looking forward to hearing from you again soon.


  6. Liz June 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    Congratulations – how beautiful. Lovely to have you back and very jealous of the thought of winter tomatoes!!!!

  7. Leanne Cole June 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Congratulations, I’m with you on the epidural.

  8. Barbara Good June 3, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    I’ve been thinking of you L, and assumed great things were happening! Congratulations, beautiful photo. How wonderful to come home to a well tended garden ready to starting picking from (and tomatoes in winter, how do you manage that?) Gorgeous name btw. Good luck with getting back into it all, I’m sure you’ll be a complete pro with number three. Hope you’ve found something interesting to keep you entertained during the night time feeding and settling sessions of the newborn phase (or the not so new born phase if you’re my children) – I’m totally addicted to Mad Men after you spoke so highly of it, just finished season 1. Looking forward to hearing again from you.

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney June 4, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

      Thanks Barbara 🙂 I’m very hopeful for the tomatoes, but I’m prepared for the possibility of losing the lot in a rogue frost or that they just won’t ripen – I guess I’ll see.
      Glad you are enjoying Mad Men. I need to catch up to the latest season so I can stop avoiding news articles on the subject. I’m terrified of spoilers 🙂

  9. Louise June 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Just lovely! Very nice names and great little face. May there be lots of sleep.

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