It’s a boy!

Two weeks ago, Ben and I welcomed our son, Banjo, to the world.

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The clichés don’t do any justice to the enormity of the moment, it’s truly spellbinding. Finally, I was able to put the pregnancy into perspective. It was hard to understand why I had turned into such a monster during the pregnancy because until I held that baby, I could not process that there was a human growing inside me.

And, in the past two weeks, I’ve learned a few things:

  1. My baby is perfect in every way.
  2. Cricket season is a really good time to have a newborn.
  3. Our bodies are truly awesome to be able to create life. I was studying the pores on little Banjo’s tiny hand the other day and couldn’t fathom that I had created this child that had all his fingers and toes and even bloody eyelashes. It’s astounding that my body can do that, but it still cannot process a bottle of Shiraz without serious complaint.
  4. Six hours sleep in a night is bloody great. Seven is pure decadence.
  5. My baby likes to poop in clean nappies, preferably just after the press studs have been done up on a cute-looking but complex onesie. Seriously, did Satan himself design baby suits as some sort of cruel joke? Even the midwives made fun of Ben and I attempting to do up the jigsaw of buttons. It’s not a one-person job.
  6. We are so lucky in Australia to have such a phenomenal public health system.
  7. I no longer have time for long blogs.

6 thoughts on “It’s a boy!

  1. Congratulation Penny & Ben, so wonderful to see a photo of little Banjo he is so cute and adorable. Enjoy every moment, it wont be long and he will be enjoying that Shiraz with you Penny

  2. Hi LPP
    I must say I don’t remember seeing much cricket- saw more of I Love Lucy at 4am!
    Enjoy every step and stage as it goes along- the first year is wonderful – esp after the first few months of hard work. You will have to learn to master blogs and breastfeeding at the same time.
    Love
    AW

  3. Enjoy the cricket, you can have a little shiraz, and it is wonderful to just watch this little person who has such a huge influence on your life.
    Go Banjo! xx

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