Friday, October 06, 2006

Public Service Announcement

Well, not really, but I thought I'd quickly post to say that the Bean is finally here.

He arrived a few days before his due date on Tuesday 26th September 2006 at 10.37 am after a 9 hour labour. The birth was thankfully smooth and natural, even though he was heavier than I had anticipated - 8 llb 7 oz. D and I are completely in love with him.

Bean and I were able to leave the hospital the next afternoon and have been at home since, but because I am existing in a bit of a sleep-deprived haze right now and because every time I sit down at the computer Bean demands to be fed I don't seem to get round to even answering any emails, never mind update the blog! I have hope that as things settle down into a bit more of a routine it will get better!!

I should resurface in a week or so (I hope), but for now I am off to sleep...

Z...z...z...z...z...z..z..z..z.z.z.z.z.z.....

41 comments:

  1. Congrats Iris. Welcome Bean!

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  2. Congratulations!!

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  3. Congratulations and Happy Birthday to the Bean!

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  4. Yay!!! Congratulations! Welcome to the world of little sleep.

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  5. congratulations ;-)

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  6. Congratulations! I'm sure he is the most beautiful baby in the world.

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  7. Best wishes to you all.

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  8. Wahoo! Congratulations! Welcome to the Bean. :) I'm so happy to hear good news. Take all the time you need--you'll feel better soon. Things do sort of take on a sort of alternate-reality feeling the first few weeks after you give birth.

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  9. Congratulations!!!

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  10. A big welcome to the Bean. I'm sad the boat is very sllloooowwww getting his package to him. I promise to you, myself and everyone, I will NEVER ever send via "boat" again. Let me know if that package of the sweater and a few other goodies arrives with in this century. :)

    Rest when you can, nap when he naps and enjoy the moment.

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  11. Congratulations to you and D and welcome to Bean! Pictures, please!

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  12. shelley2:00 am

    CONGRATULATIONS Iris! What wonderful news. They are amazing gifts from God even if they do deprive one of her sleep. Enjoy.

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  13. Congratulations -- sleep deprivation will be a normal state for a while from what I hear. Can't wait for the official photographs :D Wishing all the best to the whole family ....

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  14. wonderful news Iris!
    best wishes to you and Daddy, and remember "rest when the baby rests"

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  15. Congratulations!!!!!

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  16. Congratulations to mummy and warmest welcome to Bean!

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  17. Congratulations! That's wonderful news. Take care and have lots of fun......ooh I've gone all broody now ;)

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  18. Congratulations to all of you! Hope the Bean likes Henry the bear!

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  19. I wondered if the lack of posts recently meant Bean had finally made an appearance ;)

    Huge, huge congratulations to you both on your new addition. Can't wait to see photos!!

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  20. welcome to the bean!
    Don't worry too much about answering emails- sleep when the bean sleeps... that was the thing my grandma said :-0)
    Congrats to you two!!

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  21. Congratulations! :0)

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  22. "Jess' s Mum" a.k.a. Geraldine8:04 pm

    Congratulations!! As well as cuddly , babies are such a great excuse for not ironing , dusting , cleaning the oven ....in fact anything you never have really wanted to waste time on before but felt you must .

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  23. Congrats Iris!! I thought that was happening!! Take care! :)

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  24. Brilliant news! I had a feeling that the long blog silence meant that Bean had arrived!!

    Congratulations and don't worry at all about the blog or emails. You need all the sleep and rest that you can get!!

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  25. DOnni7:44 am

    Too funny - do you think my email around that date brought him on? Knew all would be well in the Land of Iris....all that advice about sleeping when the baby sleeps is really the best thing you can do...we await photos.

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  26. Congratulations!

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  27. Congratulations Iris! Hope you can get some sleep soon!!!

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  28. congratulations! i can't wait to see photos of bean.

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  29. I go away for two weeks, and look what happens!

    Many many congratulations!

    Hello Bean!

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  30. congratulations!

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  31. Congratulations to you both and welcome to the little bean!

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  32. Hello Mr. Bean! ;)
    Congratulations!!!

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  33. Yay! Congratulations! So glad it was a happy delivery! Have a wonderful time getting to know him. =)

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  34. Oooh - well done! Can't wait to see a photo of your beautiful son - when you have the energy of course. :-)

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  35. Well crap! This is what I miss for not paying attention to the internet for a few days.

    Hooray!!!

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  36. wahey! congrats! welcome to the world, little bean! i'm so happy that everything went well.

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  37. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  38. Welcome little bean, congrats to you both :)

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  39. Congratulations! Welcome Bean, let your mum get all the sleep she can.

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  40. Iris, I am so happy for you. Congratulations! We can't wait to see pictures!

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  41. well done you, and hello Bean!

    Ignore the blog there are far more important things to worry about, like sleeping?!? and stuff.

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