Didn’t I say I was going to run out of time? It was as though the universe was trying to tell me something, but here I was, thinking I had weeks up my sleeve, to relax in my roundness as much as I could and watch endless hours of guilt-free day time TV (because not so secretly, I actually love Dr Phil) before a little person came into my life.

Well, needless to say, the relaxation didn’t happen, nor did Dr Phil. On 9 October at 3:12pm AEST, a little man decided that cramped quarters were no longer his style and pushed his way into the world, a full three weeks early.

Say hi to baby Samuel.

At 8 days old, Sam has taken over our world in the best way humanly possible. From the moment they lay his little blue-ish body on me (and I bawled my hormonal eyes out) I just knew. I can’t put into words what I knew, but something miraculous fell into place and as cliché as it sounds, I suddenly felt complete. All right, gag away. But you know, it’s true. Just sayin’.

I’ve had one sleepless night but Sam’s given me about 4 (broken) hours per night otherwise, which I seem to be surviving on so far. Either I’m more sleep resilient than I give myself credit for (given I normally indulge in at least 8 hours a night) or at some point in the not too distant future, I will be face planting dead asleep in my lunch. We’ll see.

He’s not in any routine as yet, he eats and sleeps and poops as he pleases. But we’re not rushing. I’m loving every minute I spend with him and though his recognition skills are preeeetty patchy this young, when he locks eyes with me for that microsecond and he knows I’m his mama, everything in the world becomes perfect.

Until the next yellow mustard splatter poo nappy.

19 Thoughts on “say hi to baby Samuel

  1. Beautiful. Him and your post!

    Congratulations on your little arrival! He’s an impatient little man isn’t he, eager to meet you!

    Cherish these early days, cuddle and kiss him as often as you can because, by God, time flies. And now you can sit and watch Dr Phil and all the life and funeral insurance ads while he snuggles in your arms 🙂

    • Thanks Suz! Yeah he was super impatient. I thought he’d come early but not this early! But now he’s here I can’t imagine life without him 🙂

  2. Weeeeeeeeeeeeee….. Congrats to you and Panu. That first pic is like his doing a fist pump for getting out. So cute!

  3. CONGRATS!!!! he is absolutely gorgeous.

    as thesuzchef said, cherish these early days… before you know it they will be 18 months and dont want to be kissed by mummy in public anymore!
    nor will you be able to watch Dr Phil and hold him in your arms…

    congrats again to you and panu!

  4. ridiculously gorgeous squeeee congratulations guys!!!

  5. Huge congrats to you and Panu!

  6. Louise on October 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm said:

    Cat, he is absolutely beautiful. Kisses to the three of you.

  7. Hey Cat, missing having you on the other end of mail but know you are having an amazing time being a mom… welcome to the world of parenthood!
    Enjoy every minute with him and cherish every smile, gurgle and hiccup.

  8. Congrats! He is gorgeous 🙂 x

  9. Congratulations Catty and Panu and welcome little Samuel! Am loving the Superman pose 🙂 x

  10. Congratulations, baby Sam is just gorgeous. Love the triumphant fist pump 🙂

  11. Oh he’s gorgeous! Congrats Catty!

  12. Congratulations. Baby Samuel is such a handsome little man x

  13. congrats on the new addition catty!

  14. I didn’t bawl my eyes out when they plonked Evan on my chest! Perhaps partly coz I was so glad that the childbirth process was over? More about that when I catch up with you in person haha.

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