Baby is here!
After a 24-hour labour, Baby was born in the early hours on Monday. She was perfect in every way. Ten fingers, ten toes and one set of lusty lungs. Needless to say, she stole our hearts without even trying.
Many years ago, I bought this fabulous book called The Secret Language of Birthdays. Every spread covers a day of the year (all 365+1 of them) and tells you what traits are characteristic of people born on that day.
Strangely, I have found this book to be almost 95% spot on when I look people up. For example, my birthday strengths are that I am versatile, multi-talented and responsible, whereas my weaknesses are none of your business. Hee hee.
So here is what it says about Baby:
Strengths: Attractive, convincing, mentally active
Weaknesses: Hasty, self-sacrificing, self-unaware
Shares a birthday with: Joan Collins
Maybe she will have a penchant for large shoulder pads? I would still love her!
In the next week, I’ll post the complete, unabridged version of the birth story. James will also be making more posts from his point of view. In the spirit of Dirty Dancing, we will both be referring to her as Baby, as we have made a conscious decision not to use her real name on the blog.
And regarding photo shoots, she’s booked in for her first official shoot on Friday, but I’ll be doing some unofficial pictures of her at home, too. She’s already a good little poser. And fear not – I haven’t forgotten about my third maternity shoot with Nikole Ramsay! It was supposed to go up yesterday, but I was a little, er, busy. I’ll be posting it on Friday. I absolutely love the photos because they are really different from the other two shoots. I have a wonderful complete record of my pregnancy.
Thank you again for all the messages on Twitter and Facebook. They were helping us through a long and nervous time when we were in hospital and we very much appreciated them.
Now, if you don’t mind, I desperately need to stare at my daughter sleeping for at least an hour.