Cecily arrives into a frosty world

December 1, 2009 by  
Filed under I made this!


After Katie’s marathon three-day labour, I finally met my daughter Cecily for the first time at 09.42 yesterday morning.

There’s no way to describe the emotions involved with witnessing a birth and being present throughout the whole of labour. Like some biblical epic that would have your bum sat on a cinema seat for well over three hours, Cecily’s arrival seemed to take every back road and country lane before reaching its apocalyptic finale.

And what’s so strange about it is that she looked so alien at first. Chalky skinned and oddly non-human, it was near-impossible to see her as our child. But then, I started to see her properly. I heard her cries and her gurgles, saw her eyes and felt her five fingers clench just one of mine, and eventually I started to appreciate exactly what she was.

She was beautiful.

  • Lau

    Alex that’s so lovely. Well done to Mum and Dad Mousehunter 🙂

    • thanks Laura! She’s such a sweet little thing.

  • Yaaaaaaaay!!!!!! Congratulations, I’m so happy for you both! 🙂

    • thanks Gordy! We both have to start writing baby books for her!

  • Oooh! Wrinkly little foot that’s never been used! Congratulations, that’s such great news! Many happy days of snuggling ahead. 🙂

    • thanks Sarah! We’ll have to get you and the fleece station to come down for a visit! Cecily would love to meet you

  • Congratulations! And what a lovely name.

  • Congratulations to you both! How lovely to have Cecily safely with you for Christmas. The first few days with a baby are weird and wonderful – enjoy!

  • Fiona Byers

    Congratualtions form all at Upper Norwood Joint Library! She’s gorgous (well, her foot is!) In a few months you can bring her to Waggle and Hum – our singing session for babies!

    Merry Christmas to you all!