Life as I knew it changed forever (for the better) on Sunday 28th February 2016! Having went into spontaneous labour at 41+5 weeks on the evening of Saturday 27th February, our little ray of sunshine entered this world the following morning via a natural water birth as planned, thus avoiding the need for the dreaded inductionI wasn’t keen on taking. Fortunately for me, my length of labour was extremely quick too, with established labour lasting a total of 150 minutes.
I won’t go into great detail about my actual birth experience as I plan to document this in a separate post so without further ado, allow me to introduce to you our First Born Son Alexan Nascimento Jair Slowley, who weighed a healthy 7lbs 14.
It was love at first sight for my other half and I and despite the past 9 days being a steep learning curve with sleep deprivation thrown into the mix, it is hard to imagine life without our little prince. Every chance I get I keep staring at him, blown away by the whole process of gestation and how two people can come together and create life!
I will be sharing my birth storywith you all very soon but wanted to update you on the safe arrival of our little Boy for those who have actively been following my pregnancy journey via the blog and relating social media channels. I am keeping this post short and sweet as Alexan is due a feed now and with me opting to breastfeed exclusively that means I’m at his beck and call.
This thing called Motherhood is truly wonderful! Words cannot honestly explain the feelings and emotions one feels and am just extremely thankful and beyond blessed to be experiencing life as new proud parents with my significant other as we embark on this new journey to Love, Guide, Protect, Teach and Nurtureour first born Son Alexan so long as we are both on this earth please god! x
Danielle is a 1st Dan Kickboxing coach / Assistant Instructor under the PKA Kickboxing Association who is also a health, fitness, green beauty, wellness and lifestyle freelance writer / digital journalist. Her passions include encouraging others to lead an active, health conscious lifestyle whilst leading her Breakin' Boundrez team on various fitness related challenges.