Baby Bromley

Well it’s been over a year since I last blogged which just shows how busy life has been! Now that I am on maternity leave and got a bit of free time I thought I would update my blog with some overdue news…….

Mr Bromley & I are expecting our first baby and it is due any day now!!

We were delighted when we found out back in December 2012 that we had a created an ‘Ickle Ricole’, if not slightly in shock as we were blessed with a very quick conception. Our thoughts soon turned to ones of excitement as we realised how lucky we were and phrases like ‘wow is this really happening?’ and ‘we are so very lucky’ passed our lips.

“Making a decision to have a child – it’s
momentous. It is to decide forever to
have your heart go walking around
outside your body.”
Elizabeth Stone

As any new mother to be I felt a mixture of initial hopes and fears including……

Hopes:
Our baby will breastfeed well, sleep well and have an interesting personality.
We make good parents that are fun but fair and keep our personalities and lust for life.

Fears:
Is our house big enough?
Do we have enough money?
Will we make good parents?
Do I need a bigger car?
Will I be able to work part time?
Who will look after the baby?
Will the baby be healthy?

I have been very lucky with a problem free pregnancy so far and have enjoyed the nine months carrying our precious cargo. My husband has been a complete star and been amazingly supportive having attended every antenatal appointment and class with me. I always knew he was going to embrace fatherhood with open arms but could not have wanted him to be anything more than what he has been so far. We know times will be tough and we will get tired and our relationship may be strained but the foundation of friendship and love we have is strong enough to weather it.

“Somebody said that no one
can love a child the way a mother can.
Somebody was never a father.”
Author Unknown

We are looking forward to the birth for many different reasons including:

  • The joy of seeing his face for the first time
  • Introducing him to our families
  • The first time he opens his eyes and see us
  • Having him join our lives
  • The first time we touch
  • Seeing what he looks like
  • Hearing him cry for the first time
  • Being able to breastfeed him
  • Our reactions to his arrival

Nine months on and with an estimated birth date of Saturday 17th August, here we are wondering whether our baby boy’s birth will be affected by the full moon on 21st August and if it will be a Leo or a Virgo or the youngest or oldest in its school year. Only time will tell and as Grantly Dick-Read said When a baby is ‘ripe’ and ready, true labour will begin.”

“A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months,
in your arms for three years
and in your heart until the day you die.”
Mary Mason

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