Introducing Rory Simon Stevens
At the outset of Real Men Sow, I made a little unofficial rule that it would always be about growing veg and life at the allotment, and I wouldn’t let the blog veer towards personal posts. This was a veg only zone.
However, when Lewis was born back in February 2013 I broke that rule after I received so many touching tweets about his birth. So, in the interests of treating both children the same from the start, I thought I better introduce Rory too.
Rory was born about 3.15am on Friday morning after a labour which couldn’t have been more different to Lewis’s. In fact, everything happened so quickly this time, that we didn’t even make it to the hospital and Rory was delivered by a paramedic on our bedroom floor.
Mum and Rory are both doing well – our new carpet not so!
I can’t thank Steven, the amazingly relaxed paramedic, enough for what he did. He was calmness personified throughout the whole thing, and arrived in minutes. Given that the lady from the emergency services was beginning to talk me through delivery, I’ve never, ever been so relieved to see someone as I was Steven!
After Rory had been born, everything was actually rather civilised. As everyone was fit and healthy, we didn’t have to go to hospital so sat down to breakfast together. All quite surreal.
Unbelievably, Lewis slept through the whole thing, and woke up as usual as 6.30am asking to see his mum. I had to have a little chat with him about the baby, but watching the smile on his face when we went through to meet Rory was magic.
I hope you’ll forgive me for straying off topic again, I’ll be back later in the week with a post about potatoes and getting ready for winter (sleep deprivation permitting!) but I wanted so say thanks so much for all the kind tweets and Facebook messages of congratulations. They’re very much appreciated.