and then there were 3

1 Jul

He is finally here.

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one week old

After what seemed to me the longest 36 weeks of my life, the little guy inside made his debut. I still can’t believe we managed to pull it through. Safe and sound. Mainly sound.

One thing is for sure. It has been one hell of a ride. A roller coaster of emotions. I was utterly shocked when I found out I was pregnant (after all I had an IUD successfully in place when that little power sperm sneaked in). I was in complete denial for the first few months weeks. I became depressed when morning all day sickness and tiredness kicked in as I still had to take care of my lovely 2 + already burnt out husband of mine. I was severely petrified when N. found me in a pool of blood, sobbing like a lunatic as I was convinced I had just lost him. I felt panic & despair when my doc advised strict bed rest if I wanted to keep this baby and from then on stress, more stress and some more stress to make it through until we enter the safe zone, week 36.

I still remember N.’s comforting reply when I expressed my worries to him back in January. How will we manage? I asked him. Oh honey, don’t worry. It’s not that long. You have approximately 160 days to go. And no, it was not ironic, it was genuine.

I look at him now and I hear my grandmother’s voice in my head. There is nothing like a newborn. The smell, the touch, the helplessness. Cherish the time you have as they do, grow up, ever so fast.

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Needless to say I am in love. AGAIN. And yes, life with a newborn is difficult and challenging and requires a lot of adjusting to do on everyone’s part, but it is rewarding, OH SO REWARDING!

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two weeks old

Until next time,

love

t

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17 Responses to “and then there were 3”

  1. gaitanaki (eliza) July 1, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    My darling Tutu! Congratulations again for your baby! It’s so emotional to see these photos, like I know you in real life. Keep that newlyborn smell deep in your lungs.
    Now is forever.
    All my love,
    Elisa

    • wonderlandbytatu July 3, 2014 at 11:35 am #

      Thank you Elisa μου! I have the exact same feeling as well and I don’t give up hope, I am sure we ll meet soon. Where there is a will, there is a way, right?
      I hope you are (all) doing fine!
      Lots of love
      xxx

  2. Maria Naxaki July 1, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    Even though it sounds totally cliche I do believe you were meant to be a mum; so caring and giving, living the experience to the MAX! And you can only be this kind of mum by having N by your side, so strong and supportive – you do make a great match and your children are truly lucky to have you! BRAVI BRAVI BRAVI!

    • wonderlandbytatu July 6, 2014 at 9:00 am #

      That is a very warm, extremely heartfelt thing to say, thank you for making my heart grow fonder of the family we have created. Thank you my dear, dear friend. I miss you and I wish you lived closer!

  3. meditatingmummy July 1, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    My dearest Tatu, congratulations. I bet the love you have for him is just overflowing… Enjoy your beautiful new bundle and enjoy the two other bundles as they bond with their baby brother. Hold him close, smell him, watch him sleep. Such a blessing. Sending you lots of love my gorgeous girl.. Take care of yourself as well.
    xxx

    • wonderlandbytatu July 6, 2014 at 9:02 am #

      Thank you so much and yes I do cherish him as I know he is my last and time flies…he is truly such a blessing! Lots of love and xxx

  4. kidsrecipesandorganisedchaos July 2, 2014 at 12:16 am #

    I know it’s cliche, but you really do forget how tiny they are! Look at those cute toes and fingers! I’m so happy for you!! It *nearly* makes me clucky again! 😉 xxxxx

    • wonderlandbytatu July 6, 2014 at 9:04 am #

      Yes, I know, it’s the first thing everybody says the moment they see him, how truly tiny he really is! No5???? Oh my, you are courageous, only for thinking about it!! xxx

  5. memyselfandkids.com July 2, 2014 at 12:31 am #

    Mazal tov on the newest edition! I’m so happy to hear the baby is healthy and you are okay. I know it has been an up and down trip getting to that point.
    May your son bring you and your family much joy for many years to come.

    • wonderlandbytatu July 6, 2014 at 9:12 am #

      Thank you so much Larry! I have missed my blogging friends and I apologize for being absent… I don’t see the situation changing any time soon but I do promise I will make it up in September when the two older ones are back in school. I hope you, the boys and the wife are doing fine, enjoy your summer!!

      • memyselfandkids.com July 8, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

        Oh please, you have no need to apologize. You have been busy with something and now someone much more important.
        All the best.

  6. ramblingsfromamum July 2, 2014 at 1:25 am #

    As I said on my comment on my page Congratulations dear Tatu, now is the time for sleepless nights, for sleepy feeds, for the times at simply gazing at him as he lies asleep, taking him in more and more to your heart. Love the photos, as Shamz said take care of you too, I know with a newborn easier said than done…but try xxx

    • wonderlandbytatu July 6, 2014 at 9:06 am #

      I am sleep deprived and a little (or a lot) edgy but I am in awe of nature and feel truly blessed for having such a bundle of joy! I am thinking about you. Lots of love xxx

  7. angeliki July 2, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    Oh, what a precious post from a precious mummy of three precious children !!!! Congratulations, my lovely !!! Blooming ‘eck (as we say in Yorkshire 😉 ), I felt my ovaries twitching reading your post !!!

    Να σας ζήσει !!! May he always be surrounded by light and love and may you live and enjoy all his moments to the full !!! Bless you all !!! xxx

    • wonderlandbytatu July 6, 2014 at 9:09 am #

      Angeliki, I still can’t believe the ‘mom of three’ kinda thing. I would have never believed it but having no 3 is quite awesome after all (hint hint). I hope you are all doing well xxx

  8. Anka July 29, 2014 at 2:10 am #

    My Dearest Tatu, where have I been? Congratulations! I had NO idea you were pregnant with baby number three. I think I was too busy adjusting to my own sleepless nights.

    Anyway, I’m soooo happy you made it through 36 weeks and your precious baby is healthy. Those tiny feet are just yummy!

    I miss you beautiful friend.

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