Tuesday, 12 January 2016

IT'S A BOY!!!

Alistair was born at 5 minutes to 2 this afternoon at home weighing 8lb 2oz. 
The birth was more dramatic than the last one but just as fast.
It all happened fairly quickly, my wife rung me to tell me she was feeling rubbish just before 1, so I came home from work (I was going to price a job on the way back but she said best not to). A friend from the village then came and picked the girls up, whilst I moved cars about to give the ambulance and midwife somewhere to park. 
By this time my wife was in the bathroom not feeling great and having some pretty big contractions, I rushed about putting down plastic, warming up towels and getting the birthing kit they supply you with ready. 
The next twenty minutes went by like a blur. The midwife was on her way but coming from Hereford (a good half hour away) so the hospital also sent an ambulance as they were slightly nearer. I think I knew straight away that we were going to do this on our own as I could tell she was too far gone. The midwife then stayed on the phone with us the whole time and talked us through it and to be fair she was great and gave some great reassurances.  
To say it was an intense experience is an understatement but what a way to bring our son in to the world! 
Just the two of us, in our home.  
My wife was amazing through the whole thing, hardly making a fuss and it was an incredible experience to share and tie us together forever. I was glad that neither of us panicked and although it was stressful, it did feel like the most natural thing in the world. 
Would I recommend a homebirth to anyone else though? No chance! Far too stressful! 
The girls were so excited to meet him when I picked them up a couple of hours later, so gentle and they kept kissing him over and over! I think he's got some good big sisters to look after him.
My son will now continue the family name! 

67 comments:

  1. Congratulations! What a wonderful story to share in the future. Will look forward to watching him grow up alongside his big sisters xx

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  2. Congratulations glad to welcome your new son, pleased to hear mum is good, wow hat a day xxx

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  3. WOW MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS welcome to a wonderful family Alistair :-)

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  4. Huge congratulations and best wishes to all five of you

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  5. Warmest congratulations to both of you - WELL DONE, Mama and Papa! :) Alistair is a very handsome baby and such an entrance he made! Hahahaha!!!

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  6. Congratulations to you and your family. As self-sufficient and contained as ever!

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  7. Congratulations!! A special day indeed - in more ways than one!

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  8. Well done to you both, wow! Congratulations and now Kev, you won't be so outnumbered. I was really hoping it would be a boy.

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  9. How wonderful! Many many congratulations.
    Oh, and well done!
    A huge welcome to baby Alistair.

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  10. Congratulations. The best news I've heard for ages. Two lovely daughters and now a son, you are both truly blessed. Well done to you both, it sounds as though you coped very well. Xx

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  11. Congratulation I wish you all the best

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  12. Congratulations and what an amazing birth experience.

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  13. Wow, fabulous, what an experience!!!

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  14. Many congrats! Glad all went well!

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  15. Big, huge congratulations on the birth of your new son! The fact that he was able to make his appearance in his very own loving home makes it super-special. Not everyone could/would have done it that way but you two did. Warm wishes to you all!

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  16. oh Kev....we are soooo happy for you! you got yourself a boy! i am amazed at how well your wife did, and the same to you! you are both probably still reeling from it all, and the excitement too...but what a memory for you and your wife! little Alistair is beautiful and has 2 beautiful sisters to take care of him throughout his life. tell your wife congratulations and kudos - she did amazing!

    sending much love! your friends,
    kymber and jambaloney

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  17. How awesome is that? I had tears in my eyes reading this post.

    Alistair is just gorgeous, CONGRATULATIONS!

    xTania

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  18. That's Great Man!!!! You are now saved from the same fate as my uncle who had three girls. He built him a little room in the basement and never came out for like 20 years I hear unless male family members came over for holidays.

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  19. My goodness! How absolutely perfect! Congratulations to you all.

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  20. Yay! Well done Mrs Kev! I think maybe a homebirth would be less stressful if you were expecting and prepared for it! So lovely that you are all home together just hours afterwards :)

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  21. Congrats to you both; what an experience! I can see Alistair being extremely spoilt by his two big sisters. Luck or what! Very best wishes to Mrs A. x

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  22. Congratulations - wonderful news :)

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  23. Congratulations. I always knew you were a survivalist at heart. If you lived here I'd try to recruit you for our group!

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  24. We share your family's great joy Kev! Congratulations:) XOX

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  25. Congratulations and what a lovely way to welcome your son into the world. So happy for you that you now have a son, you won't be so outnumbered now :-) xx

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  26. Congratulations, what a beautiful baby and an awesome family! Have been reading for a while but never commented, what better occasion to start than this! Enjoy life, little Alistair!

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  27. Congratulations!! Welcome, dear baby boy (who will get spoilt no doubt!)

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  28. Congratulations, wonderful news!

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  29. Lovely news, Congratulations,with 2 big sisters to look after him he will be one cuddled little fella!
    Col says - good practice for lambing!!

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  30. Congratulations Kev! beauty baby boy, hope he and the wife are doing well and wishing you all the health wealth and happiness in the world
    All the best
    Fast-SoS

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  31. Wow, I'm welling up here, takes me back to one of my births that was at home.
    What a lucky little boy, he'll have 2 big sisters to look after him and congratulations.
    Of course with all of your do it yourself it was the only way to do it wasn't it?
    Love to you all
    Briony
    x

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  32. Wonderful news! That's really lovely and he's beautiful. Congratulations and I love the Scottish name x

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  33. Congratulations to you all..enjoy your little bundle..
    sara,fern,iris

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  34. Congratulations, and welcome Alistair.
    Helen

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  35. Congratulations, he is so beautiful!

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  36. Congratulations, he is a handsome boy. PS Girls can also carry on the family name. Best wishes to you all.

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  37. Congratulations to you all : )

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  38. Absolutely fantastic. Love to you all. Vx

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  39. i am so happy for all of you and bravo to your wife! i wish you all much happiness!

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  40. Congratulations to you and Mrs. Kev - beautiful baby boy to join his beautiful sisters. You are very blessed.

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  41. Many congratulations Alviti family!
    That's the first lambing session over!
    Love Gillx

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  42. Well done all round...now relax and enjoy! xx

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  43. Kev I smiled all day at work today thinking you got your boy! I can't wait for newborn cuddles with him x

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  44. How wonderful couldn't wait to get to meet you. Many blessings.

    Pattypan (aka Tricia)

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  45. How absolutely lovely. Congratulations and best wishes.

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  46. Many, many congratulations!
    Alistair is gorgeous, just like his big sisters, you're blessed with a beautiful family!
    I'm so pleased you've got a son, not quite so outnumbered now hey?
    XXX

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  47. Well done to you both what a way to greet him xx

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  48. Congratulations!!! What a beautiful family you have. The girls will be very helpful to mom. All the best to all of you.

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  49. Congratulations!!! What a beautiful family you have. The girls will be very helpful to mom. All the best to all of you.

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  50. Just had time to read blogs and you all have a Boy!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  51. Just had time to read blogs and you all have a Boy!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  52. Congratulations and best wishes! How lovely that you now have a son!

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  53. Congratulation Alviti family. Especially to Mama Alviti doing it all at home. I love the name as well.

    I bet the girls are all over him.

    love to all. Sol xxx

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  54. Only just spotted this! Congratulations to you all :)

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