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Welcome To The World Alana-Bo

Never have I ever been so besotted with anyone like I am with this girl. Yes, I can finally say, this is my daughter Alana-Bo – who arrived safely on 19th June. And my goodness, I love her so, so much! So much, my heart could burst.

Alana-Bo {Bo meaning ‘precious’ in Chinese} was born exactly four weeks before her due date and it was all a huge surprise when she made her appearance.

I attended my 36 week midwife appointment that very morning not knowing that just 8 hours later I would be holding my sweet little girl in my arms. Alana-Bo was born by emergency c-section as she was breech and unbeknown to me, I was actually having contractions and was dilating very quickly. I was laying on the bed strapped to the monitor while having a joke with Paul as we tried to guess what the monitor results were showing us – Paul Googled the bottom reading and he said ‘It shows you’re having contractions!’…

I just stared at him, laughed and said “I can’t be, I can’t feel a thing!’.

Two hours later, with a rumbling tummy as I wasn’t able to eat since I was admitted, the doctor appeared and sat on the edge of the bed and said to us “You are going to meet your baby tonight – we need to send you straight down to theatre for a cesarean”

Woah… it was happening fast.

We both remained very calm but my first thought was I don’t even have a hospital bag packed for baby and we really need to be telling our parents that they will be meeting their grandchild very soon!

I was excited, nervous and feeling emotional. But above all, I was excited and could not believe that I will finally be meeting our little one. A month early.

At that point we still didn’t have a clue whether we were having a boy or girl but I was convinced I was carrying a boy.

Forty five minutes after since seeing the doctor… our little one entered the world! Yes, it really was that quick!

All I could see was a mop of jet black hair as they were checking this little person over to the right of me. I was holding my breath as the noise in the theatre meant I couldn’t quite hear our little one moaning and groaning – eventually for what felt like forever, I heard this loud cry from across the room. I could then breathe again!

Daddy cut the cord, took one look at this little person we had created and then came back over to me, kissed my forehead and told me excitedly “We have a girl!” It was then when I felt over-whelmed and emotional. Finally, she’s here. Finally I get to hold her in my arms.

This is the start of a new chapter in my life and one I’m loving every moment of.

Alana-Bo is truly precious and I’m sure every parent would agree, she really is my everything.

Carms xoxo

{our first cuddle – just minutes after Alana-Bo entered the world!}

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  • LucyL - MANY congratulations on your beautiful daughter Carmen! I am sure she will bring you even more joy with each day xxJuly 1, 2014 – 3:14 pm

  • Carms - Thank you so much LucyL! xoxoJuly 8, 2014 – 8:45 am

  • Lindsay - Congratulations! She is adorable!August 5, 2014 – 11:42 pm

  • Matt - She’s beautiful! Congratulations!!September 10, 2014 – 6:59 pm

  • Carms - Thank you Matt!September 12, 2014 – 3:52 pm

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