7

Jul

2014

My First 2 Weeks and 3 Days with Baby Dexter

As many of you know I am currently on maternity leave, If you didn’t know I gave birth to my baby boy just over 2 weeks ago on 19th June, Dexter Theo Hood was born at 6.56am weighing in at a healthy 8lb 2oz.  The last 2 weeks and 3 days have been amazing! I have well and truly entered a baby bubble and am wondering what I did before he was born

I picked up a DSLR camera about a year and half ago with the sole purpose of being able to take a decent photo once I was lucky enough to have my own baby. Since Dexter has been born, both Nik and I have got a whole lot of use out of the camera and have enjoyed capturing his first few days and savoring each moment we have with him. So today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite photos of him so far. Rather self indulgent I know, and if you’re not a baby fan then I apologise now, however I know many of you have been asking to see more photos of him, so here you go! (We have been lucky enough to have a gorgeous new-born shoot with Jon from S6 Photography as well, and I will be sharing those photos with you later in the week.)

The birth didn’t go to plan (as many don’t) my plans of a natural hypnobirth went haywire, after I was diagnosed with preeclampsia and was kept in hospital after a routine check up. After being induced and many hours of labour later, the doctors decided that a C Section was the best way forward. All went well and after 5 days in hospital I was able to take baby Dexter home.

I’m not going to go on for ages about Dexter, after all this is a wedding blog, I will be sharing with you my full birth story over on A Boho Life, in the next few days. What I will say is that I was never prepared for just how much I could love another being. All I had to go on was how much I loved Dee! Which for non cat lovers I know will sound ridiculous. Dexter has opened up my heart in a way I never knew was possible, he is the most adorable, beautiful and wonderful thing to have ever happened to me. Nik and I spend hours just looking at him, amazed that he is ours. It took 5 years to get him, a lot of help from the fertility clinic and one extremely lovely egg donor, but we are here, and making the most of every moment with him!

So here is our first 2 weeks and 3 days with baby Dexter. I’d like to dedicate this post to my amazing husband Nik who has been absolutely wonderful, he has looked after us both over the last 2 weeks and I can’t thank him enough! Nik I love you and Dexter with all my being, we really are the luckiest parents alive!

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Kelly xx

 

 

 

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Comments

    Laura Babb

    What a little cutie he is, Kelly. Such a lovely post. Massive hugs to your new little family. x

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    Jasmine jade

    Congratulations to you both – he is super cute! Beautiful photos, Dexter’s lucky to have all these moments captured for him to treasure when he is older.
    Jas x

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    Paloma

    Beautiful photos!! And what a cutie Dexter is. Enjoy these first weeks… I know everyone probably tells you but it really does go so so quickly and the early weeks for me were the most precious. Congrats xx

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    Eleanor

    He is just adorable – takes me back to when my two were tiny. Lots of love and many congratulations xxx

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    Lucy Davenport

    Beautiful post and thank you for sharing some more piccys. Huge congratulations. What a lucky, lucky boy :) xxx

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    Lynette

    Welcome to the world baby Dexter, hope your felling well Kelly, and the photographs are simply amazing, you need a time capsule to put them in, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful

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    Julie Woods

    Oh how beautiful your son is, my favourite picture is when Nik is bathing him, so lovely. I remember so well that first gentle, loving bath. Such precious and special days and first weeks and beautiful photos to cherish them by! Congratulations to you both so pleased for you xxxx

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    Debbie Carlisle

    Lovely pictures Kelly, and Dexter is a real cutie! So happy for you both! xxx

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    Catherine Kerr

    You’re both clearly totally in love with Dexter and in awe too. So lovely. Nice to share! x

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    sue Kwiatkowska

    I see happiness and contentment shining through all of these first moments! Keep recording them – the first year goes by so quickly :) x

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    Helen Lisk

    Awwwww just gorgeous!! What a lovely post – and what a beautiful boy you have xxx

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    Kate

    Congratulations Kelly, he’s simply gorgeous. You’ve taken some really lovely photos there, I hope you’re on the road to recovery from the c-section x

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    Louise

    Congratulations to you both, he is utterly perfect and clearly much loved!! xo

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    Ika

    Enjoy your lil miracle Kelly, he is such a cutie, may he grow up to be everything you dreamed of. Congrats to you and Nik

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    Samantha

    Dexter is so adorable! What a gorgeous family you are. And I love his room! Congratulations to you both again xxx

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    Kirra

    HUGE congratulations to you Kelly!! He is just gorgeous and those pics are amazing, am in awe of your DSLR skills. Hope you are recovering well, Jamie arrived by C section too at the end of the labour, best laid plans an’ all that :) wishing you all the best xxx

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    The Professional Entertainers

    Congratulations Kelly, Dexter is just adorable :-) Love the name too!!

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