“That don’t look like no girl parts to me”

Yep, it’s a boy! Our beautiful 8lb11oz son was born at 4.54pm this afternoon, 13 April 2011, via emergency caesarian section. 

I will blog the details in a few days, but we were at the point of refusing any further exams as K just could not cope at all due to past trauma and was still going into shock when they even took her blood pressure. We’ll never know if they would have agreed to going straight to a caesar at that point, although the doctor was aware that K was close to her end point this morning and very understanding, but The Boy also started getting tachycardic and distressed which gave them the elusive ‘medical reason’ and therefore it became an emergency rather than elective. And wow, they move fast when they want to!

He was certainly burrowed in deep and not too happy about coming out, it took a fair bit of work and forceps to get him out. He had a few breathing issues for the first 20 minutes or so but luckily sorted himself out just in time to avoid a trip to NICU. Mum and baby are both doing really well, now both cuddled up and napping when I left the hospital about 10pm. Hopefully in a day or two they can transfer out of the hospital into one of the birthing units in town which means I’ll be able to stay with them and not worry about stupid archaic visiting hours.

There will of course be more photos to come soon, but I’ll share one with you for now (and the name too – the first name is Gaelic and means ‘chief’ and the second is a variation on BD’s name).

The most gorgous boy I've ever seen


p.s The title quote was from the ultrasound tech who finally confirmed the gender 100%, cracked us up big time but we couldn’t share it with anyone at the time lol.


About Tui

30-something kiwi-lesbian-stay at home-Mama, raising our toddler son with my wife, two cats and one dog.
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23 Responses to “That don’t look like no girl parts to me”

  1. Bree says:

    Hooray! Congratulations Moms and welcome Baby Boy With Beautiful Name!

  2. Olive says:

    Congratulations, mamas! He’s absolutely beautiful! I hope it’s all joy from here on.

  3. GaybyRabies says:

    Congrats on your “little” one! What a crazy arrival it must have been. And I LOVE the name too. And not just in the polite “oh what a nice name” you say to all new parents- I think it’s a really great one. I can’t wait to see additional pics of your gorgeous boy and hear more details.

  4. awww!! congratulations mamas!! that picture is too sweet! and like gayby, i LOVE the name too! :~)

    cant wait to hear more!

  5. Jen says:

    YAY!!! He’s beautiful and I too can’t wait for more!! Congrats and I’m so glad everyone is doing well!

  6. nutella says:

    Copngrats, and I LOVE the name!!! Sorry for all the drama and trauma it took to get him safely here, but HE’S HERE!!! Yay!! Speedy healing to K and I hope everyone is home soon.

  7. mingomama says:

    Welcome to the world Torin!!!! You are one handsome little man!

  8. pugmamma says:

    Congratulations! He is gorgeous!!! His name is wonderful. Enjoy! 😀

  9. Jill says:

    Congrats! He is adorable. Love the name.

  10. Congratulations – I’m so glad the trauma is over and that you get to enjoy your gorgeous boy! He is beautiful and I love the name. Hugs to both mums and take care!

  11. vee says:

    Just gorgeous! Massive congratulations to you both. Mummies at long last!!

  12. Pomegranate says:

    Congratulations on your baby boy. He looks perfect! And I love his birthday… it’s mine too. 🙂

  13. reproducinggenius says:

    He is so beautiful! I love his name. Congratulations, mamas!

  14. tbean says:

    Beautiful and perfect. Congrats a million times over!

  15. c storm says:

    aw that’s fabulous. well done, everyone. baby is as handsome as his name.

  16. Jen says:

    Welcome to the World!!! Such a beautiful boy and I hope the recovery is fast and swift. Sad about the visiting hours!!!

  17. Next in Line says:

    Good work girls. You did it!
    That is a seriously good name and I mean that in a wow I really really love it way.
    Congrats on your little boy!

  18. Lucy says:

    He’s absolutely beautiful! CONGRATS!

  19. Skatey says:

    Super Duper Congratulations to you both! Welcome to the world little Torin! He is sooo cute. Looking forward to many more pictures. Wishing K a quick recovery. Knew it was a boy! 😉

  20. A. says:

    welcome, Torin!! He’s so beautiful.

  21. He is perfectly adorable! Congratulations mama’s!

  22. PoppyCat says:

    So beautiful. I’m very happy mom and baby are well despite the difficulties.

    On another note, I sad and appauled that you cannot be with your family during this important time. I hope you get to be together soon.

  23. Awh…he is SO beautiful!! I adore the name too. SO happy for you both!! Can’t wait to get updated here! xoxoxo to you all!

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