Friday, 18 March 2016

{Soulfood Friday}

What a difference a week makes. I am finally an Omie! Little Rowan Joseph was born by Cesarean Section on Sunday 13th of March 2016.
Mama and baby are doing well.
Emmy had quite a bumpy ride at the end of her pregnancy. Baby was being monitored for decreased movement when they picked up that she had the first signs of  pre-eclampsia which can be dangerous for both mothers and their babies. In fact I had to be induced for the same reasons when I was 41 weeks pregnant with her.
So she was induced on Thursday but by Sunday it still hadn't taken. The OB tried to break her waters to get labour going but her cervix was posterior and only dilated about 1cm so it was impossible.
They decided that a C Section would be the best option at that point.
Emmy was very brave during the whole experience.
Rowan was born a dainty 6.3 and barely fit into any of his newborn clothes although knowing babies, I'm sure he'll grow into them fast enough.
He is ever so calm and peaceful but feeds a lot, especially through the night. He has the sweetest eyes and a curl right at the top of his head, and he loves to look around and take in everyone's faces.
The girls are all thrilled to be Aunties. We actually all came down with flu last week and to top it off Nola had Chicken Pox so she hasn't met her little nephew yet, but we are all looking forward to lots of cuddles this weekend.

Every Friday I'll be pausing to notice something from the week that has nourished my soul. 

A special, sacred-everyday moment captured on camera, or perhaps a snippet from a book, a recipe still warm from the kitchen or something whimsical that simply made me smile.
Here are a few simple things that have fed my soul this week. 

What has inspired/fed/nourished your soul this week friends? 
 Feel free to link up to your own soulful spaces either at the bottom of this post or in the comments.




  1. Congratulations dearest Suzy! Little Rowan is just so precious and beautiful.
    I'm so happy for Emmy and the rest of your family.
    I'm sure you will enjoy every moment of grandmotherhood. Many, many happy, wonderful years.

  2. Many congratulations to you all. I am glad to hear that little Rowan arrived earthside safe and sound and that Emmy is doing well too. Enjoy this special time.

  3. My sincere congratulations to you, Emmy and all.
    What a great news!
    I am happy for you and Emmy.

  4. So stunning pictures, so soulful!
    Have a happy weekend ... Frauke

  5. Congratulations!! He's absolutely gorgeous and what a lovely name :)

  6. Congratulations to all of you! Rowan is beautiful. I had severe preeclampsia with both of my babies so I understand what Emmy went through (and you too). I'm glad mom and baby are doing well. Best wishes for a happy babymoon. :)

  7. Oh Suzy he is just gorgeous, congratulations to all of you.
    Eating a lot? Yes, just like a male ;)
    Enjoy every second!

  8. Oh he is adorable. Congratulations to all of you!!!!

  9. What a darling baby! Warmest congratulations to your whole family, and blessings from far across the world to Rowan. I love his name. Sorry to hear about the flu and chicken pox, I wish everyone well.

  10. oh happy days! congratulations to all involved! <3

  11. oh how exciting!! He is just beautiful.

  12. congratulations!!! children are a beautiful gift.

  13. Congratulations! I'm so happy everything went well and that momma and baby are healthy :) They are both very lucky to have such a great Omie to help them out. <3

  14. New life, babies, flowers, what blessings we have received from Our Creator. Congratulations.Love the name Omie.


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