Saturday, 2 April 2011


... Taisei Noah Aoto, born at 4.14am on Monday 28th March, weighing 3830g.

He waited just long enough for his grandparents to get here first (mid-Sunday afternoon) and then was born on their wedding anniversary.

We had a false alarm on the Saturday night; contractions were coming every ten minutes but, after getting H's dad to look after K and then heading to the hospital, they stopped. They monitored me for a couple of hours, with just the occasional labour pain, served me breakfast and then sent me home again.

I had random contractions throughout Sunday and then, at bedtime, they started coming every 5 minutes. I didn't want to be sent home again so I waited around a bit more until I was absolutely sure, then woke H, arrived at the hospital at 1am and gave birth 3 hours later. Phew.

Taisei (pronounced Tie-say, from now on known as 'T') looks so much like K did as a newborn. I think I'll struggle to tell the difference in baby photos in the future. He's an enthusiastic feeder and I'm really pleased that I'm able to breastfeed him without bottle supplements, which we had to do with K. T is a bit jaundiced but after 24 hours on the light box his levels are much better now. We came home from the hospital yesterday, and all is well.


  1. Omedeto! And welcome to the world, darling little Taisei! He's just adorable. I bet K is tickled to be a real big brother now. My heartiest congratulations to H and you!

  2. Congratulations again! The photos are all lovely but I love the one of K looking with so much pride at T :0) Love usxx

  3. Big, BIG congratulations! He's lovely! I hope you have as much fun with your two boys as I do with mine.

  4. Congratulations, he's lovely - and you look very well, much better than I did after giving birth!

  5. Congratulations on your boy!
    I wish his good health, as well as your wonderful days with the new life.
    The cherry blossom season has come.


  6. Congratulations on your little adorable bundle. :) He's beautiful!