Introducing Jack Carter Choudhry

21 January 2014

A week ago today, our little munchkin arrived at 16:08, weighing 7 lbs 6.5 oz (3.36kg), delivered via a planned C-section because he was breech.  Gosh, I was so nervous for the whole procedure but it went so quickly and as soon as little Jack was born and his cries filled the room nothing mattered anymore.

I won't lie however, the recovery from a C-section was tough.  I was in a lot of pain the day after and was exhausted but everyday it gets better.  Breastfeeding was incredibly challenging, just because it was so painful, but once he started to latch on correctly, from about last Friday things have been much better.

We are slowly getting used to not sleeping for long periods of time, Jack tends to feed every 2-3 hours and is such a relaxed baby.  Mani is the most supportive, understanding and doting husband and father.  You think you know your husband but having a baby together really shows you another side of someone - it brings another level into your relationship and I feel so blessed to have Mani there by my side - changing nappies, burping, cooking me food, supporting me through breastfeeding and giving lots of cuddles to Jack.

I can't believe it has been a week already since Jack was born.  The past few days I have been a bit weepy, its totally normal and just my hormones flying high, sleep deprivation and just trying to come to terms with this little being in our lives and everything that comes with it.  Mani still has another 2 weeks off, and I don't even want to have to think about him going back to work - eeek it just makes me anxious thinking about it.  But we are just going to enjoy these next two weeks - all the special moments and getting used to life as we know it now.  I really want to take lots of videos and photos, as Jack is already changing and I want to remember every little moment in these first few weeks.

Thank you to everyone for all their messages and kind words.  Blog posts might be a bit sparse over the next few weeks while I give lots of time and cuddles to our little bundle.


  1. He is just gorgeous, so pleased for you and Mani. It will get easier every day, and when Mani goes back to work you will be fine. *Hugs* enjoy every moment, they really do seem to grow up overnight. Sam

  2. Aww, congratulations on a happy and healthy baby boy! He's adorable - just look at those tiny fingers! I'm excited to see how he changes and grows over the next years/decades :)

  3. Thanks for sharing Claire - what a great idea to document everything, because babies do grow so quickly, day by day, and if you don't have a record of each step, you do forget!! You will get stronger day by day, and the hormones will settle, and once the breastfeeding is going well, and your boobs are no longer sore, then you will be flying, Mommy Claire!! I am so pleased that Mani has a bit of time off work, to help you. This is special time, where the three of you, can just enjoy the closeness, the touching, the bonding, the togetherness - just enjoy each other. Try and rest when Jack rests, the blogging can wait..... well, not too long, we want to see more of Jack, but when you feel up to it, my girl. Lots of Love, and well wishes, to the three of you. Tess xxxx

  4. yay! yay! YAY! I am so happy for you guys! first of all, your baby is gorgeous. seriously, most new borns look a little lizardish (i don't infants, i promise! i want my own oh so soon!! it's just the truth) anyways, your little one is adorable! Secondly, I am so proud of you. I pray that God gives you the rest and peace of mind you need to be the best Mom ever (as I am sure you will be!).

  5. congratulations to your lovely little family! such a gorgeous little boy :) x


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