Baby C, aka Eliza Grace, was born in the early hours of last Thursday morning at King’s College Hospital in south London, weighing 6 lbs 10.
Although she looks a lot like Alex, especially with her dark hair, she’s inherited my impatience gene; she took just under 10 hours to make an appearance from start to finish (I was induced, a process the doctors said could take anywhere from 1-4 days).
I have to admit that her name wasn’t our first choice; we were so utterly convinced she was a he that we’d already picked a boys one out for her, so it was a bit of a happy surprise to be proven wrong at the 22 week scan. In terms of her actual name, Eliza is a family name from the 1800’s on Alex’s mum’s side, and one he suggested but we both really loved. We’d picked Grace as a middle name from the start because it fits really nicely and ‘Amazing Grace’ was one of the songs we had at our wedding.
So far we’re getting on really well; Alex and I have spent a lot of time just staring at her, and we’re both in awe of this amazing person that we made.