Introducing: Isaac Peter Rew

Born at 00:58 on 22nd November 2009 to proud parents Tracy & Ricky, and weighing in at 8lb 5oz. Following a long and difficult day of labour, Isaac still didn’t want to be delivered. At 11:30 it was decided to take Tracy into the operating theatre and attempt a forceps delivery, but it was unsuccessful, so Isaac was delivered by Caesarean Section.

Isaac Peter Rew

Mother and baby are doing very well.

Keep up to date with him on his blog & on Twitter.

Pip – Week Forty

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Mummy & Daddy tried to entice me out today by buying a bigger car & apparently I get the whole back seat to myself (and most of the boot) #
  • They are collecting the car on Friday – maybe I’ll wait until then before I start my journey ;o) #
  • So, this is it… According to the schedule – today’s the day!! #
  • Right – I’m off with Mummy & Daddy to the Doctor for a final check-up. #
  • Doctor says everything is fine – I’m now 4/5 engaged and Mummy’s uterus has dropped (which is a good thing). Almost on my way! #
  • I hear the weather out there is pretty dodgy, but it’s warm and snug in here. Can’t think of a good enough reason to come out there yet! x #
  • Mummy says that she is able to list a ton of them though, if I’m interested ;o) #

Pip – Week Thirty Nine

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Just testing mobile updates – not long now until we’ll be updating from the hospital! #
  • I’ve not even been born yet and you can already buy a Pip converter! – http://ping.fm/p/XdPF6 #
  • Latest Stats: I should now measure about 51cm (20 in) from head to toe and weigh about 3.4kg (7.4 lbs) which means I’m ready for delivery! #
  • My amniotic fluid used to be clear but is now pale and milky; I’ve been shedding the white vernix caseosa which has been protecting my skin. #
  • Mummy just felt a twinge! Hope it’s the start of something big!! #
  • My due date is just one week today!! How exciting… See you all soon. I do my best to keep updating you through the labour & delivery. #
  • So the twinge turned out to be nothing at all. Shame – I was looking forward to my journey ;o) #
  • Apparently only five per cent of babies are born on their scheduled due date – for Mummy’s sake, I plan to be one of them!! #
  • I’m so big now that I keep getting my feet caught up in Mummy’s ribs – she lets me know it makes her uncomfortable and I try to move around. #
  • Could this be my last weekend in Mummy’s tummy? I certainly hope so!!! All the hard work is about to pay off… #
  • I love you Mummy… Thank you… x #

Pip – Week Thirty Eight

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Apparently my organ systems are now fully developed and in place – strange as Mummy & Daddy aren’t musical. #
  • My lungs will be last thing to reach maturity. Even after I’m born, it may take a few hours before I establish a normal breathing pattern. #
  • Hmmm – am I a boy or a girl? Place your bets please… [everyone else seems to be convinced one way or the other] #
  • Mummy & Daddy are off to see the midwife to discuss a birth plan. #
  • I now weigh between 3kg and 3.2kg (that’s 6.6 lbs to 7 lbs). #
  • Right – just over a week left in here. I’ve been reading the schedule and am planning to be on time. #

Pip – Week Thirty Seven

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Don’t worry, I’m still here – and still growing – and putting on lots of fat. #
  • I should now have a full head of hair – Daddy will be so proud! :o) #
  • After much deliberation, testing, mind-changing & more deliberation, my new wheels have just arrived! Black with lime green detail – classy. #
  • My head is now cradled in Mummy’s pelvic cavity, ready for the journey, and protected by the pelvic bones. #
  • Daddy has just been chatting to me – due to the amniotic fluid, I can’t answer back, so I kicked back instead. #
  • Latest Stats: I now weight approx 2.8kg / 6.1 pounds and measure 48.6cm / 19.1 in from head to toe. #
  • Now my head is engaged I have a little more space to grow my arms and legs (and to kick Mummy’s diaphragm). #
  • Yay – the pictures from my first photo shoot are ready!! {thanks to Laura at http://www.just-shoot-me.co.uk } #

Pip – Week Thirty Six

Latest developments from Pip:

  • I’m now a mean fat-making machine – I’m now gaining approx 28g a day! #
  • Latest Stats: I now weigh nearly 2.7kg / 5.9 lbs and measure approx 47.4cm / 18.6 in long from head to toe. #
  • Congratulations to Daddy who Graduates today with a 2:1 in Youth & Community Work and Applied Theology! #
  • I’m starting to drop, getting ready for my exit in four weeks. But that means even more pressure on Mummy’s bladder – look out!! #
  • Off to see the Doctor with Mummy – just another check-up. Need to make sure I’m in the right position. #
  • All fine at the Doctors – I’m now 3/4 engaged!! Can’t wait to meet you all… #
  • Because I’ve dropped a bit, Mummy should be finding it easier to breath soon (oh, and her appetite should come back). #
  • Woohoo – I’m now officially classed as Full Term! Almost there… #

Pip – Week Thirty Five

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Latest Stats: I now weigh 2.4kg/5.2lbs and measure 46.2cm / 18.1 inches (that’s one and a half school rulers). Nearly ready to pop out ;o) #
  • Mummy & Daddy can now occasionally see my elbows, feet & head protruding from Mummy’s stomach when I stretch and squirms about. #
  • The wall of Mummy’s tummy is now thinner and there’s more light coming in. I’ve started to develop my own daily routine… #
  • I am now sporting full-length fingernails & toenails and have a fully developed pair of kidneys. My liver can also process some waste. Nice! #
  • We’ve been checked out by the midwife again and everything is fine. I’m the right size and in the right position. Mummy has put on 1 stone. #
  • I’m now moving much less cos there’s less space in here, but I get hiccups more frequently. It’s fun when people come over to feel them. #

Pip – Week Thirty Four

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Mummy & Daddy have their final ante-natal session today. Thankfully they weren’t too freaked out by last weeks look at the labour process. #
  • That’s it – no more ante-natal classes, and my bag is packed ready for the hospital. Just six weeks to go – and counting! #
  • I’m really starting to fill out and getting rounder now. I need my fat layers later to regulate my body temperature. #
  • Off to the midwife with Mummy & Daddy later this afternoon – just a few pre-flight checks ;o) #
  • My central nervous system is still maturing, but my lungs are nearly fully developed now. Apparently if I arrive early, my chances are good. #
  • Lots of hiccups recently. Apparently it’s a good sign though – they’re practice for my breathing reflexes. #
  • Good luck to Daddy who finally starts his new job today. Woohoo! #
  • I think I just heard Mummy’s pelvic joints loosening ready to assist the delivery. Slightly freaky… #