Ten days ago, on 8 April 2014, I gave birth to a beautiful little boy, known to the world as ‘Freddie’.
We are completely and utterly smitten, although he can make a hell of a noise for someone so small.
As labours go, I think I had just about the best possible birth experience; it was no more than 12 hours start to finish and I managed to have the waterbirth I was after, but good god it hurt. I was somehow unprepared for that (I know!).
Despite that, there’s no doubt Freddie is the best thing I have ever made. I am still blown away that it’s actually possible to create such a perfect being, I can’t stop staring at him.