To our friends, family and supporters;
We wanted you to be the first to have details of the birth of our son Clément. This will be a short post because Clément is generally a good and calm baby… as long as you do exactly what he wants you to do. That doesn’t leave us a lot of time for anything other than feeding, changing and cuddling!
He was born quite a long way away from Rosières in Lyon, at a specialist at-risk pregnancy unit (many of you will be familiar with our history of recurrent pregnancy loss) and they were absolutely amazing. The labour was complicated and long and we were away from home for two weeks, but the staff at the hospital made sure we felt safe and well-informed at every stage. Not only were they incredibly professional and fast-acting in a crisis (of which there was more than one) but they were very kind. With limited French, and being separated from the baby (and Marc) for several hours while emergency procedures were carried out on both of them, Amy never felt lost or out of control as there was always somebody slowly and carefully explaining everything to her as it happened. We’ll never forget those faces and their kindness.
We are now back home in Rosières and loving every moment with little Clément. He is delightfully alert and good natured and we’ve already been able to take him out on some little excursions up the mountain – well wrapped up of course!
Clément is fully recovered from the birth but Amy is still struggling a little physically so we may be quiet online for a while. Rest assured we’re still here and actually looking forward to getting back into some of the renovation projects.
For now though we want to spend our time gazing and cooing at our gorgeous little miracle a while longer.