Sunday, 15 May 2011

The Story of Ben

As most of you already know, we welcomed our little guy into the world last week. We've been in heaven these past few days...but I thought I should take a few minutes to write out just how amazing of an experience it was.

Our little man wasn't actually due to arrive until May 16th, so we had been busy trying to get the last minute things ready for the big day. On Thursday May 5th, we worked on getting the backyard tidied up, because I was so excited to sit out in the garden with the little one when he arrived. We put up the canopy, and sat out back for a while, imagining having our son back there with us. After we were done, we relaxed for a while, and headed to bed.

At about 3:30 am, my water broke. I woke up, and was actually strangely calm as I gathered the things I needed. Suitcase, pillow, I even remembered to call the hospital ahead of time to let them know we were coming. I woke Billy up and tried not to give him a heart attack when I told him it was time...and we headed down to McMaster, calling our parents along the way.

After everything was confirmed (not that we needed it, I was pretty sure, ha ha), we spent a little while waiting with our families, trying to stay calm and just take everything in. Our baby was in the breech position, and they called us in for a C-section at 9:30 am. At 10:06 our beautiful baby boy was born. Benjamin William Michael Duckworth.




I can't describe how amazingly perfect the day was. There was so much I didn't know, so much I hadn't anticipated. I was excited and terrified and completely overwhelmed. But when Billy brought our little boy over to me, and I saw his little face for the first time, I knew there would never be a moment quite so perfect.

The days we spent in the hospital were filled with family and friends visiting, learning about our little guy, and wrapping our heads around the fact that this was our new little family.



Now that we are home, we have spent the past week settling in, getting to know Benjamin more and more each day, and falling in love with him again and again. He's such a lovely little soul, and I feel so blessed to have this little person to take care of, to watch grow up, and to love.

Through all of this, no one has been more amazing then Billy. He took such good care of us both during our recovery, and I know Ben is going to be so proud to have such a strong, caring daddy.

I will try to update as much as possible, but it may be a little scattered.

I'm afraid I have my hands full with the two loves of my life, Billy and Ben ♥



  1. Thought my crying was all done till I read this, such a special time and such an emotional day for everyone. He is a precious, beautiful little boy who just fills my heart.

  2. So happy for you guys! He is just beautiful and I am so excited to see him grow and turn into a little man. But not yet. Stay a baby as long as possible Benny Boo boo boo boo boo boo! Love you, Duckworth family! :)


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