Wednesday 22 October 2014

There's a new junior blue on the block...

If you know me via social media, you'll already be familiar with the new arrival in my life. For on 18 September 2014 at 04:53, I welcomed my one and only son into the world, Vincent Samuel Albie. I've previously shared my pregnancy experience on my sister blog This Girlie Life, available to read here. You can also read the story about my birth (which lasted for an hour!) and the first moments with Vincent here

It was difficult to put into words just how I felt when I first held him in my arms. I was lucky because I thoroughly enjoyed both my pregnancy and my labour, knowing that it was a pathway to meeting my son and bringing him into the world. The first month of his life has been incredibly fulfilling and full of the most treasured, precious moments. He's the love of my life and we are embarking on the most exciting journey together, one that I've waited for my entire life. 

The first few hours being a Mama

It goes without saying that Vincent is already one of the newest City fans on the block. For the first season in a long while I haven't renewed my season ticket, deciding (sensibly!) to focus all my energies on my beautiful baby boy and giving him the best possible start in life. I will probably have one again in the future, but I don't think it's practical and financially savvy to have kept it, seeing as I wouldn't be able to get to many games this season. For some reason there's a stigma regarding fans who don't attend games and I think if you have a valid reason, it's utterly baffling that you should be lambasted and criticised for it. For the record, if you or anybody else thinks this makes me any less of a fan, please do come and have this discussion with me face to face and I'll be delighted to enlighten you! 

21 weeks into my pregnancy, celebrating City winning the Premier League

Vincent has already had a very City-related pregnancy journey, having been inside me at many games at the Etihad, including when we won the Premier League (when he was in my tummy on the pitch celebrating!) and at Wembley for the Capital One Cup final victory. With his parents both being big Blues, he will be following City for many years to come.

If you're on Twitter and you don't already follow me, feel free to 'add' me at @kippaxgirlemily for updates on life with my little man and all things football-related. As I adjust into life as a Mum I'll be updating this blog as and when I find the time with the usual football articles. I'll also be updating my sister blog, This Girlie Life, with all things baby and life-related. Come and share the journey with me!

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