Zack Ian Kenneth Randall:
It gives me great pleasure to announce that on Wednesday 9th June 2021, at 10:01 am, Zack Ian Kenneth Randall was born via c-section, weighing in at a whopping 9lb 4oz. Sharna (Mum) is recovering very well, but the doctors believe Zack may be struggling with an infection, which they’ll treat and monitor for the next 2-3 days.
Otherwise, everything is going well. Zack’s been feeding okay, but the midwives would prefer it to be a lot better. He’s very content and sleeps a lot, just like his Dad!
Covid & the C-Section:
It’s been a crazy 24 hours, a new experience for us, as it was our first c-section. We cannot thank the nurses and doctors enough, especially throughout this crazy situation that is Covid and how they kept us comfortable throughout the procedure.
Due to my wife’s heart issues and Covid, we’ve been extremely anxious about how this pregnancy and delivery would go, and we’re grateful that it’s gone so smoothly; to be fair, better than we ever expected! Of course, it’s a shame that Zack was born during a Pandemic, but it also means there are better days ahead, better days ahead for all of us!
Sadly visiting hours are restricted to partners only, at 4-hour time slots, so it feels strange not being there as much as I was with the three previous births. However, I respect the need for these restrictions to keep all those on the ward as safe as possible!
My three daughters can’t wait to meet him; so far, they’ve only seen pictures, and a facetime call, as they’re not allowed to visit. To say they’re eager to meet him and get that first cuddle is an understatement. But, I continuously remind them, “Good things come to those who wait.”
Our Decision to add Kenneth:
For those unaware, Zack’s middle name, Kenneth, was the name of my Grandad; he sadly passed away earlier this year. We decided that this was an excellent opportunity to honor him; this decision was shared and appreciated throughout the family, none more so than my Mum and her brothers. I posted a blog regarding this here.
Pictures of Zack Randall:
Here are a few pictures of Zack’s first day. I love the last image; the view from Mummy’s perspective, Zack has that look (glare) of, “Why did you wake me up?!” 😂
Thanks for reading and following our journey!