amberohamber River is wide awake after his cares and feed everyday. Hehe. 19min

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amberohamber The daily commute to River 19h

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amberohamber One month ago today I walked out of my house. Xmas tree still up, camera sitting on coffee table, Xmas lights on my pool fence, chairs from Xmas grouped still on the verandah and a fridge full of Xmas food. My mangoes on my trees were a few days off picking. I put the dog in her pen and left the cat in the house. I haven't been back since and won't until April. That night I got told my waters had broken and I was most likely going to deliver and going to lose my child.....the absolute worst, most traumatic, horrible moment of my whole entire life that still affects my everyday. I spent 13 days after that on complete horizontal bed rest on a wonderful Drs orders (no going to the bathroom, no showering, no sitting up to eat my dinner) labour stalled! In between that time I got a horizontal royal flying Drs flight from Rockhampton to Townsville. The life decisions and information my brain has had to take in over the last month has been the most intense of my life. I decided to have River via a cesarean to give him the best chance at survival after he hung in and grew to a more viable gestation over the 13 days I was horizontal.....every hour at that time in utero makes a massive difference to their health. I spent another 3 days in hospital and have been on the outside world ever since....in Townsville, expressing milk every 3 hours, pushing through massive pain of a cesarean and training my muscles again (my muscle depletion after 13 days complete bed rest was quite dramatic, I only got up a flight of stairs a few days ago for the first time). And........this is all for River. Our beautiful, sweet, strong, amazing little boy. I feel immense guilt that my body failed him and he has to go through this but he is the most amazing person I know in life and I am in awe of his strength. Pure love. 2d
  •   _janeyypops1 Stay strong beautiful Amber 2d
  •   sharra_jay Sending so much love and strength xx you are truly amazing @amberohamber ... mum asks about you and River daily she is sending much love also xxx 2d
  •   amberohamber @sharra_jay I'm thinking about starting a Facebook group on his progression just so people can get updates on how he is doing more regularly. He has had a few tiny scares this past week but he is ok. He is just so premature that every day at the moment is so scary. His biggest enemy right now is infection so I have to hope that he fights and keeps any infection at bay. Xoxo 2d
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  •   sharra_jay @amberohamber mum would love that she doesn't know how to use IG lol... but she checks in almost daily to see if I've seen any updates :) I felt so much when I read you had him so early it must be so frightening. .. but you are both doing amazing and I have no doubt he will traveling to your beautiful home in no time xxx take care just know you have alot of love and strength being sent daily 2d
  •   itsjae_liketheletter Please try to not blame your self sweetness. As @b00snaps said, River has all the love and strength he needs in you guys xxxxx 2d
  •   4bguy Your love and dedication to your son is phenomenal. With someone like you behind him this kid will go a long way. Be encouraged that where your body may have let you down for a moment the power of your love has taken its place. It is an irresistible force and it is overcoming. Both of you hang in there. Out prayers are with you! 1d
  •   jaritazane Love him so much already. I took down the tree the other day. Ruby wasn't happy about it. But there's lots of other pretty things to look at 1d

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amberohamber Gumnuts at sunset 2d

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amberohamber Townsville on a summers day (so freaking hot here!!!) Happy hottest 100 day to all. 4d

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amberohamber Newborn nappy and Rivers nappy 5d
  •   kerrie_nipperess Wow ! So teeny tiny xx 5d
  •   khorgan Oh my goodness they are soooooo tiny, I was just looking at a newborn nappy the other day saying how small they are! 5d
  •   caitlinchancellor Cute premie nappies...I just love it that they make ones so teeny for all those tiny babies like River out there...xxx 5d
  •   lolliejam Wow wow x 5d
  •   littlebitbrit Wow!! Totally puts it into perspective. 5d
  •   _janeyypops1 Precious. I hope little River is doing well xxxxx 5d

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amberohamber 'I am a miracle, made up of particles'- Nahko. Happy 2 week birthday to our miracle, River 5d
  •   mel_ridley I've just caught up on your pics. Congratulations on the birth of River. 2 weeks now and getting stronger every day I'm sure. Look forward to seeing his progress xx 5d
  •   caitlinchancellor Bless...thats such a cute pic of dad and son.. 5d
  •   littlebitbrit Perfection 5d
  •   mosaic60 Beautiful 5d
  •   _janeyypops1 Special Darling Boy 5d
  •   debmcs Precious wee toot! X 5d
  •   kushandfletch Sending you lots of love, hello gorgeous River, you look like a fighter, keep getting stronger little man :-) 4d

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amberohamber 'It's over there' 6d

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amberohamber And another sunset 7d

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amberohamber Yesterday's sunset from my room 1w
  •   trinarific It's great you've got a window. I hope darling River is doing well. Thinking of you. xoxo 1w
  •   juanita_powell Beautiful love and light, always x 1w
  •   caitlinchancellor Just beautiful. ...xx and big kiss to River..xx 7d

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amberohamber Australia 1w

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amberohamber Home for the next few months 1w

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amberohamber Ryan's wedding ring with Rivers hand. Yes River is small but he is bigger than a lot of babies in the same NICU. We are some of the luckier parents that had a child with a good birth weight. I love him so very dearly. 1w
  •   deetsw He is adorable @amberohamber well done xo 1w
  •   mosaic60 So glad he is doing ok, I hope you are also looking after yourself and not letting the stress & anxiety get to you too much xx @amberohamber 1w
  •   stevesk8a Big love @amberohamber . Such a little man.. Good times ahead... 1w
  •   ludsgirls He truly Is amazing xxx such great news, love seeing his photos! Keep growing strong little man xx 1w
  •   kerrie_nipperess So teeny tiny. I may not have met you (yet) beautiful River , but I have so much love for you and your gorgeous mumma xx sending strength and love and all the cuddles in the world xx 1w
  •   goodhens Beautiful precious boy! 1w
  •   apartmentf15 ️xo 1w
  •   ceci_4 Such teeny tiny fingers. Your baby is love!! 5d

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amberohamber Townsville. Birth is written in our stars. Rivers chosen birthplace 2w

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Nashville Amber Stewart
amberohamber Happy 1 week birthday River. My first cuddles today. Possibly my most favourite moment of my whole life. 2w

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amberohamber His hands (he has decided he doesn't like having his hand held at the moment, waah!) 2w

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amberohamber Dad changing nappies 2w

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amberohamber Red tail black cockatoo 2w

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amberohamber The view from my hospital window looking out past my zen rock cairn. These rocks are hand collected and chosen by my good friend @timestepsouttabeat and brought up to me by her from our home town. They are manning river rocks. A river that runs through my soul. They remind me of the beauty and strength of a river. 2w

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amberohamber Could it be the cutest foot in the world??!! 2w

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