Newborn emerges into world for first time pulling grumpiest face possible – and mum says she's still grumpy two years on
THIS NEWBORN baby sums up how we've all been feeling this year – after she was born with a scowl on her face.
Little Jersey made it clear that she was distinctly unimpressed during mum Stacey Leeming's C-section at Royal Preston Hospital in Preston, Lancashire.
Despite the soothing strains of Lana Del Rey playing gently in the background, the tiny tot sat with her head poking out of her mum's tummy looking furious – with a hilarious photo capturing her priceless expression.
Stacey, 33, from Preston, Lancashire, said: "It was amazing seeing her being born but it was also overwhelming to watch.
"The expression on Jersey's face is like she knew covid was round the corner, she could see it on the horizon.
"It's like she knew it was going to be a total disaster. She's not really done much, obviously the first year was alright but for the past year of her life she's not really been able to do anything, it's such a shame."
And the mum-of-four says Jersey, now two, hasn't changed since her arrival in October 2018 and is 'still just as grumpy'.
Full-time mum Stacey booked in for a 'gentle' c-section – a procedure where the baby's head is delivered, then the baby effectively delivers themselves by wriggling free – after having traumatic births for her first three babies.
Stacey, who is also mum to Maddison, 13, Leo, seven, and four-year-old Brooklyn, said: "I've got four children and the first three were emergency c-sections, they were all rushed and scary.
"My first daughter was born eight weeks early, the second one was an emergency and the third one was planned but I went into labour and there were complications so she became an emergency as well.
"With Jersey I was dead set on wanting everything perfect and relaxed so decided on a gentle c-section.
"They put Lana Del Rey's Video Games on in the background and it was just really, really peaceful, everything went really smoothly.
"Because everything had gone wrong the first three times I was just expecting the worst but it was perfect from the beginning, it turned out to be the best experience of my life.
"They helped Jersey's head out and then left her sat there like that, they held her head and she wriggled herself out and pulled her feet out.
"It was amazing seeing her being born but it was also overwhelming to watch. Everyone was happy, except the baby."
Stacey said: "I had a spray tan before I went in, my friend came over who does mobile spray tanning, and I had a tint and wax on my eyebrows and my eyelashes done.
A caesarean section, or C-section, is an operation to deliver your baby through a cut made in your tummy and womb.
The cut is usually made across your tummy, just below your bikini line.
A caesarean is a major operation that carries a number of risks, so it's usually only done if it's the safest option for you and your baby.
Around 1 in 4 pregnant women in the UK has a caesarean birth.
"I had my nails painted pink because I knew I was having a girl.
"I decided to treat myself because all my others were emergencies and I never got to prepare and I always looked terrible."
Stacey kept the pregnancy secret from everybody, apart from the grandparents, until she announced little Jersey's arrival in the world on social media.
Stacey said: "I kept the pregnancy a secret for nine months, absolutely no-one knew about it – only my parents and my partner's parents.
"When I announced her birth on Facebook, everyone couldn't believe it. I don't know why I kept it quiet, it was just nice to keep it to myself."
Stacey said Jersey still keeps everyone on their toes and makes them laugh.
She added: "She's gives her brother and sisters a run for their money for sure.
"She's still a good sleeper but she'll be the one running around late at night, I don't know where she gets her energy from."
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