As soon as Nathan was born, the grey miserable weather that had been haunting us for too long, dissolved as Mother Nature let the sun shine brightly non-stop for 1 week … a nice gesture to welcome Nathan to the world.


Not that Mummy & Daddy managed to see much daylight. Being up at hours that only students and vampires seem to find comfortable. Sleeping during the scraps of time that Nathan spared us, between his own eating, sleeping, and diaper changing sessions. The word ‘shattered’ has a completely a new meaning in this alternative dimension that we have entered. Days, nights, mornings, evenings, all roll up into one big mush. TV is something only known in science fiction stories. What have we done???

I can tell you what we have done, now that we are awake during daylight hours. We have created the most wonderful and beautiful little boy. We have completely and utterly fallen in love with this precious bundle of joy. We get lost for hours just looking into his eyes, the smell of his skin is so intoxicating, the softness of his skin can put fabric softeners to shame, and his looks … well he will make the girls’ hearts melt.

Well I thought this day would never come, but before I could get my head around the idea that today would be the day, I was holding my beautiful son in my arms!

Wednesday 10th October 2007

01:30AM     Barbara says that she ‘feels’ different and there is a little blood loss.
03:36AM   The ‘plug’ falls out.
05:10AM     Contractions are occurring once every 4 minutes … called the midwife.
07:10AM     Contractions occurring every 2.5 minutes … instructed to go to the hospital.
07:30AM     Barbara is already dilated to 8cm, but the water has not yet broken.
09:00AM     Water breaks.
09:10AM     Pushing starts … and videoing wink
09:56AM     Nathan is born … weighing in at 4050 grams!!!
10:15AM     JJ cuts the umbilical cord.
01:00PM     Parents and son are sent home.

I cannot even start to say how happy we are and how wonderful Nathan is. I cannot believe how fast the time went by. Now with the snoozing, feeding, and changing every 2-3 hours, the concept of time does not apply in this house any more. I cannot even acknowledge the fact that I was working in the office on Tuesday. It feals like weeks ago. Luckily I recorded most of it on video, so I will have the opportunity to see it all over again in slow-motion!

Well here is the first picture of Nathan … saying hello to Grandma! When he gets a bit older, I will explain hand gestures should be done behind her back! wink



Thank you Lord for blessing me with such a wonderful son!

Well he’s still in there! Seems to be very comfortable where he is now … just floating in his toasty warm and cosy environment. Even with the around the clock feeding, this five star hotel looses a star for the only complaint he has … the noisy pipe by his head! wink


Barbara, on the other hand, is getting concerned that this will be a birth by explosion, rather than the standard ‘plop’! What can I say as the supporting parent? Rather her than me!!!