Monday, December 21, 2009


On the night of Tuesday 8 December, we had a friend over for dinner and chatter…


On the night of Wednesday 9 December, my waters broke.


On the night of Thursday 10 December, after 23 hours of contractions, paracetamol (!) and an unexpected water birth, a little girl by the name of Matilda Molly Anne was born, weighing in at 7lbs 3 oz.


On Friday 11 December (my official due date) we brought a little baby home and waited for the grownups to arrive and explain the mistake that resulted in our being responsible for this little person.


On Saturday 12 December, we were forced to accept that there was no administrative error and that we had a baby girl and that we were going to look after it and love it and feed it and then it would grow.

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Feeding is proving challenging (more on this later) but so far we’re managing to do everything else… just.

Welcome to the world, Tilly.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Knit Wits...

A weekend in the countryside with the in-laws...

A discovery of retro patterns in a folder not touched for twenty years...

A range of baby crochet patterns the like of which has not seen the light of day for some time...

And a stylish way to show your dedication to the monarchy... your boyfriend... and naff knitting...!!

Oh... and on my return from Kent... I was overcome by a sudden urge to push...

Story to follow... but in the meantime, please may I introduce you to my daughter...