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