We took Hamish out for his first outside jaunt yesterday, off to my brother's 33rd birthday dinner. We figured if things went pearshaped, we could always beg off from the bbq and flee back the 20 mins home. As it turned out, things were fine. We got there and fed him, and he went to sleep for another 2.5 hrs. With, of course, at least 30 mins of aunt and grandmother cuddling before being put down. There was a veritable plague of babies there - Hamish's cousins Sophie & Samuel, and his cousin-in-law Aiden, who is only 4 weeks old himself.
It was weird to look at Samuel - we haven't seen him for a while, and he's gigantic. At 8 or 9 months old, he just looks so much more robust than Hamish, who I'm still worried about accidentally crushing or mishandling.
I'm trying to organise getting to work for a bit this week, mostly to stretch leave out rather than achieve terribly much :-) but there are a couple of tasks hanging over me too. So I'm trying to pick times where there's not baby appointments or random acts of weather where I can nick off for 5 or 6 hours and touch base at work. (and hey, you know, maybe set a vacation message, which lotus won't let me do remotely as best as I can tell).
For those with an insatiable urge for photos, I've made a gallery for Hamish, and I'll prob put them up there now rather than linking into lj so much: http://gallery.arsimagica.net/user/hamish/