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9th-Sep-2008 12:34 pm
Well, we survived the first night on our own. There was much getting up to cram food into Hamish, mostly goldengrove because I'm of limited use in making food appear, but I was bottle feeding a couple of times too. He seems to be doing the right things - eat, sleep, crap, repeat - so we're not really freaking out yet. Hamish is improving on the breast feeding thing, but he's still getting a lot of the food as pre-expressed milk. If we can get ahead of the game on that, it'll mean I can let goldengrove sleep through most of a night, which will be god for her.

goldengrove's mum came over last night and did some dishes for us which was nice. I think my mum is planning to visit tonight, but we might try and hold the visitors off till the weekend. We've encamped into the lounge and taken it over for the moment - I am hoping we can gradually find the right places for the right activities and free it up again before long.

We couldn't work out the cryptobassinett. I think that there's bits missing - we might bug Cath and Morgan about which bits they might be rather than try any longer. Hamish is currently sleeping in the bassinet that came with the pram. Its not bad; my only complaint is it has floppy bag handles and you've gotta be careful not to flop them onto his head.

Bobby, the silly mutt, continues to improve - the huge chunk of flesh he tore free seems to be binding back with the rest of his toe, but it means multiple expensive vet visits still. We think he got caught up in some garden wire and yanked it free that way, but we're not sure.

We've allegedly got a midwife coming over tonight, MCH nurse later this week... more people, but its nice to be able to write down things that we think of and ask someone with some experience.

Now we're home, I'm going to try and catch up with comments and emails from the last week, but it may take some time :)

he's nice when asleep

We tried to put him in the silly ear-hat that delphaeus made him, but it kept coming off - it might have fit day2, but by day7 it was a little small...

home at last
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10th-Sep-2008 07:25 am (UTC) - Re: Hat!
Excellent, that would be cool :) Felt bad that he didn't get to really wear it. THere's a photo or two of it slowly sliding off in liz's phone tho.
9th-Sep-2008 07:10 am (UTC)
Liz just looks so happy there. If not a bit protective ("It's my baby, you can't have him. Mine, I tell you!") and rightly so. Yay! :)
10th-Sep-2008 07:25 am (UTC)
heheh, "Finally home" i think, but she is sometimes hard to pry away from him ;)
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10th-Sep-2008 07:26 am (UTC)
He'd be a bit gristly. Let us fatten him up for xmas, and see where he's at.
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10th-Sep-2008 11:30 am (UTC)
*laughs out loud*
9th-Sep-2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
Yay for being home and things going well. Much *hugs* and +ve thoughts to the three of you :)

Stuff will get put in post as soon as I can find a card that's not horrendious (just because you have a new sprout I assume dosn't mean you've suddently developed a liking for pink ribbions and bunny rabbits and kitch poems about 'gifts from above) :)
10th-Sep-2008 07:27 am (UTC)
Thank you :) It appreciated.

*laugh* A lot of baby stuff is a bit... kitsch, isn't it? We have to make an effort to find stuff that is nice without being tooo cute or sugary.
10th-Sep-2008 08:47 am (UTC)
You should try finding a card over here for somebody who's lost a loved one. Whenever I read the supplied message my mind parses it as "Are you sad? Really sad? It's so sad that somebody you loved just died... Why aren't you sad yet?!?"

And yes, I have been searching for a baby card that has a bit more 'metal' to it. Maybe there's a market for baby cards that feature less bows and ducks and more high fives and "Whoo! You're playing god!"
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