Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Early arrival.

A baby boy.
Four hours labour.
Father already bonding with baby as he phones us. I could hear the baby noises and he said he was holding him as he rang.
I don't know the weight.
He has some hair.
No name yet and my suggestion that he be called "homeless" did not go down well.
He asked that I don't see the baby yet because I'm sick.  
Two hours and he's a concerned parent. There's light at the end of the tunnel.


Kath Lockett said...

Yes there is. Congratulations to them and to you for all you've put up with!

Marshall Stacks said...

dear great Great-Aunt, stay sick, for a long time (cough cough). Babies all look the same. Don't let them near you.

River said...

Four hours labour. That's my kind of birth. Perhaps this really will be a turning point for the nephew.
@ Marshall Stacks, all babies do NOT look the same.
PS "Homeless" would be a terrible name! He'd be much better off with Joe or Jeff or Steve or David....Sam, Alex.....

JahTeh said...

Kath, I still have no details about weight or name but he does have reddish hair which will probably fall out. I haven't even seen a phone photo.

Stacks, I feel like death and I recommend Werther's originals for soothing a glass encrusted throat. I've never been interested in babies, I like them when they talk.

River, as far as I know he's still "nameless". I thought all babies looked alike for about a month but then I try not to look at any.
Apparently the four hours was not easy and she needed stitches at least I think she did. I'm not getting much information here.

The Elephant's Child said...

I do hope you get better soon. I don't do small babies very well, much better later.
I am a great aunt. Wasn't a good aunt and am now a great aunt. And, which scares me mightily my oldest great niece is of voting age.

Middle Child said...

Love Marshall Stacks comment... or they could call him "Sue" How do you Do?

JahTeh said...

EC, I just realised that he'll be 40 at the end of next month. My sister and I both married and had boys when we were very young.

MC, he now has a name, Cain and he's only 43 centimetres long which is why he looks so tiny in his father's hands. I'm waiting for the photos still.

JahTeh said...

Oh dearie me, someone has apparently spent time reading the blogs of my life and came across this about the 'Homeless" name. I had spent 5 months trying to get them to find a unit and I had the money for bond and rent so the Homeless was to me a joke not so for the father who tore strips off me this morning, 5 years later. I refuse to delete this blog, my sister says I should apologize, like hell. I didn't use names and in later posts I was delighted to find that she was a wonderful mother and raised the baby to a lovely boy who starts school this year.

iODyne said...

oh FFS he's got nothing better to do?
I am witness to all your massive love care generosity and concern for that little family.
Is he having MidLife Crisis?
I'll go to bat for you face to face with him anytime.
Nobody cares more for that idiot boy than you do.
Has he forgotten you gave him longterm refuge when he was sick and even his own mother could not have cared less?

delete this if you like. I am angry on your behalf.

antikva said...

I'm with iOdyne, what a load of crap. Has anyone apologised to you? Should be grateful you took him in for so late g but no, as usual, no gratitude at all. Next time someone needs help i wouldn't bother, not even to store a
Car! I wasn't aware life has become a dictatorship censored 5 years after the event unless someone needs attention or drama in their life no.