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Discussion in 'Cookery' started by Si N. Tiffick, May 9, 2011.
Oh, how exciting!
I think they've got less than a week to go now.....very exciting!
Have a feeling the baby is on its way or is already here!
Still no posts since Sunday!
Are we having the poor man tagged now?!
Congratulations to the 909 family!
Little Molly must be such a blessing - and I'm sure you're a very proud father Nick. I wish you and your family all the love, light and blessings that I can.
Well done all 3 of you
Absolutely delighted to hear about Molly, many congratulations to you both! Looking forward to seeing a photo of your daughter.
That's wonderful news. congratulations to you all x
I've sent congratulations ont he other thread....but thought I'd add the here too!
Every blessing to you and the family Nick!
Very many congratulations to you and your wife, Nick - this is indeed wonderful news!
Welcome to the world, little Molly. What a treat you have in store with such a talented cook for a daddy!
Congratulations to you and all the family xx
Thanks so much for the messages of congratulations - really touching!
Baby and mum continuing to do well - moved out of the hospital to a birth centre in the New Forest yesterday, an NHS service where we'd originally intended to have the baby before the complications meant that we had to have a hospital one (there are no doctors at the birth centre; it's staffed solely by midwives).
The centre is lovely; smack bang in the centre of the New Forest, with views of woodland and wild ponies, as opposed to views of Shirley Warren housing estate, a reference I'm sure Henriette will appreciate!
Mainly though, it doesn't have a hospital feel, and it's very quiet and relaxed there, so a great place to chill for a few days. The plan is to stay until tomorrow and allow Donna to recover and also for us to get lots of help and support with things like breast feeding and bathing etc., as we're both now keenly aware that these little bundles of joy don't come with a manual, and you can read every book under the sun and still be none the wiser about the basics, until someone shows you how!
I've been spending days with them and coming home late to sleep, and existing on shop bought sandwiches, fruit, crisps and biscuits - I haven't had a proper meal since Sunday evening so one of my aims is to try to get one today; they've said if it's quiet at the centre they can feed dads for a small charge to cover costs, or if not possible there's a little tea room near the centre - even a bowl of soup will do! Looking forward to bringing mum and baby home tomorrow and getting one of our meals out of the freezer inspired by the freezer thread and eating a meal as a little family (or hopefully, assuming Molly sleeps for long enough for us to eat something!), and then locking ourselves away for the rest of my paternity leave to learn everything we need to learn and enjoying being a brand new little family.
Thanks again for the messages - I'll pass your wishes onto Donna (obviously explaining that there are a load of lovely people on a very, very tiny part of the TES website to whom I speak almost daily, mainly about a shared love of food, yet have never met, and they've dedicated a whole thread to us, as they're all so lovely!). She will be touched (and yet still further exasperated about my obsession with food )
Right...off for another shop-bought sandwich before driving out there again!
So glad all is going well and that Donna and Molly will be home very soon. Your lives will never be the same again - hugely enriched though!.
Never worry about what the manuals say. Your daughter (tee hee) is unique and you are going to have so much fun getting to know her
I want to be an honorary granny - my grandchildren think I am 'megacool' - mainly because I gave them fart bombs for Christmas. Hmmm - I can see you rushing to take up that offer....
Love to all
Congratulations to Family909. Here's to many happy hours with your bundle of you
Aw huge congratulations on your new daughter. Lovely name too. I remember bringing my first daughter home and being overwhelmed with panic as there were no nurses to help me bathe her etc. Make the most of all the support while it on offer and fill up the freezer with quick dinners.
Awwww Nick, your post made me choke up.
Mine are 21 and almost 20 now, but it only seems like yesterday they were new borns and I had those first few, very precious days with each of them.
It really is quite overwhelming isn't it?
So pleased Donna is breatfeeding. Sorry but I'm a bit of a breastfeeding bore and I genuinely believe very....VERY.....few women cannot do it. I loved it, and their father had plenty of other things to do with them, like bathing them at night.
Enjoy little Molly. Enjoy every minute!
Belle, this made me cry.
Egyptgirl.........thank you, and you will understand even more once your little one arrives. It's so true, they grow up soooooo quickly. I adore mine more and more each day, even though they are now all grown up! I really look forward to seeing them for a big hug!