Saturday, October 18, 2008

Keiran arrives!

OK, I have been remiss in posting. Not that anyone is reading anyway :-). Class stuff, house stuff - I need to put up another set of pics there for sure - but mostly trying to get ready for what turned out to be yesterday: our second son was born.

Keiran Rory Liam McNay. October 17th, 2008, 1620 EST. 49cm and 2.95 kg.

It was honestly a wonderful day: glorious autumn weather and colours, Jenny and I got to wander around and enjoy the water garden at my new lab and hold hands for a while, then go over to the hospital when the contractions got to about every 2 min. [The waters broke at ~8 a.m., but Keiran was in no distress when checked, so no need to rush.] Arrive at hospital at 3.10, at which point it was obvious we'd timed things about right, and - whoosh! - there he was.

The staff both of Jenny's ObGyn practice and in the delivery unit were great, thankfully, and didn't object at all to me easing Keiran out, checking that he was fine, placing him on Jenny's belly and so on. That was all a delightful contrast to last time when we kicked out three doctors :).

Anyway: typing one-handad is tough, and I need to send announcement emails, but more later. Enjoy the pics.