Monday, April 24, 2006

Now we are 11...days

He's growing! The health visitor called in today and weighed him...we're now at 7lbs 2oz. No wonder with all the eating he does; 10 times a day we reckon, and he's very good at letting us know it's time! Our other clue is that the hat he wore home from hospital last week left a red line round his head (oops) after I forced it on for our visit to CHAVDA.

We were very brave and took his pram along the road to buy some essentials. We were accosted by plenty old women, but not one of them put money is his pram so in the end we had to pay for our own shopping. If only we'd remembered that the car was still at home...I won't be trying to carry that many bags of shopping home in a hurry.

I registered Kit's birth this morning...a very straightforward event and I even paid the £8.50 for a full certificate. Behind me was a scary looking couple (facial tattoos and all) registering the birth of their son too.
"Now, what's his name?"
"Hmm, is that short for something? Only we can't register abbreviations."
"Naw, that's his name, TJ"
"Um...ok, how is it spelt? T space J? Or T-E-E-J-A-Y?"
"Naw, it's just TJ..."

Anyway I don't think they reached an agreement because they were finished a lot faster than I was.

We've received hunderads of presents. People are very generous; the QPS staff lavished me (well, him) with a cardboard box full and three supporting bags of gifts, while the postie has been kept busy with flowers, cards, balloon and beer deliveries (woo-hoo!) We're beginning our thank you cards, but a huge thanks to everyone for the time being!


  1. Lee's Dad24/4/06 19:14

    WOW - what a great photo !! He is a wee boy already !!!!

  2. so it's really 'Kit' then?

  3. yeah, me again. Did you know you are the only blogger on the net who lists 'poking a fire with a stick' as an interest?

  4. Yes, it's really Kit. And I believe fire poking will catch on, with advanced lower-lip-sticking-out as an option.

  5. Giles Brandreth27/4/06 12:04

    Regional Note: A pig in a poke is concealed in a sack from the buyer. The noun pokemeaning a bag or sackdates from the 14th century in English. In many parts of Scotland poke means a little paper bag for carrying purchases or a cone-shaped piece of paper for an ice-cream cone. The Oxford English Dictionary gives similar forms in other languages: Icelandic poki, Gaelic poc or poca, and French poche.

  6. There is of course another use for the word 'poke'.

  7. You are all class...

  8. What does Kane mean 'there's another use for the word poke'?

  9. like if my Mum said 'I was having a poke around the ironmongers in Dingwall' what, according to Kane, does she really mean?

  10. Anonymous29/4/06 17:20

    Kane, your turn...........please Mum (not yours)

  11. Giles brandreth29/4/06 17:35

    Where's my last comment??? Are you censoring my comments!!??!!!??

  12. Anonymous30/4/06 13:16

    What a good looking wee man .. only one Wombat high ... but has a chubby baby face coming I think with 10 serves of mummies milk per day (or is that 5 from mummy?).
    Enjoy the break time together, and equal rights on poo nappies mind.
    Family doon'uner xxx

  13. New Granny said30/4/06 19:34

    You can see already the character in his face. He has a chin just like mine-- ready to take on the world.
    a)Poke of chips
    b)Grandpa Hood used to speak about a "pokey hat" for an ice cream cone
    c)then there is that charming Gaelic form of verbal abuse
    d)and of course don't forget Pocahontas

  14. Yes, Giles, until you learn restraint with punctuaion marks.

  15. Giles Brandreth2/5/06 02:05

    A person authorized to examine books, films, or other material and to remove or suppress what is considered morally, politically, or otherwise objectionable.
    An official, as in the armed forces, who examines personal mail and official dispatches to remove information considered secret or a risk to security.
    One that condemns or censures.
    One of two officials in ancient Rome responsible for taking the public census and supervising public behavior and morals.
    Psychology. The agent in the unconscious that is responsible for censorship.

    tr.v. cen·sored, cen·sor·ing, cen·sors
    To examine and expurgate.