Archive for August, 2008

The Same, But Different

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

The Phoenix Aikido Club has a very nice new mat, replacing the trusty, ageing, increasingly patched mat that has been down for at least the last 15 years as far as I can remember. The new mat is the same blue, but has a lot more tooth to it, so breakfalls feel quite different. It’s [...]

Pictures of Edward

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

I’ve started a Mobile Me gallery of pictures of Edward. You can even subscribe using RSS to get updates. Because why wouldn’t you want to see every new picture as it is posted?

Bath Time

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

It was bath time for Edward today. Anyone passing by must surely have thought that we were killing him with sticks.

Busy days, sleepless nights

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

The last few days have been by turns rewarding and exhausting, in about equal measure at the moment, though of course it is much easier to focus on the difficulties and overlook the pleasures, especially at four o’clock in the morning. Edward is doing extremely well, and is now three ounces over his birth weight [...]

Home at Last

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Elaine and Edward are home at last. Although they were both fit and healthy when he was delivered, Elaine has been having some problems getting Edward to feed properly, so the midwives decided to keep them in for a few days to make sure that he was getting enough to eat. He’s still giving Elaine [...]


Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Edward James Smith was born healthy and grumpy at 5.25am, weighing 7lb 4oz. Elaine started the early stages of labour at about 5pm the day before. At around midnight her contractions started, so Elaine phoned the labour ward to ask their advice. She was told to take a couple of paracetamol and have a hot [...]