Ruminations and recipes from a small kitchen in a big city.

27.10.06

William has a brother ...

... whose name is Thomas.

Thomas came along on October 23 at about a minute, maybe ten seconds, before midnight.

Thomas is red and chunky and has dark hair and a good appetite and a sweet little cry that sounds like, I don't know, a large mouse, a tiger cub, a baby eagle in the nest? Kind of husky with three different notes.

He is a healthy 9lb 6oz or 4600 grams, which is a lot of grams when you think about it. Tracy certainly thought about it - she is only a tiny slip of a girl and we thought William had been large at 9lb 1oz. Nevertheless, all went well and Tracy didn't end up attached to a forest of tubes and drips and wires and as many medical instruments as they could cram around her bed like she did last time. This time there was just her and the midwife and a soft light in the corner and the gentle hum of the hospital airconditioning; and afterwards, the baby laying on her chest, eyelids opening and closing on deep brown newborn eyes.

There will be a photo in the next day or so. I took photos but I can't find my camera.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stirred and shaken?

That's no way for a mature father to greet a new young son, sir.

Welcome to Thomas, and best to Miss. T and all of you.

Janis

din said...

Wonderful news - welcome Thomas and congratulations parents!

breadchick said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to reading about Thomas entry into the food world.

All the best to the family

jo said...

Congratulations to you all!

Julie said...

Congratulations to your whole family!

Jordana said...

Congratulations and best wishes to you all!

Terry Oglesby said...

Wonderful news and our best to all of you!

Sara said...

Congratulations Kitchen Hand!

Dr. Alice said...

Many congratulations to you and your family!

neil said...

Congratulations from all of us, who would think an extra five ounces would make a difference.

infidelchick said...

Congratulations! New reader - the first post I read was the 22 October one. I wondered if you were an infrequent updater - now I understand!