7 week scan, 23.04.2011
12 week scan, 26.05.2011
which became this:
21 week scan, 02.08.2011
And on Monday 12 December at 19.20, Junior arrived!
It has been an eventful month. We came home from the hospital on the 14th: S's birthday and Day 2 for Junior.
Coming home from the hospital
Day 13 was Junior's first Christmas, and the entire family came to celebrate with us in London.
Junior met his grandparents and aunt from West Yorkshire, as well as his grandparents from California. His aunt, uncle and 8-month old cousin came from California, along with his cousin's other set of grandparents. In order to accommodate everyone, we rented two flats nearby and it was amazing to spend Christmas and New Year's together.
Junior also took his first Tube ride to Camden. We had intended to go to the London Zoo, but spent much of the afternoon at the Lansdowne Pub instead, with a brief stop for P to enjoy the swings in Regent's Park afterward.
Now, one month later (!), his grandparents are still helping us get into a routine while Dad goes back to work. Junior's job is to regain - and exceed - his birth weight, so we are on a fairly strict feeding regime, sprinkled with midwife visits and advice. We are all getting along fine, even if sleep eludes us throughout the night, and we are so happy that Junior has joined our family.
Happy one-month birthday!
To watch Junior's progress, please bookmark his photo stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/juniordarling/
Junior also has an evolving wishlist of books he would like to read with us: http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/18O0GURVQWJOS