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A lot can happen in a week…

A lot can happen in a week…

Last week – Thursday 20 January – my wife was induced.

SIXTY SIX hours of labour later, Alexander Joseph Ming Hin Wong was brought into the world in a very messy manner on Sunday morning, weighing 8lbs 1oz. I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…

We were finally allowed to bring Alexander home on Wednesday afternoon, after three nights of HyperHam and Alexander being stuck in a noisy ward full of screaming babies, Alexander included.

Thus Wednesday night was the first night of hell for both of us, with a screaming baby that could only be placated by a combination of feeds, bumps, crooning Lady GaGa lullabies and finally him sleeping in my arms while I was propped up on the sofa and could take a nap myself. Tips for getting babies to sleep at night are highly appreciated!

And that’s already taken up one week of paternity leave – just two more to go. 🙁

Hyperham and Alexander

2 Comments

  • Seriously, guys, words can’t express how happy I am for you both. Congratulations!

  • Hi Andy, it's Dale.
    The Biggest congrats to all three of you, and respect for getting a Bladerunner quote in at the birth of your first born. First Class Geekdom!
    Now starts both the greatest and most terrifying time of your life, but trust me, it will be worth it. As regards sleep, forget about it. Alexander (or will it Al or Alex???) will do exactly what he wants, when he wants, and the only advice I can give, is to work together. Just to scare the pants of you, when my son Ethan was born, Val was up feeding him in the night so much, that she got through all 7 seasons of DS9, and well into Voyager, JUST during the night-time feeds. Maybe time to dig the old VHS out (Because you can continue from exactly the same place you paused it!)
    Seriously, I couldn't be more made up for you both, and lets hope he gets his looks from his Mum.

    Cheers

    Dale

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