The Bothered Owl

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Home April 5, 2011

Filed under: Life — thebotheredowl @ 3:53 pm

Hey guys

Just checking in briefly, in between supplying drinks, to say we’re home. Still slightly shellshocked from how quickly everything happened in the end, but very happy.

I guess I got my come uppance for my practical joke on Sunday night, hey! Woke up about 2 hours later in the full swing of labour and had to speed to the hospital. He was born a couple of hours later at 7.15am.

First visit

The new owlet remains nameless thus far. He’s enormous, 10lbs 5oz and apart from the odd melt down when he gets hungry or a bit lonely, he is incredibly placid and peaceful so far, quite content to lie on my lap or in his rocking chair or basket and stare at his own hands.

Baby Surprise Jacket is finally in use. It will fit him for about a week!

Orlaith and Esme are completely entranced with him. Esme wants him on her lap all the time and held hands with him all the way home from hospital. Orlaith sings to him and is busy concocting ridiculous pet names for him.

3 owlettes, all in a row

So now we just have a few weeks/months of settling into the new pattern of family life as five instead ofย  four.

And we need to find him a name…



8 Responses to “Home”

  1. Liz James Says:

    Aw! Congratulations and welcome home.

  2. Suzanne Says:

    !!! Already home!

    I’ll admit that I’m a little bit surprised to see Baby Sarah ‘n’ Jake at home already, nameless. Lots of hospitals in the US won’t let the baby out the doors until they have a name on the birth certificate. True story! Aliyah’s 4th nephew stayed in the hospital for 4 days because the family didn’t have a name.

    • Over here the rule is that you have to register the birth within 6 weeks at the Registry office and that’s where they issue the official birth certificate. They give you a document at the hospital that confirms the details of the birth and then you take that to the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages and sign some forms and so on.

      Which is lucky for us as we haven’t got the faintest clue what we’re going to call him!

      • curriedfruit Says:

        God, that makes SO MUCH MORE SENSE!

        Do y’all do the footprint thing on the birth certificates? I think ickle bickle footprints are just the cutest thing ever. (Well, not quite as cute as the actual feetsies…but still pretty darling!)

      • No but I may just make my own. Rolling babies’ feet in paint and making them into stamps is So Much Fun! I did it with the other two and they make very cute thankyou cards.

        Hmm, better go get some non-toxic water based paint…

  3. laura Says:

    Lovely ur home so soon.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    How about Barney!??? (Barn Owl) heehee

  4. Selena Says:

    Love the picture of the girls and the way they are peeking at him !

    CONGRATS !!!!! again

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