look what we made!

February 9, 2012 at 10:01 pm 35 comments

… a beautiful baby boy.  Our beloved son Euan.

Born the day after my last blog post (written to distract me from the contractions that had started a few hours before) I wonder now how no-one guessed I was carrying such a whopper inside that enormous bump.  10lb 2oz of whopping great loveliness.  The extra 12 days cooking time Euan had served him well in recovering from the difficulties of his delivery and right from day one he’s seemed more like the age he would have been if he’d been born on his due date.  It’s brilliant for us as it means our 3 week old bundle of joy is really alert and has been giving us lots of smiles and makes hilarious squeaks, coos and grunts to let us know what he needs.

First photo – 3 hours old. Second photo – 2.5 weeks old.

This story had a sequel four years later – look what we made 2!

Entry filed under: home life.

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35 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Hazel  |  February 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Ahhhhh! About time we saw some pics!

    Congratulations to all three of you Nic!

  • 2. Sue  |  February 9, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Congratulations!! A beautiful baby boy. I have been enjoying your blog for a while now and have checked every day for some news. Fabulous. Lovely name too x

  • 3. Cheryl@ Sew Can Do  |  February 10, 2012 at 2:37 am

    Congratulations Nic! So very happy for you and knew that day would be coming soon and sure enough it did. Wishing you a lovely time as a new mummy:)

  • 4. Claire  |  February 10, 2012 at 6:48 am

    He’s absolutely beautiful, many congratulations to you all.

  • 5. Catherine  |  February 10, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Congratulations! He is absolutely beautiful! Wishing your newly extended family lots and lots of happiness!!

  • 6. Jules  |  February 10, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Beautiful – and a gorgeous name too.
    Many congrats to you all.

  • 7. Hazel Owen  |  February 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Congratulations, your baby son is gorgeous x

  • 8. julie  |  February 10, 2012 at 9:39 am

    well done you! 10lbs 2oz – ouch! He is a gorgeous boy, congratulations xxx

  • 9. alison  |  February 10, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Gorgeous bundle of cuteness!! Well done and congratulations to you both. Enjoy!!!

  • 10. Joanna  |  February 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I was hoping for a pic! Congratulations again to both of you!! xx

  • 11. Lynne  |  February 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Fantastic news and well worth the wait. He’s absolutely gorgeous and super-cute and more! Virtual hugs coming atcha both xxxx

  • 12. Miss M  |  February 10, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    What a handsome guy ! Well done, Nic ! (10lbs is a huge bundle !) He looks very alert, indeed. You two must be soooo proud !
    {{{ XXooX }}}

  • 13. BilboWaggins  |  February 11, 2012 at 8:41 am

    About time he was introduced to the Big Wide World! As I said to you before: “ouch” {{huggle}}

  • 14. Janet/Plantaliscious  |  February 11, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Fabulous! Congratulations, enjoy getting to know him.

  • 15. Johanna GGG  |  February 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    he’s lovely but that is huge – hope you are recovering well – am sure he will soon be bossing you around – wait, he probably is already 🙂

  • 16. greg becker  |  February 11, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    lovely, takes me back

  • 17. Norm  |  February 12, 2012 at 10:33 am

    He is gorgeous – many many congratulations to you both!

  • 18. Misk Cooks  |  February 13, 2012 at 9:21 am

    He’s beautiful, Nic. Well done, and best wishes to you all. 😀

  • 19. Mel  |  February 13, 2012 at 9:22 am

    He is beautiful, Nic. Hope that you are well, too.

    Congratulations, again.

  • 20. itiseasytobegreen  |  February 16, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    big smile! what an alert gorgeous boy, can’t wait to meet him sometime soon, he can come play with Rubio. i’m looking forward to reading your blog over the next year to see how things change for you, how Euan likes the allotment etc!! x

  • 21. Ann  |  February 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Congratulations!!! He’s gorgeous and so alert.

  • 22. Choclette  |  February 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Huge congratulations Nic. What a beautiful boy. You must all be so happy and I expect you’re somewhat relieved at not carrying around that big bump any more.

  • 23. Steve Thomas  |  February 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Just stopped by Nic. Many many congratulations on your new arrival!
    All best wishes
    “Dig For Victory!”

  • 24. allotofveg  |  February 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    congratulations! and under a gooseberry bush too!

  • 25. Jenny Pipes  |  February 22, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Congratulations! Remember what you said in a previous post about the water melon?! Now you know what they mean! Love your blog and looking forward to the coming year and all it brings for you. Love Jenny ps: what do cats think to Euan??

  • 26. peggy  |  March 5, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Hi Nic, congratulations to all three of you, he is a bonny beautiful baby!

  • 27. shaheen  |  March 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I know I’ve said it already, but I want to say it again – Congratulations to you Both on the birth of your beautiful baby boy Euan.

  • 28. Everlovin' Dad  |  March 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Being the very proud Gloucestershire grandad, just to say that young Euan is looking and behaving very well

  • 29. Nip it in the bud  |  March 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

    thank you all so much for your lovely messages. E is 7 weeks old now and is a very happy, contented baby. He’s delighted us with smiles and chuckles from 3 weeks and I suspect we may have a potential chatter box on our hands for all the amusing noises he makes :o)

  • 30. look what we made #2 | Nip it in the bud  |  July 7, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    […] ps. for anyone thinking how like E Luca is – you’re right! Check out E’s birth announcement here […]

  • 31. writing when you’re lost for words | Nip it in the bud  |  August 24, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    […] my birthday again and I’m sat in the bath. George is asleep with our son on the bed. Euan is 16 days old and we are in awe of him. Miracles do happen twice. Made on the NHS, saved by the NHS on his […]

  • 32. a bedbug glow for bedtime | Nip it in the bud  |  October 25, 2017 at 7:04 am

    […] total of all the little things I changed, but mostly successful fertility treatment, resulted in our beloved Euan. Our Lumie clock then became invaluable for its dimmable light feature for peaceful night wakings […]

  • 33. a Dr Seuss birthday party | Nip it in the bud  |  February 8, 2018 at 10:43 pm

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  • […] flapjack as fine night feed companions.  It’s my due date today but there’s no sign of baby coming so I think I have time to make some more of these flapjacks since all 16  have gone already […]

  • […] Our son Euan was born in January 2012, 13 years into our marriage and 10 years after we started trying to conceive. He was a rainbow baby, born 12 days before the first anniversary of the miscarriage of our first baby. I wrote about that experience last year in Writing when you’re lost for words – healing after miscarriage. Both babies were conceived with the help of fertility treatment and Euan was conceived in the first cycle after the miscarriage when our fertility consultant had matter of factly encouraged us to try again as researchers have found that many women are more fertile straight after a miscarriage. The irony of that was not lost on us when my body had taken over a decade to fall pregnant for the first time. We were uncertain where our fertility consultant was unshakeably certain. We’d experienced a deep grief for the baby we’d lost but felt ready to consider the possibility we could fall pregnant again so we out our faith in her when we had no other place for it. We left the fertility clinic with our next supply of Gonal F injections and I clung to the mantra ”When the world says ”Give up”, Hope whispers ”Try one more time”. […]


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