Mutterings of a Fool

Man, Dad, Runner, Chief dog walker

Labour, a man’s perspective – part 3

This is the 3rd and final post about Henry’s birth, you can find the others here and here.

Home and the bit I’ve been most nervous about, introducing Matilda to her new brother. In the end it was pretty easy, she pointed, she made her ‘who’s that’ noise then crawled off to find something more exciting. Hopefully it’ll be that easy from now on but I doubt it.

The lady of the manor is being a true legend, has recovered pretty bloody well and seems to be feeding him easily. Which is great as I know how important that is to her and her one regret with Matilda.

Family have booked their slots, passes have been issued and an entry fee of one cooked meal decided.

Me, I need to close a few things for work and make sure the people who are covering know what to do. Then I can start my 3 glorious weeks with my fabulous family. Me and Matilda are going to have some adventures to give the lady of the manor some quality time with Henry. Plus let’s be honest, newborns getting a bit dull after 10 minutes, they just lie there, that’s it. Whereas Matilda is a lean, mean trouble making machine. Henry’s time will come but for now it’s me and my girl.

*collapses in a sleepy, dribbling, incoherent pile*


  1. Glad it all went relatively smoothly. Congrats to all involved 🙂

  2. I bookmarked this mini-series for a time when I could read it all at once. That time is now. Great record of events, Ben. Something to cherish. I hope you’re all doing well and that you’re enjoying your well-earned paternity leave. Best wishes to you and your clan.

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