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Thursday, October 16, 2008

The good thing about having man-boobs is that I can comfort a breastfed baby...

Left holding the baby.
I'm the low-calorie version of Lisa. Though I think my pyjamas could do with a wash.

Anyhoo, we had two appointments today. The first was an early morning visit from a breastfeeding counsellor. To be honest I slept through that one. But let's face it, I know everything there is to know about eating, so I doubt I'd have learnt anything new. The counsellor did pass on a few babycare tips though. Apparently when Amelie goes to bed, it's a good idea to leave her with something which reminds her of Mum. So I'm going to put a packet of crisps in her cot.

As for this afternoon, we left Amelie in the capable hands of her Grandma, and headed off to the town hall to register the birth. It didn't go quite according to plan when Amelie decided she needed a feed five minutes before we were due to leave, but with a bus stop conveniently situated outside my flat, and a bus which arrived within two minutes of us getting there, we were still in with a fighting chance of arriving on time. Or we would have been, had the bus driver not inexplicably gone sailing past the main stop in the centre of town, and refused to let us off until we were halfway to Hove.

But still, nothing shifts those post-baby pounds like a frantic five minute run through the centre of Brighton. And despite being late, they still agreed to give us a birth certificate. So as of three-thirty this afternoon, Amelie Gardner officially exists. There's no changing our minds now.


Phil said...

Pfft - she can always change it by deed poll. 
Don't think she will though - I think it's a lovely name for a beautiful little girl.
Thursday, October 16, 2008, 20:45:41

A passer-by 
Everybody say - Aaaaaahhhh!!
Thursday, October 16, 2008, 23:36:54 

Phil's Dad 
I hear that as soon as Amelie's grandma took her out, she went to sleep - just like when her Dad took her out on Tuesday. 
I reckon that just as Chloe's an indoor cat, as far as sleeping is concerned, Amelie's an outdoor girl. You'll have to put her cot outside on the window ledge!! Either that or walk up and down Eastern Road when she won't sleep indoors at 3.00am!
Thursday, October 16, 2008, 23:43:55

I think what your dad is saying is that you should move into a tent, and let Chloe have your flat.
Friday, October 17, 2008, 14:05:41

Phil's Dad 
I knew there was a solution to the sleepless nights - but I won't be the one walking the streets of Brighton with a baby at 3.00a.m. It was bad enough at 3.00p.m. meeting an admirer, who said "well done!" and wished me luck. Should I take it as a compliment that he thought I was the mother? (What a silly question! Of course I should!)
Friday, October 17, 2008, 19:58:49

Phil's Mum 
That last comment was from me! How did someone else claim it???
Friday, October 17, 2008, 20:20:18