at 5.21am yesterday Katie and I became proud parents of a baby girl.
She weighed in at 7lbs 6oz, and Katie wanted me to stress that giving birth really really hurts. So don't let anyone tell you different.
When we got to the hospital on Thursday at about 7.00pm, there was organised chaos. One woman was giving birth in a car outside and another had collapsed throwing up in the waiting room. However, everyone at the Whittington was brilliant, and we were treated wonderfully well.
We haven't quite decided yet what to call her. And i've been banned from having a 'name that baby' competition on the blog, so don't ask.
Things we have learned so far.
1. I can write a blog despite having had 2 hours sleep in the last 50 hours
2. Babies cry a lot. Especially when there's no-one else around
3. Babies cry a lot and have no concept of night and day.
4. Babies cry a lot and sometimes for no reason that you can tell.
5. It's amazing how beautiful something that looks like a mini version of William Hague really is.
6. we are incredibly happy.
Her feet are a bit squashed up, where she's been using Katie as a kickbag for the last few months, and we have to see an orthopaedist about them in a week or so, but they'll probably point in the right direction by the time she takes up ballet, or whatever two week old baby girls do, so it's nothing to worry about.
And she sneezes in a very cute way.
And finally, here are the two stars of the show..