Family visit


We’ve been spending the last couple of days with Hannah’s family. They are all very excited about the baby which is great. The baby will be Hannah’s Mum’s first grandchild, and the first niece/nephew (or niephew as Miriam, Hannah’s little sister calls it) for Hannah’s sisters. This heightens the experience for them. It’s kind of weird that they seem more excited than I. I put it down to the fact that Hannah experiences all the symptoms and knows how real it all is, and I don’t have that until the baby is born, but Hannah’s family experience them even less. Maybe some of my potential excitment is cancelled out by fear and feelings of impending responsibility that are rather less for them.

As remarked several times, this time next year there will be a little wain (as we call them in Scotland) around making a tremendous difference to the Christmas celebrations. We did get our first presents for baby, though this isn’t a competition as there isn’t a rush. In fact, I don’t know where we are going to put those that we do get between now and the birth! Of course, we are very thankful for all the presents we get, and for the feelings of love and support they bring with them. Yuck, that’s as sensitive as I’m going to get, must be the Christmas spirit (and I don’t mean alcohol, cynics!).

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One Response to “Family visit”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Hello … inspite of the diplomatic comments made by Hannah’s father regarding the birth of your first child, I would like to assure you that your wicked-step-mother-in-law and your half-brother-in-law are both ABSOLUTELY THRILLED at the impending arrival of the bijou Brearette and yes … I can well remember feeling sick all the time, so know just what Hannah’s going through! Congratulations to you both – and it’s not true. Life is brilliant with a small person around!

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