Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Obligatory Baby and Book Blog Post
Just a quick one – free time being at something of a premium at present – to introduce Edith Emmeline* – Edie if you're in a hurry (which I invariably am these days, appearances to the contrary) – born at 12.27pm on Sunday 19 May. Mum and baby are both doing well (there were various complications but I shan't bore you with the details) and all three of us are slowly adjusting to life as a family. As you can see, I'm getting in whatever reading I can; not as much as I was pre-birth, obviously, but enough to keep me sane. I've been on an Elmore Leonard kick of late – you might be able to make out that I'm (re)reading Get Shorty in that photo – so I hope to have a post up for Patti Nase Abbott's Friday's Forgotten Books Leonard special in a few weeks' time (if not, I guess Patti can always link this post). If I get the chance I'll be running some eBay auctions for a bunch of Richard Stark/Parker books pretty soon, so I'll let you know about those if I do, but other than that, I'll have to take it as it comes as regards a return to what will almost certainly be semi-regular – or, more likely, highly irregular – book blogging. More soon...
* The fact that the initials of Edie's first and middle names reflect those of Existential Ennui is, of course, entirely coincidental...
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She's a doll. Congratulations, and enjoy fatherhood!ReplyDelete
Frankly I'm appalled by your lack of commitment to the blog...ReplyDelete
And Roly (sitting upstairs, with the gods), I can only apologise for my dereliction of duty.ReplyDelete
Many congratulations, Nick - love the photo :-) Your little one was born in the same hospital as my new little one- just at the end of April. Hope you're all doing well.ReplyDelete
Welcome to the world, Edith Emmeline. Glad baby and mama are doing well.ReplyDelete
My wife and I made our own contribution to alliterative offspring, Evelyn Elizabeth, earlier this year. (Also a coincidence!)
May blogging operations re-commence as they will.
Bryan, belated congrats on your EE! And to you, Garen, for baby Felix. Were you at Haywards heath then?ReplyDelete
Yes - both daughter (2011) and son (2013) born at Princess Royal.ReplyDelete
Excellent. Terrific hospital I have to say – I can't imagine there's a better maternity unit in the country.ReplyDelete
First experience there was 50/50 (first half terrible midwife (who has since left), second half two angels appeared), second, recent, experience was 100% fabulous. I know people talk reverentially about Pembury Maternity Unit at Tunbridge Wells!ReplyDelete
All this EE naming is surely more than coincidnece or synchronicity. I smell a conspiracy afoot. Your little Edie is already a heroine having braved the complications (and no doubt Rachel is a superwoman) and I expect great adventures to come with the three of you.ReplyDelete
Looks like EL puts EE to sleep. Imagine!
My most heartfelt congratulations. You are a lucky man indeed.ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Nick! Here's wishing the baby, her mother, and you good health and happiness always. Fatherhood is fulfilling and great fun too.ReplyDelete
Congrats, Nick! And looking forward to your ebay auctions.ReplyDelete
Cheers everyone! Ray, I'm actually wondering whether to circumvent eBay and just post the Parker books on here (linking from Violent World of Parker, if Trent lets me) with prices and see if anyone wants them. What do you reckon?ReplyDelete
I think that will be OK. This way eBay won't be riping off the seller nor the buyer.
Happy Father's Day!ReplyDelete
Ray: Judging by your tweets the other day, looks like you're well and truly sorted for Parkers!ReplyDelete
BG: A belated thank you! I got two Father's Day cards, which is remarkable considering Edie has little to no control over her motor functions.
I'm late again! Congratulations! She's beautiful. You are psyched. I recommend long walks with one of those baby pouches. Very good for the soul and gives the mother some time off. Also, best male fashion accessory ever.ReplyDelete