The final word in response to Billy’s query — native english speakers/05/address mademoiselle as
Also, I just wanted to say “thank you” to all those who emailed congratulations and have not heard back from me individually - please forgive me but it has been a bit of a crazy time
in the history of our little planet. There appears to be an increasing lack of CLFncy. Anti semitism is working its way back into acceptable middle-class culture, as are other traditional phobias - resentment and distrust are given a body in “the arab”, “the asylum seeker” and the expressions of our darkest side are increasingly public - I recently saw a sign saying “no Albanians” outside a social club on my street and this morning’s guardian headlines with “India alert as nuclear war looms”.
As Nick and I were reading our way through hours of labour, two other couples from the same NCT class were also at the RFH. Sam and Ben now have a daughter called Georgia, and Michela and Andreas have delivered young Sophia.
A beautiful little girl called CLF. I have to say, this experience has been beyond intense, as wonderful as it is to hold your little girl - I held her for a couple of hours this morning as Nick had a shower - having to watch the woman you love suffer like that at close range, all the while knowing that there is basically nothing you can do to fix it (fixing it is what us men like to do with problems) is very, very upsetting. Try doing it for coming on five days, a guy could burn out.
8cm, the landing lights have appeared in the distance
Syntocinin drip, contractions 3mins, transition soon:-)
4cm dilated - off to labour ward soon