It was so long that I knew, without being to write, that i have got used to not mentioning the huge elephant in the blog.
Claire’s pregnant again, due 26 July (yes, three years to the day after Leo was due. Jokes will be laughed at only if previously unheard). I’ve wanted to write about it but have kept it secret for obvious reasons. Immediate family all know, though i haven’t caught up with everyone yet in person. I’m so overjoyed, but like a child who is happy with the word ‘holiday’ while not having a clue what it might be like…
Leo came to the scan, saw the baby ‘wiggling’. He sometimes talks to the baby, shouting ‘hello’ at Claire’s growing little bump. He has variously said that it is a puppy or a kitten in there, but the sweetest was when he insisted mummy would have a joey – i think the visibility of the kangaroo pouch made it clearer for him.
He has started listing relationships, he’ll lie in bed in the morning, saying:
Mummy, Leo
Daddy, Leo
Mummy, Daddy, Leo
Leo, Baby
Mummy, Daddy, Leo, Baby
The one combination conspicuously absent is ‘Mummy, Daddy, Baby’. I think he’s in for a shock. Part of me feels sorry for him, in that he will lose some of his ‘only one’ priviledge. But he’ll gain a joey!
Claire’s been quite tired and more queasy this time, but she’s coming out of htat now and it’s a relief to be able to tell people. No-one surprised; Claire not drinking at the Christmas parties…?


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