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Hi Everyone,

This is just a quick blog to let you know that 3 weeks ago I became a father for the first time to a beautiful daughter called Olivia – although I’ll admit I’m biased :o)

Olivia was born a healthy 7lb 1oz (3.2kg) and mother and baby are doing well; both enjoying the glorious weather we’ve been having recently. Sleep hasn’t been too bad so far but we’re pretty far from anything resembling a ‘routine’.

My wife and I have been getting used to parenthood while Ajay has been holding the fort here on GoY and on I Spy a Bird but if you notice support emails getting answered in the small hours, I’m probably just up for a nappy change.

I am loving being a father and amazed at how much time I can spend just watching Olivia. I can report she has yet to show an interest in gardening :o)


Olivia with me, exhausted, in the background

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Many congratulations Peter.....what a poppet and all that hair.! Don't worry about the gardening....it will Grow on Her......sorry couldn't resist :-o)))
My best wishes to you all.
AA
x

14 Jul, 2010

 

Congratulations from me too Peter, you sound fit to burst with pride and so you should she's a beauty, maybe a tinge of green on the fingers!!

14 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks AA & Dido :o) I am sure she will take to it, she does seem to like looking out of the windows at the garden.

14 Jul, 2010

 

Congratulations Peter, to you and your wife.
Beautiful photo of Olivia :o)

14 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks TT :o)

14 Jul, 2010

 

Many congratulations from both of us too Peter.Olivia is a beautiful baby... :o)

14 Jul, 2010

 

Your own little flower bud :)) Congratulations to you both she's a real cutie !
Don't worry she'll soon be toddling after you down the garden path :))

14 Jul, 2010

 

~Many congratulations on the birth of your daughter~just look at all that hair!~mine have just had fair fine down for weeks before it started to be even noticeable!
just having had a new arrival,a 10 week puppy a few weeks ago I know how you feel~ I am also worn out!~

14 Jul, 2010

 

Gongrats to you and your wife, its all go go go from now on and lots of pleasure too. She is a little beauty with a name to match.

14 Jul, 2010

 

What a stunning little girl! Congrats Peter, enjoy every single minute...they fly!!...er...the minutes, not the babies, that would be something! ;)

14 Jul, 2010

 

Congratulations to you and your wife Peter, your daughter is beautiful!

14 Jul, 2010

 

Many congratulations Peter and all, what a poppet she looks, love the name ..........

14 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks everyone :o) The time is already flying by and she has changed so much in the first 3 weeks! Toddling - yikes!!

14 Jul, 2010

 

She's beautiful Peter. Congratulations to you and your wife, and a very warm welcome to Olivia. xxx

14 Jul, 2010

 

Congratulations Peter she is one beautiful little girl, all the best to you and your wife.xx

14 Jul, 2010

 

Congratulations to you both its on becoming a 'Family' she lovely and such hair. My daughter was 7lb 1oz too still has her dad wrapped around her little finger and shes 25 now. Enjoy your new role and take lots of pics as it goes very fast.

14 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks again! I already have enough photos to fill several albums!!

Her hair was quite striking on arrival - all spiking up in the air :o)

14 Jul, 2010

 

Probably the shock Peter :))

14 Jul, 2010

 

Congratulations to you both and welcome Olivia.

14 Jul, 2010

 

welcome to our wonderful world Olivia. I am sure daddy will nuture you better than any plant/flower on the planet.
well done Peter and Mrs Peter. Grab the sleep as and when you can :o)

14 Jul, 2010

 

She's absolutely gorgeous Peter ... very many congratulations to you & your wife. Good luck with the routine! ;O)

14 Jul, 2010

 

congratulations

14 Jul, 2010

 

Congratulations to you both, Olivia is a little beauty. Sleep when she does and the rest will wait.

14 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks everyone :o) Sleep is definitely being grabbed - in between feeding that is.

15 Jul, 2010

 

Congratulations ! :o)

15 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks Hywel :o)

15 Jul, 2010

 

congrats from us as well . beautiful baby happy times 4 both of you xx

15 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks Cristina, very happy indeed :o)

16 Jul, 2010

 

Many Congratulations to all 3 of you!!! I had a "hunch", from Ajay's last reply to an e-mail I sent, and am very glad that it was correct. One more reason, now, to grow even more veggies. :-)

16 Jul, 2010

 

Beautiful baby... & she on the other hand doesn't look the least bit tired ; ) Congratulations to you both!

16 Jul, 2010

 

My congratulations to you both on the safe arrival of Olivia, she looks gorgeous. May I wish you and your family a very happy future together. : o )))

16 Jul, 2010

 

Thank you very much everyone :o)
It's a good job she's not relying on this year's harvest, David; Bugs galore on the peas, courgettes & beans!

16 Jul, 2010

 

:-(( for your veggies. Chuck Olivia's bathwater on 'em!!

16 Jul, 2010

 

LOL David !

16 Jul, 2010

 

well done, olivia is beautifull peter, you must be so proud, now the hard work begins, only another 20 years to go and then its not finished haha, congrats to you and your wife x

17 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks Sanbaz. 20 years!? We're thinking about safely navigating 20 hours at the moment :o)

17 Jul, 2010

 

Congratulations to the new parents! :-)

Olivia does look beautiful!

17 Jul, 2010

 

Congratulations Peter to you and your wife and a big welcome to a very bonny baby girl......
Olivia is beautiful and no doubt already has you wrapped around her tiny fingers........

17 Jul, 2010

 

Many Congratulations, she's gorgeous. Such a pretty name...... Enjoy :o))

18 Jul, 2010

 

Congratulations to both you and your wife, and a big HELLO to beautiful Olivia! x

18 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks :o) and a gurgly squeak of a hello back to everyone from Olivia. Her little finger and I are getting very well acquainted!

18 Jul, 2010

 

What a gorgeous little babe! Congratulations, and enjoy every moment with Olivia - those first few months are a really magical time and so much more to look forward to - crawling, toddling, first day at school. Hang on to every moment as long as you can :)

18 Jul, 2010

 

congratulations.... Olivia is lovely......

18 Jul, 2010

 

I want one, I want one just like Olivia, she is beautiful, which shelf did you get her off, maybe they are on offer down at Morrisons, Buy one get one free, I WISH. I will have a look tomorrow. lol - Congratulations, enjoy her while she is small because she will grow up very very quickly and time just goes by so fast. Think you should buy a flower and plant it for her in your garden or maybe a tree so that you can stand her along side it and mark her growth chart on it. Whatever you do make sure you enjoy her growing up. Well done you two.

18 Jul, 2010

 

Congratulations to you both on the birth of your baby girl ,she is gorgeous .

19 Jul, 2010

 

how right u are sanbaz lol

19 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks again :o) Oliveoil, if they have any in stock can you get me two more, we need one for each grandma too :o)

19 Jul, 2010

 

Ah bless, pleased they want one each, love it

19 Jul, 2010

 

Congratulations shes a beauty! Enjoy her

19 Jul, 2010

 

Congratulations to you both.
Olivia is beautiful, relish every moment.

19 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks :o)

20 Jul, 2010

 

A big welcome to Olivia and congrats to you both, she is a darling.

21 Jul, 2010

 

Welcome to the world, little one. Many congratulations Peter and mrs peter. What a special time. She looks like a little tinker, very huggable. But Peter, you really should have grown out of nappies by now, young man. :)))

22 Jul, 2010

 

Belated congratulations to Peter, wife and baby Olivia.. What a joyful time!
We have an Olivia in the family too - a grand-daughter now aged 21. They do grow up fast. Make the most of every minute!

I don't think my husband has ever changed a nappy in his life!

1 Aug, 2010

 

Belated congrats to the new mum and dad, and welcome into the world little Olivia~hope you find it all you wish it to be! Great news Peter!! :~))

4 Aug, 2010

 

only just noticed this Peter, I'm sure she must have changed (hint hint...)
many congratulations and welcome to Goy little one

8 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks everyone :o)

I am trying minihoney :o)

I think the change so far, Pam, is that she has "filled out". Hint noted though, will be back later :o)

10 Aug, 2010

 

Congratulations :o))))))

22 Aug, 2010

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