Oscar is SIX months old!

August 9th, 2012

Oscar has just turned 6 months old! The time has gone pretty quick, but it’s hard to remember life without him. Except being able to go see a movie before spoilers ruin it.

He’s still not written his first app, but he’s learned a lot since getting yanked into the world. Here’s a quick run through… Read the rest of this entry »

Playing with The Tardis

August 4th, 2012

Matthew’s brother had The Tardis visit for his wedding renewal. Here’s some pics of the fun.

More wedding pics will follow soon… Read the rest of this entry »

Impressions of the Olympic Flame passing through Hertford

July 29th, 2012

These three pictures perfectly capture our trip into Hertford for the Olympic Flame Relay. Read the rest of this entry »

Andrew & Pippa’s Wedding

May 28th, 2012

We went to Matthew’s cousin’s wedding at the weekend. We had a lovely time, with beautiful weather, a gorgeous location, and a very intimate wedding service.

Matthew used his iPad, with iPhoto, to give the photos a quick processing, pick out the favourites, and throw together a Journal, to share with the family at the barbeque, the day after the wedding. They aren’t very high res, but the result was pretty pleasing.

Check it out here

Oscar John Russell

February 5th, 2012
Oscar John Russell
Oscar John Russell

Oscar John Russell was born at 0015, 5th February 2012 (by c-section). He weighed in at a hefty 4.28kg (that’s 9 lb 7!). It was a long labour, and very tiring for Caroline, but Oscar was calm and healthy throughout, and Caroline did a tremendous job!

Thanks everyone for moral support, prayers and well-wishing.

Especially big thanks to John, our neighbour, for stepping in where our car failed, to my mum for coming down from Rotherham to help but then being stuck alone for 13 hours in the hospital 🙁 and to the midwives, doctors, anaesthetist and many assistants at The Lister delivery unit that got Oscar out of Caroline safely.

Thanks for joining in our labour!

View more photos here.


February 5th, 2012

Oscar John Russell was born at 0015 February 5, 2012 (by c-section) everyone is happy and well!

Preparing for theatre

February 5th, 2012
Preparing for theatre
Preparing for theatre

We’re all fine. Caroline is very tired but not been in bad pain. She’s being prepared for theatre now. They’ll do an epidural then try instrumental and do c-section if that doesn’t work.

Oscar’s head is a bit skewif, which is maybe why its been a difficult delivery.

Looks like Oscar’s birthday will be Feb 5, not 4th :p

Next stage starts at 11

February 4th, 2012

Oscar has until 11 to arrive, otherwise we’ll start considering an instrumental delivery or Caesarian-section.

He’s still doing very well with a good heartbeat. Caroline is tired from a very long second stage of delivery (over 6 hours now!)

All doing fine but would like to be done soon!

Thanks for all your messages and prayers

Sixth time lucky and the drip is in

February 4th, 2012

Now let’s get this baby out!

Still going

February 4th, 2012

We’re still going. We’re considering having a drip again to get the contractions going stronger.

Caroline is doing so well, but it’s been going on a long time now, and she’s getting tired. I’m very proud of her 😀