Our baby boy has arrived

New baby boy

The day we'd been waiting for for about nine months arrived a week early. It started in the early hours, as I lay in bed wondering if that was the sensation of my waters breaking. For the next 16 hours, nothing much happened. Four hours after that, I was bringing our son into the world. People talk about this ...

Bringing my nephew into the world

On 18 August at 12:08am I witnessed a pretty amazing thing. The birth of my nephew Jack Edward Cook. For a while I have sat trying to find the right way to sum up the experience for this blog post but I’m a little stuck for words. I’ve typed, deleted and re-typed. How do you describe the ...