The Eggplant Has Landed.

30 Sep

I have a new nephew, born at 3.30pm yesterday, weighing 3.4 kg, 54cm long and a whopping 36cm head*! (Yes, the hat should still fit – I made it nice and stretchy). My sister was an absolute trooper, and my BIL has that grin that meets in the back of his head.

Mother and baby are both doing very well.

*for Amy, Becky, Regenia et al, that translates to 7.5lb, 21″ and 14″ respectively.

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8 Responses to “The Eggplant Has Landed.”

  1. Leonie September 30, 2009 at 9:16 am #

    Congratulations to your sister and BIL. With one kid at 35cm and two with 37cm heads I commiserate!

  2. amy September 30, 2009 at 9:25 am #

    Go, Mama! Wouldn’t it figure that the one kid I had non-surgically had the hugest head? I can’t, at the moment, find where I wrote it down, but it was big. The other two, oh, the sweetest LITTLE heads. Of course!

    Congratulations to everyone!!

    • kissmyfrog October 1, 2009 at 7:40 am #

      Oh, yes – very VERY glad I had both of mine by c-section! (and they both had such pretty heads – every other baby on the ward was a total cone-head!)

  3. Tinkingbell September 30, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    Happy birthday Eggplant! Welcome to earth!
    (I’d watch out for your Auntie though, she’s a bit strange! LOL!)

    Congrats all round!

    • kissmyfrog October 1, 2009 at 6:50 am #

      LOL… I’m pretty sure all the kids get the “Don’t make any sudden movements around Auntie Kate” talk before I come to visit. I am generally considered by my nearest and dearest to be barking mad. After all, who in their right mind carries a half-knit sock around in her purse?

      Mind you, none of them knock back the hand-knits come Christmas-time…

  4. becky c. September 30, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    It is proof of how schizophrenic we are about measurements here that I know exactly what a 36cm head is. My office measures weight in pounds and height in inches but head circumferences are in cm. I have no explanation of why this should be. Anyway, yay for a healthy new baby!!

    • kissmyfrog October 1, 2009 at 6:44 am #

      You also measure cervical dilation in centimeters, don’t you? Wouldn’t that be the reason – if mummy is dilated 10cm, but baby’s head is 14″ in circumference (to use recent events as an example), that doesn’t sound like as much of a feat as it really is. Just a thought. 🙂

  5. Lynne September 30, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    Congratulations to all!

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