Wednesday, December 29, 2010

For valour, perfection and nearly there

Today a special guest post by Nick...

1. My wife's courage and stamina as she painfully brings our baby into this world. I'm so proud of her.

2. Our new little boy, Alexander, perfect in every detail, with ten tiny fingers and ten tiny toes. Like his dad, the young chap soon shows a talent for eating and sleeping.

3. Just before going to bed, I see England need only three wickets to retain the Ashes -- could this day have been any better?

43 comments:

  1. Welcome to the world, Alexander! You have such special parents.

    Congratulations Clare and Nick - I have been watching the 3BT posts each morning for this wonderful news.

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  2. Many congratulations to you both and welcome to little Alexander.

    Wishing you joy (and sleep!) in your new role as parents.

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  3. Hurrah!

    Congrats to all three of you!

    (I loved that the third beautiful thing was about cricket. Perfect!)

    When will Alexander do his first 3BT post?

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  4. Congratulations to all three of you.

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  5. Congratulations Claire and Nick! He arrived at last!

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  6. Welcome to the world, Alexander. What a joy filled post. Much talk here in Oz about the cricket too.

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  7. Congratulations Nick and Claire! I look forward to reading many beautiful things about your lovely boy. xo

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  8. Brilliant news, congratulations to all three, and welcome to Alexander (good name choice!)

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  9. Congratulations to you both!

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  10. Congratulations on the arrival of your Beautiful Boy

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  11. Congratulations Claire and Nick!!! I was hoping to see the happy news when I logged in today. Welcome to your lovely boy :)

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  12. Congratulations! What wonderful news. :D

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  13. Oh, how lovely! Clare has given me so much pleasure with her beautiful things and this one brought a tear to my eye. Congratulations to you both and welcome to little Alexander.

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  14. WOOHOO!
    {ahem}
    Sorry for that display of unrestrained mirth.
    So delighted for you and Clare to welcome Alexander to this spinning Earth! Welcome home Baby Badger!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  15. Congratulations, Clare and Nick! I couldn't be happier for you.

    And welcome to the world, Alexander!

    -sprite
    spritewrites.net

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  16. Oh, congratulations to everyone! What a wonderful post. :)

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  17. Congratulations Nick and Clare and welcome to little Alexander! I've been impatiently checking for the last days and I'm glad to hear he's finally arrived.

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  18. Congratulations to you all on the new addition! :)

    Welcome baby Alexander! :)

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  19. Lovely, lovely news this morning on your blog. Now it begins......your heart living outside your body forever more. I'm happy all is well and thank you, Nick.....well done.......both the baby and the blog entry. Clare, you, too, dear heart. It's hard work, birthing a baby, but well worth it. Love to all..........
    Just Plain Jane

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  20. That's made my morning! Congratulations both, well done Claire, and welcome wee Alexander!

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  21. Congratulations to all three of you - starting a new year as a bigger family.

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  22. Congratulations, that's fab news! All the best for the future!

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  23. Congratulations to you all. Lovely, lovely, lovely news. Iwish Alexander a happy, happy life. Lots of love Penny L in Dorset xxx

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  24. Congratulations on the arrival of Alexander. I wish you peace, support and nurturing as you all get to know each other.

    (I have no interest in cricket, but know the mood was quite the opposite around here - greetings from Melbourne, Australia!)

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  25. Congratulations to the parents and welcome to Alexander!
    May you have lots of love, laughter and fun together.

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  26. Welcome to Alexander and congratulations to you both, Claire and Nick. I'm sure your world will be even more beautiful with Alexander in it. All the very best!

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  27. well done! This is Julia who left the comment a while ago about night feeds. I had a little boy also, who we named Charlie. I hope you are going well and sleeping when you can. Congratulations and peace to your house.

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  28. Congratulations. I hope that Alexander will grow up apart from many other good things, considering the other triumphs on his birthday, a fine cricketer!.

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  29. Many congrats to you both! In this house we are SAD about the Aussie defeat in the Ashes...but happy for you that it came at such a good time. Enjoy Alexander.

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  30. Congratulations! Your positivity and your growing family is an inspiration to us all. Happy New Year!

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  31. Fantastic news, many congratulations to you. :-)

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  32. Congratulations to you both, what a wonderful day! Welcome Alexander and how blessed you are to have two parents who see the beautiful things in life:)

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  33. What a Christmas gift! Love the fact that Nick wrote the post- congratulations to you both!

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  34. How did I miss this? Congratulations, Clare and Nick on the birth of your son!!!!!!!!

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  35. Congratulations to your new little family! I am sure that you will now struggle to limit your gorgeous observations to just three per day!

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  36. Sorry I'm so late in saying this - congratulations to you both and welcome to Alexander. A wonderful day indeed.

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  37. I'm late but so very happy to hear this wonderful news - so happy for you both. Enjoy! xxx

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