1. Sneaking downstairs at 6am when everyone is asleep and eating a huge breakfast.
2. "Can I sit on your lap?" asks Alec. For the first time in weeks I can answer "Yes!" Of all the pregnancy niggles, not having a lap made me saddest.
3. "I don't want to see the cricket - it too crickety!" Alec is having a difficult morning.
4. "I'm not going to do the washing up," says Nick. "I'm on paternity leave."