Hi all - Tee and Rex here,
We are the VERY proud aunties of a beautiful beautiful BOY! His name is R_occo and he is just under 8 pounds, and 53 cms tall.
Topcat and Mr TC are amazing, they booked him into his hospital yesterday afternoon and were both relieved to be told that he could come home that night. So after some tests, and waiting around to speak to a doc, they arrived back here.
To be honest excitement was sadly lacking this morning, we are all still really shellshocked by the surrealness and wrongness of what's going on. That aside though, they managed to film a hilarious clip on their video that they'd been planning for months. They drove off around 10.30am. We picked up Tiger around 1.30pm and headed off after them. We were shunted into the waiting room and proceeded to wait for half a freaking hour all the while Tiger's playing with the useless toys on offer and occasionally saying 'this is taking forever!'. Finally a midwife summonsed us and we went to Topcat's room.
Mr TC was standing in the middle of the room looking down at his baby, it's Monkey! [insert actual boy name here] he declared the minute he saw us. Despite the threat of the baby licking, we decided to step back at this point and didn't even hold the little tacker until Topcat came back from recovery. You'll be pleased to know that she didn't have to go under a general this time so was the first person to hold him.
Topcat was quietly convinced it was a boy, despite most others thinking it was a girl, she told us that during the procedure, they pulled him out and when she heard the cry she looked up and to put it in her eloquent words "all I saw was this ballbag coming at me!".
He is such a sweet baby, looks a little like Tiger but with dimples. His hair colour is still up for debate so the competition winner can't be announced until after his first bath.
Tiger LOVES his lil bro, he's so proud and waves at him, asking things like "mum, can Monkey have some chocolate"?
Tiger insisted on being driven back up after his shower tonight for another hold of his brother. He is so sweet and careful with him, and held him for quite a long time whilst Topcat was being washed. On the drive home he said "aunty Tee, did Monkey stink a bit?" I had to laugh and agreed with him, just that weird bloody, amniotic fluidy smell that newborns have when they haven't been washed.. Ahh Tiger, you've your mother's nose!
Anyway peeps, we just wanted to let you all know that we are all REALLY touched by your beautiful caring words - keep up the positive loving - we all need it over here. We are so SO SO proud of our amazing sister and know that she will get through this, that her great hunk of a gorgeous bloke will fight his damndest to get through this and we will be with them every tiny little step of the way.
Tee and Rex xx