Monday, 19 May 2008

Happy Birthday Monkey!

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.


Yours proudly

Tee and Rex xx


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35 comments:

m said...

Congratulations Mum, Dad, brother and proud Aunts!

May Monkey brighten your days and your hearts - much love to you all...


x

Rachel Inbar said...

Congrats from a lurker in Israel :-) I hope this is just the beginning of good things for all of you.

Gemini Girl said...

YEAHY TC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not saying I was right.. but I was right- boy it is!

He is BEAUTIFUL. I am crying. I am so glad you have this beautiful baby boy. You had him NOW for a reason. GD does everything for a reason- remember that.

Sending love and kisses.

Mwaa

Lori said...

What a gorgeous family. Congrats on all your hard work and perseverance.

Onto the next challenge. My thoughts and good wishes are with Mr TC and the rest of your family over the coming weeks and months.

Jen said...

I'm so glad Mr. TC was able to be there. Congratulations to the whole family!

Bee Cee said...

Thanks Tee and Rex for the great post. Please pass on my huge congrats to TC and Mr TC, I am thrilled for them.

Here's to many more happy days for the TC family.

ultimatejourney said...

Congratulations everyone!

Fertilized said...

Congrats to everyone! Monkey is divine! I know that he is very loved and card for. Take care Topcat! Thinking of you and family.

Jen said...

Congrats! I hope this is the start of good news for you! Hugs!

OHN said...

I have never seen a monkey as cute as this! :)

Warm thoughts and wishes from the other side of the world!

Almamay said...

Thank you for sharing such a special moment. Monkey is the cutest baby I've ever laid eyes on. Lots of love coming your way. x

Chas said...

A boy? Are you sure?? I was certain he was a girl, and I'm never certain about anything. Oh well. Congratulations!! This will be such a special thing for Tiger...the brother/brother bond!

Love the pictures! I'm thinking that looks like possibly red hair!

Geohde said...

Congratulations to everybody, so wonderful to finally see Monkey,

xx

J

Mony said...

A boy!
What a perfect, devine creature! The dimples! Blessed! How wonderful TC. Congrats to you all. He is everything.

Vee said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL !

Monkey is gorgeous, he is going to be a little heart breaker with those dimples.

Evil Stepmonster said...

YiPEE Monkey's here!! Congratulations TC, you did it! It's he just gorgeous. I'm putting my money on a redhead, oh and those dimples are so sweet!

Congrats and best wishes to the TC family, and Tee and Rex - you guys rock!

anna said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! He's gorgeous. I know you all will get through this and continue on as one happy family. Sending love and prayers to you from Chicago.

The Dunn Family said...

Your son is stunning! What a beautiful little man. May he be the start of only good things for you in the future! Thinking of you all...

waitinginline said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! He is absolutely beautiful (those dimples are too cute for words).

What a relief that Mr. TC was able to be there.

Thanks for not licking the baby ladies...I'm sure we'd have never heard the end of it had you gone ahead with it. ;-)

r.a.w. said...

A healthy baby boy who has not yet been licked - welcome to the world!!! So pleased to see the beautiful pics - including Mr. TC!!! Hoping and praying and wishing for all the best. Congratulations, Mum!

Stacie said...

Welcome to the world, little man! I am so happy to finally meet you. I just want to tell you, although you have probably already figured this out, that you have a fantastic mom, dad, brother, and aunties. You are one lucky guy!

TC, he is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations! You done good, mama!

Sending love your way,
Stacie

Diana said...

What beautiful pics!!!! Monkey is adorable! Congrats to the whole family :)

Nearlydawn said...

Congrats!! He's so beautiful! I know you guys are just beside yourselves with joy over his being here safe and sound. So great. And wow, Tiger is a GREAT big brother already!

Olga said...

Congrats (from a lurker in South Africa) on Monkey's safe arrival! Thinking of you and hoping that everything will be OK for you guys soon.

Artblog said...

CONGRATS! Another boy! Definitely the year for them :)

Mr. & Mrs. M@sk said...

Awww... Congrats TC family! Is that red hair I see? :D

Angie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a handsome little guy!

Wordgirl said...

Goosebumps.

Joyous tears in my eyes.

What beautiful, beautiful photos.


My love is going out to you all --proud aunties and Tiger, MR Tc, and Topcat...

Happy happy birthday Monkey.

Welcome.


xo

Pam

Dr. Grumbles said...

So nice to meet you Monkey!

r.a.w. said...

Not sure when you'll be home, TC, but I dropped you an e-mail with a question, whenever you have time.

Take care!

Nine said...

congrts on your beautiful baby boy! I lurk here- I love your blog- and wish only the best for you and your family!

vamplita said...

Welcome, Monkey, son of the indisputably deserving parents, Topcat and her Mr TC! Congratulations on the increase in your clan. :)

Thanks to Tee and Rex for being kind enough to share the news. Please KUP.

Stacie said...

You have been on my mind today. I just wanted to send some love your way...

Delenn said...

Congratulations, Topcat!! He looks adorable!

Robyn said...

Delurking to say congratulations and much joy and wonder. He is one gorgeous baby.

Also hoping for better news for your family when Mr TC's scan results are back