He’s Here!


Huxley William Harold arrived yesterday, the 16th May, at 3.04pm. He was born via semi-emergency caesarian after four loooong days of contractions, a worrying period of decreased movements, heartbeat decelerations and a lot of monitoring. It’s been a long week.


We are both doing very well in hospital and will be here for a few more tests until Monday at the earliest whilst the Doctors determine whether or not he has inherited the same condition as Elfie. So far so positive.

He is pretty amazing.

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  1. Ellie wrote:


    Posted 5.17.12 Reply
  2. Juliet wrote:

    Congratulations Alice! He is amazing. Well done on pulling through a traumatic week. I’ve enjoyed your tweet commentary! I hope the next few days go smoothly and you and Hux are home safe soon.

    Posted 5.17.12 Reply
  3. Louise Chamberlain wrote:

    Gorgeous! Well done darling. He is just edible (step away from the baby eating lady). Truly perfect. Hope you are smitten as a kitten and enjoying every moment.
    Loads of love to the Harold family. xxxxxxx

    Posted 5.17.12 Reply
  4. Janet wrote:

    Congratulations again, and fingers crossed for the tests.

    Posted 5.17.12 Reply
  5. Amanda B wrote:

    He is just gorgeous and I am (as probably many of your fans) WELL JEL! Snuffle your newborn for me -they always smell SOOO good!He is 1 lucky little man and I hope you all settle quickly into life of 4. Looking forward to reading more tweets and praying for good news re the tests. Axxxx

    Posted 5.17.12 Reply
  6. Han wrote:

    Massive congratulations on the new family member x

    Posted 5.17.12 Reply
  7. Hannah wrote:

    Eeeeeee! That is the lushest news :) he’s gorgeous. Sorry to hear you’ve had a rubbish time though, someone told me his wife was in labour blfor a week and i didnt believe it was possible. You poor thing – I hope the next few days fly by xxx

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  8. Katie wrote:

    Congrats Harold family- he is a bit of a beaut. Gorgeous in fact. I hope the stay at hotel NHS isn’t too long for you and the tests come back ok. Welcome to the world Baby H xx

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  9. Helena wrote:

    CONGRATS! Wish you the best results for the tests!

    (I’ve been reading your blog for months and god, it’s so weird reading about some stranger’s life on the internet and seeing their baby bump turn into a tiny little creature!)

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  10. Congratulations on your beautiful boy – welcome to the world Huxley (fab name!)

    Wishing you all the best for rapid test results

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  11. Congrats, lovely!

    What does his big sister think of him? She doesn’t look to sure in that photo! x

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  12. Congrats, lovely!

    What does his big sister think of him? She doesn’t look too sure in that photo! x

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  13. Huge congratulations. Huxley is a stunner x

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  14. Suzy wrote:

    Congratulations on your gorgeous little man! Awesome name choice – sounds like a superhero in waiting! Glad you’re both doing well x

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  15. Michelle wrote:

    Congratulations! He looks lovely and I love the name. More importantly he has a fabulous family to get to know. I hope Elfie enjoys being a big sister.

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  16. Toffeeapple wrote:

    Congratulations to you all. Sad that you had to have the operation but better safe than sorry. I hope that you recover well and quickly.

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  17. jess wrote:

    Oh my congratulations!!!! I’m so glad to hear that you are both doing erll I bet it was a scary but yet eonderful experience once again many congrats and best wishes to you all xxx

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  18. Josie wrote:

    Massive congratulations!! And so impressed you managed to blog the day after the birth!

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  19. Congratulations lovely, he is utterly gorgeous and perfect in every way!xx

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  20. Huge congratulations and welcome to the world baby Huxley – he is delicious! Keeping everything crossed for a good outcome from the tests. Sending you all lots of love and best wishes, xxx

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  21. Wow he is amazing. Thanks for sharing your pics. Now get lots of rest and don’t worry about us for a bit :)

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  22. thebabywife wrote:

    Beautiful, beautiful boy. Congratulations!!!


    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  23. Yet, he is seriously cute! So happy for you that he’s here safe and sound x

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  24. The Daily Mum wrote:

    Congratulations! Hope you get home soon x

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  25. Congratulations again, he is lovely xxx

    Posted 5.19.12 Reply
  26. Izaskun Perez de Carcamo wrote:

    Congratulations!!!!Kisses for your family, specially Elfie.

    Posted 5.19.12 Reply
  27. Katharine wrote:

    He is adorable! Congrats!

    Posted 5.19.12 Reply
  28. Della wrote:

    Congratulations Alice. I don’t know if you remember me from LJ etc at all but I was just googling “33 weeks development” and your website and picture popped up and I had a bit of a “Woah” moment. Hope you are okay and well done!

    Posted 5.19.12 Reply
  29. I adore the name and am keeping my fingers crossed that the results are swift, conclusive and negative too

    Posted 5.20.12 Reply
  30. Solveig wrote:

    Hurray! Amazing news. What a sweet little man. And he is my birthday buddy!

    Congratulations to you all (but mostly to you, of course – well done!).

    Best of luck with his tests.

    S xxx

    Posted 5.21.12 Reply
  31. Honest Mum wrote:

    Congrats again, what a gorgeous boy and a fabulous blog!

    Posted 5.22.12 Reply
  32. Kara wrote:

    He is so precious! Glad to see you’re already at home and he is well. I love the name!

    Posted 5.22.12 Reply
  33. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!!
    Love the name, very cool.
    Well done and congrats to you all x

    Posted 5.23.12 Reply
  34. Congrats again to you and the fam Alice! Welcome Huxley – such a sweetie. Hope you are enjoying the early days as a fam of four! X

    Posted 5.23.12 Reply
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