Thursday, 4 November 2010

Radio Silence

My apologies to those of you who regularly subscribe or peruse my journal. I am acutely aware I have not scribed a single post for two weeks. Things have been happening in my household - I have perhaps the coolest, most life-changing piece of kit to get to know over the coming years. On 26th October 2010, at 11.05am, our first child was born. Our son was a healthy 3.626kg but both Mrs M and he were very ill. We left hospital after 8 days of what can only be described as nightmarish purgatory. We are all well now, at home, and building a life as a family. Those of you with children may remember the sleepless nights, the feeding records, the sterilising of bottles, winding, endless hiccups and, of course, nappies. That said, this is one piece of kit I will be keeping forever.


Two posts on Winter Kit coming soon when (semi-) normal service resumes. Here's a picture for you and I am already in talks with Gossamer Gear, Osprey and OMM to see who gets to make his first rucksack...


15 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I reckon a wee Gossamer Gear Riksack should be his first!

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  2. Congratulations Maz ... now if I can only remember where I saw an article about backpacking with little uns ...

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  3. Congratulations! I strongly recommend purchasing some kind of a baby carrier for him. My personal favourite has been a very simple baby wrap, you can carry your child either in the front or in the back using it. It frees your arms and makes moving around with the baby much easier. And of course it is important to get a rucksack for him as well... :)

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  4. Many thanks all of you. It's a completely new experience but one I am relishing (at the same time as crapping myself). I hope he loves hills...

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  5. Hey Maz - glad to hear everything is better now and your son is home. Handsome looking boy.
    All the best to Mrs M
    Mark

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  6. Congratulations Maz, a new backpacker in the making?

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  7. Mark: thank you. Relieved is not the word.

    James: Far be it for me to impose my interests and philosophies on my son - but as I said, his rucksack is soon to be made... ;-)

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  8. Congratulations and just superb news. All the best for you.

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  9. Congratulations to you both :-)

    [i]sleepless nights, the feeding records, the sterilising of bottles, winding, endless hiccups and, of course, nappies.[/i]

    I remember it well, 12 years past in August, seems like yesterday in some ways yet a lifetime in others.

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  10. many congratulations Maz - your packweight may go up as well as down ;p

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  11. He puts things into perspective for me. A lifetime of sleepless nights - either through worry or pride.

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  12. Congratulations to you and your wife! A mighty fine & beautiful human being =)

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  13. Thanks Hendrik. Learning how to be parent, even at this early stage, is a real challenge!

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  14. many congratulations Maz - your packweight may go up as well as down ;p

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  15. Congratulations! I reckon a wee Gossamer Gear Riksack should be his first!

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