Thanks to my dad for sending me some more pictures of Ethan from his first couple of days. My mum and dad (now Grandma and Grandad – yay!) were there with Ellie and Peter. I’m glad for the pictures because they let me feel a little more connected with everything despite the fact that I’m on the other side of the world. I wish I could be there to say hi and even looked into returning to England at Christmas, but with everything happening over here and the exorbitant cost of flying to England, that journey will have to wait until some time next year. Fortunately, we are planning a webcam chat session with Ellie, Peter, and Ethan in the next couple of weeks.
For now, here are some more pictures. The first is of Peter (the proud Father) holding his new baby boy while my mum throws pearls of advice from the sideline (with “wagging-finger” feature). The second is of my dad being scrutinized. Why is it I think of this t-shirt when I look into those eyes?
The next couple are of Peter holding his son in his lap, and then of Ethan showing the same fondness for cameras that his dad does.
Finally, the all important shots of the baby actually sleeping and of his soon to be much snuggled and drooled-on teddies.