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    Our trip to Wonderland began with another journey down the rabbit hole, and what did we find?

    A menagerie of mad hatters; red, blue and white. (I’m always surprised as to why a bald man such as myself, is still required to wear a hair net in an operating theatre). But them’s the rules, I guess?

    Cheshire Cat grins a mile wide, and a lovely little girl named…

    Alice Nevada Bechtold

    Born at 10:23am on…what day was it again? Oh, yes…

    Remembrance Day!

    3.95kg and 52cm in length for those running a pool at work or the TAB. So, 5 grams lighter than Indy but 2cm taller and looks so amazingly like Indy, they look like twins born 2 and a half years apart!

    A big thank you to Aisling our Midwife Student for taking our happy snaps on the day and ended up with some closeup hands on experience that she probably didn’t expect, prior to her exams that day. Hope you blitzed the exam and didn’t fall asleep during it due to the early start.

    And thanks to Andrew, our super-friendly and funny anaesthetist who’s bedside manner not only put us at complete ease (nothing at all to do with the anaesthetic), but more to do with his blended Yorkshire and North London accent which is a welcome nod to Mumma’s family heritage, and a relief to me that at least one medical person out there, has a sense of humour.

    So now, the teams are level. Two males and two females in our household, meaning no more empty sides on the Monopoly Board. Our dance card is full.

    And though I promise to be as hard on you as I am your big brother, Mumma laughs hysterically and mentions something about little fingers and wrapping. She obviously knows nothing about my resolve…(or she knows something about how quickly that resolve tends to ‘dis’olve between daddies and their daughters).

    Time will tell. The bets are on.

    Welcome to our family, lovely girl xxx

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15 Responses to Alice in Wonderland

  • Kirby Channells wrote on November 13, 2014 at 8:20 // Reply

    She is Absolutely perfect guys!

    • 40YrOldDad wrote on November 13, 2014 at 8:54 // Reply

      Another cousin for Piper to play with. Maybe they can braid each other’s hair or whatever it is girls do?

  • Kassey wrote on November 13, 2014 at 9:16 // Reply

    Big Congratulations!

  • Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad wrote on November 13, 2014 at 9:52 // Reply

    So precious. Congratulations you guys! And now you have a whole lot of bonding and loving to do. Enjoy getting acquainted xxx

    • 40YrOldDad wrote on November 13, 2014 at 10:59 // Reply

      Enjoying every moment of it, thanks Vicki.

  • Autumn wrote on November 13, 2014 at 11:13 // Reply

    Beautiful piece, pics and baby girl!! Fi is glowing! Love love love this and you!!! <3 <3

    • 40YrOldDad wrote on November 13, 2014 at 12:43 // Reply

      Aw, thanks Jersey. Love you too. Look forward to you meeting both our kids one day. xx

  • kimbrap wrote on November 13, 2014 at 12:01 // Reply

    Lovely lovely lovely xxx

    • 40YrOldDad wrote on November 13, 2014 at 12:41 // Reply

      Thank you, thank you, thank you xx

  • Oma & Opah wrote on November 13, 2014 at 1:25 // Reply

    We’re a bit chuffed as well. First granddaughter (&possibly only ) is something NOT to be missed. Love you all so much.

  • David Hawkins wrote on November 13, 2014 at 3:08 // Reply

    Congratulations! Very awesome! Look forward to hearing what it’s like to be a dad to two… I’m only months behind you.

    • 40YrOldDad wrote on November 13, 2014 at 5:09 // Reply

      Oh wow, David. Let me tell you this much, all that nervous anxiety you may be experiencing about how the hell are we gonna do this with two kids? That all goes away when you look at that little face. Good luck.

  • Dadinator wrote on November 13, 2014 at 4:46 // Reply

    Wonderful news! And my heartiest congratulations to the latest member of the pigeon pair club!

    • 40YrOldDad wrote on November 13, 2014 at 5:10 // Reply

      It’s an honour just to be nominated. Cheers Seamus 😉

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