22nd July 1998
Home at Last
16 November 1998
Hey! Barely a few weeks old and I've got my own home page thingy! Child of the information age or what?
My name is Matthew Peter Howarth and I was born on 22 July. Apparently I was nearly three months "early" so I'm still quite small. I was 1 pound, 12 ounces when I was born but I am getting bigger now, honest. I also get bigger when you on one of my pictures!
I made an early appearance (3 months early!) because I wasn't due out 'til October 31st. Something called "Halloween" apparently... perhaps that's why mommy person keeps calling me "her lickle pumpkin"! I spent quite a while in hospital (actually, five different hospitals, if you include day trips!!) but now... I'm home!
Anyway, this is what I got up to in my first few months:
|This is me in my brand new car seat, coming home on November 16th!||Lounging around on the floor in the... um... lounge.|
|This is one from before it all started, when I was squashed in with my brother Daniel and both of us hardly bigger than an egg. Unfortunately he didn't make it. There's more room now he's gone, of course, but I do still miss him.||This is when I spent my time lying down in my glass box at the hospital. All I got was people staring in, poking and prodding me and sticking horrible tubes down my nose, in my mouth, in my arms... anywhere they could think of!|
|Actually, it's not as bad as that now. Fortunately, they've taken that uncomfortable ventilator tube out of my mouth now, and the one in my nose is only there some of the time.||This is a picture of me when that cute nurse let me sit up and have a good look around. It certainly beats lying down and staring at a blanket all day, I can tell you!|
|Handsome lickle feller, aren't I?||Whey hey hey! My very first bath time!|
|This is a cuddle from the daddy person. When you hold me against something that big I look quite small...||This is me the next day... hold me against something smaller and I look quite respectable, if I do say so myself!|
|Another cuddle from Mommy, who should be looking at me, not the camera!||I'm not being baptised just yet - it's my hair being washed!|
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