He was 15 days overdue and it was seriously beginning to feel like he was never coming.
We'd waited to find out what we were having, but the doctor said she would put her mortgage on the fact it was a boy.
Perhaps because boys are lazy? Or maybe statistically they are more likely to be born overdue?
So my precious - other than our little bundle of joy and all of the gorgeous pictures of him - are the little things which I plan to keep in a box for him.
So far we have...
1) The card from his cot in the hospital. I love that it is blue and that it has some of the key facts from his birth day on it.
2) The little tag that was round his ankle to show that he is all mine! Doesn't he have long toes?
3) A Belgian tradition - the mother-in-law made these cute little boxes for us to give to guests when they come to visit the baby. They are filled with chocolate covered almonds. I am definitely keeping one for the baby's keepsake box.
I am sure that he will enjoy looking at these bits and pieces as he grows older and we can tell him all of the stories attached to the objects and about all the lovely midwives and how in love everyone was with him at the hospital!
Linking up with the lovely Sian over at From High in the Sky