Archives for October 2011

Hallowe’en

Carved pumpkin

Scary face carved in pumpkin

Actually it’s not quite Hallowe’en yet, but we were carving pumpkins today. I’m a bit young to be using a knife, so I snoozed quietly in the corner while the others did the hard work!

In Ireland, Hallowe’en is also Samhain and marks the start of winter.
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Isle of D’oh!

Isle of Doagh and Lagg

Isle of Doagh, Lagg and Five Fingers

Today I went for my first outing ever. We went to the Isle of Doagh not far from our house.

I was wrapped up super warm and put into one of those papoose things.
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New belly button!

Having my nappy changed

Having my nappy changed

Today, something special happened! I got my new belly button.

Shortly after I was born, dad cut the cord. It was clamped with two plastic clamps. This was later shortened to leave just a wee bit of it sticking out of my belly.
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My first bath

Preparing for my first bath

Today was the day for my first bath. I think I liked it – at least that’s more or less the way it looks in the film!
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One of my cousins

Me and Alex

Me and Alex

Another lazy day, but some people came to see me. This one is Alex – he’s my cousin and is about half a year older than me. I hope he’ll be someone I can play with as I grow up.
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My sister

Me and my sister

Me and my sister

This is me with my sister on my first full day home. I seem to find it easier to sleep during the day, as you can see, which means I’m keeping mum and dad up at night.
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Going home

Me in my car seat

Me in my car seat - ready to go home

So, at a whole day and a half old they said me and my mum could go home! My brother and sister (who both got the day off school!) came to pick me up.
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Hello world – literally!

Me, Faolán

Me, Faolán

Hello world! I’m Faolán. That’s me in the picture, two hours old.

I was born at 6.21 on the morning of 23rd October 2011 in Letterkenny General Hospital, County Donegal, Ireland.

Apparently I was due on 13th October, but I wanted to wait and see if the weather got better before I left the cosy home I had inside my mum!
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