So, here we have the result of Project Tertius, or "Tershey" as he’s been known for months in utero…
Quick facts (more later for doting family etc):
Born: 3 June 2006, 10.30pm by caesarean after 18 hours of labour.
He was a doughty 10lbs 11oz and he and Vicky are both doing well – back from hospital late on Tuesday.
We’ve called him Aneirin Michael Alexander.
Aneirin‘s work is the oldest poetry in the British Isles – a Welshman before there was a Wales; Michael was Vicky’s father and Alexander my grandfather.
Aneirin (pronounced "an-AY-rin", not "an-EYE-rin") seems very good natured but that’s based upon a short acquaintance, during which time he (or I) have been sleeping or eating. Sometimes both.
Manon and Alice have been in turns very sweet and then bored with him: he doesn’t have a very high ‘play factor’ for them at present!