One Week Ago Today….

It’s a short one from me today. I have a god-awful sinus infection and feel kind of like Hagrid is standing on my face….add to this fact it’s about 3 degrees outside equals moi, curled up on my sofa sniffing and huffing my way through copious amounts of tea and tissues. Boo.

Anyway. One week ago today, one of my bestest friends got a new job. Sort of. I found this in a baby magazine and had to text it to her boyfriend…it tickled me, what can I say?

Congrats on getting your fabulous new job!
HOURS: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
No time off for weekends or holidays.
DUTIES: Total responsibility for another human being.
QUALIFICATIONS: Patience, and more patience
Budget on spending £3000 a year for 18 years and then some.
That’s right! Baby Matilda Elizabeth Rose, affectionately known as Mattie, made her way into the world in a fairly peaceful fashion one week ago today. And I’m so utterly, incredibly, heart-stoppingly in love with her and proud of her Mummy. It’s made us all the more excited for if (hopefully when) our own little bundles of gorgeousness come along.

Of course, thanks to the crappy sinusitis I can’t see Mattie again until I get better. Bah. All the more reason to conserve my energy and concentrate on getting better, or ‘do nothing’ as it’s more commonly known!

For the newly expanded King family… We love you lots and are so excited to be tagging along on this journey with you.
WHERE did you come from, baby dear?
Out of the everywhere into the here.
Where did you get those eyes so blue?
Out of the sky as I came through.
What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
Some of the starry spikes left in.
Where did you get that little tear?
I found it waiting when I got here.
What makes your forehead so smooth and high?
A soft hand strok’d it as I went by.
What makes your cheek like a warm white rose?
I saw something better than any one knows.
Whence that three-corner’d smile of bliss?
Three angels gave me at once a kiss.
Where did you get this pearly ear?
God spoke, and it came out to hear.
Where did you get those arms and hands?
Love made itself into bonds and bands.
Feet, whence did you come, you darling things?
From the same box as the cherubs’ wings.
How did they all just come to be you?
God thought about me, and so I grew.
But how did you come to us, you dear?
God thought about you, and so I am here.
Baby by George MacDonald.
Categories: Becoming a Mother, Money and Career
6 interesting thoughts on this


  1. Posted October 21, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Oh that's so cute! Hope you feel better. xx

  2. Posted October 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Becca! Bleurgh…me too!


  3. Posted October 21, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    This is absolutely beutiful. Hope you feel better soon. The poem made me cry… wonderful news!

  4. Anna K
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Hurray! Congratulations to your friend, Aisling, and welcome to the world, Mattie, it's a crazy place but you'll love it, honest.

    And Aisling…get better soon…I miss you!

  5. Posted October 22, 2010 at 2:50 am | Permalink

    Aisling, is this the fabulous Abbie you were tweeting about last week?! Amazing! Little Mattie is welcomed into the world with such love! Congratulations to you, your friends, the families and the new baby! Such joy!

  6. Posted October 22, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Aw Angie you're so sweet to have remembered-it is indeedy Mummy Abbie! Exciting…!

    And Anna-I miss you more! You've got mail my dah-link.


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