Oliver on video

We got the 3D photographs on Friday but we also got some DVD footage of Oliver.

It is 8:30 pm and has just started to snow again – pretty heavy downfall presently, so tomorrow morning could well be fun again.  WHY does it always have to be on a Monday morning 🙁 Would have been much better had it started on Friday night and then been OK for Monday travel to the office etc.

We have bought a new mattress for Oliver this weekend – just need to swap it for the old one in the cot bed.  We also got a new mattress (of sorts) for the Moses basket.

We also found this weekend that Apple have finally opened up the options to download music that can be used on non-Apple devices – result !! 🙂 Perhaps this signals the last day of buying CD’s in stores – can buy online via iTunes Store and have it available for any of the players in Fork Hall within minutes.

Hello little Oliver :-)

4D scan yesterday morning – does anybody recognise anything from this?  Oliver is going to look an awful lot like his big brother.  I guess we shouldn’t be so surprised – although Leroy apparently looks nothing like Simon, so the nose is the giveaway 🙂 Simon, we are alright again this time 🙂

OK, so he might have a replica of daddies’ nose 🙁 and a double chin as well 🙂

At about the same stage in age, he is on the 95th centile – Elliot was on the 78th !!! Oh my, he is going to be a big lad !!!  His head and tummy is bigger than Elliot’s was, but his legs aren’t as long.  The guy has written very large foetus on the notes !! Apparently we are heading for 91/2 lbs birth weight again – Oliver is already 3.26lb’s (1.47kg) now 🙂

He slept through the entire scan but was lying in the perfect place for us to get some really good insight into the little guy.

The second picture is Elliot’s scan from Summer 2006.

Oh, and the saga of Simon’s car just goes on…. They have now fitted the door mirror only to find that they cannot reprogram the electronics – apparently removing the door card meant that they had to disconnect the airbags.  No great shakes, BUT apparently the electronics will not reset.  So we had a discussion / disagreement with regards to who caused it – the garage tried to suggest that the issue was caused when the door mirror was knocked off – surprisingly Simon didn’t buy this (Vicky even less so – sometimes is handy to have somebody twittering in your ear when trying to sort these sorts of things out) and suggested that it was more likely that the problem was created when disconnecting something that was actually connected to the fault y part !!! i.e. the engineer removing the airbags from the system.  We rather rapidly came to the agreement that we would share the cost of the new part – just under £500 fitted !!!  Anyway, now they have fitted it, and have spent the best [art of a day and a half and have STILL failed to reprogram the car.  So, Simon has demanded a courtesy car to get him to work on Monday and we will see what happens on Monday with the engineers on the car…..

Arctic winter? Well it only damned well arrived…

We all though that the weatherfolks were going mad – talking of sub-zero temperatures (OK, well prob not about that bit) and feet of snow.  On Sunday night, it actually arrived with about 3 inches overnight and then another 3 between 6 am and lunch time on Monday.  The motorway network handled it well, but for some reason it came as a huge surprise to all the councils around the country – 5 days notice just wasn’t enough – or perhaps they all thought the same as us..

Bottom line was we saw all London bus service being cancelled, 11 out of 12 London tubes were either not running at all or on severe limp home mode.  Isn’t it great how the British people just can’t deal with some snow.  I’m sure it wasn’t as screwed up 25 years ago when we got proper snow every year – I really don’t recall the whole of the country grinding to a halt, with hundreds of schools closing etc.  Someone said to me yesterday, the schools closing is probably because they can’t shift the ice and snow from the pathways.  OK, when I was at school, the snow never got INSIDE, so how come it must do today then? Craziness everywhere

Also, apparently more than 6 million people did not make it to work yesterday because of the snow!! Incredible, given the economic marketplace, you would really have thought people would try a little harder – next week they may well be the unlucky ones who don’t need to turn up at work at all.  They can look forward to a long (unscheduled) holiday break while they find their next job.

Hey, good news on the car front – Simon took it down last night to the dealership here in Wakefield – drives VERY admirably in the snow BTW – and WALKED home – yep, walked the 4 or 5 miles (prob only 3 🙂 ) back home.  Least he could do for breaking it in the first place is what Vicky has to say.  Anyway, the cost is not quite the £800 that Simon was anticipating, and has actually come in at almost 1/2 that – £430 all done and will be back at ForkHall Wednesday night.  Great news, now just have the find the £430…..