Ch, ch, ch, changes

More than three months have passed since I last posted anything here. A little lazy on my part perhaps, but I have some pretty good excuses. In those three months I have…

  1. Moved from Amsterdam to Geneva
  2. Taken on some freelance work developing a website and a printed review for a charitable foundation
  3. Succeeded in finding a new job fulltime job which I’ll start next week
  4. And, most importantly, I’ve become a father!

Robert O’Sullivan was born on the last Sunday of October at 23:04. He weighed 3.3kg when he popped out, after some amazing work by my amazing wife Nadine. As of last Tuesday he was up to 4.5kg, which is an indication of his fondness for breast milk. He sleeps, eats, poos and, sometimes, cries a bit. All the things a baby should be doing. And he’s the most wonderful and worthwhile thing that has ever happened to me. I’m glad to have had this month off work to spend with him and Nadine. It’s a steep learning curve for sure, but being a father changes your perspective on so many things, not least the joys of nappy changing.

I’ll probably post various other bits and pieces about Robert’s life in the weeks, months and years to come, but for now here are just a few photos from his first days.

Robert O'Sullivan at about three minutes old.

Robert O’Sullivan at about three minutes old.

They left us alone with him for a couple of hours right after the birth – a precious time.

Nadine travelled to the hospital by tram, and we all travelled home together the same way. His first tram ride at just three days old!

Nadine travelled to the hospital by tram, and we all travelled home together the same way. His first tram ride at just three days old!

Robert joins his four cousins: (clockwise from top right) Tara, Robert, Daniel, Eleni and William.

My son

My son