Monday, April 16, 2007

Luke Elijah Malcolm

Luke Elijah Malcolm was born yesterday at midday (Sunday 15th April). He is happy and healthy, and mum, dad, and big sister are all thrilled. To the left is a picture of Bec, Cara, and Luke...
Bec is doing well, and getting frequent visits from Matt and Cara. Cara is very proud, and so far, very gentle with her little brother.

At birth, Luke weighed 3.13kg, and measured 48cm. His favourite hobbies are feeding, sleeping, and... well that's all so far. He occasionally opens his eyes and looks around, and occasionally cries, but he plans to develop more hobbies in the future.

Luke's favourite fashion items include blue beanies and white cloths...

...And soon after Luke was born, Matt made a celebratory coffee or two...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

April Update

No - Mixolidian Flip (the temporary name of the unborn baby) hasn't arrived yet!

But in the meantime we've got around to sorting out some of the support stuff. We now have:
  • A nice glossy brochure (thanks, Jen for the design!)
  • A form you can fill in to let us know if you're interested in supporting us while we're in Nottingham
  • A bank account for depositing Nottingham support money into.

On a negative note, we have heard that the university will not be forwarding Matt's research project for consideration for an Overseas Research Scholarship, despite an extremely positive reference from Prof Thiselton. We have been told that competition was extremely fierce and have been encouraged to apply for this type of funding next year. So if you're a pray-er, please pray with us that there might be a positive response from other funding avenues.

Expect the next update to include information about Mixolidian's birth and a new name for him/her!