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Toby is born (videos)

Here are some videos from long ago.

This first one is of Catherine and her mother, Barbara, on August 18, 1999, the day before Toby was born, several hours after her contractions had started. We had recently come back from a shopping trip to a local department store called John Lewis, where Catherine and walked around while she was wired up to a TENS unit to reduce pain. Catherine is sitting on the window ledge┬áin the upstairs living room in our home in Stockport, England, at the time. You can hear Catherine’s mother in the background, before you see her towards the end of this clip…

See videos from just after Toby was born by clicking on Read More!…

 

This video was taken within minutes of Toby popping out in our bedroom: Catherine had a home birth for both Toby and Felix…

This was taken minutes later. The midwife measures Toby’s head and length…

The midwife washed Toby’s head the next morning, around 9am, when Toby was 5 hours old…

Later on Toby’s first day Catherine filmed me holding Toby…

Here’s a video of my mum with Toby, taken on the same day. My mum asks Barbara what she will be called, and she says “Granny”! The explosion at 2 minutes 10 is hilarious!…

Here’s Toby at 10 days old, filmed by my brother Mike…

Here’s Toby at 3 weeks old after I’d changed him on the changing station in his bedroom. I refer to my dad at the beginning as I as filming on his camcorder while he was working in Hong Kong. My mum, who returned to the UK before Toby’s birth, took the camcorder and tape back to HK to show my dad…

This next video of my mum was taken in our garden 2 days later. My mum flew back home the next day to Hong Kong and my dad.