A letter to my one-year old

May 30, 2012

Is this *all* for me?

Lonán, you and I have been together almost every day for the past five months. As you probably know, Mum went back to her graduate work and I took parental leave to be with you from eight months to just past your first birthday.

Today you’re just two days past that first birthday and I’m getting ready to go back to work. I wanted to write this note to you to share with you some of my reflections about our time together.


Introducing Lonán Peter William Watson

Well, I’m happy to officially announce that after 291 days in development (and 11 days past his due date), Lonán Peter William Watson made his grand extra-uterine debut last night, May 28, 2011, arriving at 10:30 pm and weighing in at 8 lbs. 5 oz. As you would expect, Heather and I couldn’t be full of more excitement or more pleased with his arrival.

Labour was long, and tough at times. Heather worked though it like I know someone with her strength would.

Heather has already decided that he has my ears.

The meaning of Lonán is Blackbird