Mother and baby on the street

A mother and her baby stroll along St. Patrick’s Street Cork. This was taken last September in beautiful Autumn weather.

This morning started with a bang when Jacinta woke me at 5am because an ear infection was bothering her so much. We went to South Doc who were absolutely useless and sent us to the Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) where we spent over two hours waiting to be seen by a doctor – the doctor who showed up explained that it was the worst time of the day to show up as they’re doing their morning rounds. We finally got a prescription from him. More fun at the CUMH!

This evening we’ll go to the maternity hospital again where Jacinta will begin the induction process. We’re both hoping it won’t be long and drawn out but it’s very likely that we’ll be parents at some stage tomorrow.

Thanks to all who have been in touch, I’m going to be busy texting after the birth!




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    Flickr: frenchsvilla April 19, 2007

    Donnacha all the best to you and jacinta.

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    McAWilliams April 19, 2007

    Well I wish you both well in this very exciting time soon it shall be you pushing that buggy down Patricks street. Enjoy and savour the moment its an incredible experience.

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    Mary April 19, 2007

    To Jess and Donncha, good luck and hope tomorrow is the day! Ye must be so excited. Hope the ear is now okay too.

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    Coastal Aussie April 19, 2007

    Congratulations ! …Hope it’s all going well for both Mother and Child.

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    Donncha O Caoimh April 19, 2007

    As luck would have it, Jacinta was eating a roll for lunch and a bit of a filling fell out so now she has to contend with a possible tooth ache if that becomes infected. We’re going to book her in to see the dentist asap next week!

    Coastal Aussie – baby’s heartbeat was beating loud and clear this morning, but he or she is very comfortable in there and need a bit of persuasion to come out tonight!

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    Matty April 19, 2007

    Fingers crossed for you.

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    Matty April 19, 2007

    BTW. When you said a bit of filling came out I thought you meant out of the roll!

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    Claire April 19, 2007

    Good luck to you both, I hope it all goes fast and well.

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    JohnMc April 19, 2007

    Long time lurker on your blog – good luck with the birth!

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    Flickr: xeer April 19, 2007

    Thanks Rory! We’re just waiting now. Fingers crossed for tonight!

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    Jennifer April 20, 2007

    I can’t wait to hear the news! Congratulations to both of you.

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    Mark Jaquith April 20, 2007

    All the best to you and Jacinta. Can’t wait to see the newborn pics!

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    Flickr: royskeane April 19, 2007

    Nice effect with the sky here. Oh and best of luck to you both!

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    Flickr: royskeane April 19, 2007

    Oh and just thought I’d mention… I was looking for the flickr explore scout tool but couldn’t remember which site it’s on, so I googled:
    flickr interestingness scout
    The first result is a search with your username; Is that by coincidence or by design?

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    Flickr: miguev April 19, 2007

    Wooow… many congratulations! 🙂

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