We got male :)

Baby boy, pink, alive and in our arms :)


Marmite made an arrival today, having decided to show it was time to leave the premises. A very lovely c/s which turned out to be a very right decision.

He’s 6lb4 and snoozing in my arms :)


Benedict James George.


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  1. Emma says

    Congratulations Merry and to all your family on the safe arrival of Marmite. Fabulous news!
    I’m so very pleased for you all.
    Immerse yourself in cuddles and snuggles with the little chap and your beautiful daughters. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Lisa says

    Congratualtions Merry! While I don’t post very often, I have followed you for a long while, and am so very pleased Marmite is here, safe and well. My love and good thoughts to you. Happy snuggling :-)

  3. says

    Grinning from ear to ear and crying with joy! I *knew* it must be today, but didn’t want to ask. So thrilled, so happy to see you with him skin side. Sending so much love, just thrilled!

  4. says

    Oh my goodness!! Goosebumps all over and so many tears of joy for you and yours!! Welcome earth-side little boy. Huge congratulations to you Merry x

  5. Angela says

    Welcome, baby! This is the most wonderful news, I am so happy for you all! You look amazing, love the joy radiating from you. Beautiful boy, good job mama! So happy I can’t string a proper sentence together!

  6. Sarah E says

    Crying here, can’t type anything to express how happy I am for you all and how thrilled I am that Marmite has arrived safely xxxx

  7. says

    Many, many congratulations to you all. I’m sad none of my family are here right this minute for me to share the news with as I know they’ll be so happy for you. Lots of virtual hugs & tears of happiness heading your way.

  8. says

    Oh wow. I don’t always comment, but I have been following your story, and have been hoping for this moment. Wishing you all so much happiness together.

  9. Rosemary says

    Hugs to each and all! I’ve been checking every day to see you have posted and am soooo delighted for you now I’ve read today’s surprise. Yippee :-) xxx

  10. Jacqui says

    Marmite will not replace Freddie, but he will fill a void. I’m so pleased for you all and pleased that Marmite has arrived safe and sound. Congratulations.

  11. car says

    So happy for you, that Marmite is here and that you can call a c/s a lovely experience. The big sisters must be thrilled and relieved too. Can’t wait to hear what name you chose for this sweet little babe.

  12. says

    Brilliant news!!!! You look ecstatic… I am so so happy for you. And such a good looking fella! Love the name also……
    Hope you feel ok soon after C Section. Many many hugs…. (Now – hope you don’t sleep for only the right reasons!!).

  13. says

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Welcome to the world sweet boy.. may your sisters show you the world below with all of their love and grace and may your brother travel above you with wisdom, love and stardust from his travels!!!!!!
    Love and light!!!!!

  14. says

    Ooooh this is the news I’ve been waiting for all week ! HUGE congratulations, he’s absolutely gorgeous. Enjoy every minute and count your blessings every second. Awww I’m so happy for you all xxx

  15. Susannah says

    Merry and Max and all of you – congratulations. Benedict looks beautiful and healthy. Enjoy getting to know one another even better.

  16. Alison (deerbaby) says

    Oh Merry – I’m so happy for you he’s safely here. Beautiful name. Love to you and all your family x

  17. says

    WOW!!!!! Wonderful news! He has the same name as my little boy… you probably already know this, but it is Hebrew for ” Blessing.”

    So very, very pleased for you all, looking forward to lots of baby photos during the forthcoming days and weeks.

    Big Hug to you Merry

    San xx

  18. Nikki says

    Congratulations!!! Wishing every blessing to little Benedict, to all his precious big sisters and to his wonderful Mum and Dad. xx

  19. Maggie says

    So very happy for you :) He was just waiting for his Mummy to finish his blanket 😉 Can’t wait to see pics of him with his big sisters!

  20. says

    Woo hoo!! Just saw the photo over at Merry & Me – and delighted to hear his name. Just gorgeous. You look great by the way – like a young Meryl Streep! So glad to hear the c/s ended up being the right decision, and worked well this time. Little Benedict – welcome to the world – what an amazing family you’ve just been born into. xxxh

  21. says

    YEAH!!!!! SOOOOOO happy for you! Massive Congratulations. Enjoy those snuggles a million fold! 😀
    Much Love

    Oh ~ and his name ~ when you posted all those names on your fridge ~ I thought Benedict was the one fitted your family names well ~ love it!

  22. rhonie says

    Absolutely the best and most wonderful blog post EVER!!!!!! SO SO happy for you all! Can’t wait to read all about it! Welldone and HUGE congratulations xxx

  23. Sarah says

    Oh, Gods, I’m in bits here…. So, so pleased for you. What an amazing and fantastic thing to read on here.
    Not enough words to be coherent, but SQUEEE!!!

  24. says

    Woooohooo! Many congratulations to you all. So glad to hear it all worked out. With very warm wishes for a lovely snuggly babymoon. Welcome Benedict. Looking forward to watching you grow. Xxx

  25. Lydia says

    So, so, so, pleased for you all! We’ve got another 4 weeks to wait here until number 6 makes an appearance! With love Lydia Brooks (used to be in Ramsey, – now in Birmingham) xxx

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