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.


  121 comments for “We got male :)

  1. greer
    January 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Whooooo!!!!!! Literally cannot wait to meet him. I’m on my way ;)

  2. Catherine W
    January 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    :) :) :) :) So very, very pleased for you and your family. He’s gorgeous xo

  3. January 27, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Am all tingly and delighted for you. Welcome to the world, Marmite! Lots of love to you all :-)

  4. January 27, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Congratulations!!! Hooray for a happy arrival! You both look wonderful.

  5. emma
    January 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Ah Merry. Wonderful, wonderful news. I’m going to cry now. Bless you all xxx

  6. Emma
    January 27, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    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

  7. Lisa
    January 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    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 :-)

  8. Liza
    January 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Congratulations, welcome to the world Marmite!
    Liza x

  9. January 27, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    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!

  10. January 27, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Congratulations! So happy for you all.

  11. Liz
    January 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    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

  12. Elaine
    January 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Fantastic news :-)

  13. Ruth
    January 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Oh wow :) That is fantastic. I am actually shaking lol. xxx

  14. Alysonsblog
    January 27, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    If there was ever a post I wanted to read it was this one, xxxxxxxxxx I’m so happy for you all

  15. January 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm


  16. Carly
    January 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Congratulations! So happy for you all! xx

  17. January 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Best news ever! xxxx

  18. Angela
    January 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    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!

  19. January 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Oh Merry, so very very pleased for you all. Congratulations xxxxxxxxx

  20. Heather
    January 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Wonderful news! Congratulations all round x

  21. January 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Beautiful news, what a gift, so pleased for you all x

  22. Michaela
    January 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Oh so very, very happy to read this post!! Congratulations!!! xxxxx

  23. claire
    January 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    fabulous fabulous news – congratulations to you all!

  24. January 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Tears of joy for you xxxx So glad he is here- happy baby snuggles for you and all your family!

  25. Sarah E
    January 27, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    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

  26. Ema
    January 27, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    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.

  27. January 27, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    SO happy for you Merry, congratulations! You look gorgeous too :)

  28. January 27, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    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.

  29. Marston's
    January 27, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    So very pleased for you all – welcome to the world little one.

  30. January 27, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    SO happy for you all! Big huge kiss and much love xxxx

  31. January 27, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    What good news :)

  32. Rosemary
    January 27, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    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

  33. Kia @ A View FromHere
    January 27, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Congrats – I was so very pleased to read this news =)

  34. Helen
    January 27, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Hooray! welcome to the world marmite.

  35. Elaine G-H
    January 27, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Congratulations to you all. Such happy news :) Mwah! x x x x

  36. January 27, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    So very, very, very, very, very happy for you all. Welcome earthside, little man Marmite – we’re all so glad you’re here.

  37. Jenny
    January 27, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Congratulations! Fab news.

  38. Jackie T
    January 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Wonderful. What well-deserved and boundless joy he’ll bring to you and your wonderful family. x x x

  39. Tracy Thomas
    January 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Congratulations to you all Merry xx

  40. Jacqui
    January 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    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.

  41. Kat
    January 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Fantastic news, so happy for you all :o)

  42. Tracy M
    January 27, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Goofy grin set in place – hugs n congrats hunny xxxxxxxx

  43. Nic
    January 27, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Wonderful, wonderful news. So pleased for you all. Love to you, Max and the girls xxxx

  44. January 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Awww, sooooo so happy for you all :o) Welcome to the world, Marmite ;)

  45. trog
    January 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    SQUEAL!!!!!! bloody fantastic news!

  46. car
    January 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    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.

  47. Naomi
    January 27, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Just…so.. so…pleased!! Congratulations xxxxxxx

  48. Lisa
    January 27, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Congratulations… So happy for you all! xx

  49. Anna
    January 27, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Congratulations! So happy for you all. And how adorable does he look peeking out of the covers…. xxx

  50. January 27, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Oh I am so, so pleased to see this post! Congratulations and a big welcome to the world, Marmite! I have a huge grin on my face now. :-D

  51. Allie
    January 27, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Many congratulations to you and all the family.

  52. Sarah
    January 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Congratulations. Amazing news.

  53. January 27, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Very wonderful news. Love to you all


  54. January 27, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Oh my goodness. Oh wow. Congratulations, I’m so pleased for you, well done!

  55. January 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Oh! oH!!! Oh hooray! Oh what a lovely sweet nursing photo!! I am so happy for you all. Big {{hugs}}

  56. Ruth
    January 27, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Congratulations, such fantastic news!

  57. Jenny
    January 27, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Merry and all, many many congratulations x x x x

  58. Becky morgan
    January 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm


  59. Emma
    January 27, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    So many, many congratulations. What a gorgeous little man. xx

  60. Debbie
    January 28, 2012 at 12:03 am

    So pleased for you all! Fantastic news. Lots of love Debbie

  61. January 28, 2012 at 12:06 am


  62. January 28, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Welcome little one! Congratulations to you all xx

  63. January 28, 2012 at 12:08 am

    congratulations :)

  64. Julie
    January 28, 2012 at 12:10 am

    So happy to hear your wonderful news – I love his name and he looks gorgeous xx

  65. January 28, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Congratulations. So pleased to hear this.

  66. January 28, 2012 at 3:01 am

    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!!).

  67. January 28, 2012 at 3:30 am

    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!!!!!

  68. Kathryn
    January 28, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Biggest congratulations! He’s lovely.

  69. Sue
    January 28, 2012 at 6:44 am

    So happy to switch on the computer this morning and read this wonderful news. Many congratulations to you all :-)

  70. January 28, 2012 at 6:46 am

    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

  71. January 28, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Huge huge huge congrats – this news has made my weekend. And Benedict is such a great name.

    xxxxxxxxx :D !!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. Susannah
    January 28, 2012 at 7:47 am

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

  73. January 28, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Huge congratulations to you and your family Merry.

    Welcome to the world Benedict xx

  74. January 28, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Benedict, what a lovely name!

    He’s just simply gorgeous.

  75. Alison (deerbaby)
    January 28, 2012 at 8:03 am

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

  76. Ishtar
    January 28, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Many congratulations to you all! What a beautiful baby boy…welcome to the world Benedict.

  77. January 28, 2012 at 8:10 am

    What wonderful news! Huge congratulations and sending lots of love to you all xx

  78. Helen at Casa Costello
    January 28, 2012 at 8:16 am

    So so pleased for you all. A beautiful boy with a fabulous name! Xxx

  79. geekmummy
    January 28, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Really pleased to read of Benedict’s safe arrival, lovely photos. Congratulations to you all :)

  80. jackie
    January 28, 2012 at 8:27 am


  81. San
    January 28, 2012 at 8:33 am

    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

  82. January 28, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Congratulations. Fab name.

  83. January 28, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Congratulations Merry, such fabulous news! xxx

  84. Anj
    January 28, 2012 at 10:41 am

    So very happy to read your news… thinking of you all today and hoping you had a peaceful, happy first night with Benedict. xxx

  85. Nikki
    January 28, 2012 at 10:43 am

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

  86. January 28, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Fantastic news :o)
    Welcome to the world little man and big congratulations to you all.

  87. January 28, 2012 at 11:02 am

    AGH! Huge congratulations, so pleased to see you both doing so well. He is absolutely beautiful. x

  88. Maggie
    January 28, 2012 at 11:10 am

    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!

  89. January 28, 2012 at 11:41 am

    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

  90. January 28, 2012 at 11:47 am

    many congrats merry and all he is beautiful x

  91. Lynn
    January 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Beautiful pictures and wonderful news. Love his name!
    Congratulations to you all.

    Lynn x

  92. January 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Happy dance here so wonderful congratulations to you all

  93. January 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    YEAH!!!!! SOOOOOO happy for you! Massive Congratulations. Enjoy those snuggles a million fold! :D
    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!

  94. January 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    HUGE congratulations Merry, so pleased for you! x

  95. rhonie
    January 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    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

  96. Sarah
    January 28, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    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!!!

  97. Debbie Ellard
    January 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm


  98. Michelle
    January 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Masses and masses of congratulations to you all.

  99. Georgina Buckle
    January 28, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Congratulations! So happy for you all.
    George x

  100. Tina
    January 28, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Congratulations to you all : ) and welcome to the world baby Benedict!

  101. January 28, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    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

  102. January 28, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Congratulations – am thrilled that all has gone well for you. Marmite is beautiful and Benedict is a lovely name!

  103. Lydia
    January 28, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    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

  104. sam
    January 28, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    How wonderful, congratulations to you all xx

  105. January 28, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Oh I am utterly ecstatically high jumping over the moon for you.
    Ooodles of love to you all xxxx

  106. January 28, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Congratulations! I am just thrilled for you…welcome to the world baby boy! Sending my love.

  107. January 29, 2012 at 12:53 am

    huge congratulations to all. :-D

  108. Julie
    January 29, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Many congratulations! So happy for you, and Benedict is just beautiful xx

  109. jen
    January 29, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Beautiful! Just beautiful.

  110. January 29, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Congratulations to you all x

  111. January 29, 2012 at 7:56 am

    So delighted for you – much much love to you all

  112. January 29, 2012 at 8:16 am

    BIG congratulations to you all – I’m so very pleased for you. He looks gorgeous and with a wonderful name to match. xx

  113. Emma
    January 29, 2012 at 11:20 am

    So glad for you all. Many, many Congratulations. xxxx

  114. January 29, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    So pleased to see the news today. Welcome Benedict. xxx

  115. January 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Ahhhh! Oh Merry, such wonderful news. I am beyond thrilled for you! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

  116. January 30, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Welcome home Ben,

    Huge congrats merry x

  117. Julie
    January 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Congratulations & big hugs for you & your family. Such a joyous occasion for you all Take care xxxx

  118. January 31, 2012 at 2:52 am

    So glad the birth went well, too. I was worried for you. xxxx

  119. February 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Just the biggest congratulations. So gorgeous. x

  120. February 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Oh Merry, congratulations, what wonderful news. And he is absolutely gorgeous!! xx

  121. Angela Horn
    February 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    What wonderful news, and what a beautiful, gorgeous baby. Thank you for showing him off :-)

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