foot prints actual size
foot prints actual size
Aidan is a Celtic name, not English (Ruth is a quarter Irish, so there is some justification in selecting a Celtic name). However, there is also a Northumbrian (Sheep's place of origin) connection to the name; St. Aidan was known as "The Apostle of the Northumbrians", at a time when Northumbria was the greatest of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. He was the founder of the monastery at Lindisfarne, arriving in Northumbria in 635 AD and died 651 AD).
Aidan means "Fire".
Barnaby was simply a name that we both happened to like. It is an English name - Ruth actually preferred "Barnabas", but apparently that is the Hebrew version of the name, so we decided to choose the English spelling (and Sheep also thought that Barnaby was easier to spell).
Barnaby means "Son of comfort".
He also has Conroy (Ruth's maiden name) as a second middle name - which he shares with both Sheep and Ruth!
Obviously, his initials are A. B. C. D.
Note! Conroy Dalton is NOT double-barreled (his surname is not Conroy-Dalton) and please also note that we both dislike "Barnie" or "Barney" as an abbreviation for Barnaby. HOWEVER, we do like "Bar" as an shortened version of Barnaby.
After much deliberation, on a day to day basis, we've decided to call him Barnaby (or Bar).
Incidentally, had he been a girl, we would have
named her Annis Bunty.
We can not guarantee that he will be reading his email for a while yet. However, we will ensure that once he can read email, he will be able to read your very first emails to him.
Email aidan @ thepurehands.org (remove
Email barnaby @ thepurehands.org (remove spaces)
Hair colour: medium, golden brown and straight (so far)
Eye colour: dark blue/grey (so far)
Length at birth 21 inches or 53.3 cm
(Average length of babies at birth 50-52 cm)
This places him in the 90th percentile!
Weight at birth 6lbs and 15 oz or 3147 g
(Average weight of babies at birth 3500-4400 g)
Head circumference at birth 12.75 inch or 32.4
(Average head circumference of babies at birth 33-35 cm)
This places him in the 10th percentile, i.e. he has a small head (lucky Ruth!)
For growth charts, check out http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts.
Ruth's waters broke at 38 weeks and Aidan Barnaby was born at 38 weeks & 2 days (or 268 days) since LMP or 257 days since date of conception (which we happen to know was April 29th 2002).
His weight at his first pediatrician's check-up on 20th January 2003 (at 9 days old) was 7lbs and 6oz, so he has already regained his birth weight.
At his pediatrician's appointment on 27th February he weighed 11lbs 1oz
At his 2 months pediatrician's appointment on the 13th March he was:
Weight 12lbs 1oz (50th percentile).
Length 22 3/4 inches (25-50th percentile).
Head circumference 15 1/2 inches (25-50th percentile).
At his 3 months pediatrician's appointment on the 14th April he was:
Weight 14lbs 2oz (75th percentile).
Length 24 1/4 inches (50th percentile).
Head circumference 15 7/8 inches (25-50th percentile).
|Shortly after birth
in the hospital
Aidan Barnaby being weighed (you can read the birth weight on the scales)
Close of of A.B. in profile
A.B. and Ruth's hands
Another head shot
Big yawn (bit out of focus)
|On his changing
With his grandfather, Derek Dalton
With his Dalton grandparents
With Ruth, in a sling
In a sushi bar (he gets out and about!)
Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose the cutest of them all?
Horizontal, smiling and wearing a yellow nappy (diaper)
The real thing - SMILEY :)
Sheep and Lamb again, I rather liked this photo of Sheep
His first trip to
Our midwife, Debbie
Ruth's Obstetrician, Dr. Dott
Northside Hospital online nursery
Think Twice Global Vaccine Institute
Cloth Diapers (Nappies) Info