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GeoffQRF Inactive Member17 Apr 2008 2:42 p.m. PST

Mikhail "Mishka" Thomas, born 5.41am 17/4/2008, weighing 7lb 6.5oz (3.36kg)

Galina started labour at about 3pm yesterday (the induction pills had no effect, it was the pineapple that kicked it off!) and struggled through contractions every 2 minutes until Mishka finally arrived at 5.41 this morning. So proud of them both. She went through her 14 hour labour with no painkillers, only requesting them in the last hour (by which time it was too late). As her waters had gone 2 days earlier, he's currently in neo-natal and expected to remain there for another 24 hours while they check his blood sugar and monitor for infection. Hoping to be able to bring them both home late Saturday (so no, I won't be at Salute).

Anastasia finally has her little brother. It was that or a rabbit. :-)


Personal logo Sue Kes Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2008 2:44 p.m. PST

Congratulations to you all, and best wishes to the little chap.

Sue K.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2008 2:50 p.m. PST

I guess that's a fine reason to miss salute.
Make it to Historicon, then? grin

BTW, rabbits are easier to clean up after.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian17 Apr 2008 3:00 p.m. PST

Named after one of those famous Mikhails? (I was particularly fond of Mikhail's Navy.)

GeoffQRF Inactive Member17 Apr 2008 3:02 p.m. PST

Nah, named cos I wanted him to have a Russian/Ukrainian first name and I liked Misha/Mishka – little bear :-)

Thomas is one of his grandfather's names, and also his great-great grandfather's name.

We did have Ilya in there for a while, because Galina quite enjoys NCIS (McCallum, Man from UNCLE), but Thomas Ilya wasn't going to work when his surname begins with a T…..

kyoteblue Inactive Member17 Apr 2008 3:08 p.m. PST

How very Cool!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Apr 2008 3:10 p.m. PST

Congratulations! that's a good healthy size

GeoffQRF Inactive Member17 Apr 2008 3:11 p.m. PST

"that's a good healthy size"

My wife may disagree with that… she appears to have burst a blood vessel in her eye with the effort (minor). Somehow I suspect she feels it's far from a 'good size' !!! :-D

Monkey Hanger Fezian17 Apr 2008 3:12 p.m. PST


Hope you are all well…….Remember sleep is for wimps :-)

What will be his 1st army???


GeoffQRF Inactive Member17 Apr 2008 3:13 p.m. PST

I got law exams – no time for sleep anyway.

Chilredn under 6 always get to pick their on first armies. Anastasia's 'Narnia' HOTT army is getting quite scary.

GeoffQRF Inactive Member17 Apr 2008 3:19 p.m. PST

she appears to have burst a blood vessel in her eye with the effort (minor)

I'll correct that, before someone picks me up on it!

"she appears to have burst a blood vessel in her eye (minor) with the effort (far from minor)"!!!

NoLongerAMember2 Inactive Member17 Apr 2008 3:20 p.m. PST

Congratulations, Geoff and family!

Derek H Inactive Member17 Apr 2008 3:42 p.m. PST


Personal logo Silurian Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2008 3:45 p.m. PST

Mine are just reaching wargaming age. Joy!

Neotacha Inactive Member17 Apr 2008 3:50 p.m. PST

Congratulations to you and your family. Hope you can bring them home soon.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Apr 2008 3:55 p.m. PST

Ok we have BIG babies grin

1st 9lb 3oz (22" long)

2nd 10lb 8 oz (that is correct)

3rd 7lb 9oz (small fry)

Phil Walling Inactive Member17 Apr 2008 3:59 p.m. PST

Congratulations to you all :)

Katzbalger Inactive Member17 Apr 2008 4:34 p.m. PST

Congratulations--but will the addition cut into the space available for storing miniatures? No matter! Glad baby and mom are doing well.


GeoffQRF Inactive Member17 Apr 2008 5:01 p.m. PST

Hee hee, I got a factory for that :-D

Personal logo gaiusrabirius Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2008 6:08 p.m. PST

Congratulations, good name.

Who asked this joker17 Apr 2008 6:52 p.m. PST

Thanks for bringing another gamer into this world Geoff. Congratulations!


The Gonk Inactive Member17 Apr 2008 8:46 p.m. PST

Congratulations from another recent father!!

Evil Bobs Miniature Painting17 Apr 2008 9:38 p.m. PST

Congrats, Geoff! Best wishes to your family!

(Hit the submit too early on the last one!)

Fat Wally18 Apr 2008 2:36 a.m. PST

Congratulations Geoff. All the best.

Stevenmack65 Inactive Member18 Apr 2008 4:59 a.m. PST

Congrats !!

Lord Al Inactive Member18 Apr 2008 6:57 a.m. PST

Congratulations! Will pass the word around the shop here.


GeoffQRF Inactive Member18 Apr 2008 7:26 a.m. PST

Thanks. Just been up to the hospital. Mishka is out of neo-natal and on the main ward with mum now. With any luck, should be coming home tomorrow.

Top Gun Ace Inactive Member18 Apr 2008 9:36 a.m. PST

Congratulations on the new addition to the family Geoff!!!

Glad to hear mom and baby are doing well.



bruntonboy18 Apr 2008 12:50 p.m. PST

Conratulations to you both…but never mind what he weighs, what SCALE is he???


GeoffQRF Inactive Member18 Apr 2008 2:05 p.m. PST

At the moment, about 1/8 scale. I think the proportions are all a bit wrong, as he looks to have a big head but very small hands and feet…

Dn Jackson18 Apr 2008 2:42 p.m. PST

Well done Geoff. My fist was 7lbs 14oz and we've been told the next is already that weight, and has another month to bake! Mommy is not thrilled by that prospect.

GeoffQRF Inactive Member18 Apr 2008 3:39 p.m. PST

My fist was 7lbs 14oz

I'm hoping that should read first… :-D

bruntonboy19 Apr 2008 2:03 a.m. PST

My little lad started off about 1/8th to………… he is far too big, almost as tall as me and he is only eight years old.!!


GeoffQRF Inactive Member19 Apr 2008 9:29 a.m. PST

Yep, scale screep in everything.

Mishka is still in the hospital. He had a touch of hypothermia so spent a day under a sun lamp. As there was a delay before birth he's also been on a 48 hour course of antibiotics 'just in case of infection'. Hmmm. Nice. Just got the all clear on the infection today.

However he's also hypoglycemic [sp] (low blood sugar), so is on 3 hourly blood monitoring with regular formula top-ups at the moment. Plus he woke up yellow this morning (normal, apparently) so now has his own purple lamp.

…maybe tomorrow… (just off back up there to see them now. Wouldn't mind, but the blooming car park costs me nearly 4 quid every time!)

GeoffQRF Inactive Member20 Apr 2008 2:09 p.m. PST

Just an update

We now appear to have stabilised the blood sugar, and he got the all clear from the jaundice today, provided he can manage to control it himself without the UV lamp. So, no sleeping in the sun tonight, test at 9am tomorrow, results between 12 and 2…

…SO, fingers crossed he can come home tommorrow. Which is a weird sort of positive omen, as tomorrow was his official due date :-D

Personal logo The GM Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member20 Apr 2008 3:04 p.m. PST

Hmm… Didn't know this thread existed, but have found three venues to congratulate you on. You must be busy ;-).

So congrats again!

We should get together with The Dungeon Delver and try to determine if this is a contagious disease. Ours is our first biological in 20 years… ;-)

No Misha, Mishka. Seems everyone gets the "ka" diminutive over there. Ask Vika, she'll tell you ;-). Though at 14, she tells her friends to call her "Tori". Truly have we made her an Amerikanka Dyavushka.


Get some rest before your exams! (says the guy that hasn't slept more than six hours in a row since Nathaniel was born).


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