Some pictures of the amazing saga of the birth of our son
1 Only picture of Margaret obviously pregnant. At Plumber Manor Dorset, October 28th 1984
2 Andrew in utero (ultrasound image)
3 Andrew on day of birth, 24 December 1984. Born by Caesarian while mother still barely conscious a week after 5 hours of neurosurgery. 1.4 kg.
4 Card made by nurses in Special Care Baby Unit at UCH.
5 Cover of the card
6 Christmas day was spent at hospital. The spirit was magical,
7 Andrew at 9 days (Jan 2nd 1985) with feeding tube
8 DC holds Andrew January 2nd 1985 (9 days)
9 Margaret with her mother. Maida Vale Hospital. shortly after birth of Andrew
10 Margaret with Andrew Boddy, 6 January 1985, at Maida Vale. Out of intensive care and rather hyperactive.
11 Margaret with nurse at Maida Vale, out of bed, 10 January 1985
12 Out of bed, 12 January 1985. Still very confused.
13 Margaret moved from Maida Vale to UCH on 18 January, 1985, and met Andrew for the first time. She was very confused at first, and kept asking where 'Benjy' was (Benjy was the name we'd used for the baby while she was pregant)
14 Meet again, January 20th 1985. Andrew now four weeks old.
15 Margaret now helps with feeds on her visits to Special Care Baby Unit (I'd take her in wheelchair from her ward).
16 First visit home for Margaret was on 10 February, 1985
17 First visit home for Margaret was on 10 February, 1985
18 Trip home on February 10th. Hendersons came, for cake and crumpets.
19 Cake for Margaret's first visit home, 19 February 1985
20 On the ward at UCH, 13 February, 2008
21 At the Special Care Baby Unit at UCH, 14 February, 2008
22 On February 19th 1985. Andrew was discharged from baby Unit, and Margaret moved from UCH to Middlesex Hospital where Andrew could be with her. They had a side room on a neurosurgical ward (Queen Mary)
23 Margaret in the Middlesex Hospital garden, with nurse Clare, 26 February 1985
24 6 March 1985. DC and Bert Sakmann, at home alone, eating dinner and drinking pink champagne at 11 pm after the 57-page 1985 paper was finished.
25 Andrew's first weekend at hoem. 9 -10 March 1985
26 Andrew visits local greengrocer on first weekend at home, 9th March 1985