Jon Bridges shares baby photos

This is a PS to my blog about our house build in Three Kings Auckland. If you were one of the readsters of my blog who was keen (and in some cases desperate) to see pictures of our baby, this is for you. If you are not interested in baby Zeno, your heart is made of stone and there is nothing to see here. 

The same week the builders started to build our house, Gemma and I discovered we were pregnant. It was the perfect setup for a Grand Designs episode. The race was on and our builders had nine months to finish the house in time to get us moved in before we became a family of three.

What we discovered was it takes a lot longer to build a house than it does to build a little baby, and the baby beat the house by over two months. He's been 'very advanced' ever since.

I wanted to post photos of Zeno (named after his great grandfather who was American) straight away, but we'd promised the story of the birth to the Woman's Day, and like the Lanisters, the Bridges keep their promises (or is that pay their debts?). 

So only now am I belatedly able to post a veritable feast of baby pictures (and at the end a couple of videos too) as a postscript to the blog. These are edited down from the 73,249 images we have of him. I hope you enjoy them!

Just a few days old, still in the hospital after a couple of days in intensive care due to early breathing issues. All cleared up now and happy on my knee.

Zeno does a No Makeup Selfie. 

Bouncinette is the greatest invention.

Finally we move in to our new house. Zeno gives the quizzical look of approval. 

IIt's about now I realise I'm the luckiest man in the world. 

If you have a baby get one of those balls on the left. They are good fun for the baby (and you).

Roy is Gemma's dad and our architect. Here he is enjoying both the house and Zeno.

This is taken just the other day. I call it "Gummy Bear".

And to finish, here are a couple of videos. First of all at the age of five months, Zeno learned to move around the floor and get things. Here's one of his first journeys.

Then, aged six months, Zeno made his 7 Days debut last week. 

Those who were hankering for baby pics, thank you very much for your patience! And to all, thank you again for being readsters. Having you all there made the whole journey of the build mean just a bit more for all of us. 

Go well and best love,

Purchase Man