One foot on the ground
SETTING THE COURSE
On 12th December 2018 at 1.17am Amelia Shirley Parsons was born at 7 pounds 4 ounces. I became a step grandfather and our clan expanded. Miranda was Martha’s birthing partner and spent two nights with her in Princess Royal Hospital, Orpington. I camped in a local hotel - ready for action. One moment it was all calm, the next it was all happening. When the call came Matt, Clive, George, Ellie and I all jumped in our cars and raced across London through red lights and no entry signs. Matt arrived just in time to cut a very solid placenta. It was an incredible moment to be present at the start of a new life and hold Amelia gently in my arms.