Monday, 21 February 2011

Freida MacLeod arrives



On Tuesday, our daughter Freida MacLeod was born. Claire and I are over the moon. Last night, we came home from hospital after a rough week for Claire and all MacLeods promptly passed out for a much needed sleep, not that it lasted.
A healthy chubster at 8lb, 3 ounces, I wonder what adventures are coming her way in life, with a mum who jumps out of planes for fun and a dad who climbs cliffs and generally lives life in the elemental outdoors and mountains. I’m certainly happy that we’ve been able to get to where we are in time for her arrival - a house that is surrounded by nature to grow up in. It’s really lucky, for all of us. 
An extra cup of tea was certainly in order before the days training session today. But I don’t think I’ll ever suffer from lack of focus to fire off a bleary eyed training session. The highs of watching a new life arrive certainly reawaken the sense of need to get the most out it. Baby bouncer bolts are placed in the roof of the climbing wall for a bit of bouncing and swinging when Freida is ready for it.

58 comments:

  1. Congrats Freida, Claire and Dave! My sister's son was born in november and is great to watch them grow up. Hope you will not suffer to hard from insomnia though ;)

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  2. Wow, congrats Dave!

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  3. Congratulations! I did wonder if it would ever happen...given your lifestyles!

    Allthe best to you all

    Mick

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  4. Patrick Roman21 February, 2011

    Congratulations Dave & Claire! And as you said, Freida now has a lovely environment in which to grow up. Brilliant stuff!

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  5. All the best to you three!!

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  6. Congrats to you all! And what a nice thought... 'a house that is surrounded by nature to grow up in.' :-)

    Best wishes
    P

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  7. Congrats to you both - kinda looks like she's in a skydive suit already :)

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  8. Great news indeed..... all the best to all three of you

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  9. Alright Dave and Claire, congratulations!! Couldn't happen to a better couple.

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  10. Congrats!

    Jonas

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  11. Brilliant - well done to all of you and a big welcome the the World for little Freida - may it be long, happy, healthy and full of love. Rachel

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  12. Congratulations to Mum and Dad!

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  13. Congratulations and all the best for this adventure. That does look like a wingsuit...

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  14. Alan Russell21 February, 2011

    Congratulations to you both, really pleased for you. Great to hear that you're all doing well.

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  15. Congratulations from all at UKB

    Best, Simon

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  16. Great news, congratulations.

    Rob Williams

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  17. Congratulations and well done both of you

    Neil Silver

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  18. Best Wishes to the three of you

    Lee & Lisa

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  19. Wow, congrats! I almost skipped over that in my Google Reader until my brain figured out that it was a baby photo on Dave's blog. No! Couldn't be...

    Wow!

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  20. Congrats Claire and Dave, all the best to you and your new arrival. Hope everything goes well.

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  21. Congratulations to you both!

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  22. Congrats to both of you and all the best wishes to Freida!
    /Björn

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  23. Congratulations Dave :-)

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  24. Great news! Congratulations to you both, and welcome to Freida!

    Tony

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  25. wow, what a surprise on your blog :)) congrats and best wishes on this new adventure in your lives! I'm sure Freida will follow your steps to the heights :))

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  26. Congrats to you! Both mother and baby healthy, this is the most important thing :-)

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  27. Congratulations to you both

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  28. Sincere congratulations Claire&Dave!You two are really true source of inspiration!

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  29. Congratulations - all the best!

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  30. Congratulations Dave, Claire and Freida! Wishing you all the best.

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  31. Congratulations to you both!

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  32. Hi Dave, fantastic news. I wish you, Claire and wee Freida all the very best. I'm sure you'll be a fantastic dad and wee Freida will have very loving parents.
    Congrats

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  33. Awesome news Dave, well done to both of you, and all the best for the coming months and years!

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  34. Congrats - all the best

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  35. my deepest congratulations :)

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  36. Beautiful. Well Done!

    Slainte agus saorsa!!!

    E

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  37. Congratulations to all of you! x

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  38. Just watched E11 at the weekend (for the first time)and there was a comment in it from Claire about waiting a *long* time before kids - granted that film was a made a few years back now but still its lovely to see you having a little 'un. They are the best. Just bought mine her first climbing helmet at 4 yrs old and she loves it :D Congrats and enjoy - its great!

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  39. Just heard your great news. Congratulations to you both and wishing the wee one all health and happiness.

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  40. Congratulations, the next great adventure!

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  41. Congratulations to you all. Hope you get some sleep.

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  42. Andrew Hunter25 February, 2011

    Congratulations to you both Dave!! All the best for the future.

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  43. congratulations on the new arrival dave. You may want to try some polyphasic sleeping .... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyphasic_sleep

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  44. Congratulations to you both. It'll be interesting to see how this addition to your family affects your training and outlook on your sport!

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  45. Congrats!!! Have you ordered a custom baby climbing harness yet? :-)

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  46. Congrats to both you and Claire from Montana, USA!

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  47. Well done guys- let the fun begin!

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  48. Congratulations to all three of you. Our boy appeared on the 17th January this year and it's been an experience that has me smiling more than frowning. Enjoy.

    Glyn Jones

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  49. Congratulations and all the best

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