On 8 November 2012 our baby was born. We were blessed with a perfect little boy. He was born at 11:49pm after a short labour (most likely) brought on by an afternoon fall in the garden. He weighed 3370g/7lb 7oz.
We have given him his late grandfather's name and his Daddy's name
Here he is our little Haniteli Paulalolo...
He's just so gorgeous I can't choose my favourite photos...ok just a couple more...
And just to prove that sometimes he is awake!
Lucky us and lucky him. Our little Hani is so adored and so loved by all his family.
While we were in Tonga my husband and I decided we would get a tattoo. It is something we had both thought of but the time hadn't been right. We saw an advertisement in a shop window for local tattoo artist George Cocker and after meeting him we knew that he would do a great job. He was very professional and obviously talented in traditional Tongan design.
Paula had his done first-a band around his arm with a combination of traditional tongan patterns (such as spearheads, bird footprints, weaving and sharks teeth) and the names of our two daughters.
A few days later we went back to have mine done. I chose to get it at the top of my back. I love the sweet fragrance of the frangipani flower (and it includes my name 'fran' in the 'frangipani'). I wanted three frangipani's to represent my three children. George came up with the rest of the design using traditional Tongan patterns.