From here to paternity


Malachy George Watson, a beautiful nine pounds seven ounces baby boy was born late on Thursday night.

Fellow parenting bloggers you were right – life just got a lot busier. Mrs W. and I have got our hands full as he’s a powerful little rascal.

I’m taking a little paternity leave so might not post too much in the next week or so. Best wishes one and all.


#1 Bob Piper on 05.28.05 at 6:08 pm

Congratulations to you and Mrs W. Another Labour voter in 2023!

#2 Eri on 05.28.05 at 6:45 pm

Oh, many congratulations to the both of you 😀

#3 Dave L on 05.28.05 at 7:17 pm

Nine Pounds Seven Ounces???

That’s the kind of weight that makes women wince on hearing it in much the same way that men wince and make a protective movement on seeing some poor sod get whacked in the nether regions on you’ve been framed.

Congratulations, anyway.

#4 Martyn on 05.28.05 at 7:54 pm

Nice one Malachy, I recon you’ve scored yourself a couple of good parents there.

well done

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#6 Steve on 05.28.05 at 10:02 pm

Congratulations, and a georgeous name.

Cheers – Steve

#7 Andrew on 05.28.05 at 10:26 pm

Every time I saw a new entry in the past two weeks I was expecting this 🙂 Congrats!

#8 Rob on 05.28.05 at 11:10 pm

Congratulations Tom!

#9 Mike Ion on 05.29.05 at 10:37 am

Congratulations to you and the Mrs!

Quite a year – the Baggies stay up, a third term Labour government and a new addition to the Watson household – things really have got better.

#10 Jackie D on 05.29.05 at 1:04 pm

Congratulations to both of you, and a big well done to Siobhan. Post pictures soon!

#11 Adrian McMenamin on 05.29.05 at 4:15 pm

Congratulations and welcome to the rest of your life!

Take time to take the photographs and (if you can) the home movies. They are always something to smile about.

#12 Gorky on 05.29.05 at 8:23 pm


#13 Gorky on 05.29.05 at 8:24 pm


#14 Bloggerheads on 05.29.05 at 10:17 pm

Our numbers continue to swell

Well done, Tom….

#15 Gorky on 05.29.05 at 10:18 pm

Sorry for the multiple posts.

#16 Tim Ireland on 05.29.05 at 10:20 pm

Well done, Siobhan.
Hang in there, Tom.
(switch as necesemsary)

#17 Sandra on 05.30.05 at 2:06 pm

Congratulations Tom! All the best 🙂

#18 bob Tidmarsh on 05.30.05 at 3:57 pm

He’s a West Bromwich lad is Malachy,
He’ll have a Black Cuntree ascent yo wait un see.
His Mom with Yorkshire and Dad real posh,
but just like father he loves his nosh.
Nine pounds un a bit a really big lad,
I have been told “he’s just like his Dad”.
When father is PM or Chancellor Tom,
its still the Black Cuntree that he’s cumin from.
So um telin yo this fur wot its werth,
Black Country folk are the salt of the earth.
So welcum to little un an let’s have a feast
for the new labour recruit for West Bromwich East.

#19 Clive on 05.30.05 at 4:43 pm

Tom, congrats to yourself, Siobhan and Malachy. 9lbs 7oz made my better half wince, but at least the ranks of Labour supporters should grow a bit.

#20 Seamus O'Blimey on 05.30.05 at 7:34 pm

Mal George W… shurely shome mishtake..? hic!

#21 Gauche on 05.30.05 at 9:05 pm

Well done and congrats

#22 Maggie M on 05.30.05 at 10:36 pm

Fantastic – Congratulations…..

Can you hear the lilt of an Irish tenor in the songs young Malachy is singing? Oh well, never mind.

Love to you all

Maggie M.

#23 llamas on 05.31.05 at 11:12 am

Congratulations to all concerned, and a long and happy life for young Malachy.



#24 Biscit on 05.31.05 at 5:32 pm


I don’t know, talk of such big babies being born make me wince as a bloke.

Anyway, best wishes and hope all are well.

#25 Joe S on 05.31.05 at 6:28 pm

Heartfelt congratulations.

Good luck as the adventure begins!

#26 Gavin on 06.02.05 at 12:05 am

An Irish name? Where did you find it Tom?

#27 David Taylor on 06.02.05 at 9:43 am

Congratulations to you both.

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