Tag: Baby

Colin Heinrich Ballueder

Exactly a year after we moved into our new house, almost 101 years after his great grand dad and just about 65 years after his grand mother on the Ballueder side, Colin Heinrich Ballueder arrived today at 15.06 pm – 53 cm, 3.7 kg and absolutely gorgeous.

Jenny and I are happy, tired, chuffed, well and cannot share the joy enough with everyone.

If you haven’t received an email, please go to his website, Colin Heinrich Ballueder.

More updates shortly.

Love and Kindness, Happiness and Joy from us.

Jenny, Volker and Colin

Baby Show London

Last weekend, my wife and I went to the baby show in Excel, London. Sure, just looking πŸ™‚

Glad we went on a Friday as allegedly it is much busier on Saturdays and Sundays.

What did we buy? Some cover for our car seat which we don’t have yet. Really great idea from what it seems a mum that noticed the need for something and founded her own company Tommee Tippie Nappy Disposal System which seals each used nappies individually, making sure the smell is kept to a minimum πŸ™‚


And, besides some soft toys, daddy got himself a security device. They sell it as a baby monitor but I would prefer to use it in the garden, watching the foxes and neighbours at night, lol. What do you think?


Volvo was there too of course, telling everyone how safe their cars are and that families should really go and buy a Volvo. We looked and Prams and the ICandy will be our choice as it is the one with the handle being most extendable from all the models.

And of course we stocked up on some devices for securing the cot from cats and also a Carramio baby carrier where I can carry Colin in front of my chest. Similar to this model from Mothercare. Cippasafe has some very useful and some very funny products, see below the shampoo eye shield!


My sister in law recommended the Bump Belt to my wife a while back, it should be compulsory actually to use it.

As you can imagine this show was fantastic. Many ideas, lots of things to buy, lots of mamas and papas strolling around, either with children or with big bumps. Happy Family outing.

A day in History


Today’s day does mark an interesting mix of stories in my BBC News Alerts.

Here we go:

In 1941 Germany and Italy declared war on the US. Now that is history, luckily.

Present is that Germany and the UK fight about recession counter measures.

Future is the gender of our baby which we found out yesterday but are only 90-95 percent sure. We accept bets and guesses πŸ™‚

So, that is what I call a day in history.

Have a good one.