Baby has arrived and is now 10 days old. We have discovered that, although breast feeding is natural that doesn't make it easy. Other than that, we're doing quite well.
We had to put the cat down on Friday. He had declined extremely quickly over that day. See Phalse's blog for details. There can never be another cat like him. He was the strangest animal I've ever had the pleasure to meet...and I've met some weird ones. I hope he's happy, wherever he is.