I was so used to having the bump, feeling little kicks, it was always there for nine months. But it’s fine, I never miss it for long, I have a wonderful son who has grown into a bright and happy eight year old, that’s an incredible feeling, far more powerful than the feeling of missing having a baby-bump. -SH
I instantly liked it as soon as I discovered that John’s middle name is ‘Hamish’. The name also runs in John’s family. So as we both liked the name we decided it suited Hamish. It just fitted and felt right. -SH
Officially we are Watson-Holmes. But at work we’ve stuck to allowing people to call us Holmes and Watson as that is what people are used to, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ has a reputation as a detective in London. And ‘John Watson’ also has a reputation as a good doctor in the area. People were so used to those names that we decided not to have them changed for work. But on official documents we sign our names with ‘Watson-Holmes’ as our surname. -SH
If they’re long cases then yes we take him with us when we travel because we don’t want to be separated from him for too long. But if it’s just two days and it’s rather dangerous then he stays with Mrs Hudson or Mycroft. But if we need to go out alone to apprehend a suspect and he’s with us then Mycroft usually has a babysitter ready on standby for us. -JW
Erm… well there is this one girl in my class but I can’t tell you her name. -HWH
It’s very cute, he’s been talking about her all week! -SH
I was tucking him into bed last night and he couldn’t sleep because he had butterflies because he’d asked her if she wanted to be his girlfriend and she said she’d think about it. -JW
No, it came through fine, but we’ll answer just once! -JW
Firstly, Hamish is aware about the fall, he knows about the cases that don’t involve content that isn’t suitable for his age. But the fall is very personal, it affected John and I personally so he was told about it about a year ago. It was the anniversary of the fall and John had been thinking about it all day. He fell asleep in his armchair and had a terrible nightmare, woke up and vomited on the carpet (I was holding him in my arms as he’d fallen off the chair and was hitting out a bit) he was, as you would expect, distraught and upset, crying too, holding onto me so tight. Hamish looked very nervous and upset by his daddy’s state and I told him I’d talk to him about it later. I managed to calm John down, and we sat on the sofa on either side of Hamish and told him the story of the fall. When we got to the part where I fell he started crying, saying he didn’t want me to die. We had a big family cuddle on the sofa, and once the story was over we watched Hamish’s favourite film, Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone.
And as for the other question concerning my reactions had John been in my place for some reason… well, I don’t think I would have been alive to be reunited with him in three months, either I’d commit suicide or drugs would kill me. But I wouldn’t be able to return to what my life was like before. To be honest, with things like deaths you don’t know how you will react until they actually happen. -SH
It’s an endless scrolling blog. But if it does get stuck just reload the page and try again, that’s how it worked when we checked. -JW
At the moment I’m very happy just learning the piano and violin! And I don’t really like playing for other people, like one time my school asked me to be in the orchestra and I went and everyone was hurting my ears and I got upset because nobody was playing perfectly and I started crying and daddy had to come and pick me up. But I could learn to play more intstruments for my own entertaynmant! -HWH
It’s ‘entertainment’, not ‘entertaynmant’, sweetheart. -SH
Oh… entertainment then. And can I say that it sounds really cool that you play lots of instruments! You must have talent! -HWH
Yes, he is learning the Violin and the Piano, though mostly the piano, he loves that instrument. -SH
Well, when Sherlock was 7 months pregnant he bled a little. We went straight to our GP and after a lot of checks it turned out he and the baby were fine, it was just a scare, thank goodness.
But it was absolutely terrifying at the time, Sherlock came waddling up to me, hand on his belly, and grabbed my hand with his free hand “John, I’m bleeding.” he’d said, tears running down his cheeks, he looked so pale, he was terrified, as was I. I had a quick look and after that we got in a taxi and went straight round the corner to the Doctor’s clinic and while Sherlock lay on the table I held his hand and when I could I had my hand on his belly.
It was absolutely terrifying. And the saddest thing to happen.
Once we knew it was nothing to worry about, that the baby was strong and healthy, we went home and lay in bed together. -JW
John barely stopped touching my belly for a few days. He touched it a lot normally, but he would rush over to me to put his hands on it after the scare. -SH
Yes, I’ve met her. She wasn’t very nice to papa which I didn’t like her for. But she wasn’t as bad as Anderson. And one time I got lost in the police building and she found me and took me back to daddy and papa so she’s okay. -HWH
I love it! As does Hamish. It’s our Saturday night favourite. We sit with our plates on our laps watching doctor who nice and cosy, the fire on, all three of us on the sofa, Sherlock even watches it as when Hamish started taking an interest Sherlock didn’t watch it and then Hamish would ask him lots of rather complex questions about it Sherlock wouldn’t know the answer, so he now watches it so that he can answer Hamish’s questions. Hamish likes asking Sherlock the scientific questions. -JW
These are of me tickling Hamish’s feet and John holding his hand.
This means “more food”:
And here are some lovely ones of a video I took when we went on our first holiday with Hamish!
Sherlock hadn’t realised I was filming :)
Now, these two are old friends from the military, I kept in touch with them and me and Sherlock went on a date one evening and left them to babysit, I don’t know why, when we were out in Afghanistan their nicknames were Tweedledum and Tweedledee… they were okay, but the house was a state when we got back! And they’d had to come and get us (this is a picture Mycroft got us from a security camera) because Hamish was having some separation anxiety.
This is Murray, the man who saved me out in Afghanistan when I got shot. He’s really good with kids! So he was a good babysitter! He actually has a little kid of his own now!
This is me filming John, Hamish, and a girl Hamish had befriended while we went to America for a case. (Hamish is the boy in the hat).
And here is some more footage I’ve taken of Hamish and John!
John and I were also invited to Hamish’s school for a day, something to do with getting parents involved in their child’s learning. I took some videos during the PE class!
And that’s all you’re getting. -SH
It was great fun! And thanks, Happy Easter to you too! -JW
Daddy and Papa and me went to a farm in the countryside and I got to feed a lamb and hold a chick! It was so cool! And I got lots of Easter Eggs and I went on a hunt around the house! Also, I jumped on daddy and papa to wake them up :) -HWH
Yes, he did, we remember vividly and I now have a bruise on my stomach from his knee. -SH