First tooth, first steps, first word; Ianto noted every milestone in Meriel’s baby book, and kept going. First Christmas, first birthday, first day at nursery, first day at school… he charted the growth of their first child in photographs and prose, filling one journal after another with anecdotes.
The time Meriel looked after the school hamster over Easter and it escaped, making a nest in Jack’s socks. And the funfair when she’d put her ice cream in Jack’s pocket for safekeeping, and Jack’s reaction on finding it…
He never wanted to forget a single moment of their little girl’s life.