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Posted on Tuesday 10 August 2010 at 12:28

Hi folks.  Wow, what a day!  It's been a manic 24 hours, but T and I are both so happy to announce the arrival of our son, at 6.33am this morning, weighing 1.24kgs, and 10 weeks early.


As usual when it comes to us, this pregnancy has been a rollercoaster of emotions, with T being good then bad, better then worse, then better, then worse, then better etc.


Only last night she got worse, and then got worse still.  Baby doctors did their thing, and the decision was made to deliver this morning.  All went well, and although both Toni and baby are in intensive care, both have improved throughout the day and we hope for the pair of them to bloom over the coming weeks.


Our first kiwi-lad!  We've yet to name him as T has been too poorly to see him as yet but this should change soon.  She's already vetoed 'Captain Awesome O'Dell' but I really can't see why!?  Although we have some ideas, suggestions are always welcome - you never know!


Here's a couple of pics from today:


Fresh from mum, you can see his dad coming through, especially in how well he carries off the plastic bag...  (They get better believe me :0) )


10 fingers, 10 toes - but a wee bit of growing to do...



She may well hate me for posting it, but here's Mum & bub - soon to be united.  T did so well - she has consistently continued to amaze me throughout our life together, but today she has surpassed even herself (if that's even possible?!).



A lifetime awaits us, and I am one proud dad right now.  From those who have been there already, do you always feel like this about your children?  It's an alien feeling, but then so right at the same time.  I can't wait to get to hospital tomorrrow and see them both again. 


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Posted by moneypenny20 on Tuesday 10 August 2010 at 02:28 - Link

Oh yes, you always feel that weird mix of elation, terror, amazement, love, bewilderment etc etc etc lol. It's when you get the bub home and just sit and look at them and then find about three hours have disappeared you realise your lives have changed forever.

Many many congrats. Hope both mum and bub make a strong and speedy recovery and you are all home together as soon as. Be careful though, one blink and you'll find he's 17 and looking at uni options!

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Posted by Sugarmooma on Tuesday 10 August 2010 at 02:57 - Link

Congratulations to you both!

Hope mum and baby make a quick recovery so you can all be home together soon.

Beautiful pictures!

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Posted by Sue on Tuesday 10 August 2010 at 04:08 - Link

Congratulations to you both. Well done. And a speedy recovery to T :)


Posted by londonescapee on Tuesday 10 August 2010 at 10:13 - Link

I've loved reading your blog and hearing about your adventures and massive congratulations on this, the biggest one yet! Do hope T and the new arrival make it home soon.....

Awww ...

Posted by Am Loolah on Tuesday 10 August 2010 at 10:23 - Link

My two lovelies are now three lovelies. Huge congratulations to you both. Wishing Toni a speedy recovery, please send her my love.

Yes, you feel somewhat overwhelmed with the burst of love for your kids. I just "supervised" my eldest's 18th!!!

As for names, I always wanted to call my son Elvis. Purely so I could lose him in supermarkets and then run up and down the aisles yelling ELVIS!!! And then over the tannoy having a supervisor announce "We have a lost child by the name of Elvis ..." Anyway, I digress!!! Elvis it is then.

Much love to you all. xxx


Posted by BEVS on Tuesday 10 August 2010 at 10:52 - Link

Very many congrats . He is perfect & beautiful - in a boyish sorta way .
Here is hoping for a speedy recovery & you'll all be home together soon as.



Posted by AngelaandJim on Wednesday 11 August 2010 at 10:45 - Link

Many Congrats my son was also born 10 weeks early and will be 17 on Monday your wee lad will be fine. Hope T has a quick recovery xx Enjoy every moment of your lovely little one xx

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