Thursday, June 21, 2007

Introducing Mr Joe Stanley Finn...

...born via Caesarean Section at 8.14AM at Mercy Hospital, Melbourne this morning, following 13 hours intensive labour and 12 hours pre-labour preceding that...

Mum, dad and bub are all utterly exhausted but doing well.

Weighing in at a healthy 10lbs 8ozs [4.74 kilos], 53cm tall and head circumference of [ouch!] 39cm. Joe [not Joseph] is blue-eyed, with dark curly hair and an instant taste for the boob: clearly a product of his father's genes, though physically does paradoxically resemble his mother rather more than his dad.

They aren't currently accepting any visitors given the recentness and intensity of the event, but will probably have daytime open house on discharge from hospital, at a time to be announced...

Dad is currently stunned, feels jet-lagged and overwhelmed at the fruit of his loins. Not only has he now got a son, he's become both a parent and father. Mum is also reportedly dazed and confused, though the vast amounts of prescribed medication may also be a contributory factor.

More news and pics as things progress. Well, hopefully!
Links to more pictures here


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you all!!!! It's great news and great to see the photos.

Dave xx

Friday, 22 June, 2007  
Blogger Probably the best blog in the world said...

Congratulations and love to everyone. Hope you are doing ok and adjust to the new arrival. My sister gave birth by C section a couple of weeks ago and as first time parents they are still trying to negotiate feeding times between themselves at a time that my niece Isabelle deems appropriate. Plenty of news and intreague on my blog at the moment. Check it out when you get chance. From Pete who found out about the imminant arrival from a very excited Sue then the actual arrival via Ruth.

Friday, 22 June, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Ian and Claudine on the safe arrival of baby Joe. The pictures are wonderful. By God, he's a big 'un (just like his Daddy)!!! You waited for soooo long, you now have your little dream come true. So happy for you all.
Sending love and big hugs down under, hope to hear from you soon. Love Emma x x
Heard the news on the good old cavendish grapevine!!

Friday, 22 June, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Claudy and Ian! Joe is beautiful! Well done!
Annette & Rob, UK

Sunday, 24 June, 2007  
Anonymous Faith said...

Congratulations Claudine & Ian
Wow, what a cute little fella...well, maybe not those gooey photos of babies first entrance into this world?
Anyway I hope you are all doing well and getting some much needed sleep. I will be sure to drop you a long email very soon!
Take care, Faith,Joel & baby Zoe (this is the dog baby).

Friday, 13 July, 2007  

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