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Saturday, July 05, 2008


Amazing what happens on American Independence Day! Yep, 4th July 2008 at 11:02 pm, Owen Cooper McLaughlin arrived.

Weight: 4610 g (10.17 lb)

Length: 55.5 cm (21.867")

Verdict: BIG, DAMN BIG!

We were hanging round home (Deb and Brendan's home.) Labour pains had been happening... infrequently. Waters burst. Fay said "Things will start moving now."

After a phone call to the midwife, Deb and Brendan left for the hospital about 10:10 pm. It was probably about 10:30 pm when they walked (struggled) through the doors of St George hospital. Owen Cooper arrived minutes after 11 pm! How cool is that?

Here's the October 2006 model - Logan Jack, who wins everyone's hearts. He's nearly 21 months old.

Here's the whole family about 12 hours after the event. They're all pretty happy.

There's something special about a grandmother (Nan) when she nurses her grandchild for the first time. Deb senses that too in the background. A special moment. Deb doesn't look too bad for 12 hours after giving birth.

A mother with her two boys. Well, two of her three boys I guess!

Is this a proud Dad I see before me? I wonder what's in store for this little bloke?
Deb is expecting to stay in hospital for 48 hours before being "released".
What a precious little bundle of joy eh? Mind you, he's got a hard act to follow too. We're looking for a photo of Deb just after she was born. We figure you wouldn't know which is which!
Thanks for your prayers, your celebration with us and the many who have sent in messages already. Thanks heaps. How come we were out of the country when #1 was born? Bit less pressure I guess!

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At 9:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Grahame!
Super news my friend. Our congratulations to you and the family. I would have never thought to wish you one before now but, ... Happy 4th of July!!!


At 6:19 AM, Anonymous Janice and Bernie said...

How exciting to be there on the spot to share in the excitement of the arrival of another miracle, and it is that, the safe arrival of a healthy baby. We're hoping for a similar experience, due to be delivered on Christmas Day!
Enjoy the bonding time with the family while trying to get some sleep yourselves.
Love to you and Fay, Deb,Brendan, Logan and Owen.
Janice and Bernie

At 2:09 PM, Blogger Keasty said...

Thanks Wil. And thanks B&J for your words of wisdom. You should know! But you're so right! Another miracle. And yes, that sleep is a problem isn't it? Not to mention bike riding opportunities going down the gurgler!!!


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