Sunday, May 09, 2010

Welcome to the world, baby boy!

Introducing Connor James (sorry about the crappy webcam photo!), born 11.15pm Saturday 8 May 2010. Weighing in at 8lb6oz (yes, despite Australia using the most excellent metric system (tee hee), most people still refer to babies in pounds and ounces - but for those who don't, 3.81kg) and measuring 51.5cm, Connor arrived via c-section, because despite the contractions, he stubbornly refused to engage - living up to one of the "meanings" of his name - strong-willed! Wonder where he gets that from...

75 comments:

Vintage Grrl said...

He is gorgeous, and you look elated! Congratulations to your new family!!! What a great Mothers Day for you.

Michelle said...

Oh congratulations! This is so wonderful! I'm very excited for you all. You look so blissfully happy, and Connor James is just so CUTE!!!!

Michelle said...

P.S Happy Mothers' Day!!

MadMad said...

Yay! Right in time for Mother's Day! Congratulations - he's beautiful!

LynS said...

May all three of you - Connor, Andrew and yourself, have happy lives. Congratulations. Such good news

anna said...

many many congratulations. i hope you really enjoy him and that he really enjoys his knitwear :)

2paw said...

Congratulations, I was just thinking about you and wondering if there had been any 'developments' this morning!! Happy First Mothers' (and Fathers') Day!!!
The Labradors send waggy, clean and baby friendly tail wags!!!

m1k1 said...

Most Excellent News.
Congratulations to all of you.
j

Sam said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news! Welcome to the world Connor!

Alrischa said...

That's fantastic! Boys are wonderful and SO much fun to knit for! They look gorgeous in almost anything, and he's already chubby and so cute... imagine him in his woolies. What a great time of year to have an Aussie Baby! Great name for a boy, too.

Similar thing happened with my last baby boy (now 3 months) and so I know caesareans aren't much fun to recover from. Much better after the first week, though. Put your feet up and relax in hospital for a bit. I don't care what they say about hospital food; it's always better when you don't have to cook and do the dishes :D

Alrischa said...

P.S. My first boy (now almost 3) was due a few days before Mothers Day and Missed it by about 4 days! Frustrating!

Glad yours made it in time; it's very nice to be a mum on Mother's day. And next time, I think Mother's day will be on his first birthday :D Congratulations again!

Janet said...

Congratulations to the happy family! You both look wonderful - so delighted for you!!

she knits said...

Congratulations Jane, Conner is just gorgeous :0)
I am so very happy for you all :0)
Love Mel x x

Cathy said...

Happy Mother's Day! As for the "strong willed," well, it just gets worse. But so far, it's been survivable. :)

michele said...

welcome, welcome Connor James - we are so happy to see you!

Mereknits said...

He is beautiful! Happy Mother's Day,

Linda said...

Congratulations to you all! Oh he looks so snuggable and you look great, well done. xxxx

amy said...

Congratulations!! Isn't he a beauty. And best wishes for a speedy recovery. I promise you will feels miles better in a week!!

xo
amy

drkknits said...

Huge congratulations, I'm so glad he arrived safe and sound and can't wait to meet him. Has anyone said he looks just like Andrew, cos he really does!

Snoozen said...

What a cutie. Love the pic it is just pure joy. Can't wait to have a cuddle... yeah for Connor! Huge congrats and lots of love Sue

jp said...

Congratulations to you and Andrew. Welcome Connor.

Excited for you all.

Nathalie said...

Congratulations! And just in time for Mother's Day - great timing! All the best to you and your family! Hugs, nat

Kris said...

CONNOR? Good grief, did *anybody* guess that one?! :P

Welcome, Connor. We've all been expecting you. Congratulations to Mum and Dad on the new addition!

bellsknits.com said...

Fantastic photo!

Welcome Connor! It's lovely to see you.

Yarna said...

I'm all teary! Congratulations, well done and welcome Connor! What a lucky little boy you are.
The best Mothers Day present ever!

Anonymous said...

Warmest congratulations to you both and welcome Connor! We're all really thrilled for you.

Yes, drk, that was my first thought too - spitting image!

George xox

Suse said...

Congratulations :)

Enjoy the early baby daze - it's such a special, intense time. Don't try to do anything except nurture yourself and your baby for a few weeks at least. (I'm sure you know all that, but sometimes it helps to have it reiterated ;)

Take care and sniff that newborn head for me.

1funkyknitwit said...

A HUGE congrats to the three of you. He's super cute and in my opinion I do see Ms Jane in him ;D

I just love those first few hospital pics that we seem to rush out and take where you can see the shear delight and exhaustion in one... just wonderful!
Big smiley beams for you three on this end xx

missfee said...

Hello little one- Connor what a cute smile.
Jane and Andrew - what great news and look at that smile - happy mother's day for yesterday

Leonie said...

Congratulations and such wonderful timing just in time for Mother's day. Hooray for his safe arrival and best wishes for your speedy recovery. Take it as easy as you can and lay down lots!!!

Sally said...

Wonderful news! Glad to hear you're both well and I'm looking forward to meeting Connor in person.

Jan said...

I've been away grandchildren sitting and was wondering if he was here yet. Congratulations! Such wonderful news. I love his name too.

M-H said...

Great news. Congratulations. And that's a great photo!

Kuka said...

hooray!! congratulations =)

knitting sprouts said...

oh that is just the best happy face and news I have seen in a while. Congratulations.

sue said...

What a perfect Mother's Day for you. Congratulations to you and your hubby on becoming a family of 3, how wonderful!

Maria said...

Congratulations, what a cutie. And his timing is impeccable, he should already have chalked up brownie points from Mum for that ☺

Adele said...

Congratulations!!! As a mother of a boy I can tell you that boys ROCK!!! May these early days be full of beautiful "getting to know you" times, lots of sleep and utter joy! Would love to come and visit the new little man sometime.

Adele

Geek Knitter said...

Congratulations to you, and welcome to the world indeed!

All the best!

Janette said...

ooohhh, a little late, but Congratulations! He's so sweet.

Lynne said...

Happy Mothers' Day!
Congratulations to you and Mr RR.
Welcome Connor.

Gidgetknits said...

Welcome to the world Connor! It's a nice, snug, woolly place - just you see!

Sarah said...

Oh what a handsome little bundle he is. Welcome Connor, well done Rose Red! Wonderful news to start my week with, hope you guys have the best first week together. :)

catsmum said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww so cuuuuuuuuuuuute

congrats to you both

now if only the 5 days overdue grandson would follow his example !

redambition said...

Congratulations! Adorable little man!! xxx

Kate said...

Well Connor obviously has excellent timing!How fantastic to greet your first Mother's Day with such a soft, warm, miraculous present - congratulations!

Caffeine Girl said...

Congratulations! Joy is sweeter when it has been long awaited!

My baby boy is 22 and he is still brings me joy every day -- just as I know Connor will do for you!

Olivia said...

Yay! He's here. Welcome, Connor.

Bianca said...

Oh Jane, he's just absolutely gorgeous! Well done Connor on sneaking in to give Mum her first Mother's Day!

I think he looks like your husby!!

So, so, so happy for you. Enjoy that babymoon!

mooncalf said...

Congratuations! Welcome to the world little guy!

del said...

Oh, he's just PERFECT!!! Congratulations! Soooo very happy for you and your husband! Enjoy that sweet little bundle :-)

Grandma Flea said...

Congratulations - he is beautiful - what a wonderful Mother's day for you. Enjoy your beautiful baby :o)

Jejune said...

Congratulations!! What a little sweetie pie! Take it easy post-op, you've got lots to recover from ...

I've had 2 Caesarians and am happy to answer any questions you have, just drop me an email any time.

Donna Lee said...

Oh, Congratulations! He is precious and beautiful. At long last.....he's here!

Alwen said...

Awww! Congratulations, new momma! The verification word is even "mumon".

And here is my one and only piece of parenting advice: Don't let people take photos of you while you look at your baby and say, "Awwww!" Later you will look at the picture and think, "I look like I'm drooling on his head!"

Terhi said...

Congratulations to all of you! He looks adorable. :-)

knitnthings said...

What a lovely Mother's day present ;)

He's so squishy! Congratulations!

Probably Jane said...

Health and happiness to you all!

mem said...

Welcome to the world, Connor. The best present for mother's day. He's so cute. And you look sooooooooo happy!!!

knitabulous said...

Look what happens when I don't go on the internet for two days - Jane goes and has Connor practically on Mother's Day.

Gone all gooey - beautiful baby, and K's right, he does look just like his dad.

congratulations Jane, I wish you all the best in the world..

xx

Kerry said...

Congratulations to you and the family.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Congratulations!

Diana said...

Just beautiful, baby AND mom!! Love his name too! Congratulations!

Shazmina Bendi said...

Beautiful. Just gorgeous. Big hugs to you all xxxx

artificiallymythic said...

Oh squee! Well done Jane, he is gorgeous! And a hefty young thing too at that! Such a fitting name too.

I'm so happy for you and Mr RR. Enjoy every minute, I know you will!

Zena said...

Congratulations! He is just devine.

Welcome to the world, little one.

Susanne said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful boy. Such a lovely photo!

I look forward to seeing him model all of his knitted goodies!

Helen said...

Congratulations. Wonderful news. A big welcome to baby Connor, who is gorgeous.
Helen x

Carol said...

Congratulations, he's beautiful.

Ginger_nut said...

I'm a bit late with the congratulations, but my new little boy with his unpredictable feeding routine is keeping me from staying up to date with blogs!

I hope you are enjoying being a mum so far - even the sleeplessness.

Kristie said...

oh my god he totally is a little Andrew! Congratulations again lovely.

Corrie said...

oh oh oh so cute! he is so adorably cute!

I'm so happy for you, knowing the long journey it's taken you all to get here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what a beautiful little boy! enjoy!

Nora said...

YAY!! You did it! Congratulations mama. x

[PS: Received the text from A on Sunday and was overjoyed!! Will see you soon - with Donni and one baby quilt!]

Anna said...

Wishing you VERY belated congratulations on the birth of baby Connor! I hope all is going well for you and your new family.

Andie said...

I'm late to the party. Welcome beautiful baby! So happy he is here!