Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Total Lunar Eclipse

Total Lunar Eclipse
We had a great view of the Lunar Eclipse. I don't think I have ever seen it quite like this, especially when the moon turned bright red. It was quite cloudy but there were enough clear spells. These photos were taken from our deck. There are some other good photos at wikipedia (but not as good as ours!)

mac.com web gallery

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Brooklyn Update

Brooklyn Update
More Photos of Brooklyn at the age of three weeks!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

One week Old

Brooklyn - one week old
We went to Taupo again for the weekend and got to spend a little more time with Brooklyn. He is doing well and we enjoyed the chance for cuddles and attention. Luke and Anna are doing great and seem to be taking everything in their stride.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The Baby has a name!

He won't be Baby Williams any longer, but Brooklyn Michael Williams.
Great Initials!

Monday, August 06, 2007

One Day Old

One day old
At one day old baby is doing great. Luke and Anna are naturals and are very relaxed as parents.

Baby is feeding well, sleeping well and we haven't heard him cry yet. Hopefully a sign of things to come!

An interesting day - especially when the waterpump on the car went. We were worried about being stuck in Rotorua another day but we were well looked after by the AA and a local repairer.

And still the baby has no name!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Uncle and Auntie arrive

Uncle and Auntie Arrive
Bryn and Karine are very proud of their new nephew!

The big day arrives.

Baby 5/08/07 4:57 PM

The long awaited grandson arrived at 9:59 at Rotorua Hospital, weighing in at 8lb 1oz. No name yet.

Anna went into labour on Friday morning, they went into Taupo Hospital and in the afternoon they got sent up to Rotorua where there are better facilities. Judi and I left work early and started down there but we only got to South Auckland when Luke called to say it was going to be some time yet. So we turned around and went home.

Saturday we kept in touch all day and headed off about 4:30pm. We spent the night in a motel and Luke called again at 5am and we went in.

Anna had been having strong contractions all that time and really wasn't making any progress. They started the process of inducing her but in the end opted for a caesarian. I think it was quite a relief.

He is gorgeous with very dark hair, blue eyes and big feet! Luke is a very proud Dad. It was great to see Anna's change from distress to contentment.

The new grandparents, auntie and uncle are also proud.