Sunday, August 05, 2007

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.

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