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…
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75 responses to “Welcome to the world, baby boy!

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

  2. 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!!!!

  3. P.S Happy Mothers' Day!!

  4. Yay! Right in time for Mother's Day! Congratulations – he's beautiful!

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

  6. many many congratulations. i hope you really enjoy him and that he really enjoys his knitwear 🙂

  7. 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!!!

  8. Most Excellent News.Congratulations to all of you.j

  9. Sam

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

  10. 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 😀

  11. 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 😀 Congratulations again!

  12. Congratulations to the happy family! You both look wonderful – so delighted for you!!

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

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

  15. welcome, welcome Connor James – we are so happy to see you!

  16. He is beautiful! Happy Mother's Day,

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

  18. amy

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

  19. 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!

  20. 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

  21. jp

    Congratulations to you and Andrew. Welcome Connor. Excited for you all.

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

  23. CONNOR? Good grief, did *anybody* guess that one?! :PWelcome, Connor. We've all been expecting you. Congratulations to Mum and Dad on the new addition!

  24. Fantastic photo! Welcome Connor! It's lovely to see you.

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

  26. 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

  27. 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.

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

  29. 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

  30. 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!!!

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

  32. Jan

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

  33. M-H

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

  34. hooray!! congratulations =)

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

  36. sue

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

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

  38. 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

  39. Congratulations to you, and welcome to the world indeed!All the best!

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

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

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

  43. 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. 🙂

  44. awwwwwwwwwwwwwww so cuuuuuuuuuuuutecongrats to you bothnow if only the 5 days overdue grandson would follow his example !

  45. Congratulations! Adorable little man!! xxx

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

  47. 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!

  48. Yay! He's here. Welcome, Connor.

  49. 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!

  50. Congratuations! Welcome to the world little guy!

  51. del

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

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

  53. 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.

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

  55. 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!"

  56. Congratulations to all of you! He looks adorable. 🙂

  57. What a lovely Mother's day present 😉 He's so squishy! Congratulations!

  58. Health and happiness to you all!

  59. mem

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

  60. 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

  61. Congratulations to you and the family.

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

  63. Beautiful. Just gorgeous. Big hugs to you all xxxx

  64. 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!

  65. Congratulations! He is just devine. Welcome to the world, little one.

  66. Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful boy. Such a lovely photo!I look forward to seeing him model all of his knitted goodies!

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

  68. Congratulations, he's beautiful.

  69. 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.

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

  71. 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!

  72. 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!]

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

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

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