Thursday, November 25, 2010

Samuel David Horne

It's time to let the cat out of the bag and welcome to the world our newest addition, Sam. Sam was born today at 3.25 in the afternoon after a five-hour labour.

He's about two hours' old in the photo and has had his first meal of colostrum. Yumm-o!

We have had quite a nervous time with his gestation as his mum who lives with type one diabetes had a very bad hypo at about the 14 week stage of the pregnancy. I came home from work in the middle of the day on a panicky hunch to find Amy unconcious on the bed with our little girl Erin quietly sitting next to her.

Well, what with Ambulances, a trip to the Emergency Department and a week in hospital for mummy, we nearly forgot about the potential effect on baby.

Still what with MRIs that they can perform on baby whilst still in the womb, we were sufficiently re-assured and the result was well worth it and well worth the wait.

And his big sister seems hardly jealous at all.

No, I wasn't wearing a Violent Femmes t-shirt during the birth this time, but I'm bloody well wearing it now. I think I'll put the CD on. You know which one.


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Congrats!! :o)

Bluebear Jeff said...

Congratulations, Papa sir. Just think, he will soon (and sooner than you think) be able to push toy soldiers around on the other side of your game table.

-- Jeff

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Pip-pip, what-what, good show, and all that old man! Hearty congratulations to all four of you!

Best Regards,



You're giving my wife dangerous ideas. ;-)

Phil said...

Great news Greg. Congratulations to you all.

johnpreece said...

Wonderful News. Congratulations and best wishes to all four of you.


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Prince Lupus said...

Hello Sam,no doubt there'll be something from Eureka for Christmas.

Ken said...


Martin said...

Heartiest Congratulations on the new arrival! Enjoy the ride as Sam grows up.

All the best,


Der Alte Fritz said...

Congratulations Greg and to your wife as well. I understand that the second baby is easier than the first.

Minitrol said...

Belated Congratulations! I only found your blog today but was drawn to this comment as my wife is currently suffering from hyperemesis(AGAIN with our second) and it is with great difficulty you can explain to people it is NOT just morning sickness.

Hope all is well I will now spend the next day or so working back through your entries - good stuff!

Andrew NZ