Monday, 3 May 2010

Hope Aleta Flory

At 3.40am on Saturday our first child was born and she is beautiful. Thirty one hours of labour was a killer for all concerned (a lot more for my wife as it all ended with a c-section being carried out...) but the end result? Well, have a look...



I am such a proud father at the moment :o) I am also incredibly proud of my wife who went through a long and painful labour and still found the time to try and make the midwives laugh at her jokes. They laughed a lot, my wife is funny after all.

The blog will continue to run but don't be surprised if, for some strange reason, you don't see as many posts round here as you normally would (for a while at least). Something amazing has happened and I intend on making the most of it...

47 comments:

dangermouse6969 said...

Congratulations she's lovely!

Right Geek said...

You're a lucky man.

Congratulations!

Magemanda said...

Congratulations Graeme - she's beautiful, and such a lovely name as well! Enjoy every second!

Mad Hatter Review said...

Congratulations!

Joe said...

Congratulations, what a cute baby!!!

S.M.D. said...

Congrats indeed, man! I really like that middle name. Mind if I steal it for a story?

Anywho, congrats! You've got yourself a cute little munchkin!

Bill said...

Congrats Graeme. I can only imagine your excitement, and I certainly won't blame you for taking the time to savor the experience.

Seak (Bryce L.) said...

Congrats! Glad everyone's healthy.

Ryan said...

Congrats Graeme!

SQT said...

Congratulations! I had a very similar labor/birth experience. Thank goodness having that beautiful baby makes up for it. You will be very busy and very tired for awhile, but it's all worth it.

Anonymous said...

She's cute Graeme! Congrats to you and your wife!

Jennifer

David Wagner said...

Congrats! Let the magic begin....

Val said...

Congratulations!

Esther said...

Congratulations to you and your wife! She is lovely.

Cherry said...

Congrats Graem!!

This is where you start doing overtimes and saving up for all those dresses and shoes she is going to buy :)

angelshimmery said...

Congratulations Graeme to you and your wife! Cherish every moment.

buddyt said...

I hope you have been going to the gym because you are going to need all the stamina you can scrape up !

Babies are very demanding of your time and patience but they are worth every second of it.

Congrats.

Neville

Peta said...

Congratulations to you and your wife and a very warm welcome for Hope!

tsv said...

Congrats!

JamesY said...

its been said loads already but at times like these you can't hear it enough.

Congratulations! Here's hoping mum, dad and baby all do well.

IZ said...

Congratulations and all the best to you and your wife!

PeterWilliam said...

Congratulations to the Flory Kingdom! Hope springs eternal.

Alec said...

Grats man!

logankstewart said...

Congratulations!

The Reader said...

Heartiest Congratulations Graeme!

Mihir

Salt-Man Z said...

Congrats, man! Little baby girls are something special.

RobB said...

Congratulations to you and your family Graeme!

Bush League Critic said...

You should definitely take the time to enjoy the arrival of your daughter.

Congratulations!

Ganz-1 said...

Congratulations Graeme!

Bets said...

Hooray! Best wishes to you all, and welcome to beautiful Hope!

shaneo52 said...

Way to go man!
Congratulations big dog! lol

The Doctor said...

Congrats! And welcome to The Land Of No Sleep :)

ediFanoB said...

Congratulations! Good to hear that everyone is well.

My daughter turns 19 in November.
Let me give you just one advice:
Enjoy every second with your daughter.
Time passes so fast.

Patrick said...

Congrats!=)

Bruce said...

Congratulations mate!

Khaled said...

Congrats on fatherhood!

GB (formerly JD) said...

Congratulations, Mr and Mrs Graeme! You guys did a beautiful job.

Harry Markov said...

Cutest baby in the world with the cutest name as well. :) You are a lucky man. And you will make a wonderful father.

Yagiz said...

Congratulations Graeme! You picked a beautiful name for a beautiful girl. Will you be reviewing kids books soon? ;)

Marjorie said...

Awwww! Congratulations, and very bestwishes to all three of you. (and sympathies to your wife for such a difficult labour)

N. R. Alexander said...

If I see you blogging before she's in her teens...

Seriously, Graeme - huge congrats. Sounds like a serious ordeal was had by all but from the looks of it, the end result looks worth all the hardship. Go be a great dad!

bubbasmom said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful:^)

Mark said...

Congratulations to you all.
Welcome to the world, you'll get used to it.

Kerry said...

She's beautiful. Congratulations.

Mihai (Dark Wolf) said...

Congratulations, Graeme! and may your family enjoy a long and happy life :D

Celine said...

Oh Graeme! How lovely! Congrats to you and your girls!

Kat Hooper said...

Now you have a reason to go back and read all those great children's fantasies! I'm just starting this with my 7 and 4 year old daughters. We're now reading Coraline.
Congratulations!