...well not quite!
Baby Thomas Arthur (or Arthur Thomas as we are now vacillating over the name...) was successfully brought forth into the world at 10.41 this morning: 7lb 3.5 oz and as cute as a button.
He had a good feed and then settled down to sleep for much of the afternoon.
Karen is doing well though is incredibly sore and tired and the edge has been taken off her senses by various painkillers.
We're both, however, incredibly happy.
The whole thing happened so unbelievably quickly I still can't get over it. I won't yabber too much about it here right now as I am shattered and need to get Ben sorted out foodwise... just wanted to thank you all, my lovely blog readers, for your warm wishes and support over the last few months. Both Karen and I have really appreciated it and it has made such a huge difference.
Photos will, I promise, follow shortly...
Many, many congratulations to all of you. I know from having Alexandra (now nearly four) just how wonderful it is to be a mum....I'm really happy to read your news.
Great news Steve! I hope Karen recovers soonest and young Tom turns out to be good at sleeping at nights/not crying too much!
Let me be the first to congratulate you here!
Post some pictures soon!
em tris and stan
Congratulations to you both. Great news!
That's great news, such a relief for you all...let the sleepless nights continue but with renewed focus and er..um..joy!
Hope Mrs Steve recovers well and can enjoy her expanded family as much as she deserves.
Cheers, well done mate!
Hi Helen - so lovely to hear from you! Belated congratulations to you too - such wonderful news! Do keep in touch.
Thanks Laura - he's not doing too badly on the old crying front at the moment it has to be said... but then he is barely 10 hours old!
Hi Em - my thanks to you, Tris and Stan: we must have a big get together soon. Thank you all for your tremendous support.
Mr Clearbrook - thank you so much, that's really appreciated.
Amanda - hearty thanks as always! I'll pass on your good wishes to Mrs Steve ASAP!
Dont "know" you
But am pleased for you (+:
Look forward to seeing the pictures in due course...
Hitch - don't "know" you either but your well wishes are received with lots of thanks!
Hi TimeWarden, many thanks! I'll be taking my camera to the hospital with me today so stand by!
Congratulations to you all Steve from all of us.I tried to leave a message yesterday but my crazy computer wouldn't let me.
Fantastic news!! Wow, sounds like it all happened really quickly and was a smooth birth - glad to hear it. Many congratulations to you both.
Never mind Thomas Arthur, how about renaming him Baby Bloggertropolis?
Congrats and best wishes to all.
Yay, praise God! I'm really happy for both of you. CAn hardly wait for the pictures... :-)
Ally, Rol, OC and Eve - thank you warmly. I can't express how lovely all your comments and support have been. Tom and Karen are doing well - we're all very tired but happy!
I'll try and update soon and also catch up with your blogs... right now though I need some Z's!
Congratulations to you and your wife !!!!
Congratulations! I'm sorry I'm so late to pick up the news. I'm sure you and Karen both are beaming! Congratulations once again!
Andrew, Lucy - thank you so much. Yes "beaming" just about sums it up!
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