Damn it feels good to be a father

Maija's contractions started in earnest this morning, and within 45 minutes we were on our way to the hospital (leaving uncooked cookie dough on the kitchen counter... shock!) Upon arrival, the midwives seemed to relax just a little when they found out it was our first child. "This'll take some time" I'm sure they were thinking. Until they checked Maija out, and found she was already 8cm dilated. This baby's coming out!

2 hours later... for a total of 4 hours labour... James Eden Puddle!

Born naturally and healthy, with a full head of red hair! Just like his uncle. 2.9kg... 6.3lbs. Mum and baby are doing great.