Another life event

As many of you know my family and I relocated to the States 2 months ago, we have settled in nicely and have been made to feel very welcome. But not being the kind of people to shy away from a challenge we decide why not have a baby at the same time :slight_smile:

We welcomed our third daughter Kristen into the world in the early hours of the morning, she was born at 2:08 EST weighing in at 3.125Kg (6lb 14oz). Both mother and daughter are in excellent health and hope to be heading home tomorrow.

Sorry for the huge off topic, but I thought I would share some of our joy. Photos will follow soon.


The joy of life. I am happy for you.

@ Gus - thank you very much.

@ taylorza - Well, it is the off-topic forum. And that’s news that definitely should be shared.

Congrats, poppa x 3! You are seriously outnumbered now. :slight_smile:

Congrads and Devhammer is right after 2 you are outnumbered and you will find out soon enough what that means.


Yes, congrats from the token Aussie in the crowd too !!

Thank you all…

As for being out numbered, fortunately I have already lost all my hair, now there is only my sanity left. Natasha has at least agreed that any pets we get can be male, which might give me a fighting chance…

Here are some pics, the first was taken within the first half hour of her birth, the last was a few hours later.


Congratulations. There is nothing more precious than the gift of life. Enjoy the sleepless nights for next few good weeks :slight_smile:

Congrats! She’s beautiful. I can’t wait to see what projects she posts or inspires you to create. :slight_smile:

beautiful. god bless

Congratulations mate!

May she always be happy and healthy.

Something I got about 50 years ago when my first daughter was born (one of 4).
Author unknown.

A little girl can be sweeter (and badder) oftener than anyone else in the world. She can jitter around, and stomp, and make funny noises that frazzle your nerves, yet just when you open your mouth, she stands there demure with that special look in her eyes. A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot.

Girls are available in five colors – black, white, red, yellow, or brown, yet Mother Nature always manages to select your favorite color when you place your order. They disprove the law of supply and demand – there are millions of little girls, but each is as precious as rubies.

God borrows from many creatures to make a little girl. He uses the song of a bird, the squeal of a pig, the stubbornness of a mule, the antics of a monkey, the spryness of a grasshopper, the curiosity of a cat, the speed of a gazelle, the slyness of a fox, the softness of a kitten, and to top it all off He adds the mysterious mind of a woman.

A little girl likes new shoes, party dresses, small animals, first grade, noise makers, the girl next door, dolls, make-believe, dancing lessons, ice cream, kitchens, coloring books, make-up, cans of water, going visiting, tea parties, and one boy. She doesn’t care so much for visitors, boys in general, large dogs, hand-me-downs, straight chairs vegetables, snow suits, or staying in the front yard. She is loudest when you are thinking, the prettiest when she has provoked you, the busiest at bedtime, the quietest when you want to show her off, and the most flirtatious when she absolutely must not get the best of you again.

Who else can cause you more grief, joy, irritation, satisfaction, embarrassment, and genuine delight than this combination of Eve, Salome, and Florence Nightingale? She can muss up your home, your hair, and your dignity – spend your money, your time, and your temper – then just when your patience is ready to crack, her sunshine peeks through and you’ve lost again.

Yes, she is a nerve-wracking nuisance, just a noisy bundle of mischief. But when your dreams tumble down and the world is a mess – when it seems you are pretty much of a fool after all – she can make you a king when she climbs on your knee and whispers, “I love you best of all!”

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Congrats and best wishes.


Thank you all for your kind words. Both mother and daughter are safe and sound at home and everything is going well…


Congratulations !
how does it feel to get back to the Diaper business :slight_smile: