Charlene and John went to Sydney a fortnight ago to await the new arrival. They are staying with our dear friend and distant cousin Ray Nobbs.
On Monday my sister and her daughters and their menfolk, plus granddaughter all went up to Pymble to spend time with them, and have a mini Bounty Day picnic lunch.
From right to left - Ray, Dave, Mark, Sally, Bronte, Roy, Mandy, John, Charlene. Ray's wife Alanna flew in from England the next morning.
As you can see, Charlene is very pregnant, and in fact, that evening decided the time had come (after a false alarm a couple of days before), so off they went to Hornsby Hospital.And here he is, very new, but very healthy and a good size. John tells me he is very long, just like John was as a baby. I might add that John is NOT tall now.
Mum and Babe get acquainted!I do not have all the 'statistics' yet, but he was over 7lb, which is a big baby for our tiny Charlene!
The pictures are a little fuzzy. They were taken on John's Iphone, and my PC has a job using the images in programmes, so I ended up scanning them.
This one is my favourite - he has his Dad's mischievous eyes and mouth! In fact he is incredibly like our first photos of John!
We are all very excited about our new grandson. The name is not finally decided yet, but his second name is David, which is a family name for Charlene (it is her second name too) and was my father's name.
And here he is 24 hours later. It is official - he is James David.
7lb 5oz. Born 10th June 2014. Mum and son both doing well.