Here comes the son…

It’s been a while. My apologies for not putting up a note of explanation.

My wife was pregnant and went into labour a week early, so everything stopped for that (obviously!). I’ve barely been at the computer since.

After about 26 hours of labour, my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. I am now a daddy. Rowan was born (eventually) on 7 May 2008, weighing 6lbs7oz.

A Newborn Rowan

Of the 26 hours labour, I think only 20 minutes were officially classified as ‘labour’…my wife’s intense pain apparently didn’t make it official, although she would definitely argue that point!

I had a LOT of catching up to do on the Internet, blogging, higher ed, reading, etc, over this weekend. Weeks of backlog compressed into a short space of time. Fortunately, I’m nearly back up to speed. And I’ve even written a related post for the blog about the things I’ve learned from my newborn son. That’s coming right up.

Obviously the next few weeks are going to be interesting, opening another new chapter of my life. Exciting stuff! For the blog, I’ve got lots of short pieces written, so I hope to be right back to the posting, whatever gets thrown at me (virtually, as well as literally!) over the weeks.

Hello again!


  1. Congratulations and yikes! Your poor wife, she almost reached MY mom’s time in labor with yours truly for 29.5 hours.

    Hope all is well with the little one!

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