Welcome to the world

Please meet our son, Darby Jacob. He finally decided to grace us with his presence at 12.45am, today the 7th of December. He was born a very healthy weight – 4.32kg (9 pound 8 oz) and is already feeding nicely.


I know I’m completely biased but he is just so beautiful. I’m catching up on sleep today and will go home to start our life as a family of 5 tomorrow. Hubs has time off until Christmas day so we get to hang out a lot over the next few weeks.

Chanbe and Quindy met him this morning. Chance is quite besotted, asking for lots of cuddles and wanting to know when the baby can come home. Quinn was a little unsure about the whole thing but is already walking around saying his name.

For the last couple of weeks, Chanbe has been asking on a daily basis “is it the baby’s birthday today Mama?”Β It’s so nice to be able to answer him “yes”.


  1. Hi Renae
    I’ve been following your blog but have never left a message…. Congratulations on the birth of Darby! He certainly is a very handsome man! You are blessed to have such a wonderful family. I really enjoy your blog – keep the posts coming. All is good here at the aca and Newman. Everyone sends their love.

    1. Hi Rhonda,
      So nice to hear you still read the blog! I’m not sure if you remember the book and CD of lullabys you gave me as a gift for Chance, but it’s still on high rotation at story time around here. Chance doesn’t even mind my off-key singing πŸ™‚
      Thanks for the love!

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