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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-13-2008, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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New addition to the family

Well, on Thursday 8th May at 3.30pm after a marathon of pre-labour absolute pain that started early Tuesday morning, our first son, Ronin Gordon was born!

Weighing in at 3.16kgs (6.9lbs) this tiny little fella is a hell of a lot stronger than I could have imagined! Holding his head up and checking out what people were doing and saying as little as 2 hours later, and having one hell of a grip and kick, this kid is amazing.

He has my long fingers (ready to play guitar! ), and his feet are already pretty big, so he is probably going to be pretty tall too as he grows up.

We're over the moon, although the missus is having a tough time. The lengthy pre-labour really exhausted her, and she's trying to recover as best she can so. We are definitely getting there though. Last night was our first real good sleep for all, with only one wake up in the night for a feed.

This is such a buzz, more than I ever thought.
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Congrats Really pleased for you mate
Plus he's got a great birthday Same as me! He's a Taurus, so like me he'll most probably turn out to be a right stubborn so and so
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Man, that's one hella long labour. Hope you're all getting lots of rest. That's great that he's holding his head up and stuff so early.
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Congratulations to you, yourwife, and your new dude.
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Congrats to you on a healthy baby boy
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Congrats! Another new Jemster!!
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Congrats to all!
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Ronin! Cool name! He shall have no master!
Congrats to you and Mrs LP!
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awesome! congrats...you beat us by a day. hope all is well !
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Thanks all.

It's been a pretty crazy week. You just keep on forgetting so much that you are trying to do. I don't know if it's the lack of sleep, the excitement of baby, or a bit of both.
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i think it's a bit of both, as we are going through the same thing. add a little bit of surreal in there, and it throws everything off. you're very focused on the change and everything else is falling by the wayside for now.
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It's a combination of natural parental instinct and mimicking our parents behaviors that we observed and learned when we were children.

Congrats and best wishes!
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Congratulations, mate!
So, when are you going to start little Ronin on his scale exercises?
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Congrats. All the best to you and your family.
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Thanks again guys!

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Congratulations, mate!
So, when are you going to start little Ronin on his scale exercises?
Well he's got very long fingers, so probably in three months! We've already rocked out to Paul Gilbert too. Paul was the first musician that Ronin reacted to in the womb, and we all went to his clinic a few months ago.
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