Hooray! After what felt like an endless final month of waiting our son Henry Thomas Rowbotham was born at 9:56am on Thursday 5th July. Both Rach and Henry are well, and they've been home for just over a week. It's been a brilliant and fun first week – if a little sleepless, naturally.

This is actually the first opportunity I've had since the birth to pick up the laptop and offload the photos off the camera. Here's a couple of shots, and for those who particularly enjoy other people's baby photos there are some more here on Flickr.



Well done to Rach for enduring a less than fun pregnancy, and many thanks to all the wonderful NHS midwives and consultants who helped us through everything. And finally, welcome to the world Henry – enjoy it!