Please welcome…

Well, it took a while, but our first child entered the world at 11.43am this morning. After some consideration of the options, we’ve named him Sebastian Leigh.

At 4.4kg, he’s a good sized fella. Mum and bub are doing well. Dad is having some trouble wiping the silly smile off his face.

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32 Responses to Please welcome…

  1. Congrats Andrew.

    Let’s hope he is a sleeper!



  2. Sinclair Davidson says:

    Well done. Congratulations.

  3. Russell says:

    Leave the smile there – it’s nice for everybody to see.

    (We’ll pass over Sebastian without comment – no middle name?)

  4. Matt Canavan says:

    Congrats Andrew. He’s a healthy size and all the best for you and your wife.

  5. Congratulations, Andrew. All the best to the new mum, bub and yourself.

  6. Damien Eldridge says:

    Congratulations Andrew!!! I hope you and your wife don’t lose too much sleep!!!

  7. Sheila Dubs says:

    Congrats! We’re so happy for you guys. I guess they were pretty close on those weight estimates. Be sure to spoil Gwen as much as you can the next few weeks. And that smile is permanent I think. Moe hasn’t lost his yet.

    Can’t wait to meet Sebastian. Love to the whole family.

  8. Tim says:

    Congratulations, Andrew. Great news. And yeah, the smile is permanent and will just get bigger.

  9. Mark says:

    Congratulations Andrew.

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  11. Christine says:

    Many many congratulations to both you beaming parents. And I think it’s a lovely name choice (not that what anyone else thinks matters particularly).

  12. David Mathews says:

    Congratulations to both of you Andrew.

    Mmm, Professor Sebastian Leigh – it’s got a certain ring to it 🙂

  13. Kim Weatherall says:

    Just adding to the chorus – congrats to you, Gwen, and Sebastian!

  14. Susan Prior says:

    Well done! Congratulations indeed. And you made me smile as well – nothing nicer than news of a new baby.

  15. Paul Frijters says:

    Congrats Andrew and Gwenneth. Such a cutie and what a great looking baby too! Who gets up in the middle of the night to change and feed the baby? 🙂

  16. Robert says:


  17. Catriona says:

    Congratulations – the first of many perhaps ? I look forward to further musings about the economics of family and education related matters as Sebastian grows up.

  18. Adding my predictable but sincere congratulations…

  19. Uncle Milton says:


    No middle name?

    Let me suggest two: Oswald Harvey

  20. uber says:

    it’s possible that “Dad is having some trouble wiping the silly smile off his face.” is the most poignant thing i’ve read in years. moved me. puts into words the reaction that i would love the (yet unmet) father of my (yet born) children to have, however he would express it. it’s going to linger in me. thank you & congratulations.

  21. harry clarke says:

    Congratulations – one of life’s great moments. The silly smile is great!

  22. Alex Poore says:

    Congratulations Gwen & Andrew,

    Welcome Sebastian!

  23. Sacha says:

    Here’s another congrats 🙂

  24. fatfingers says:


    Call him Bas. 🙂

  25. Guy says:

    Congrats Andrew – wonderful news!

  26. Api says:

    Dear Gwen and Andrew,
    Congratulations. We wish you some sleep, lots of burp cloths for spit up, patience and time to spend with your wonderful baby. It really does go by fast, so enjoy it and remember it. Do the best you can and never feel guilty about any of your choices- you know what is best for your family.

    Lots of Love,

  27. Patrick says:

    Felicitations! And Sebastian is a wonderful name.

  28. allen says:

    Don’t wanna be a stalker but where’s the photo? Congrats!

  29. Mercurius says:

    Sincere congratulations. Hope you get some sleep some time in the next 18 years.

  30. newham says:

    Wonderful. The best is before both of you. Congratulations and enjoy!

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