Aleksandar James’ arrival

Aleksandar James GallowayI am very pleased to announce that our son Aleksandar James arrived at
1:20am Friday morning (October 6th), 54.5 cm long and weighing a
whopping 4.4 kg (9 lb 11 oz in old-skool units). Alex (aka Sasha, or
Jimmy) is feeding and sleeping fairly well, and Jasmina is doing great
after a reasonably trouble-free labour. Alex has already exhibited
strong personal likes (sleeping and eating) and dislikes (everything
else). We are staying at the hospital (Frances Perry House) for the
time being, but expect to be home around Tuesday. We have no email
access there, but feel free to SMS or call. Attached is a photo –
there are more at
All the best,
Duncan & Jasmina


Started labour

Jasmina had her first contractions this morning around 3am (while I
slept on, oblivious). We’ve been taking it easy today, watching a
couple of videos and lamenting the lack of internet access (I “fixed”
it just now by plugging the modem in). Things seem to be getting a bit
more serious for the last few, although we’re still not quite ready to
head for the hospital. Will keep you posted – wish us luck!
Duncan & Jasmina

T plus 1 day

Us at Brunetti's, CarltonWell, we were due yesterday, but the little guy is showing no signs of coming out yet. We went round to a friend’s housewarming/grand final barbeque, and hung out at home for the rest of the day. Today we cleaned house a bit in preparation, and then went into the city to have a coffee and then check out the Earth from Above exhibition between Federation square and the Yarra. Worth a look! Now… it’s a waiting game…

T minus 4 days…

Baby car seat installed: check. Bags packed: check. Crib, nappies, and
tiny little hats: check. This Saturday is our due date (30th
September) as well as the AFL Grand Final. Perhaps the excitement will
be enough to trigger labour (although Jasmina’s not exactly a big
footy fan). Since the fraction of first babies that arrive on time or
early is about 3%, we probably still have at least a week…

T minus 10 days and counting…

19 week ultrasoundNine months seemed like a long time to begin with, but it’s almost
over, and we are rapidly approaching our due date of September 30th.
friends & family have begun to ask “so, have you had the baby yet?” so
I thought to keep everyone up to date here. If you know about such
things, you could even subscribe to the RSS feed for
future updates as soon as they are posted…