Welcome, Amy Clare (the baby has arrived!)

G’day all this is the hubby speaking,


Fran woke me up at 4am this morning to inform me that the contractions were serious and that we’d better get moving. We arrived at the hospital at around 5pm (long shower to wake me up, sorry Fran).

Contractions kept coming on stronger, culminating in the baby being born on 23/09/2006 at 8:14am, 3.96 kgs (8 pounds 12 ounces). She managed to soldier through the birth without any drugs and no stitches.

Fran & baby are doing well and resting in the hospital. The other 3 kids are very excited, especially after seeing the birth video. It grossed out Meg, but Holly and Jess were very impressed.


So well done Fran! Congratulations on finally getting that baby out! And welcome to the world and our family Amy Clare.

And of course, there’s heaps more photos in the gallery. So be warned…


22 thoughts on “Welcome, Amy Clare (the baby has arrived!)

  1. I Squealed when I got Rachies message telling me you’d had little Aimee, Franny!! Congratulations to your whole family. She is absolutely gorgeous, not that we’d expect anything less! HUGE Congratulations!!

  2. Yipppeeee I am so happy for you. Congratulations everyone. That’s fabulous news. I love her name and she looks 100% adorable.

    Have a brilliant week end and take good care of yourself Fran. Thanks for sharing these photos so quickly. Well done hubby:)

  3. CONGRATULATIONS Fran and Hubby!!! Amy looks totally adorable and you look totally gorgeous too Fran and well done to hubby for getting the pics on your blog SO quickly

    Take care of yourself


  4. Congratulations guys!!! Well done Fran – you look amazing!!!

    How gorgeous that Amy has chosen your family to come and live with – well done and I am glad everyone is doing so well after the birth.

    Megan xx

  5. excuse my typo on her name above 😀 rachie did originally say aimee rather than amy so it stuck in my head! LOL! blame her.. always blame rachie hehehehehehhe

  6. Congrats guys! Just checking the email here at our London hotel and what a great way to start a Sunday morning! Welcome to the world Amy Clare and lots of kisses and hugs to all the beautiful Freeman girls (including tired Mum) from Aunty Tania, Uncle Brian and cousin Bronte.

  7. You are a good man Justin, bloggin’ while she is away and sharing the wonderful news!

    Love all the pics – anyone would think you were a proud Daddy or something, just a guess.

    Congratulations again to you all, Amy is just so beautiful and Franny you are just amazing.

    Love you all

  8. Woohoo!!! Congratulations Fran and Justin! And welcome to the world Amy. 🙂 And Fran – you look sensational in those photo’s for someone who has just given birth!

    Very excited to know that Amy has arrived and joined her big sisters. We’ll look forward to meeting her in person when we are next down in Canberra.

    Well done again!

    Take care and lots of love, Ro

  9. Wooo Hoooo I am an Aunty again!!!

    Very excited and cant wait to meet Amy Clare.
    Congratulations…Meg tells me that Amy doesnt have red hair…it is just her and I that do!!!! Bless!!!

  10. Hey Fran I just heard the wonderful new on Rach’s blog – huge congrats hun Amy is so cute!!! Hope you have a wonderful time showing her the world 🙂

  11. She is just beautiful, I can’t wait to see her again. Hopefully we will get over this week before the reunion, if not we will see you guys when we get back.

    Lots of kisses and cuddles to Amy and of course her big sisters.

  12. Congratulations on the arrival of Amy.
    I bet she is just gorgeous – for some reason I can never see your photos or Rachies so I will just trust that she is adorable!!!!

    Sandi 🙂

  13. Congratulations! Thrilled for all of you. Guess your plans for visiting England aren’t on the agenda for the forseeable future!! Please make sure you keep me updated with lots of photos of the brood! Lots of love.

  14. CONGRATULATIONS Fran and Justin!!! I am so happy for you both that the birth went so well. And that your new daughter is so cute! All the best and I look forward to reading how she settles into the family.

    Take Care,

    Love Caz

  15. Congratulations Justin and Fran and AMY!

    It must be the hormones, because looking at the photos brings tears to my eyes as well! (Kian is now 12 weeks, breastfeeding is all too frequent but is going well)

    Amy already looks like a real feisty one.

    Glad to hear you are doing really well, Amy is absolutely gorgeous. (Oh, and Justin looks well, too)


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