Te Po Atarau has arrived

On perhaps the coldest day of the year so far, son number two decided it would be a great time to arrive. So after Laurel woke up at 4am, by 5.30am we decided it was time to head into the hospital. By 7am, Laurel was 6cm dilated and at 10.29am Te Po Atarau William Creed Barr Cormack was born.


After a few false starts earlier when he decided to really get going he sure didn’t muck around. He was 4.24kg (not a small fella) with all the requisite fingers and toes.


What does the name translate as?

1.(verb) (-ngia) To set (of the sun)
2. (noun) darkness,night

(noun) moonlight, moon

So Te Po Atarau – Moonlight night

William Haberfeld – First Immigrant to NZ on the Cormack side
William Hallam – Great Great Grandfather (Chris’s Mothers side)
William P White – Laurel’s Great Great Grandfather
William Aitken Johnston – Great Great Grandfather

William Creed, great great great Grandfather
Grandfather’s middle name

Kahurangi has met his little brother, and told everyone to be quiet because he is sleeping.

Fixing William P White.

Update 2
Adding some more William information

False alert

Our new son is proving to be a contrary one already. Last night he pretended that he was ready to arrive, pretty much all night, then decided nope, not yet. That plus the, I won’t show you what gender I am until you have decided you want to wait and be suprised, stunt he pulled already leads us to believe he is going to follow in his big brothers footsteps.

We are back on wait and see mode again now, hopefully he either arrives or doesn’t and Laurel can get a good nights sleep, no more false labour though.

Only a month to go

The due date is June 6, and going on our experience with Kahurangi that means anytime from now.  We still don’t know if a boy or a girl will be arriving, we have one more scan but have decided if we haven’t known this long we might as well wait.

This time around Laurel has her bag packed already and a birth plan written out, so there should be less of me running around like a mentalhead throwing random things into a bag.

Wellington Hospital has a bunch of brand new birthing suites, well a few months old now, which is good because they will have discovered and fixed all the little glitches (just like a software project) that crept in during the build.

Its Official, Number 2 is on the way

We went in for Laurel’s 12 week scan this week, and everything is all good. So by June Kahurangi should have a brother or a sister.

We don’t have a working name for this one yet, I suggested Sharpie Pen, since Kahu was Crayon. But Laurel was having none of it, leave any suggestions in the comments.