Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Introducing Benjamin George Shaw

After a graceful and natural labour, Benjamin George Shaw was born to a water birth at Doctora Tony's Birth House in Puerto Vallarata.  He was born at 0515 on 3 December 2013.  He weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Mum and baby are doing well.  We will spend another night here in Puerto Vallarta and then likely move back into the rented condo in La Cruz tomorrow.

With our amazing doctor

Lots of care from his big sister


Now a big brother !

Healthy mum and baby



21 comments:

  1. Well that is simply wonderful. Congrats to Mom, Dad and big sisters. Everyone looks great - it's hard to say who is the most proud! It's been a long time since my daughters were that age.
    Dave

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  2. We all crowded around the computer to see the pics - a big congratulations from the Nie Family. Gina thinks he looks like a Max mini-me. Can't wait to see him! I am so happy for you all!!!

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  3. Looks really healthy, with a good sense of humour! (in the bottom photo it looks like he's sharing a joke)

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    1. Thanks Paula - He will need a good sense of humour on our continuing adventure ...

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  4. So happy for your expanded family! Benjamin looks a lot like Max! Congrats to you all! Now you have to buy a bigger boat!

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    1. Nope - we bought a Stevens 47 so everybody would fit. Check out Totem: http://sv-totem.blogspot.ca/

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  5. Congratulations to you all! Welcome aboard Benjamin George! May you all enjoy this very special time together. Much health and happiness and gentle transitions for each and every one.

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  6. Congratulations! You cut it close getting out of Mazatlan Max! Happy you made it in time for Benjamin's arrival. We put a few books in Fluenta's cockpit for your new little guy. Hope to see you all soon. Ali, Pat, and our kiddos

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    1. Thanks guys. Johnathan and I will be back in Mazaltan around 15 Dec to bring Fluenta to La Cruz.

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  7. An amazing family. Congrats. Well done Liz. Max, have you given him a Portland Plotter yet?

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    1. No Portland Plotter yet but I suppose that would be okay. I will hold off on the nav dividers until next year though for safety's sake ...

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  8. So happy to see the wonderful news of Benjamin's arrival! Beautiful photos of you all. We look forward to meeting him very soon!!!

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  9. Congratulations Fluenta family! What a great surprise for us (I'm sure not much of a surprise for you!). We'll be looking for you next year on this side of the "Puddle". I'm so glad you're all well and heading our way!

    Cheers -
    Fran & Richard

    s/v RED

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    1. Thanks Red. We are registered for the Pacific Puddle Jump so hopefully will see you on the "other side".

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  10. Beautiful mother and baby! And lovely family shots. Congratulations to your entire family.
    -Sylvia and Tom from s/v Cinnabar (big red boat)

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    1. Thanks guys. Are you heading back down this way ?

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  11. Congratulations to the new addition to your family. I will echo the words of many others by saying that he looks just like his dad. All the best for you and your family over Christmas, and in your preparations for the Puddle Jump.

    JB

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  12. Welcome to the world, Ben! My goodness but he really does look a lot like Max. Love seeing these pictures of your beautiful happy family and look forward to the day we get to share an anchorage and meet in person! Stevens 47s, clearly the boat of choice for cruising families of five. :-)

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  13. Congratulations and welcome to the world Ben... from Mike and Melissa on TORTUE....

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