James Hunter Has Arrived

By August 1, 20043 Comments

“Lucy’s waters have broken. Will keep you posted.”
The text message we had all been waiting for woke Michelle and I at 7:42 this morning. Jac’s message, moments later –

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“Look, Simon, he’s got your chins…”
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“The floodgates are open” – had me in fits of giggles, and I abandoned all hope of returning to sleep. It was a bittersweet moment – of course, the excitement and exhilaration of Simon H and Lucy having their baby was amazing, but it was coupled with an immense sense of loss as my ?5 bet on a Monday birth had been found wanting.
I paced around Michelle’s house, wondering when I was going to get a call, wondering if I would get a visit in before I went back home. Thirty minutes later, I was still pacing. No news, I hoped, was good news, so I pottered off to the gym for an hour.
I came back. Still no news. Then, at 2.30pm, Jac phoned. “JAMES HUNTER!” he exclaimed, and I breathed a sigh of relief, slumped back in my chair and resumed playing with my newly-acquired XBOX.
And so it was that James Hunter was born (all 9.9lbs of him), at 2.05pm, to an emotional and extremely tired Lucy and Simon. Congratulations of the highest order, and I wish you all the happiness in the world. And James, make sure you give them hell, there’s a good lad…


  • Wibbler says:

    And here’s an email from the new father:
    “I cant wait for you to meet him. This has been the most amazing day of
    my life by miles.

    Come see us soon.

    Its been an emotional day so I don’t mind saying that I love you all.

    Shunta, Lucy and James”

  • Daddy!!! says:

    Thank You. Its been the most amazing day of my life and its so nice to have great friends to share the good news with. Come visit!!
    Simon, Lucy and James aka shunta, bird and sprog. x

  • Vicky says:

    So why didn’t Mr Stacpoole pace up and down when my waters went, back in December 2002 when Sophie appeared into the world !
    I seem to rememmber Michelle saying that he slept all the way through the commotion while we were downstairs mopping up several gallons !!!!

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