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Expansion & Contraction

June 3, 2004

June 2, 2004

12 minutes apart, lasting 20 seconds; better wait for a few more to be sure
midwife arrives; we’re sure – things are happening, but not truly “active” yet.

every five minutes, lasting about a minute; getting stronger
slowing down, about 4-5 minutes apart; some strong, some weak; trying to get some sleep

June 3, 2004

need to check what’s going on – sounds quiet up there
that was some nap; nothing happening. nothing. hello? any time now…
seems things are starting up again; feels like we’re starting from nothing again; big sisters will be waking up soon; could be a rough morning…
midwife has left; not far enough along yet; sad.
calling midwife; strong contractions, stronger than before…
midwife here (again); stronger contractions, every 3 minutes;
getting the pool ready; strong strong contractions
starting to push; this shouldn’t take long…
it’s a boy!!!
Side view of Kampbell resting on mom's shoulder
Squinty eyed Kampbell looks at the camera while wearing a red toque to keep warm

We are pleased to present Kampbell Anthony Frazer Featherstone – born 12:12pm June 3, 2004. Weighing in at 8 pounds 14 ounces, and 21 inches in length. He is healthy, mother Kathryn is doing very well, and his big sisters Kaitlyn and Kyla are being extremely helpful!

Note that he is currently full standards compliant and very accessible, and is already working hard at separating his contents from his presentation…

23 Responses

Comment by Mike Pepper — Jun 03 2004 @ 12:41 pm

Congrats, mate. All the best to wife and boy.

Comment by John Foliot — Jun 03 2004 @ 2:07 pm


Congratulations to you and Kathryn. 3 is it now, right? < wink >

Comment by Tommy Olsson — Jun 03 2004 @ 3:43 pm

Congratulations, Derek! May he have a long and prosperous life in peace and harmony.

Comment by Marco Battilana — Jun 03 2004 @ 4:49 pm

Congrats! There’s nothing quite like being a father! My little boy is almost 9 months now and what an experience it has been. All the best!

Comment by Catherine — Jun 03 2004 @ 5:34 pm

Oh my God !! That is so cute, I can’t believe it ! Congrats Derek and Katherine and Co. ! Happy, healthy, hey !


Comment by Jules — Jun 03 2004 @ 8:31 pm

Congratulations Derek and Kathryn and welcome to this world, Kampbell!!

Comment by Janna — Jun 04 2004 @ 10:06 am

Congratulations to you and your wife! Very brave woman to have such a big baby at home! So glad to hear everyone is happy and healthy. I am sure that Kaitlyn and Kyla will be over the moon as well about the little guy. He sure is gorgeous for being so new! All the best. Janna

Comment by Mark Struyk — Jun 04 2004 @ 10:18 am

The boy’s here….now get back to work you filthy animal!


Comment by Nazreen — Jun 04 2004 @ 10:18 am

Congratulations to you and your wife. He is so cute. Lots of sleepless nights ahead but I am sure you are a pro at that with two already.

Comment by Jesse Rodgers — Jun 04 2004 @ 10:23 am


Comment by Roger — Jun 04 2004 @ 11:05 am

Congratulations to you and your wife! Three kids is amazing these days!


Comment by Sheri & Rowan — Jun 04 2004 @ 11:09 am

A boy – how wonderful. He is just beautiful!! So pleased for you – congratulations. Rowan can’t wait to meet Kampbell.

Comment by graham — Jun 05 2004 @ 8:50 am

hat trick for the featherstones. nice one. and a boy, finally, well done. still betya the girls end up playing hockey, rugby, and softball, while the boy tries ballet.

Comment by Malarkey — Jun 05 2004 @ 6:17 pm


Just back from Amsterdam (thanks for the call! )

Love to Kathryn and the family, there is a litlle ‘wee something’ from Amsterdam for Kambell sailing across the Atlantic for the wee man this week!

Comment by Val Robinson — Jun 06 2004 @ 10:30 am

Congratulations, Derek! What a gorgeous little boy. I’m glad the sexes are a bit more evened out (even though the girls will always win in the end!). Hope everyone’s getting enough rest! Take care!

Comment by Andrew — Jun 06 2004 @ 9:28 pm

Congratulations Derek!

The big question is what position is Kampbell going to play on the pitch?!

Comment by Sue — Jun 07 2004 @ 9:03 am

How absolutely wonderful. It brings tears to my eyes!

Comment by Sylvie — Jun 08 2004 @ 2:28 pm

Hey! Congratulations!

Comment by Tanya Zandbelt — Jun 10 2004 @ 4:20 pm

WOW! He is adorable! So happy that you got your boy and I am sure he will be well mothered with 2 sisters to keep him in line! CONGRATS!! Tanya

Comment by Debbie Barr — Jun 11 2004 @ 7:40 am

Congratulations to all of you! He’s adorable. Can’t wait to hold him!!!

Comment by Gail Barnes — Jun 11 2004 @ 9:32 am

He is beautiful! Life is precious!
Can’t wait till you bring him for a vist.

Comment by Carla Fairhead — Jun 11 2004 @ 11:54 am

Congratulations goes out to the whole family!!! He is absoloutely gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing him in the office!

Comment by Charles -Chaals- McCathieNevile — Jun 28 2004 @ 11:47 am

Lovely, isn’t he. I guess you’re not about to bring him to melbourne just to say hello, but maybe one day he’ll get there…