Facebook travels faster than blogs, so most people will know that Annabel Elizabeth Rose Richardson arrived today (5 March) at about 2.50 am after the shortest labour in living memory (about half an hour in the hospital!). Delivered by one midwife and the proud Dad. Well done, son, and even weller done Jess.
The little one is gorgeous and my immediate impression is that she is already quite self-possessed: feeding well, sleeping well and generally taking to this life out of doors.
Photos follow, taken this morning when she was less than 12 hours old.