Charlie was born in the Angliss Hospital birthing suite (Ferntree Gully, Melbourne) early in the morning of Wednesday July 7rd 2004.

Once again a fairly short labour.....

Charlie emerged into this cruel world weighing 9 pounds 7 oz.

It all seems peaceful here

At the hospital on Charlie's birthday.
Mel and admirer

Granny Judith admires the new arrival.
Judith and Charles

Here are some more pictures. Click on a small picture to enlarge.

Click for larger pic The proud grandfather with all three Hird grandchildren.

Click for larger pic At Yarra Junction 8 January 2005.

Click for larger pic The men get together for a meaningful chat. January 2005.

Click for larger pic I wouldn't say I was a "leg man" - but there is a certain attraction there!

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Last modified on 10 March 2005