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boy 2.0 Ben Elias Tisdale-Hall sign with photo

On Thursday November 29, 2007 at 04:54 AEDT, Ben Elias Tisdale-Hall was born at the Angliss Hospital's Family Birth Centre! He was a big 4.14kg (or 9lb 2oz) boy. All doing well.

Here is a quick changelog for those who are interested.

  • 0100 Julie wakes up with early labour signs
  • 0200 Julie tries waking me up
  • 0205 I finally come to my senses and get up
  • 0215 We ring the hospital
  • 0250 We arrive at the hospital
  • 0454 Our little bundle of joy arrives into the world
  • 1 Dec 2007 Julie and I finally agree on the name

Noah is really getting into being a big brother. Having Julie's mum around has made things a lot easier. Second time around everything seem to come more naturally, but it is more chaotic with 2 little ones to look after.

Later this week I should catch up on my mail and RSS feeds


Andrew McGlashan wrote:

G'day Dave,

Al the very best with your new arrival. Hope Julie is going well too.

Cheers AndrewM

Added Sun, 2007-12-02 19:19

Congrats with the latest DOT release ;-)

Hsing-Foo wrote:

Hi Ben Elias,

I know your father and we sure do need to talk for I have some important things to share with you about him.

But her are some quick tips to get you through the first days;

Stay away from the Red Bull, you need a lot of sleep, stay away from the 'coffee' for the same reason. Listen to you mom for your father is still in the early stages in trying to do that. If you father talks about Europe, simply let him dream on, he'll be fine in a few minutes. Talk to your brother Noah, he'll be able to give you the real smart tricks for he's been handling your dad pretty ok!

Good luck and beware of new DOT releases ;-)


Added Sun, 2007-12-02 21:56

Congrats !

Guillaume wrote:

Great ! Congratulations from the whole family ! I'll show the pics to the girls ...

Added Mon, 2007-12-03 00:05

Baby Ben Elias

Bree Cleal wrote:

Yay! Even though it took you a few days to decide, his name is lovely! Hello baby Ben Elias from all of us! Congratulations to Julie on what looked (according to DAVE'S timetable) a whirlwind birth... see you soon :)

Added Mon, 2007-12-03 13:51

Congrats to you all!!

Beck and Craig wrote:

Hello guys, thanks for the beautiful but small piccy of Ben!! I cant quite see who he looks like!! Anyway, I can see he is gorgeous just like his big brother and we hope to see him soon. Tell Julie I sent her a little email to her address when I heard the news and I wish you all a peaceful and gentle few weeks of getting to know each other. We will see you all when you are up to it. As for his name I love it and I must be a bit psychic as I was thinking what if they named him Ben because the only lady not to show to our mothers group had a little boy Ben and I loved the name and I thought wouldnt it be funny if we finally got a Ben!! And Elias is up there as an all time favourite too!! So well done!! xx to you all Beck and all her Boys!!

Added Mon, 2007-12-03 18:48


Christian Böttger wrote:

Hi Dave,

all the best for you and your family!

Seems to have been a very fast birth ;?

Well, reminds me of 17 years ago ;)

Kind regards


Added Mon, 2007-12-03 20:38


Chris Samuel wrote:

Big congrats to one and all, hope you get a chance to get some rest soon, say in around 20 years time.. ;-)


Added Thu, 2007-12-06 22:43

Best wishes for Ben Elias

Alain KHOURY wrote:

Dave, I'm very happy for you and I send my congratulations to Julie and you and my best wishes for health and happiness for Ben Elias.

But please Dave don't put any php code in his bottle ;)

Best Regards Alain

Added Fri, 2007-12-07 10:40