Introducing Alexander McKay Wolfe

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Parenting, Posts with photos | 39 comments

It’s been a big week in the McKay-Wolfe world.

Mike arrived from Laos last Saturday, much to the delight of wife and son.

Then, Dominic turned two on Friday.  He didn’t really seem to care that his parents vanished midway through his second birthday party on Saturday morning, although we suspect that in years to come both boys will be grateful they missed sharing a birthday by about 18 hours.

Now, the news we’ve all been waiting for.

Alexander McKay Wolfe was born on Saturday August 10, 2013 at 5:19pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

3.78kg (8lb 5oz)

49cm (19.3in)

Baby is healthy (and hungry).

Mama is well (although sore and exhausted after the first 72 hours of catering to the incessant and determined demands of a baby that one older midwife respectfully called a “ferocious little sucker”).

Daddy’s delighted that he made the grand event with a week to spare. He pronounced himself “besotted” yesterday (although may have felt marginally less besotted at 4am this morning after Mama handed him the grunting wee bundle and pronounced herself “done” until at least 6am).

Dominic is enthralled by his “bay-b”. He’s lavished gentle kisses on the baby’s fuzzy little head and squealed with delight when Alex squeezed his finger. Mind you, he’s also collapsed in a screaming heap on the floor when he wasn’t allowed to carry the baby across the room “by himself” or poke him enthusiastically in the eye.

In other words, he’s climbing the steep learning curve associated with having brotherhood suddenly thrust upon him.

Thanks for checking in with us,

Lisa, Mike, Dominic, and Alex

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  1. Gorgeous! All of you 🙂 Congratulations on another little Wolfe – enjoy the ride that comes with a bubs and toddler. Love and hugs xo xo

  2. Beautiful photos and awesome news! Thanks for finding the time to share like this 🙂

  3. Absolutely gorgeous pics! So great to have a glimpse into life for you all at the moment.

  4. Fabulous pictures of a beautiful little family….and the journey begins 🙂

  5. Wonderful news congratulations!

  6. Hurray for a safe arrival and a beautiful baby. Love you all. So happy for you. Hugs to all and special kisses for your newest little son.

  7. Beautiful news… congratulations to all of you! I love the pictures… both your sons have great expressions on their faces. Such personalities 🙂

    What a beautiful family! Wow!

  8. I am so blessed to know this beautiful family!!! Lots of love!

  9. Wonderful news! Alex looks perfect! Hope your birth was smooth and quick!

  10. Oh my gosh! He is amazing!!!! And so are you. Congrats, mama! Welcome Alex!!! I can’t wait to hear about and see all the ways he and Dominic make the world a better place! So much love to you all!

  11. Wooohoooo!!!!! Congrats!

  12. What a gorgeous family. Congratulations, Daddio on the Patio! And of course, great work Mom.

  13. Welcome to the world Alexander!!! Congratulations Lisa and Mike ….what a beautiful family you have. Hope the ferocious sucking calms down and you’re able to get some rest Lisa. You’re amazing! Love Sian x

  14. Congratulations all! GREAT name! He is beautiful. Blessings, Abi, Ben & boys xxxxx

  15. yay, congrats! the pics look great and you all look so happy! mike – so glad you could make it back in time. Lisa -you look gorgeous for someone that’s just delivered a fiesty baby! xxx

  16. Hey McKay Wolfes: Bravi on this news. Fantastic to read your charming account and see such great pictures. Thanks! CHRIS

  17. Sending our love from Bangkok! So happy all is well. That last picture is wonder-full.

  18. These are wonderful pictures. Everyone looks great. Glad Alexander is here, Lisa is well and it’s on to the next, next thing. To happiness. susan and mike

  19. BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations to all!

  20. Congratulations!!!! thank you for sharing lovely pictures. We missed you and take care… P.S. BIG HUG to Praseuth and kiss to Alexander.

  21. Thanks for sharing the great news! You guys look your usual cheery, energetic selves! Perhaps due to the great photography! Wishing you guys sleep and lots of love and laughter in these early months…years :p

  22. Ah, you did it again, Lisa!! Way to go, Girl. Boys are great fun and these two are gonna keep you hopping and laughing and, now and then, tearing on your tresses. For now, lean all over your support team and enjoy them as much as possible, in between wee naps.
    Much love to you,

  23. Biiiig hugs to you all.

  24. Beautiful! Congratulations all!

  25. Huge congratulations to each of you! Blessings to Mama, Daddy, and big brother! And sleep and peace to Alexander!

  26. Massively huge congrats!! Glad y’all are healthy and all is well!! Yay!!

  27. great news. congratulations to you all! well done Lisa! Love Alice x

  28. Congratulations!! What a blessing!

  29. Congratulations! Lovely photos. Our second grandson was born the day before. Solomon David weighing 4.6 kg. Brother to Abrielle 3 years old and cousin to Oscar 2 years old and ? still to be born.

  30. Dear Lisa and Mike, congratulations and best wishes, for all four of you. Thanks for sharing the wonder-full pictures. Congratulations also to your new book.
    I also wish you a speedy recovery and some rest-full times….

  31. congratulations! happy for you! Blessings, Helen Babumba

  32. Congratulations! He is precious!

    Beth and Jason

  33. Super duper blessings on the whole family! I’m so delighted for you!

  34. I adore these pictures!!! Many congrats to you all!

  35. What precious pictures and comments. All of a sudden the older brother looks so big. Of course Dominic wants to take him outside and go swimming. Brings tears to my eyes. Life is a mystery. Thanks for posting.

  36. Dear Lisa and Mike,

    Welcome once again to parenthood land. Your sons are a fine looking pair and with you both as parents to guide them in the year ahead theirs could only be a life of successful wonder. Much love and best regards to all four of you.

    James Mills

  37. Thank you everyone who has been leaving such LOVELY comments on the blog and facebook. Mike and I are so thrilled by all the love we feel coming from our family and friends around the world. We are blessed indeed. Thanks again.

  38. This may be the latest congratulations ever, but …
    congrats on your lovely baby boy and all the best for you family!

    The reason I’m behind on commenting blog posts and everything is my lively two-year-old girl. I can’t wrap my mind around how you manage to care for a toddler AND a baby – you are a supermom!

    • Clearly not that super since I’m only getting around to looking at comments on my blog for the first time in a long while!! Thanks for the congrats, and hope all’s going well with your lively two year old. I know how exhausting and amazing that can be, all at once.


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