Please Welcome Margaret Jane Carson to the World!

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Not only did my beautiful wife do the “sister-toast” at her sister Colleen’s amazing wedding yesterday – which included a flash-mob dance routine which she carried out in pre-labour – but today she blessed the Carson/Seffernick family with a beautiful baby girl without so much as an ibuprofen!

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An absolute trooper, Ashley spent nearly 20 hours persuading Maggie to make an appearance with the fantastic help of her sisters, Colleen and Aubrey, mother Nancy and the super-talented Chrissy Karlstrom.

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Maggie is a healthy 9lb, 21.5 inch beauty with long limbs and big, crinkly feet.

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She’s taken her first bath, listened to her first song – “Play Me “ by Neil Diamond – which Ashley and I sang to her every day for the last 3 months – and now, thankfully, she’s having a kip and so is my incredible wife.

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People warned me that this would be the most awesome experience of my life…….

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……..and they were right!

I used to think I was lucky sharing my life with one gorgeous lady, but now there’s another and we’re a family.

Today, August 21st at 3.35pm PST, I became the luckiest guy I know.

Please join me in welcoming Margaret Jane to the world!

57 Comments

  • Jason Yormark

    Congratulations to both of you and your beautiful daughter! Happy and excited for you guys!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Rebekah

    Oh Mel you’ve brought tears to my eyes! Congratulations on your GORGEOUS little girl. Her eyes are captivating! I can’t wait to see them, and those crinkly feet in person. So proud of you Ashley. I hear the song “Man I feel like a woman!” in my head!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Kelley Myers

    Congrats Mel! You and Ashley are in for a world of delights…and I’m so glad Ms. Maggie arrived safe and sound.

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • chillok

    Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Rachelle

    Congratulations!! Ashley is amazing!! I am so so so excited it is a girl!! Can’t wait until this next generation of ladies is ready for play dates!! They are going to have so many options:) Get lots of rest tonight while you are in the hospital. Can’t wait to meet her.
    Love, Rachelle

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Kristine

    She’s absolutely beautiful! Congratulations, Ashley & Mel!!!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Tina Kelleher

    Congratulations! So happy for you guys… can’t wait to meet her in person :).

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Gail Jones

    You guys brought tears to my eyes, too. What a beautiful little daughter you created! Congrats to you all.

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Bob Rains

    Congrats Mel! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVG80vqVfSA

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Vanessa Fox

    ADORABLE!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Leah

    I am so happy for you both! Congratulations!! She is stunning. I can’t wait to meet her! Lots of love to you all!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Karli Barokas

    Congrats Mel and Ashley! Howie and I are so happy for you!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Brian Stewart

    Congrats guys! Glad everyone is doing well.
    Margaret is beautiful!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • grammy

    welcome Margaret Jane

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Uncle Paul

    Congratulations to you both. What a lovely name. Mum would have been very proud. xx

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • MeMe Pam

    so glad you are here and you look so good.Congratulations mom and dad

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Bas van den Beld

    Fantastic!!! Congratulations! Very beautiful! Enjoy this great time Mel!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Josie

    Well done Ashley and Mel! What lovely news to wake up to. Maybe it’s the hormones but have tears right now. Many congratulations!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Dad and Nicky

    What a beautiful little grandchild and named after my mother. Well done Ashley.

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Becky

    What great news to wake up to – she finally arrived 🙂
    Maggie looks so cute and you’ve captured some wonderful early pictures. Ashley looks radiant after the birth – what a trooper.
    Enjoy every moment with Maggie, even the sleepless nights.

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Mike and Genny Brooks

    congratulations!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Erika

    Many congratulations Mel and Ashley – so very happy for you both 🙂

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • mary ann bamford

    congratulations to you both. welcome to parenthood!the most rewarding and challenging experience of your lives.and well done ashley for pushing out a 9lber with no drugs!!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Uncle Jimbo

    What a beauty! Great names! Well done! Now get some sleep………..;-)

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • cedric

    “Papa, Why Do You Play
    All The Same Old Songs
    Why Do You Sing
    With The Melody

    Cause Down On The Street
    Somethings Goin’ On
    There’s a Brand New GIRL
    And A Brand New Song…”

    Congratulations to the mother amd dad of this little angel, which can hardly be forgotten once you had a look at her smiling face. Welcome to the world Margaret.

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • brad geddes

    Congrats! Welcome to parenthood.

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • jules

    Huge congratulations to you both – well done Melius and Ashley 🙂 Marvellous news and beautiful name!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Richard & Judith

    Congratulations to you all. What a lovely name!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Erin Dacy

    Way to go Ashley!!!! She is beautiful. Congratulations! So excited for you. Can’t wait to meet her.

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Lorna Harris

    Congratulations to you both – so glad Maggie arrived safe and sound. And a name that works in both countries – smart move! Best wishes!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • The Rigby family

    Mel, Ashley, Margaret,

    Many congratulations and best wishes. Your daughter looks fantastic and will bring you much much joy!

    How cool

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Charlotte Hayes

    Congrats Mel & Ashley & welcome to the world Maggie! She is just gorgeous! Lots of love
    Cxx

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Marilyn Croker Barker

    The world is blessed *** We have Maggie*Ashley*Mel breathing the same air.

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • scot

    Congradulations! She is beautiful! Pictures are awesome.

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Annie

    Congrats!! She’s finally here!! 🙂

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Chris L

    Sucky. I lost the bet by 1 day. Congrats to you & Ash! Maggie’s a beaut.

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Kristee Bingham

    Oh, she’s beautiful! She looks like Ashley! Congratulations to you both, I can’t wait to meet her!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Rimma

    She is so beautiful. I love her feet! Congratulations to you and Ashley!!!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Jessica

    CONGRATULATIONS!! Maggie has the most remarkable timing and arrived exactly when and how she was meant to!! She is so stunning. Ashely- incredible! What a lovely family the three of you create.
    Wonderful post, Mel, great photos and such touching words to capture the magic of these moments. So much love to you all and can’t wait to meet Maggie Jane!!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Mick Gammage

    Congratulations and best wishes to you both

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Joanna Butler

    She is GORGEOUS! Huge (or should I say ‘baby’) congrats to you both!!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Kathy "Bingham" Perrins

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby girl and Ashley you are just glowing with happiness in that photo. I couldn’t be more happy for you and your growing family. Babies are great fun- enjoy!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Laurel Geisbush

    Congratulations to all of you! She’s beautiful. Your photos are amazing. Can’t wait to see more. Ashely is wonderwoman, big high-five!!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Jon Myers

    Hi Mate, big congrats to the both of you and she is very cute! Enjoy parenthood and hopefully some sleep! 🙂

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Lisa Myers

    Congratulations Mel and Ashley, she is beautiful!! Fabulous news, enjoy this magical time. Big love xx

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Frank Fuchs

    Congrats! Enjoy

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Jerry Okorie

    Congratulations and best wishes to you both!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • bansi

    Congrats Mel! She is beautiful! So happy for you!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Deepa Ved

    Congrats Mel!! Adorable kid

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Andrew Girdwood

    Wow. Congratulations!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Vaishali

    Congratulations Mel and Ashley 🙂 She is beautiful!!!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • steve clayton

    Congrats mate – so pleased for you both!
    Celebrations soon 🙂

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Gabriels

    It had to take something this fanatastic for me to finally comment on your Blog! What a beautiful little girl Maggie is! Brilliant news guys. Huge congratulations and lots of love from us all and especially from Madeleine!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • paul springer

    Wow – many congrats mate! Few things in life make you feel like the world’s axis has shifted. Having a children certainly does! Love to Ashley and Maggie xx

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
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  • Zanger

    Well done, Mate. Adorable. You are going to be great parents!

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
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