Birth announcement

July 8, 2011

We are happy to announce that our son, Michael William Campion Barthos Burrell, was born Friday, 1 July 2011, at 3:13 am. He weighed 6 lbs 13 oz, and was 20 inches long. This gives him the rough dimensions of a string bean. He is a spectacular baby boy.

Things are likely to be quiet around here for the next few weeks, or longer. Last time, we thought that having a newborn was exhausting; it turns out that having a newborn and a toddler is even more so. Not that we’d want it any other way.

Please join us in giving thanks for the birth of this fine, healthy, young man!

(We have already had a few inquiries about his middle names. ‘William’ is in honour of my father; ‘Campion’ honours St. Edmund Campion.)

12 Responses to “Birth announcement”

  1. Janet Says:


    So cute.

    I think this is what comes from eating specks in your breakfast.


  2. cburrell Says:

    Thank you very much, Janet. You always seem to know the right thing to say.

  3. Janet Says:

    Thank you. MY baby, on the other hand, is posting comments on Facebook about the Mumford Brothers. Apparently she just discovered them.


  4. Janet Says:

    Mumford and Sons. Senility setting in.

  5. Bravo! Welcome to the world, kid.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Ah, so she has good taste then. Well done.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    I (Craig) am Anonymous tonight. I’m too tired to fix it.

    Thanks, Jonathan.

  8. Congratulations! Best wishes to you all.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    He looks like he’s yelling “Touchdown!”

  10. cburrell Says:

    Thanks, everyone. Much appreciated!

  11. Francesca Says:

    Well done! Edmund Campion is my patron saint.

  12. cburrell Says:

    Thanks, Francesca!

    In what sense is he your patron saint? Were you born on his feast day? Did you take his name as your confirmation name?

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