Introducing Dominic McKay Wolfe

Dominic McKay Wolfe

Born Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 1:14 PM

3.62 kg (8.0 pounds)

53 cm (20.9 inches)

More to follow after I get some more sleep and Mike and I figure out which way is up (so maybe you should check back in a couple of years). But in brief:

  • Mother and baby are both well.
  • After being very skeptical about whether I was capable of natural childbirth, I surprised myself by making it through the eleven and a half hours of labour and delivery without any pain relief.
  • Dominic surprised me by coming out with one hand up beside his head – a surprise that has granted me an unhappy number of stitches.
  • I still think marsupials and birds have it all over mammals in the birthing department, but my body has surprised me by what it is capable of enduring and how quickly it can transition from “incubator” to “milk factory”.
  • Mike has not surprised me – he’s been calm, supportive, enthusiastic, and capable during and after the birth. For this, and for many other things, I am extraordinarily grateful.



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80 responses to “Introducing Dominic McKay Wolfe

  1. Just gorgeous, Lisa 🙂 He looks scarily like his father – LOL! Of course, that is a good thing. Delighted for you and Mike ~ may you have a wonderful time getting to know the little guy. A job well done, my friend.

    Many blessings xo xo

  2. How on earth did you get that baby to smile in his first family photo? May he always be that cheerful. Dozer and I send our best (Dozer being especially fond of babies).

  3. Awwwww… congratulations!!!! And welcome to the newest little Dartian!!! 🙂

  4. Oh you guys! Your pictures bring back so many memories of Andrew’s arrival! Congrats! He’s lovely. Lisa, you look beautiful. You have a light in your eyes. So many wonderful thoughts swirl in my head…. so little time and space to capture them. Hugs! 🙂

  5. Congratulations Lisa, Mike and Dominic, very happy for you all.
    xxxVivien (Clements)

  6. So adorable! And this is from a person who is of the opinion that not many babies look cute that soon after birth. 😀

    Hope all continues to be well with your lovely family!

  7. Love your work!
    That’s a good size. I prefer kids to be medium-to-well-done.
    Not sure how you got him to smile for the camera. You can have a point for that trick.
    Hope you guys have an awesome time.

  8. What a beautiful boy! We’re so happy for y’all. We can’t wait to meet him!!

  9. Congratulations Lisa and Mike! What an awesome threesome in the photo, well, with the small guy stealing all the thunder. Cute! Welcome to the world Dominic. You are one blessed baby and we are all looking forward to meet you soon.

  10. Congratulations on your wee man. Enjoy the journey with him. Congrats to Lloyd and Merrilyn too!

  11. BIG congrats! what a lovely little boy!

  12. Congratulations Lisa and Mike. Greetings from Kathmandu. It’s not clear where Dominic was born. Laos? Australia? Cheers. Mike.

  13. Congratulations you lucky pair! He is absolutely adorable – won me over with his smile and look of utter contentment! Enjoy this little bundle of love, joy, anticipation, and excitement!!!!

  14. hey Congratulation Lisa…..he is so cute God bless your family..

  15. Congratulations guys I wish you all the best!

  16. Welcome little guy! And congratulations to mum and dad!

  17. Darren Westphal

    We’re so happy for you, thanks for sharing the pictures!

  18. Congratulations to all of you!

  19. Oh, this is wonderful news! What a beautiful family, Mommy, Daddy, everything! Blessings to all of you!

  20. Stunning Lisa, well done xxx

  21. Oh and nice name choice – particularly the middle one – we do that too 😀

  22. Congrats Lisa and Mike! Welcome Baby Mango!–I mean Dominic!
    ~Trez

  23. Congratulations Lisa and Mike! Welcome to the world Dominic!

  24. Congratulations Lisa and Mike! Welcome Dominic. God Bless

  25. So happy for you three!! lisa xo

  26. Oh YAY!!!!! So so excited for you! Fantastic, great work on getting through it all, he looks gorgeous! Can’t wait to meet the little guy!! much love
    Shel and Sime

  27. Welcome to the big wide world, little Dominic – what an adventure awaits you and your wonderful parents as you get to know each other and to explore the world together.

  28. Congratulations to yet another Dartian – he already has the the observing eyes and the open mouth of a journalist – watch out – I think something happened to him listening to all that Dart journalist talk in BKK. Well done Lisa and Mike – can’t wait to meet the little guy in person. Much love and many hugs to you both. Cait

  29. Here I am doing a midnight feeding with Kendall and thinking about you so I pick up my phone to see what’s going on in the world and surprise! you had you’re baby!!! Joe and I wish you every joy and happiness (and the frustrations too) that we’ve experienced with our own! We love you guys!

  30. What a beautiful little (well, not so little!) boy! Gorgeous. The parents look pretty good too! My second came out with his fist next to his shoulder! Stitches will heal, don’t worry. Congratulations and may God bless you abundantly together.

  31. Just beautiful! Congratulations to all of you. Here’s hoping you find the up side of things soon. Happy to hear you were able to suprise yourself and have a natural birth and that all is well. Dominic is just precious! Praying for a smooth transition into parenthood.

  32. What a beautiful family! Congratulations to you all and a big welcome to Dominic. By the way, has anyone warned him about his adventuresome, creative and nomadic parents? 🙂 Blessings to you all

  33. He is just beautiful. Congratulations. Life is really going to get interestng now – in the best way. Get some rest, you’ll need it.

  34. Beautiful, Lisa! Congratulations and best wishes!

  35. He is awesome! You are awesome! Mike is awesome! YAY! Welcome to the world Dominic — I know you are going to make it a better place! Lots of love to all of you. xoxo

  36. Oh, what a precious little person! So happy for you both. No telling what adventures this little one will have in life knowing how unique his parents are. We will be joining you guys on the adventure soon – we’re due in October. Hugs from the ATL! – Brent & Kristen

  37. The pictures made me cry. So happy for the two of you.
    B.

  38. Perfect. He’s absolutely perfect. Being two days away from my own due date, I’m inspired! So thankful and happy for you both! John sends his congratulations as well! Enjoy that little person God has entrusted to you!

  39. CONGRATS! So psyched to see this pop up in my RSS feed today! Love the little face!

  40. Loads of love to you all. Wonderful news! Congratulations!
    Love Sarah

  41. WOO HOO!!!! God is so great at thinking up wonderful new people. SO glad for Dominic’s safe arrival. BLESSINGS!

  42. congratulations!!! oh my god he is precious! so happy for you and Mike! lots of love from Omar, Isaf and I.

  43. Christa Banister

    A huge congrats on Dominic’s arrival, Lisa & Mike. Guess that eviction noticed scared him into finally making his arrival, huh? 🙂

  44. He’s so handsome! And you’re not pregnant any more! Congratulations! May he sleep and sleep and sleep, all night and on a highly predictable and regular schedule.

  45. Welcome to the world, Dominic! You look adorably and your parents are both glowing! Warm congratulations from all of us at the Kroc Institute.

  46. Congratulations! We are so excited for you as you begin the adventure of parenting! The pictures are beautiful!

  47. It’s true, your boy’s a fantastic speci-men and you two seem to have survived the ordeal of his fist-raised arrival. Not sure what to make of that gesture but you’ll surely get some mileage from it as you write in years to come. Carry on, you three.
    Sandra.

  48. Penelope Curling

    Congratulations Lisa and Mike, and welcome to the world little Dominic!

  49. Lisa & Mike- congratulations. What a beautiful baby & he already looks so happy. Such a joy! Take care.

  50. Congratulations. We are so happy for you! -Joe, Sarah and Isabelle

  51. Congratulations! He is beautiful. We are so happy for all of you. Looking forward to seeing more pictures (when the dust settles and you have had a chance to rest and recuperate). Blessings to you.

  52. He’s beautiful Lisa! May God richly bless you and Mike as you raise sweet Dominic to love and obey our awesome God. I pray that Dominic will have the richest blessing the LORD our God has to offer; to know Christ, to be known by Him and to make Him known. ♥

  53. Lisa! You are poster child for childbirth. I’ve never seen ANYBODY look so fantastic right after giving birth. Kudos, and congratulations. He looks so small. Wonder how small he’ll look at 16 (ha,ha,ha). Hope you and Mike find wonder and joy in this new phase, and hope you have postpartum happiness.

  54. Congrats Lisa and Mike! So excited for you guys. Glad to hear that everyone is doing well. Blessings (and rest!) to you and your family 🙂

  55. Bellisimo …congratulations and best wishes Lisa and Mike.
    What lovely photos…you do radiate light and love and joy in your eyes Lisa.
    Dominic even smiling for the camera already! Excellent sign!
    Wow, your natural labor sounded amazing. Bravo, very courageous.
    Enjoy and rest when you can…a magical time. We are so happy for all of you.

  56. Welcome Dominic! What a cutie! And well done Lisa on doing it all ‘au naturel’ … God bless you all. Ronke

  57. Congrats to you, Mike and Dominic – though the work did not fall equally on each of you. I am pretty sure that Mike, while inspiringly calm, had the easiest job.
    Nice work on the announcement and photos. We will look forward to the Adventures of Dominic diary that will no doubt soon be arriving.
    All the best,
    Kathy and Eric

  58. The Smedes Family

    Felicidades Lisa and Mike and welcome to the world, Dominic! We’re so happy for you all. And WAY TO GO, LISA!! I hope you all continue to adjust as smooth as is possible. abrazos, the Smedes

  59. Dallas Beach Griswold

    Welcome, baby Dominic! Congratulations Mike and Lisa! Mike, I’m at my parents’ and cleaning out my old stuff and found a stack of old letters… so amusing to read about times long ago. My “natural” baby smiled from birth and I’m certain you can count those as real smiles and not “just gas” as people say. Well done!

  60. Beautiful, beautiful Baby Dominic! Happy, happy Mom and Dad! Congratulations, Lisa and Mike–so very happy for you three!!! May God bless all your days together and give you lots of sleep! : )
    Love,
    Cathy

  61. Precious, beautiful sweetheart! Thanks for the great pictures. Glad you are doing so well! Congrats on the hard work and the beautiful result!

  62. He looks perfect. Well done Lisa! Commiserations on the ‘high five’ birth position of Dominic – William did that to me, and I maintain that the stitching was worse than the labour! Anyway, our love snd prayers for this crazy first few weeks/months, for easy breastfeeding and realistic sleep expectations! xxx

  63. So lovely, so much change and joy. xx

  64. Congratulations Lisa and Mike! He is so beautiful. Wishing you a speedy recovery Lisa and abundant wisdom, grace and strength as you adjust to parenthood. God bless you all.

  65. CONGRATS LISA. AND MIKE. YOUR TENANT IS SOOOOOO SWEET I WISH I CUD GIVE HIM A SMOOCH AND A HUG. 🙂

  66. Oh he is so precious! I can’t wait to see him in person. I hope the next few days go smoothly and you get some rest.

    Love,
    Beth

  67. Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

    Blessings,
    Gena

  68. Beautiful Lisa!
    Love and best wishes to you, Mike and that gorgeous bubba!

    Ally, Mike, Hugo and Isidore.

  69. Hip, hip hooray! Wonderful news. The wait is over! Amazing amazing effort Mike and Lisa (mainly Lisa). He is perfect! So happy for you all.

    Much love and hugs and happiness,
    Amber xo

    P.s. The birth of Dominic sparked a great deal of cross examination from Maya around the birds and the bees. “Just tell me, who puts them there and how do they get out?!”

  70. Congratulations to you all; he is beautiful!

  71. He is darling! Congrats to you and Mike! Miss you. . .

  72. Amazing Lisa! You are a birthing goddess! Little Dominic is just gorgeous too. Love, prayers and blessings to you three 🙂

  73. precious! truly. congratulations, yall. may this new season of life be full of joy. definitely a good story.

  74. Congratulations to you both, Lisa, on this beautiful baby boy. There is nothing quite like the miracle of birth!! You’re right — it is amazing what your body can handle and how quickly it transitions. Blessings in abundance as you adjust to being a family of three.

  75. Congratulations! He looks adorable. And you look good, too.
    We had the same due date, but my daughter came some days earlier, on July 29: http://www.twitpic.com/63cmwn

  76. Congratulations and blessings Mike, Lisa and Dominic! Whatever is good and necessary at this time for you all – I trust it’s provided. For Dominic, I imagine the equation is pretty simple and you guys will provide the love in abundance. Cath xxx

  77. Congratulations Lis and Mike, I am so happy for you all. It’s abit like a wedding isn’t it! A lot of buildup and hype, and then over so (relatively !!) quickly. Now you can just get down to the business of loving each other practically.

    May God bless you and grant you rest in these early daze 🙂
    Love and kisses to you all – Winnie, Pete, Mim, Cam and Pip

  78. Wow, you guys have overwhelmed us with all the cyber-love and well wishing. Thank you everyone who has left us a comment to wish us well. We’re nine days in at present and starting to occasionally think about life outside of feeding, eating, and sleeping. Occasionally. Many thanks again for all the lovely sentiments sent our way. Much love, Lisa (and Mike and Dominic).

  79. Are there any comments from China? Here is one! Mike, I still remember how you managed to climb that tree to get the soccer ball down along Yara River in Melbourne. Now you become a happy father with such a wonderful wife and a cute son? How many unbelievable things happened to you during these unbelievable 10 years? Life is full of miracles, under the grace of our amazing heavenly Father. Welcome to China, Beijing. There will be more miracles added to your already extrordinary life.

  80. congratulations Mike. This is simply wonderful news. Have been following along on the birth and other things. Thanks for the continuing updates on life with cutie patootie Dominic!

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