Congratulations Fiona and Alan on the birth of your little boy.

Matthew was born at about 6:25am this morning, 2 June 2010. No news on weight etc as apparently things happened a little quickly and early and he hadn't been weighed when Alan called, but we'll be getting all the stats and figures and I'm sure some pictures soon.

May he bring you years of joy and happiness, though watch out for the trouble and torment - he's made of frogs and snails and puppy dog tails after all. Matthew's got impecable timing too: he'll be home and comfy in time for the start of the world cup too. All we need now is for South Africa, England to win.

Update: Matthew was born a nice plump 6lb 13oz (3.09kg) - 1 whole ounce more than Elizabeth.