Hi everyone, just a quick blogpost for now. Thomas Anthony Arthur Roberts was born on Tuesday afternoon NZ time. He came after a relatively quick labour and weighed 8lbs, 3oz and measured 55cm in length (22 inches). A healthy little baby boy, 2 weeks early, but completely ready to come and greet his parents! Baby and mother are doing very well: I left them sleeping only twenty minutes ago in Birthcare. Very happy Dad here. Somewhat overwhelmed, but taking it one feed at a time!

Marcus Roberts is a Senior Researcher at the Maxim Institute in Auckland, New Zealand, and was co-editor of the former MercatorNet blog, Demography is Destiny. Marcus has a background in the law, both...