Dad's perfect present
JASON Cole couldn't have asked for a better Father's Day present on Sunday, after he and his fiancee Sarah welcomed their little bundle of joy to the world.
Jayden David Cole was born at Emerald Hospital, weighing 3720 grams, and is the first child for Jason and Sarah.
The Blackwater couple couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces as they spoke of their latest addition.
"It was just brilliant, the best Father's Day present I could ever ask for," Jason said.
"He's an absolutely beautiful little bubba."
But Jayden proved he was quite comfy where he was, making mum and dad wait 41 weeks and three days to be born.
Even after Sarah's waters broke, he still wouldn't budge and the first-time mum was scheduled for a caesarean section.
"He's almost as obnoxious as his father," Sarah said with a laugh. "Hearing his first cry was the best."
Jason said there was nothing quite like the feeling of becoming a dad for the first time and admitted he got a little bit emotional.
"As I was cutting the cord, he was wrapping his little hand around my finger," he said.
"To hear that he was perfect was amazing."