He’s a first for everyone
Cobram’s newest citizen — Odin Dean Tame Ratahi Hendy born at 8.56 pm on January 2 — got the timing perfect.
But according to his parents it was all downhill from there.
Nathaniel Hendy’s son arrived right on time, but nothing else went to plan.
He said when his wife Kyllie went into labour it turned out to be a far from routine experience.
‘‘Let me put it this way, it was not an easy birth,’’ Mr Hendy said.
‘‘But they came home from Goulburn Valley Health on Sunday and they are both now doing really well,’’ he said.
Odin weighed 3.6 kg when he arrived and Mr Hendy admitted coming up with his name was just as tricky as the birth.
He said his wife had rejected his suggestions, such as Craig.
The name Tame Ratahi comes from Mrs Hendy’s grandfather’s family and her Maori heritage.
Tame is derived from Thomas and Ratahi means one sun.
And Odin, well that is one of the most revered names in Norse mythology — he is also the father of Thor.
‘‘Kyllie had the final word on the baby’s first name, Odin, so if she is happy so am I,’’ Mr Hendy said.
Right now the couple has bigger fish to fry than who got to choose the baby’s name.
He is the couple’s first child and Mr Hendy said it would probably take a while for their new roles as mum and dad to fully sink in.
Mr Hendy is a broadacre farmer, mostly in cropping, while Mrs Hendy had been working in Barooga before stopping work to have Odin.
‘‘We have only just all got home, it’s still all hitting us,’’ Mr Hendy said.
‘‘But so far so good, they are both good.’’
Odin’s grandparents are Margo and Graeme Hendy of Naring and Theresa and Daryl Paterson of Katunga.
❝Kyllie had the final word on the baby’s first name, Odin, so if she is happy so am I. We have only just all got home, it’s still all hitting us. But so far so good, they are both good.❞ — Nathaniel Hendy
It’s a first: Odin Hendy was Cobram-Barooga’s first baby for 2019 and was also a first child for proud parents Kyllie and Nathaniel.