NATHANIEL Gammage was fast asleep when his partner Kirsten McCreery vigorously tried to wake him up in the early hours of yesterday morning.

It turned out to be the biggest wake-up call of Nathaniel's life --- he was about to become a father for the first time.

"He was sleeping in bed and then my water broke and he was like 'oh God what do I do'," Kirsten said.

"He was very excited and said that he was very emotional."

At 3.34am, little Zedikus Gammage was born safely and suddenly there was a baby brother to the couple's other two sons Dylan and Jayden.

The boys saw baby Zedikus for the first time last night.

"I just wanted something unique (for his name) and I have never heard of the name before I decided to choose it," Kirsten said.

At 4150g, baby 'Zed' will be tall and have very big feet, according to his mum.

"Dad is tall and has something like size 14 feet and bub has massive feet as well," she added.

"Everyone who has seen Zedikus says he looks like me, but I say he looks more like dad.

"His nose is like mine though."

Kirsten said that she expected Zedikus would have the same sort of personality as his father.

"Nathaniel is an outdoors kind of person and he's pretty relaxed," she said.

Being a sports reporter, this writer was keen to know where he might see little Zed in a couple of years, too. Again, his mum says Zedikus will be following in dad's footsteps.

"If his dad has anything to do with it, he'll be doing Muay Thai and boxing," she said.



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