Cate Blanchett and Ignatius head home from the hospital

04/16/2008 at 10:57 AM ET

Upton_familyActress Cate Blanchett, 38, headed home from the hospital today after giving birth to her third son Ignatius ‘Iggy’ Martin on Sunday.  Mom and baby were picked up by dad Andrew Upton, 41, and brothers Dashiell John, 6, and Roman Robert, who turns 4 on April 23rd.

When Cate and Ignatius returned to their Hunters Hill home, Dashiell and Roman had stuck a sign on the window reading "Welcome home Mum and Iggy."

Source: Daily Telegraph

Thanks to CBB reader Kate.

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Anna on

So cool, that they’re calling the baby Iggy! I was hoping they would, as I don’t really like the name Ignatius. But Iggy’s cool…

lolasmum on

Dashiell and Roman are so adorable! Roman especially looks like his mum to me. Can’t wait to see baby Iggy.

Mia on

Thats so cool they’re calling him Iggy!!

I’m a huge Iggy Pop fan.

CelebBabyLover on

If I did the Math correctly, Kate and Iggy stayed in the hospital for three days (not counting Sunday, the day he was born). Is this common in the U.K. At first I jumped to the conclusion that she probably had a C-section (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but then remembered that she and her family live in the U.K., and hospital stays after birth might be longer there than they are here in the U.S.

CelebBabyLover on

Oops! I made a MAJOR faux pas. Cate is from Australia, NOT the UK. Therefore, my question above should obviously read: “Is that (a three-day hospital stay after giving birth) common in Australia?”

B on

CelebBabyLover –
Yes it is quite common in Australia to stay in hospital for that long after giving birth, especially if you are a private patient which I am sure Cate would be.

Rosalie on

Just wanted to add yes in Australia the normal stay after an uncomplicated birth is 3-4 days after the birth even as a public patient. I am usually there for a little over a week but that is due to health issues. For a c section it is generally 5-10 days depending on how things are going.

Rosalie on

Just wanted to add yes in Australia the normal stay after an uncomplicated birth is 3-4 days after the birth even as a public patient. I am usually there for a little over a week but that is due to health issues. For a c section it is generally 5-10 days depending on how things are going.

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