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It's a boy! Our first child is born.

During labor, a machine monitors the baby's heart beat and mommy's contractions. His heart rate is 139 beats/min and the 69 indicates that Sylvia is in the middle of a contraction. Here are the two plotted against each other. Notice that his heart rate goes down during a contraction, and recovers after it. (Heart rate on top, contraction pressure on the bottom).

Shortly after he is born (10:57 AM, Sunday October 26, 2003), he is weighed. 8 pounds, 6.6 ounces. 20 1/2 inches long. Sylvia (Mommy!) is happy it's over!

Eric (Daddy!) is pretty happy himself. Do you see a resemblance? I do!

"Breastfeeding is painless" -- NOT! Lot's of friends came to visit. Terry and Sue Lucas. Grace Colton and Gary Burd also visited (I didn't get a picture of them:-)

Ilana Long. Shannon and ...

Rod Chavez. Steve (the big one), Benjamin and Marina Blatt (Steve's married to Ilana)

Ready to go home! The whole Family!

How to swaddle! We get a lesson in swaddling from one of the wonderful nurses at Overlake Hospital.
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