Monday, January 31, 2005

More birth day photos

Finally another batch of photos from right after Kelton's birth (not that we knew he was a Kelton at that point...)

For one thing, Mommy looked a bit surprised ... didn't she know why she went to the hospital??

Though Mom and Dad quickly got used to being parents:
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Breastfeeding got off to a great start, especially with the help of our doula Sandy:
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That's enough for now, folks.

First batch of birth photos

OK, here are some of the very first photos of baby.

First picture as a family:

End of Day 2, snoozing on Mom after a good feeding:

... and, quite possibly the cutest photograph in history:


Stunned. That was the mutual reaction between dad and boy, as boy emerged from mom. Kelton's eyes were open as his head was born, and since my face was only a foot away his gaze locked onto mine before the rest of him was even born. I think we each wore the same expression.

On Mom, seconds after birth:

Calm before the storm

While we get our first baby pictures ready to share, we'll whet your appetite with these late-pregnancy shots. To see a bigger version of an image, click on it.

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Hey, hey hey...

"Hey, hey hey, something's different in the world today.
Well they changed the traffic signs to a brighter yellow." --Mraz

We welcome baby Kelton Finn Bailey, born seven-and-a-half pounds on January 31, 2005 at 3:23 PM at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, CA, healthy and happy, to a relieved and elated mom and dad.

The colors do seem to shine a little brighter today, and we can't wait to start our lives together.

As things settle down, we'll begin sharing that story with you here.