Our nerves were shot.

Laura had “laughing contractions” during dinner on Thursday, seven days past due date.

We drove to Mt. Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, and our new baby boy came out a couple hours later. No drugs, all natural, just some labor hypnosis podcasts.

Enter Marlon Norbury Kalehoff, born 12:12am on September 19, 2014, weighing 7.7 pounds.

Laura and I thought the name Marlon was cool. We decided to honor his great grandfather Norbury with the middle name.

He has a huge appetite, and is sleeping through the night (so far, knock on wood).

His brother and sister think he’s really cool. They like to wheel him around the hospital floor, and he likes it too. It puts him to sleep.

Now it’s time to pick up Laura and Marlon from the hospital and bring them home.

We’re so lucky!

Published by Max Kalehoff

Father, sailor and marketing executive.