Celeste Bea Kalehoff was born today, July 23, 2008, at 10:39am, at 7lbs and 15 oz. The date is surreal because it also is the birthday of my wife Laura and me. That means 3/4 of this Kalehoff clan have July 23 as their birthday! What are the odds? I’m on a high right now.
I have a growing Flickr photo set here.
I also twittered the day, to keep family and friends in the loop throughout the action. Following is what you’d see if you had followed my feed. Thanks to all my friends and supporters on Twitter, who sent good vibes along the way.
maxkalehoff Laura’s in labor.
maxkalehoff From the window of the birthing room, I see several doctors outside smoking.
maxkalehoff Laura’s in labor 7cm dilated and jamming out on her ipod to Eddie Vedder’s soundtrack to the movie Into The Wild. Staying tough!
maxkalehoff Laura: “I love you Mr. Epidural Man.”
maxkalehoff OK, countdown: fully dillated. Waiting for baby to drop a little more.
maxkalehoff Laura’s trying to get some rest before the big push.
maxkalehoff 10 min to pushing time.
maxkalehoff Not only is our baby about to be born, it’s also Laura and my birthday today. 3/4 of this Kalehoff clan have 7/23 as their birthday.
maxkalehoff Taking a little rest. More action soon.
maxkalehoff Thanks everyone who sent wishes on Celeste. Just spent 2 delightful hours together. Now nursery for her and Mexican lunch for Laura and me.
maxkalehoff Pickin up Laura’s lunch at El Paso Tacqueria nr Mt Sinai Hospital. Hear this place rocks! Can’t wait to munch. Haven’t eaten since yesterday
maxkalehoff Thinking back on the delivery, it’s kind of funny how the nurses spanked Celeste on the butt to get her to cry. Welcome to our world!
maxkalehoff Just got home for Julian duty. About to call it a day. A good day.
More later. I haven’t slept in over 36 hours. I need to unwind before taking Julian to meet his new little sister for the first time — in a couple hours.
UPDATE (July 25, 2008):
How about a few videos?
Labor Of Love
Meet Celeste Bea
Meet Celeste Bea Part 2
What Do We Think Of Celeste?