Miracle Of Life: A New Kalehoff Enters The World! Welcome Celeste Bea!

It's a girl!  Celeste Bea Kalehoff. 7lbs 15oz.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 Photo: It’s a girl! Celeste Bea Kalehoff. 7lbs 15oz. http://tinyurl.com/6dff7z

maxkalehoff It’s a girl! Celeste Bea Kalehoff. 7lbs 15oz. http://bit.ly/2O9K1I

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 Laura’s hospital food: salisbury steak, potatoes and brocoli. http://bit.ly/2UIPhk

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

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Meet Celeste Bea

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Meet Celeste Bea Part 2

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What Do We Think Of Celeste?

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Published by Max Kalehoff

Father, sailor and marketing executive.

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18 Comments

  1. Max,

    Great news! Congrats! I was reading your posts very late last evening/early this AM and I could definitely feel your enthusiasm through your words. Good stuff.

    I ponder: I wonder how long it will take before Celeste experiences her first Netflix pop-under. 🙂

    Be well,
    Alex

  2. Thanks Alex. Two things I can tell you: First, the scum spammers will work
    very hard to keep up — they always do. Second, Celeste and others her age
    will have far less tolerance for intrusive marketing than even you or I
    will. Thanks for your comment!
    Max

  3. Congrats Max and Laura! So crazy that last week we re-connected via LinkedIn and today I'm hearing about your brand new baby! So happy for you – you've got the perfect family. We just started a blog to share news about our little one. http://vfinparadise.wordpress.com/

    Happy birthdays!
    -Carla

  4. congrats.
    my brother and his wife have the same birthday, and I thought THAT was unique.
    Does your older one feel left out? or special? 🙂

  5. My older one is 20 months old, so we'll see. He was a bit confused at the
    context: Mommy disappeared for a day, then was in the hospital with some
    alien. Still, Julian went up to Celeste and gave her a big hug and kiss.

  6. No f-in way! You guys are the luckiest pair I know. Congrats!!!
    What a joy. How great….I'm stoked for youtwo. I'm headed out to NC with my girls and Smoke's clan for a week long vacation on the beach.
    Best of everything to you.
    love,
    Clay

  7. No f-in way! You guys are the luckiest pair I know. Congrats!!!
    What a joy. How great….I'm stoked for youtwo. I'm headed out to NC with my girls and Smoke's clan for a week long vacation on the beach.
    Best of everything to you.
    love,
    Clay

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