Kepler Edward Jorgensen was born at home at 4:44pm on August 31, 2011, weighing in at 7lbs 8oz. We are eternally indebted to our midwife, Rosanna, and our doula, Shannon, for their support, patience, endurance, and love.

Tammy's labor started Tuesday night, but it really got going at 2:10pm on Wednesday when her water broke. From that point on, the contractions came fast, and less than three hours later, Kepler was born! He was immediately put on Tammy's chest. By late in the evening, he had already mastered latching even though he's less than a day old.

Though he cried a lot his first night, Viola got a good night's sleep. Mom and Dad, not so much. He has Viola's smirk. We expect to see a lot of it.

Also, Viola is doing superb, despite all the changes occurring at the same time. Today is her first day at Centro Armonía preschool. And this weekend the gravy-train of Grandma attention is going to end. She's thriving, though, and she'll always be my number one girl.

Kepler is named first after the NASA space probe launched in 2009 to search for Earth-like planets in our galaxy. Johannes Kepler is its namesake, and he is the 16th century astronomer who devised the laws of planetary motion.


At 9/1/11, 12:45 PM, Blogger rahkan said...

A home birth? Wow! Also, congratulations!


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