Thursday, November 20, 2008

The size of a penguin

We are very happy to announce that Cosimo Ballard (aka The Fish) was born on November 17, 2008 at 13:24 in San Francisco! Cosimo is about the size of a healthy adult Adélie penguin at 3997 grams (8 pounds, 13 ounces) and 54.6 cm (21 ½ inches). He is very healthy and already has a good appetite, just like his mom. He was born at 42 weeks and 3 days, after 2 days of pre-labor, 10 hours of active labor, and 3 hours of intense pushing. Viola inspired all present with her stamina and courage over an arduous, sleepless several days. We had amazing and constant support through the whole process from Viola's mother Cristina and Grant's sister Robin, and our wonderful midwife Maria.

Cosimo is receiving visitors effective immediately!

With much love,

Grant and Viola

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