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February 1st, 2006

On January 31st, at 11:40pm, Tara gave birth to:


She weighed in at 8lbs, 5oz. Labor lasted over 16 hours. Momma and baby are both doing fine and sleeping peacefully. Tara made it through the experience demonstrating incredible amounts of strength, humor, and courage. I love her so much.

I would write more, but I’ve been awake for almost 23 hours. Tomorrow (well today, I guess), I have a million phonecalls to make and e-mails to write. I’ll also have pictures to post! But I wanted to get something up online to reward all you faithful blog-checkers.Check back later!


  1. Velarian
    February 1st, 2006 at 08:19 | #1

    Whoooooo! Go Joel! Yaaaaaay I’m Happy now, but also sad that I won’t get to see you for six weeks ='(. Oh well… yaaaaaay for Eleanor!

  2. julie
    February 1st, 2006 at 08:34 | #2

    CONGRATULATIONS to my two favorite parents. Joel, I had a dream that you posted pictures of Tara giving birth (don’t ask) so I thought I should check the blog (even though you said you’d be too busy to post right away). I’m so happy for all three of you and I can’t wait to meet Eleanor.

  3. Rao
    February 1st, 2006 at 10:38 | #3

    Good job you two! So happy for you guys!

    Hope to be up your way sometime before you have your next baby! :)

    *Hugs All Around*


  4. Alicé
    February 1st, 2006 at 11:11 | #4

    Bienvenida – Welcome Eleanor…These days are so intense, and so wonderfully incredible. Sleep when you can…send pictures and update us when you can.

    Bob, Alicé and EVERYONE

  5. clare and jon
    February 1st, 2006 at 12:15 | #5

    oh my god
    oh my god
    oh my god

    she is just soooooo beautiful
    and soooooo happy
    that photo of the 3 of you is simply divine

    let us know what you need

    what a lucky girl

    congrats congrats congrats congrats congrats congrats congrats congrats congrats

  6. Travis “Ash” Bradshaw
    February 1st, 2006 at 14:09 | #6

    Congratulations, Nok!!!

  7. erwin
    February 1st, 2006 at 20:15 | #7

    hahaha! Daddy Nok. Congrats!

  8. mysh
    February 2nd, 2006 at 20:10 | #8


    She’s beautiful. Congrats to you both!

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