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lachoy (1663)


I am actually Chris Winters; I am actually living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; I am actually married and have three cats. (Guess what one of them is named?) I am the "OpenInteract" guy, which could be good or bad.

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Friday December 29, 2006
03:29 PM

Hello to Ella Mae Winters

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Ella Mae Winters was brought into the world on December 27 at 10:07 PM, weighing in at a hefty 10 pounds, 1 ounce and 21.5 inches long. Her extra two weeks in the womb were apparently dedicated to making her not only amazingly cute and alert, but also to growing her head of brown hair.

Despite prediction/hope from my last post, the labor was fairly long and at times difficult, but Barb is recovering very well. And Ella has been healthy and very strong throughout, which may be a testament to the prodigious amounts of 8th Continent soymilk that Barb has consumed in the last nine months. (Don't let anyone tell you a mother has to eat meat to produce a big baby!)

About her name: Ella is for my mom (Pamela), who passed away in 1999 and who would be bursting with happiness (and advice!) right about now. Mae is another form for Barb's maternal grandmother's name, Mary. Like all parents, we don't anticipate using both except in exasperation, although the potential pen names ("E. M. Winters", "E. Mae Winters") sound pretty good.

Photos are being uploaded to flickr literally as I type this, and you can subscribe to the all-Ella, all-the-time show as you wish.

Sorry for not following up my last post sooner, but some of these "21st century" hospitals still don't have internet access!

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  • Congratulations, Chris! :-)

    She's really good looking :-)
  • Congratulations.

    She is very cute and looks old for her age, which kind of makes sense when you take into account her age... Oh, you know what I mean.

    Enjoy this time. For me, it was gone too quickly.
    • Thanks! We got a few comments like that, "she doesn't look like she's a day and a half old", but you never know if people are just being nice.

      This will likely be our only child, so I'm acutely aware that time spent away from Ella is time I'm never going to get to even pseudo-repeat.

  • My son is turning 2 in two weeks and his brother will arrive about the 7th. of April 2007. (according to the officials and Date::Pregnancy)

    I can only say, you are in for the project of your life :)

    Congratulations again,

    • Thanks, and good luck with your next come April!
      • I forgot to say both my wife and me found your choice of name beautiful.

        We would have gone for 'Ellen (Brømsø Gornitzka)' if it would have been a girl.