Introducing Eleanor Marie

Friday, January 29th, 2010

On January 29th after 21 hours of labor (and about the same amount of compressed audio recording) we heard this very first sound:

Nicole and I are proud parents.  I won’t share the rest of the recording with you.  Surprisingly, none of the nursing staff gave me trouble about having a large microphone in the room, I guess it’s less equipment than those who bring video in.  I think I would find video less intimate and actually easier to watch than listening to the sounds of a woman laboring and delivering.

It brings tears to my eyes hearing these first cries again.

Thanks for allowing this diversion from the usual content.


Tree Lighting in Chico

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Happy Holidays (Chico State Brass Band & Vocal Duet @ Enloe Hospital Tree Lighting):