Introducing Casimir

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Casimir is a big, healthy boy who weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces (4.45 kg) and measured 22.5 inches long at birth. The midwife and her senior assistant (a doula for 25 years) both say he is the biggest baby they have delivered at home to date. Casimir (pronounced KAH-zi-meer) is a classical Slavic name that means “to bring peace” or “keeper of peace.”

Mommy is recovering and doing well. Casimir also is adjusting well to life outside of the womb. Like most new parents, we’re learning hands-on how to care for a newborn.

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