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The newest ZEPP. Benjamin Radcliff ZEPP

Posted by ZEPP on Friday, October 12, 2007

Yep, after ca. 41 weeks and two days (i.e., a little over a week past due), Carmen's and my son was born on 11 Oct.:

Specs:  10.0 lb (4.54kg), 21.75 inches (55.2cm)

Poor Carmen!  We went to the birthing center three consecutive days and tried to get labor to happen, but, while she had contractions, she wasn't dilating.  Then, on the 3rd day, she began dilating but stopped having contractions.  after a day of this, the midwife finally took us to the hospital for for pitocin induction.  They had no sooner started the IV drip than her water broke, and contractions began in earnest!

After a very uncomfortable night, Benjamin Radcliff was born at 05h39 on Thursday, 11 October.

Needless to say, we are all delighted!  He seems to be a very sweet baby with no axes to grind!

His middle name, Radcliff, was my father's maternal grandfather's surname.  He was the only other member of my family to have any musical interest, insofar as I know.  In fact, I still own and play his ca. 1890 S.S. Stewart!

18 comments on “The newest ZEPP. Benjamin Radcliff ZEPP”

PaulKirby Says:
Friday, October 12, 2007 @8:34:51 AM

Congratulations, Zepp! He's beautiful.  My best wishes for health, peace, and as much sleep as possible!

stanger Says:
Friday, October 12, 2007 @8:39:56 AM

Congratulations, Don! regards, Stanger

MrSrubas Says:
Friday, October 12, 2007 @9:00:11 AM

Congrats Zepp!

YankeePicker Says:
Friday, October 12, 2007 @9:18:49 AM

That is great, congrats!

Alan Butterfield Says:
Friday, October 12, 2007 @9:35:06 AM

Congratulations, Zepp!   I know you're as happy and proud as can be.  My wife had a very similar labor with our daughter, but at least she wasn't ten pounds...

vrteach Says:
Friday, October 12, 2007 @10:00:28 AM

Congratulations, Zepp! Best wishes to you three.

Joanchek Says:
Friday, October 12, 2007 @10:48:23 AM

Such an angel!  Welcome to the world, little Benjamin--you picked a wonderful family to love and to love you!

Hugs all around, Zepp!  {{{{{{{{{**}}}}}}}}}

mrphysics55 Says:
Friday, October 12, 2007 @12:59:55 PM

OXOX Baby Zepp. Eddie Birmingham

u k sandra Says:
Friday, October 12, 2007 @2:44:30 PM

Wonderfull Zepp. Bye, bye sleep and hello to a million good times. Best wishes to Ma.

Keith E Says:
Friday, October 12, 2007 @3:29:06 PM

Hey Zepp, congratulations to you and the Mrs.

maryzcox Says:
Saturday, October 13, 2007 @7:35:35 AM

Congrats to you and your wife. What a handsome boy!

Even more precious than your new vintage banjo. :)

Best wishes always,

Mary Z. Cox

ps. Our first baby son called yesterday. He successfully defended (Biogenetic engineering at Cal Tech) and is now Dr. Arcy. :)   He looked very much like your new son at that age. :)

BrittDLD1 Says:
Saturday, October 13, 2007 @2:53:35 PM

Congrats to you, and your wife, Zepp! 

And congrats to Benjamin -- for being born into a
wonderful banjo-centric family...  ;-)

Best to all.  Get yer sleep when you can...
Ed Britt

wormpicker Says:
Monday, October 15, 2007 @10:18:22 PM

WOW!!!  Congratulations Zepp and Momma Zepp!  He looks just like you.

All the best,


Doulos Says:
Saturday, October 20, 2007 @8:47:28 PM

Sorry I didn't see this sooner Zepp. But, congratulations anyway. I'm glad all went well.

10 lbs.? WHOA! I'm glad it wasn't me!

kiml Says:
Saturday, October 20, 2007 @10:54:33 PM

Congratulations on the birth of your new son, Zepp.

I'm glad to hear that your wife and child are doing well.


fernando Says:
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 @3:30:02 AM

I've just seen the entry on your website list .

Varitone,  Tenor maybe..?


backtothefuture Says:
Friday, November 2, 2007 @8:43:58 PM

Congrats. Zepp.  God bless him, and all of your family.

mander Says:
Sunday, November 18, 2007 @6:10:30 PM

Blessings on a home where a baby sleeps!

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