June 4th, 2005

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Myles Joshua Arrives June 3, 2005

This wonderful boy arrived at about 1:15 PM at Long Beach Memorial Hospital by Cesarean section to the joy of his parents, Tammy and Josh. He is a big fellow! 9 Pounds 6 Ounces. 21 inches. Apgar 9/9 Without further words, here he is, followed by a brief description of his parents and some of the context.

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Lin tells me that the blotchy red eruption disappeared within an hour or two. Myles appears to be a happy camper and he received a warm welcome. Lin and I drove in to Long Beach in separate vehicles to join Tammy's mother, Cher, in the waiting room. Josh soon appeared and changed into paper greens. He was wearing a picture of Myles as seen on a sonogram, much earlier.

I have not had the chance to see Tammy and tell her what a wonderful little guy she brought into the world, and I have learned, as a grandfather of 9, that women don't necessarily relish their post-natal pictures.... hence, by way of an introduction to those who don't know them, here is a picture taken of Josh and Tammy in 2003, before their marriage.

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In due time, we were invited to dinner at Il Fornaio for some great news. Tammy was expecting. The news was delivered by the waiter, beneath a covered tray, opened to reveal a bootie. I believe it was blue. Then, there was the great name hunt....

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And then, as sthis story goes, this genius pressed the wrong button, making the entire photobucket page disappear after..... oh.... 3 hours work. Time to go save lives. I will begin again. I want to see what disappeared into cyberspace. Perhaps it can be reconstructed.... a Potassium of 7.8 calls.....
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All Was Not Lost!

Contrary to my fears of hours of fiddling for naught, photobucket hung on to the precious photos, allowing me to continue my bragging and boring, and, lest any of you worry, the 7.8 Potassium was probably laboratory error, and the patient is on her way home after repeat labs and treatment.

The announcement was followed by a disclosure of the pregancy to all interested parties, including Zachary Bjursten, not yet 3, who was told that he was going to have a cousin in the future. Someone asked him what the baby should be named. "Elmo," he replied with no hesitation. Well, it could have been "Clifford." This is Zachary.

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Gradually, and predictably, the presence of the new cousin became incontrovertible.

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One day, following an ultrasound at the obstetrician, the following photo arrived:

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Maybe, Zachary was correct. Only time would tell. The sex was identified and the name was chosen.

This takes us to the waiting room and Tammy's mom, Cher, joined by Lin, and then Josh, in greens.

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Josh quickly left for the delivery room and fifteen minutes later, the nurse, Josh and Myles emerged. The rest is history. We all hope that Zachary is not disappointed. We're all thrilled!
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