…and now, here she is…Kailen Rae Chacon

Welcome our newest family member, Kailen Rae Chacon.


Kailen was born at home (planned — sorry Kurt) Friday morning, April 21, 2006. She was (and, as of the time of this post probably still is) 8lbs 2oz and 20-3/4 inches long. Baby, Mommy, Malena and Daddy are all doing well.

Many thanks to the amazing midwife team of Yelena Kolodji and Pearl Yu and to Betsy Beaumon (Paula's best friend and the maid of honor in our wedding some years back). Each of the three of you contributed tremendously to a wonderful birthing.

And, yes, as you can see from the flickr stream, Malena was in attendance and was both joyful and helpful while her mom was "working."

Stay tuned for more pictures on flickr. Now off to sleep (for what little there is).

3 Replies to “…and now, here she is…Kailen Rae Chacon”

  1. Hi, I am considering a home birth for my third child, and am meeting with Yelena Kolodji next week, if you would be willing, I would love to talk to you about your experience.



  2. Leslie:

    Thanks for the note. I removed your phone number for privacy reasons, but will try to get my wife, Paula — who did all the work — to give you a call.

    My two cents: We had a wonderful experience with Yalena.

    All the best with your third.

    — Jerry

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