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Our new baby!
When my wife woke me up at 3am and said "my water broke", I then realized, there was no turning back!  Here are some photos of her through the pregnancy, and finally, lots of shots of the our little addition, Celeste.  Enjoy, but I'm sure I'm enjoying this alot more than y'all!
Date(s): Aug 13, 2007. Album by Michael Bang. Photos by Michael Bang. 1 - 24 of 31 Total. 2244 Visits.
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Elana in May
This is about half way through the pregnancy.

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Elana in May
I can just hear her saying "Does this baby make me look fat?"

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Elana at 37 weeks
Okay, we're getting close.

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Elana at 38 weeks
Okay, now she's ready...

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Hospital Arrival
Here we are at 5am Monday Aug 13th, settling into the delivery room.

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Still smiling...

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And there's baby Celeste!
This was taken about 3 seconds after birth.

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Hi Celeste!
5 seconds after birth.  Eyes wide open and just exploring the world.  She wasn't even making a sound!

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So this is the real world...
only 10 seconds into the world and still trying to figure it all out.

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Weighing t he Baby
15lbs, 6 oz.  No wait.  6 lbs, 15 oz!

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In the Incubator
It's nice and warm in here!

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The new family with Dr. Hoff
Everyone's smiling and happy!
"Well done! Congrats to th..."
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Elana With Celeste

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Celeste Sleeping
When she's not wide-eyed and taking in the world, she's peacefully sleeping.  Let's hope this continues.
"In a word... angelic! :D"
"This photo solicited lots ..."
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Elana Celeste
The baby is now 24 hours old.

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Nose to Nose
She's so tiny!
"Look out world - Bang has ..."
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Mike and Celeste
Wow!  I'm a dad!

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Mike Tucking In Celeste
How come she gets to sleep and I don't?

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Under the lights
To make sure we got rid of her jaundice, she spent a bit of time under the lights.
"This is sooo California - ..."
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The Blood Test
She pretty much slept right through it!

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Elana with Celeste
One last cuddle before going home.
"What a precious mother and..."
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Mike with Celeste
In the room, with Celeste and some flowers that she received.

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Getting Ready to go Home
Buckling her into the car seat.  Wow, she's so tiny!

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Celeste in the Car Seat
All bundled up in the blanket that I wore home from the hospital forty-th..., uh, twenty-nine years ago!

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