Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Evans Tres Has Arrived!

Meryl and Paul proudly announce the arrival of

Zachary Raimi Evans

Arrival date: Monday, April 28, 2003
Time: 4:53 PM
Weight: 7 pounds, 0 ounces
Length: 19 inches

Zachary is a name we've liked for a long time and we didn't have a family member for which to honor their memory, we took the opportunity to use it. As for Raimi, it's a family name. When my grandfather's family immigrated from Poland through Canada, they shortened their name to Raimi. Grandpa, being proud of his culture, changed the name to Raimey while the rest stayed Raimi. I learned this was wrong. The real story is that some woman, back in the '30s, made a comment to my grandmother about going home to cook spaghetti (that was one of those insults to Italians). Grandma, also proud of her culture, asked to change the name to Raimey. Later, she regretted it.

We decided to join the rest of the family and bring back the Raimi name and my mom was happy with it. I hope Grandma is watching from above and happy it has returned to its semi-roots.

Yes, he appeared early because of a non-pregnancy problem that came up on Saturday night sending me to the ER. We had to wait for several doctors to explore our options. The baby doctor was on vacation returning to the office on Monday. Poor guy got stuck in Tennessee and didn't get home till about 1pm. He must've come straight to the hospital since he walked in before 2pm. After much discussion, the C-section was scheduled for 4pm.

Zach is doing great and I am fine... loopy and in pain. That's OK, it comes with the territory and it's worth it.

03:36 PM

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