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It took 41 weeks and 5 days, but at 5:49pm on August 5th Jordi Ponnusamy was born.  For those keeping score: 8 pounds 9 ounces spread across 21 inches.

After a couple days and sleepless nights filled with contractions, we arrived at Puget Sound Birth Center at 1pm yesterday and were back home with Jordi precisely four hours after his birth.  Amazing.

First, we'll say that the Eastside Midwives team at PSBC were amazing—can't recommend them enough.  Second, Penny Simkin's birthing classes were invaluable.  Lastly, I'll shout out Lillie.  She popped a couple Advil when it was all said and done, but that's it.  Super proud of her for going the all natural route.  It was quite an experience to be a part of.

We'll be spending the next few weeks hanging out as a family.  And in two weekends, it's Jordi's first vacation—we'll be meeting up with our University of Chicago crew in Ronald, WA.  Should be an adventure.

We promise not to turn this into a baby blog, but please allow us to indulge for a little bit with some photos below!


LOVE the photos! He's a beauty, you guys. And Lillie you look radiant and amazing. (OK, Vinod, you do too...) Big hugs to all of you and I can't wait to meet the little guy. xo

Congratulations, Ponnusamys!! He's beautiful. Zizou seems to be taking it all in stride. What a good big brother he'll be. Lillie, I can't believe you look SO GOOD immediately upon giving birth. Amazing!!

Congratulations! He is gorgeous.....can't wait to meet him at soccer. So happy for you all.
Let me know if you ever need a sitter :)

Hugs, Vivian

I am all choked up! Life is filled with such tremendous gifts. I am so proud of both of you. I cant wait to meet baby Jordi and see all of you as a family!

Congrats to you both! But what do you mean that this won't become a baby blog?!?! IT HAS TO! :)

Soooooo amazingly excited for you all. Beautiful photos, beautiful baby and Lillie, you look beautiful! Congratulations!

Congratulations Lillie and Vinod!!! God's blessings on this new little guy! Lillie - you look awesome for just giving birth - SO JEALOUS! :-D Thanks so much for sharing him with us!

Welcome to the world, Jordi, and congratulations to your glowing parents and your fantastically fuzzy big brother. Let the adventures begin!

Waouh! Congratulations guys - he is soooo handsome! Fair play for the all natural birth Lillie, and Vinod, please do turn this into a baby blog - can't wait to see / read more xxxxx

Damn. You guys make it look so easy. Congrats! Bill, Ola and Isabel (and Lolo)

So happy for you all!!! Jordi is so precious, can't wait to meet him. Good job Lillie! xoxo

Congratulations Vinod and Lillie.Jordi looks Great. We are all happy for you.


You guys looks great! Congrats on the new addition.

Thank you for sharing the pictures. Congrats to you all..

Congrats on the newest addition!! Can't wait to meet the lil' guy =)

Congrats! And what a handsome boy!

Lillie, Vinod, and Zizou - congrats on this handsome new addition! Jordi is adorable and I am excited for all of you as you begin this new adventure. Does Jordi have a middle name? I know it is an international name, but will you share the background? No doubt this will be in blog posts to come!

Hugs to you all and I look forward to joining the "Parents club" with you in 8 more weeks.


Congratulations Lillie, Vinod and Zizou!!! A wonderful new addition to an already wonderful family. I bet Zizou is treating Jordi with lots of love.

Congrats you guys! You are such a beautiful family! kisses to all. Xo

Congrats to you four!!! Zizou looks like a proud big bro already :) Jordi is amazing!

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