At long last, Mia!

March 26, 2004 | 14 comments

Cirila and I are pleased to announce the arrival of our daughter, Mia Elizabeth Call. She was born early yesterday morning in Berkeley, weighing in at 7 lbs, 1 oz. Mom and baby are doing great. Here’s an early photo:

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Being with a newborn baby reminds me a bit of what Melville wrote to Hawthorne: “Knowing you persuades me more than the Bible of our immortality.” Welcome, Mia.

14 Responses to At long last, Mia!

  1. wendy on March 26, 2004 at 1:32 am

    Yay! Congrats!

  2. Gordon Smith on March 26, 2004 at 1:37 am

    Greg, She is lovely. Congratulations!

  3. Gary Cooper on March 26, 2004 at 2:52 am


    Congratulations! She’s a cutie.

  4. Logan on March 26, 2004 at 8:17 am

    Yeah, congratulations — especially to your wife (but also to you, Greg).

  5. Grasshopper on March 26, 2004 at 9:15 am

    What a great name, too! If we have a daughter, that’s a name I’m pushing for. :-)

  6. Adam Greenwood on March 26, 2004 at 9:25 am

    My heartiest congratulations.

  7. Mardell on March 26, 2004 at 10:45 am

    Congratulations all around. She is very cute. How does big brohter like the new addition?

  8. Steve Evans on March 26, 2004 at 10:52 am


  9. Kristine on March 26, 2004 at 11:17 am

    A baby! A baby! Three cheers for babies!!

    And, for Cirila, my favorite new baby poem:

    A Lullaby–Janet Lewis

    Lullee, lullay,
    I could not love thee more
    If thou wast Christ the King.
    Now tell me, how did Mary know
    That in her womb should sleep and grow
    The Lord of everything?

    Lullee, lullay,
    An angel stood with her
    Who said, ‘That which doth stir
    Like summer in thy side
    Shall save the world from sin.
    Then stable, hall and inn
    Shall cherish Christmas-tide.’

    Lullee, lullay,
    And so it was that Day.
    And did she love Him more
    Because an angel came
    To prophesy His name?
    Ah no, not so,
    She could not love Him more,
    But loved him just the same.
    Lullee, lullee, lullay.

  10. Brent on March 26, 2004 at 11:41 am

    Great poem, Kristine!!

    Congratulations, Greg.

  11. Renee on March 26, 2004 at 6:30 pm

    Is that Mia pronounced like Mia Farrow or Mia pronounced like Mia Maid?

    Either way, she’s a Q-T.

  12. Greg Call on March 26, 2004 at 11:32 pm

    Thanks everyone. Great poem Kristine. And of course she is named after the Mutual Improvement Society, the loss of which I’m still mourning ;) (Mardell: Soren is surprisingly, and dangerously, affectionate!)

  13. sid on March 27, 2004 at 8:27 am


  14. Mardell on March 27, 2004 at 12:03 pm

    Kace was dangerously affectionate with his little sister. But now that she has gotten bigger they are best friends.