On Saturday evening, July 14, Samuel Robert made his first appearance on this terrestrial ball. He came in a hurry, barely allowing the doctor into the room before arriving himself. He is seven pounds, three ounces; and 21 inches long. And, all bias aside, is as beautiful a baby as I have ever seen. (Okay, maybe a little bias remains.)
Here are a few of the initial images of Sam, taken in the first few hours following his birth. More images are sure to follow, as well as stories and reflections.