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Around 2:30 p.m., 9 August 2003, Eli Doran Barton was born.

What we've got here


Statistics

Weight: 7 pounds, 6 ounces (3.34 kilograms)
Length: 20 inches (50.8 centimeters)
Hair: Lots - dark brown

The Name

Christine and I experienced a lot of stress over the name of this child. Eli didn't get a name until a day after he was born.

When Eli was still in the womb, we gave him the nickname of “Lil' Harry” because we knew he'd be, well, at least a little hairy.

I think we had always planned on giving Eli the middle name Doran, but we couldn't decide on a first name. Some of the other names that made it into the final rounds of discussion included:

  • Angel
  • Levi
  • Linus
  • Lynnace
  • William
  • Darcy

The name Eli is a Barton family name. My great-great-great-great-great grandfather was named Eli Barton. He was born in 1760 in New Britian Township, Bucks County, PA. He served in the Revolutionary War when he was 16 years old. He married Mary Roberts around 1790 and they had seven children, one of which was William Roberts Barton, from whom my family descended. Eli Barton died in November 1842 in Tuscarawa County, Ohio.

Here's how it works:

Eli Barton (b. 1760)
   |
   +--> William Roberts Barton (b. 1800)
         |
         +--> William Henry Barton (b. 1843)
                |
                +--> Thomas Benjamin Barton (b. 1874)
                        |
                        +--> Doran Warr Barton (b. 1902)
                                  |
                                  +--> William Thomas Barton (b. 1933)
                                          |
                                          +--> Doran Lynn Barton (b. 1972)
                                                  |
                                                  +--> Eli Doran Barton (b. 2003)

Pictures

Here are some pictures associated with Eli's birth. As usual, click on the thumbnail or the links underneath the thumbnail to see larger versions.


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Just moments after being born, Eli is placed on blankets with Christine.

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The doctor offered me the opportunity to cut the umbilical cord. I said, “Nah. You do it. I'm taking pictures.”

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The nursery nurse took Eli and did the regular round of things like weighing, measuring, and vaccinating. Then, she clothed him and put him back into Christine's arms.

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A close-up

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Eli, meet your daddy.

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Extended family visits. Here's uncles Daniel and Aaron, and grandma Louise.

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Grandpa Kent, uncle Daniel, grandma Louise, and uncle Aaron.

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Aunt Jennie.

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Uncle Jeremy.

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Aunt Laura.

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Daddy brings the girls to visit.

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Eli meets his sisters.

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Christine helps Maya hold Eli.

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Maya has a go by herself.

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Eli and Doran share some Z's

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Eli gets a bath

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