On the first beautiful day in weeks, Malachi came gently into
the world at 7:38 in the morning. The date was March 12, 2000. Labor started the
previous day when Matt and Lana took a walk around the Lafayette reservoir.
However, going home in the car, it subsided and Lana was able to work on the hat
she was knitting, hoping to finish it before the baby was born. Labor started
again during the night and Malachi was born in the early morning. The birth was
easy and his father felt his head as he came into the world and was able to cut
his umbilical cord. Malachi was born in his own room in his house in Berkeley.
Lana and Matt are already very relaxed parents. Caring for a baby seems to come
naturally to them. They are a great team and Grandma Barbara is there for added
support. Everyone wants to help so they can be with Malachi. According to many
observers, he is the cutest newborn boy on the planet at this time. Look at the
photos below taken the day he was born and then at two weeks and see for