Gregory 大志 (Taishi) Ferry, Day2

I gave my wife one cell, and look what she did with it!
Taishi is written as 大 (tai or dai, meaning big) plus å¿— (kokorozasu, to aspire or set your mind to something) in Japanese, and together means “ambition” or “aspiration.” His color is becoming more natural and his fingers and toes are losing that pickled look from swimming for 9 months. Just like his mother, he is so warm, a human furnace, 人間ストーブ, so I’ve been calling him “Cinnamon Bun,” but he’ll hate us later if we put that on the birth certificate, so we thought we’d give him a more dignified name. He grabs my fingers tightly and looks in my eyes and I feel God has given us the most wonderful gift he has.

Today we got something I didn’t know about. They recorded the first cries as Gregory came out, and took a picture, and put them together in an audio card that plays the recording. Here is a sample (QT movie).

(I think I can hear the sound of bookmarks being deleted.)



  1. Atsuko

    Great name!
    And yeah, he’s lucky to have you and your wife as parents.

  2. Jerry


  3. brian

    “(I think I can hear the sound of bookmarks being deleted.)”

    In my case, you’re hearing the XML feed being added to the aggregator. Your site is already a source of fine imagery and thoughts, and now I hope to see how another “international marriage with kid” makes a go of it. (We’re in year 7 of marriage and coming up on year 5 of parenthood)

    Good luck, Daddy-O!

  4. darli

    i found this site bc i was helping my friend find the middle of his name (taishi)..n came to you r site…this is the cooliest wonderful thing that i ever see any parent do for their son…=)..n congradulations for having gregory!

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