Matt and I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our son, Rein Thomas Vaska!

The Estonian name Rein (a variant of Reinhard and Reinhold) comes from the homeland of his grandfather, and his middle name Thomas was Julie's father's name. Rein is pronounced "rain".

He was born April 2 2003 at 10:15pm and weighed in at a hefty 8 lbs, 14 oz and 20 3/4" long. After 21 hours of labor, we're all a little tired, but everyone is healthy and we're so happy to finally meet the little guy!

Julie & Matt

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