My sister Alexis gave birth to a beautiful baby girl yesterday. Nora Jane Dase was born at 2:13 p.m., weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and was 21 and 1/2 inches long. It was a bit of a traumatic birth. Nora was partially posterior, with the cord around her neck and her hand on her throat - choking herself with each contraction! She was blue at first, but is doing much better now.