A Garden of Life ® Part 3 On January 22, just one day before my birthday and one week after Ryan’s, our son Murphy was born. There’s nothing like hearing the sound of your baby cry for the first time—it’s miraculous. He weighed in at a ponderous eight pounds and measured 19 regal inches. I think that at least ties the world record for largest baby ever born this side of the Mississippi! I’ll never forget looking at him and holding him for the first time after he was cleaned up and swaddled. He was absolutely perfect. Rise and shine time with baby Murphy.