Oct. 24, 2006
6 pounds, 13 ounces
Pascack Valley Hospital
Gourmet grommet! Nina Planck, 35, foxy founder of farmers’ markets in New York, Washington, D.C., and London, wanted to have a home birth in her Stuyvesant Town one-bedroom, but wound up delivering this brown-eyed, brown-haired sprout by C-section in New Jersey after 36 hours of unproductive labor. “It was very cold and bumpy, and I was shivering and having contractions every five minutes,” said Ms. Planck, a single mother by choice, of the car ride over, which she spent with her head in her mother’s lap. “But we both turned out great. He has a very relaxed personality.” Julian is already potty-training, swimming with assistance at the 14th Street Y and enjoying the sweet sounds of Lena Horne. “When he was little, he recognized all the songs that I played a lot while I was pregnant,” said Ms. Planck, also the author of Real Food. “Which just amazed me.”
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