William Sterling Eichorn

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11:44 pm

7 pounds, 5 ounces

New York University Hospital

A gentle cab ride through the recent blizzard put Leigh Owings Newman, 34, a writer working on her debut novel, in the perfect tranquil frame of mind for delivering her firstborn, who arrived after 30 hours of labor. She even contemplated naming her child Snow; thankfully, like the blizzard, the moniker didn’t stick. And luckily for Ms. Newman and her husband of four years, Lawrence Eichorn, 43, the vice president of H&H Building Consultants, their little Will (as he is known) doesn’t wail. “He’s a really contemplative little baby,” said Mom. “He likes to sleep, and occasionally he’ll wake up and look at you profoundly.” The couple, who live in Vinegar Hill, are hiring a dog trainer to help their German shepherd mix, Leonard (Chickenbone) Newman, cope with the adjustment. “He loves the baby, but he wants to kill anyone that comes near it,” Ms. Newman said. “It was cute at first, but now it’s scary.”

William Sterling Eichorn