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It's a Girl!

Lucy Renée Butler was born 6 p.m. Tuesday at Northfield Hospital.

If you're reading this, I am now a father.

My wife, Ariel, and I welcomed a baby girl, Lucy Renée, on Tuesday at . She weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

It's our first child and, as the cliché goes, words can't describe what I'm feeling.

I just wanted to drop a quick note to let everyone know that I'll be off for a few weeks to ease into my new role as daddy.

Michael Garlitz, who should be a familiar name, will run Northfield Patch in my absence. If you have any questions, comments, story ideas or news tips, you can reach him at my email at corey.butler@patch.com. Yes, my email.

Otherwise, see you in a few weeks!

Betsy Gasior January 25, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Congratulations to the Butler family! Welcome to the crazy, wonderful world of parenting! Your whole perspectives and lives have been changed in a matter of hours, all by a little one that you have never met, but instantly love and would instantly walk through fire for. Enjoy the ride.
TJ. Heinricy January 25, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Congrat to the Corey and family.
Martha Davies January 26, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Congratulations on the beautiful baby girl. Hope mother and child are doing fine, and best wishes to your little family.
Rael Rodning January 26, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Congratulations! Have fun...you are in for a wild wooly wonderful ride!
Griff Wigley January 26, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Hey Corey, props to you and Ariel. Glad you're taking time out to savor this time as a new parent... it's truly special.
Corey Butler Jr. January 27, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Thanks, everyone! It turns out I was more tired than I thought when I wrote this. Lucy weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces (I had 5 ounces).

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