Graduates Celebrate New Life, New Baby

The expectant mother started having contractions on Wednesday night after the couple had dinner with their parents.

"We didn't sleep at all that night," she said. "At seven in the morning on Thursday, we called our parents and told them we wouldn't be at Commencement."


The two sets of parents arranged to meet in the highly congested Harvard Yard and went to the hospital together.

The new baby girl arrived a few hours later.

The couple had no regrets about missing their graduation day.

"We went to all of the Class Day activities the day before, so we still got to participate," the mother said.

"A lot of the speeches focused on Carpe Diem, so I guess our baby took Carpe Diem to heart," she added.

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