Blizzard Blows Two Babies Into WaPo

Juliet Eilperin, the Post‘s national environmental reporter, and her husband, Andrew Light, a scholar at the Center for American Progress, welcomed to the world baby girl, Marika, on Tuesday, January 25, 2011.  At 8 lbs 6 ounces, Marika outweighs her neighbor Max Zephyr Chandrasekaran – new son Rajiv Chandrasekaran, WaPo‘s associate editor and his wife, Julie Schlosser Chandrasekaran, a former Fortune magazine editor, by nearly two pounds. Baby Zeph was born down the hall at Sibley only one day after Marika.

Congrats to the happy families and welcome to the Fishbowl, Zeph and Marika!

Email announcements about both babies after the jump.

We are pleased to report that on January 25, 2011 at 1:50AM our daughter Marika (pronounced MAHR-eee-ka) made her appearance, coming in at 8 lbs., 6 ounces and 19 inches long. So far, her brother Miloš has not asked us to send her back, perhaps because his vocabulary is still limited to individual words such as “apple,” “cow,” and “cracker,” none of which are well equipped at conveying a sense of sibling rivalry.

And yes, we know we now have two children with funny-sounding names. It will only make them stronger.


Juliet Light Eilperin, Andrew Eilperin Light and Miloš Eilperin Light

Family and friends,

We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of Max Zephyr Chandrasekaran. The blizzard blew Baby Zeph into Washington at 5:38 p.m. tonight. He’s 6 lbs, 11 oz, and he measured in at 20 inches, which isn’t bad given his genes. Mom is resting comfortably, and dad is uncharacteristically calm. The little guy is looking forward to meeting all of you in the coming months.


Julie and Rajiv