Congratulations to Michael and Dede Demet Barry, who are celebrating the birth of their first child, Liam, born the night of Tuesday, August 2. "He is healthy and the birth went well," Michael reported. "Dede is doing very well also. It has been a really good experience having the baby in Spain. The hospital is new and nice and the staff and docs are all very kind.
"We are going home today and will stay with Liam, who is now a Spanish citizen as well, in Spain until the middle of October as I will be racing the fall Classics and he can't travel for a few more months. This experience has been more than we had ever imagined and these are truly the greatest moments of our lives!
Added Mom / Dede / former pro cyclist: "He is a big boy, 3.7 kg. He is doing super and we are totally in awe of him. Labor was definitely the most intense effort I have ever experienced!"