7 lbs. 12 oz.
With the exception of a sudden aversion to red meat and yellow mustard, singer Michelle Branch says her pregnancy "was so easy. I was never sick. I felt great." The delivery itself was another story. After enduring 19 hours of labor, Branch underwent an emergency C-section because her infant daughter's heart rate was slowing down. "Once the anesthesiologist came in, I was like a different person," she says. "I said, 'I'm going to name the baby after you.' " Instead Branch, 22, and her husband, bandmate Teddy Landau, 41, settled on the "tomboyish" name of Owen Isabelle. "To have her come in the world and already have something scare you," says Branch, "I was just so relieved that she was okay."
After spending an extra five days at the hospital to treat a case of ileus, an intestinal ailment that's common following abdominal surgery, Branch returned to her L.A. home with Owen Isabelle, whose nascent musical tastes include "everything from Led Zeppelin to Benny Goodman," says Mom. "But whenever I put the Police on, she really rocks out."
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