Jason Rice and Tarrin Petersen-Rice joyfully welcomed their first child when Theodore Richard Rice was born Feb. 15 at 6:01 a.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Theo is the grandson of John Petersen and Laurel Yeates of Alameda and Richard and Connie Rice of San Jose. His great-grandmothers are Sherry Yeates of Alameda and Ruth Rice of Modesto.
Also eagerly awaiting his arrival were his aunts, Alicia Rice of San Jose and Meagan Petersen of Silverdale, Wash., along with his cousin, Tessa Jepsen, also of Silverdale.
The Rice family is at home in Alameda.