What they tell me about my birth is that I was loud. So loud that my mother could hear me from down the hall after they moved me to the baby room. So loud that one of the nurses--a nurse who probably saw a thousand different babies a year--was overheard saying, "That Arconati kid sure's got a set of lungs." Or it was something to that effect. My mother always seems prone to exaggeration when it comes to me, but I think others have corraborated this.
They will also tell you that I did not sleep much the first few months. Most babies do not sleep eight hours a night for a long time, and I didn't either. But most babies do get multiple naps during the day. My parents were lucky if I got one. I was just not sleepy.
I seem to be making up for lost time now.