Following stargazer’s lovely news, I’d like to chime in (without hijacking) and drop a note of my own: Benjamin Alexander was born at 2:19 on Sunday the 12th. We also had a short delivery but a long labor – 17-ish hours of contractions, and then ½-hour of pushing before our 9lb, 12oz baby showed up. Jurphette is doing well but confined to one floor of the house for a while, so I’m home from work for the rest of this week. We did two separate one-week checkups to make sure he was gaining… and he gained 4oz in one day!
Look for more typos and a slightly-longer response time in GQ when the topic of rocket science comes up. My wife’s going to stay at home because, like Mouse Maven, her cell bio lab lost its funding (what are the odds?). Everyone’s doing great.