This web log is not a diary, and I do not normally discuss my personal life in this space, but sometimes the news is so momentous that I cannot help wanting to shout it from the rooftops. I have some happy news, and I think the time has come to let it out lest I injure myself by the effort to contain it.
Yesterday my wife and I went to a clinic. They put a wand-like contraption up against her torso. Lo, and behold:
She is the most beautiful little baby I have ever seen, and that’s not just fatherly prejudice talking. Do you see how she rests her head on one arm, and tucks the other hand up under her cheek? That is just plain adorable.
At the present time she weighs about 3 lbs., and is nearly 11″ long not including her legs. Her legs, by the way, are strong and getting stronger, as her mother testifies daily. She is extremely fond of burritos and taramosalata, and she likes to take her daily jog right around the time when the rest of us are going to bed. As far as we know she is in excellent health, and if all proceeds as expected she will first open her eyes on the wide world in April, during Holy Week.
We are richly blessed indeed. Please join us in giving thanks!