I thought I should include some sort of baby poem or baby song ("Mamas don’t
let your babies grow up to be _______"). I decided not to. There
will be plenty enough time for that later on.
Until last Sunday we’d kept the news top secret, but now that several friends
and family members are in the loop (except E., man, what’s up with your cell phone
number?, and G. & S., never at home or not answering), I figure, time to let
loose to all of blogspace or at the very least those who might be interested in
such an event. Many apologies if the news reaches you this way and
seems, therefore, impersonal (I wanted to tell you in person!) A baby’s on the
way, due in early September. Everyone’s excited, happy, healthy (and deep
wishes for continued health persist…oh, well, yes, and excitement, happiness,
I’m not sure how the rest of this announcement is supposed to go. I
think it’s complete. And to remind you, I’ve copied in the code for a
due-date ticker which will linger for the next several months up top.