Geez! It felt like I had to break into my own account! What the &^%* is all this new Typepad %$#&?
We are well.
Viola Jane Maple was born on May 24, at a stunning 8 pounds 11 ounces. A smooth and fairly rapid unmedicated and midwife-managed hospital birth -- with a moment of shoulder dystocia, rapidly resolved, for extra excitement.
She is now a solid little chunk of muscle who wants only two things in life: MORE NUM, and to learn to walk.
And otherwise? We are all well -- although the end of my leave is coming up. First re-engagement with the world: a conference in California, mid-January, that may involve seeing both my doctoral advisor and my frail and fading foster father.