Wildly Good News

I am struggling to carry this with big, significant words, and I can’t; it feels larger than I can lift. So here it is: at 8:30 this morning, Chris and Darcy made the leap from expectant parents to actual, full-fledged parents, with the birth of their daughter.

Their new girl-child is reported to be in good health; the mother is well, though understandably fatigued. The correct number of fingers and toes are attached to the correct number of limbs in the correct places, as per the specifications.

Darcy is resting; Chris sounded good on the phone. Tara won the pool, and I expect to have pictures up soon.

Welcome to the world, Catherine. It may be a little colder than you’re used to, but you’ll find it’s also roomier.

Update: Alex provides us with a a handful of pictures. Huzzah!


  1. Zeynep
    Posted January 27, 2004 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Yay. Welcome indeed, Catherine.

  2. Mike Hoye
    Posted January 28, 2004 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    Nine pounds, eight ounces, full name Catherine Zoe Rootham.

    I’m trying to work together something glib about parenthood, Catherine the Great and the Conservation of Greatness but it’s not coming together for me.

  3. Nick
    Posted January 28, 2004 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    inexpressible joy. bordering on tears in public place.

  4. Posted January 28, 2004 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Many congratulations to them. It’s a hell of an adventure.

    (Alexander will be 12 in June, and I still sometimes feel like I’m not ready to be someone’s mother.)

  5. Jeff
    Posted January 28, 2004 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Hearty congratulations, and a welcome to the new one. Welcome to our world. :-)

  6. Posted January 28, 2004 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    The first pictures are up — http://alex.2y.net:2360/catherine/index.html

  7. Mike Hoye
    Posted January 28, 2004 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Alex.

  8. Posted January 29, 2004 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    I’m overwhelmed. What an incredible joy.