January 27, 2004

Wildly Good News

Filed under: analog — mhoye @ 7:19 pm

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. Yay. Welcome indeed, Catherine.

    Comment by Zeynep — January 27, 2004 @ 8:46 pm

  2. 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.

    Comment by Mike Hoye — January 28, 2004 @ 1:01 am

  3. inexpressible joy. bordering on tears in public place.

    Comment by Nick — January 28, 2004 @ 6:23 am

  4. 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.)

    Comment by Maggie — January 28, 2004 @ 12:00 pm

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

    Comment by Jeff — January 28, 2004 @ 8:41 pm

  6. The first pictures are up —

    Comment by Alex — January 28, 2004 @ 10:12 pm

  7. Thanks, Alex.

    Comment by Mike Hoye — January 28, 2004 @ 10:31 pm

  8. I’m overwhelmed. What an incredible joy.


    Comment by shaver — January 29, 2004 @ 7:48 pm

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