My wife gave birth to our first child, a beautiful baby girl, yesterday morning (January 26). Both mama and baby are doing splendidly, and papa is elated, overwhelmed, exhausted, and full of both love and purpose.
No name yet, and in keeping with my general blog policy about my close family, not many details to be shared publicly. But in due course, I will have a few things to say about this new arrival and her impact upon our lives. I am not, at nearly forty-two, the youngest of first-time fathers. But I am surely among the readiest, having awaited this for a very, very long time.
Very little blogging for the next couple of weeks. I will be heading back to teaching tomorrow. Paternal leave, such as it, is parsimonious at best, and I have students who do need me in the classroom. Most of the rest of my (no doubt many) waking hours will be spent with my wife and new daughter. I will moderate posts as I can, and ease back into blogging when the time is right.