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Creeping Inexorably Toward A Worthwhile Sub-Heading.
Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Holy Crap, I'm a Daddy!

Some of you may have noticed that I've been strangely silent the last couple of days (which figures, because I've suddenly received a ton more visitors due to a surprising but flattering link in an article on Slate.com; and a hearty welcome to all who came through there, I might add!), and while I'm sorry to have been missing in action, I hope the headline begins to explain it. But I should be more clear, so here's the scoop:

Good News

On April 12, 2004, Ella Isabelle Smart came into the world, weighing in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and measuring 19 and one half inches from head to toe. Not only did she come out on the day of the Cubs' home opener, but apparently was unwilling to miss a moment of the action, as she appeared at 1:05 PM CDT, approximately 15 minutes before the first pitch. I can't begin to tell you how cool I think that is.

Bad News

Unfortunately, Ella was unable to catch any of the game, as she had a day all too similar to her beloved team, and while I will spare you the details, suffice to say the delivery was rough and caused her some ill effects. Luckily, nothing was permanent, and while my wife Kris and I will have to wait until Monday to bring her home with us due to Ella's need to complete a seven day course of antibiotics, she is now, and will later be, a happy healthy baby girl.

The Consequences

I'm hoping you all will bear with me for a while. This blog will continue, although I expect posting to be sporadic for a bit, as I will be both time stretched and sleep deprived. I have no schedule or timetable, so just check back like you would normally, and hopefully I won't disappoint too often. I thank you in advance for your understanding.

I don't normally get into personal stuff in this space, but since this event will affect things here, and it's the single best thing to ever happen in my life, I felt it merited an entry. Despite the early setbacks we experienced, this is truly a blessing, and I thank you for taking a moment to share it with me. I'll be back soon with more Cubs content. My best to you all.

UPDATE:Here's a link to a few pictures of herself. I won't post any on here, as I refuse to subject others to unbearable cuteness against their will.

UPDATE:The above link should work now, as I've gotten enough brain together to put the album on a "public" setting, rather than private. Enjoy!

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