Okay, I'm home from the hospital and finally have everything settled around here enough to post again. I am proud to announce that as of 4:41 Arizona time, Monday, January 19, 2009, I have a new baby boy, Quinlan. He weighed 9 pounds 6.2 ounces, was 20 1/2 inches long, and is in perfect health. The labor was induced, took about 9 hours from the start of medication, and no caesarean was required (a lot of people ask this, and I'm not sure why. I suppose they think he was a big baby). I opted for an epidural, which I highly recommend, and while sore and easily tired out, I have been feeling quite good and energetic overall since Tuesday. Quinn has sandy brown hair, not particularly thick, and big fat chipmunk cheeks. He sleeps a great deal without fussing, and so far doesn't cry unless he specifically wants something. Sometimes, what he's crying for is simply to be held, because he's quite the cuddle-bunny. Fortunately, he has no shortage of people waiting in line to hold him, just as soon as they can pry him out of his daddy's hands.