While this may not be a personal blog, events like this are nice to share. Here is my son-in-law’s e-mail:
To his utter astonishment your grandson was born on August 19 at 4:16 p.m. He weighed in at 7 lb 4 oz and passed the Apgar test with flying colors, reaping the benefits of more than nine months of assiduous preparation. He is already happy to demonstrate his command of German umlauts by regularly reciting “rabäh, rabäh,” a perennial infant favorite the world over. Mother and child are exhausted but resting happily at home.
Besides, of course, being born to a beautiful and loving mother, he is also lucky to have a father who captures that look upon his son’s face – the “utter astonishment” at entering this loud, bright, and exciting world.