As of about three hours ago, I have a brand-new nephew! We think his name is Ari, but the parents are still wavering, so we’re unsure. But he’s 8 pounds and perfectly healthy; my sister-in-law had a home birth she was extremely happy with. In a couple of weeks I will be headed home to give him some quality cuddle time.
Mom, Dad, older brother Eli and wee one are just fine, but the dog (who has been the “baby” of the family for years now) is apparently very put out.