In which I write in a frantic manner while my sis-in-law pushes out a baby

Right now, at this very moment, Emily & Justin & parents are at the “Special Beginnings” birthing center, while Emily has increasingly frequent contractions. And I am not there. I am here, and I am frantic.

Here are some utterly unrelated pictures of peach-picking to take the edge off.


I want to be there. I want to help. I desperately want to knit her something, but I already knit that baby two things and besides what on earth could I have done by the time I see them. (A hat! I could knit a baby hat… I so could. I have blue cotton; I’m sure I do… But no. Must control self.) Think happy thoughts, all. Send prayer waves of speed and energy and health towards these two new parents and the kid who is right now making a rather auspicious beginning into an excellent family.

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