You probably won't be hearing much from us for a while...or at least, nothing from me for a while, as tomorrow we are going into the hospital for a scheduled surgical delivery of baby Violet Mai Holbo. Exciting stuff. I have to admit that the prospect of feeling, not pain, but the sensation of being "unzipped" sounds a bit creepy, but that's why a) they put up a screen so you don't see knives and b) they sedate you. Anyway, this has been the longest 8 months of my life and I am very excited to get a baby out of the whole deal. Everybody wish us all luck. I am ready to see some trailing clouds of glory.