How It Happened


A few days before Rory's birth, I mused about how things might go down. Now, finally, nearly 8 weeks later, I've written the final chapter of the pregnancy. The scene: mid-morning outside of Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan. Michael and I are on our cell phones at the bus stop, frantically texting and making [...]

More Pix


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Rory’s Arrival


Rory Melvin was born at 10:15 pm on June 5th. He was 7 lbs and 2 oz. Mom and baby are healthy and doing well.

The Birth Story — Anticipation

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By now, a day before my due date, I've scoured the Internet for birth stories -- stories of water breaking, of castor-oil-taking, of mad rushes to the hospital, of C-sections. I'm looking for clues of what to expect. Nine months ago, we started down the inexorable path to the baby's birth. As the clock counted [...]

Aunt Mary’s Visit

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While Michael is off on his business trip to Japan, my Aunt Mary has come to help out with Callum. She's discovered he's quite a handful -- and also a sweet beautiful boy (if I say so myself...). Anyway, here's a pic of Aunt Mary with the little one. Oh, one quick update on Callum. [...]