…to bring you the following important real-life announcement.

Amelia Rose Darcy

That is my wife Cindy holding our first child, Amelia Rose, who was born at 8:47am this morning weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Cindy’s doing fine, and Amy so far seems to be an exceptionally healthy and even-tempered baby. I know it’s not the greatest photo for either subject, but we all sort of had other goals besides getting the perfect picture.

As anyone who has been through a similar experience could probably guess from the birth time, I’m a little more tired even than the average for a new dad. I’m sure I’ll be posting plenty of pictures and comments about the joys and trials of new-parenthood in the future, but for now I’ll keep it brief.