Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Babycrat Is Here!

Proud papa (i.e. me) with the Babycrat on the first night of her life,
just before the hurricane hit DC.

[Professor Farnsworth voice:] Good news, everyone! [/end voice]

About a week ago, right before the hurricane hit DC, the Babycrat decided to join us in the wider world! She, her mama, and I then rode out the hurricane in the hospital - good timing, little one ;) Thus far, the three of us are doing very well, in spite of the inevitable sleep deprivation.

So, that's why there's been no posting this week, and between the Babycrat and my ongoing politics-induced coma/depression, there probably won't be any more posting for another week or two. Then, once we've gotten over the election season (and Babycrat's mom and I have gotten a little more used to this whole being parents thing), I'll ramp back up again with my usual fare - i.e. whatever interests me, with a tilt towards economics, politics, and international affairs.

In the meantime, have fun, take care of yourselves, go vote on Tuesday if you live in a battleground state (and if you don't, it doesn't really matter if you vote or not, thanks to our stupid Electoral College system, now does it?), and for God's sake, don't turn on the TV until at least next Sunday.

-The Angry Bureaucrat


  1. Congratulations! I was born in a hurricane myself. (it's a gas, gas, gas.) My mother says that the low atmospheric pressure made all the babies come out that day.

  2. Thanks, Joe!

    Our doula told us that it's common practice in some countries/areas (especially island countries) to gather together all of the full-term women in the hospital just before a hurricane hits because so many of them will go into labor and because it's obviously difficult to get them to the hospital in the middle of a hurricane. This time, it was the perfect baby-birthing storm, with the hurricane generating record low pressures and a full moon coming a day or two later, which also correlates with increased births, apparently.

    Luckily, the Babycrat came at the perfect time, just before the storm!