(posted by Mike)
Aria Evangeline Rose Lucas has arrived!
She was born at 11:51pm last night (May 22, at least in Winnipeg time!). She weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and measured 20 1/4 inches. She is cute as a button!
Baby and mom are both doing great -- although Kristen is a little tired of course.
Once, not long after Calla was born, I was visiting my sister Peggy in Vancouver. A friend of hers asked me out of the blue, "What's it like to have a baby?" I thought for a moment, then said, "Well, you're in a room with a bunch of people, and suddenly there's a new person in the room, and she's yours, and she didn't come in through the door." I've never felt that more strongly than last night: the utter miracle that is new life, so much the opposite of (and yet so intertwined with) everything we experienced last April.
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