This has very little to do with aikido, but it’s news I’d like to share regardless:
We have just found out that my wife and are having a baby boy! The little guy is due at the end of December. According to the ultrasound technician, he’s doing great and is actually ahead of schedule in terms of growth, etc. I have no idea what most of the stuff means. They tell me he’s healthy, and that’s all I care about.
For those interested: yes, we even have a name picked out. Max Karl Shevitz, after my great-grandfather (Max) and my father-in-law (Karl). My daughter’s tremendously excited, as are we all. But note to self: remember to get lots of sleep now–come January, it’s going to be in short supply…
We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming. 🙂