So, last night, San Francisco time, I was sitting at home, quietly, with a glass of wine, doing some work. (Just one glass; don't worry.) I grabbed my blackberry to get an address and noticed that I had missed a call. "Funny, I didn't hear the phone ring. Strange number, too; too many digits. Oh, well."
Holy crap! That call was from India. About 10 minutes ago. Shit. Dial, damn it; faster; stupid voice mail. "Hello, Jeff. This is Dr. Shivani. Janki's water broke and she is in delivery. I will call you again in about 15 minutes with news."
Okay, breath. "How do you dial India again? 011-91 ... okay, got it."
"Hi, Dr. Shivani? This is Jeff ..."
"About another 10 minutes; I'll call you back."
The longest 10 minutes of my life.
Then the call that made last night the Best Saturday Night Ever. "Congratulations. You are the proud parents of a baby girl and a baby boy."
Absolute, unmitigated joy.
Welcome Jenny Lynn and Kaden Alexander.
I'm not sure that it's possible to love anything or anyone more than we love you. But we'll try our best.
Now, start growing squirts, so we can bust you out of hospital detention.