In case someone who reads this happens to be Out of the loop...Claire Annemarie Van Patten made her grand entry into the world yesterday at 7:17pm. She weighed 7lbs and 14oz. And was 21 inches long. Some time in the next few days (that is...if I ever have time again!) I will post pictures and write a detailed - not graphic - account of my birth story, even if it is just for me to look back on and remember...it's a wild one. But the bottom line is that we have a beautiful healthy little girl and I am doing pretty well myself.