Mrs. Netpackrat and I celebrated the birth of our first child, a son, just a few days ago. Aside from being on the small side (5 lbs even), he seems to be doing pretty well. He's the first male child of his generation to bear the family name, and is also named for my late cousin and father, so he's already made a lot of people happy just by showing up. It's taken us over 6 years of struggle just to get to this point. He seems pretty happy just sitting on the couch with his dad, with the mother in law's early warning system providing security overwatch:
Here is the part where I exploit my newborn son for commercial gain.... To celebrate his birth, I'm going to be offering a special on all of my rifle stocks from now until whenever I decide to discontinue doing so. Effective immediately, all stock prices are reduced by $10 each, AND I will be including free shipping with every stock purchase. Please visit my website for more details, but that's the gist of it.