We found out last Christmas Day that our granddaughter, Kennedy Beck, was going to be a big sister this summer. Then, on Valentine’s Day and just before millions of Texans (including yours truly) were plunged into a power grid meltdown in the midst of a fierce winter storm, we learned the new arrival would be a boy.
At 2:55 PM this past Monday, that boy — all six pounds, 10 ounces of Dylan Everett Beck — came into the world. He went home the next afternoon and, at last report, the members of the newly expanded family all were doing very well.
I get to hold grandchild #2 about an hour after he was born.
Image: Sarah Beck (a/k/a Kennedy’s and Dylan’s mom).
Incidentally: as I recently mentioned, I’ve been paying close attention to the new Astro static site generator and running some tests with it, so I’ve filed a few issues in its GitHub repository. When it became obvious that Dylan’s birth was going to happen soon, I responded to one issue’s proposed solution to say that I “will have to wait a while before I can try it, however — my daughter is in the process of delivering our second grandchild.” To my delight, this got mentioned on the Astro Discord community, whereupon I was greeted with a slew of congratulatory comments (and accompanying emojis) that I shared with Dylan’s proud parents: