James Aiello was born on Tuesday night, May 23, in a nearby hospital. Jimmy was 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and 20 inches long at birth. My wife Kathleen and Jimmy are doing fine. Many friends and relatives visited during their stay in the hospital. They came home on Saturday afternoon, in time for most of the long Memorial Day weekend.
Kathleen and I took about 65 photos and uploaded them to Flickr as soon as we got back home. A lot of the services that Flickr provides, such as a built-in invitation management service, are really useful when you want to give friends and family fast access to a set of photos, but don't want the world to see them. There are many other ways to get a job like this done, but Flickr makes it easy.
Thanks to everyone who has already sent their best wishes.
Although our families and our closest friends knew that Kathleen was pregnant, I never took the opportunity to mention it here on Operation Gadget. The main reason was that I didn't want to give myself another reason to go off-topic. It's hard for me to keep this site as focused as I would like sometimes. I hope this makes sense to you.