Our new baby

I’m happy — thrilled — to say that Anne and I Newborn Rafaare adopting a little baby boy, born Saturday in San Antonio. Rafael Aron Sandow, six pounds at birth, 20 inches long.

He’s utterly adorable. And loved.

You’ll understand that I haven’t posted to the blog since this happened. But I’ll wean myself back to work, bit by bit, after we take Rafa home.

There’s so much more to say, but I’ll leave it at this: We couldn’t be happier.

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  1. Anne says

    Dear Greg and Anne

    Congratulations! Looks like you’re in for a wonderful adventure and Rafa
    is in for a wonderful future. Who knows? He might even be a musician.

    Best wishes to all of you.

    Anne and Geoffrey

      • says

        Sing of the times — how few comments there are here about the new baby. The reason is pretty plain. Just about everyone who might have commented here responded to the tweets and Facebook posts that Anne and I did. That seems to be where communication largely takes place. Blogs, by contrast, seem downright old-fashioned. The’re perfect for getting ideas and projects around, but not fast enough for the news we exchange every day.

  2. says

    Hi Greg, and congratulations to you and Anne

    Heard you in Sydney, where I went to the big meeting of Music Council of Australia, and follow your posts. I’m a violist with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Personally, I think this is the best post of the lot. I’m totally mushy, as I’ve just become a Grandma! we have 3 kids, aged 24, 23 and 12. Grand daughter stopped crying at 1 day old during nappy change when I started singing, so stretch those vocal chords when they do …

    All the best! Helen

    • says

      Thanks so much, Helen, and nice to see you here. I have fond memories of my Australia visit — not just the talk I gave, but the people I met. Hope to return someday!

      And there’s nothing like a baby to make us mushy, is there? Anne and I are completely besotted. Love the little thing more than we ever dreamed we could. And we dreamed we’d love him a lot!

      We do sing to him. It’s right up there with his pacifier on any list of things that quiet him down.

      Today was a big day. Just over one month old, and for the first time, he looked at me and smiled! And giggled. I could have jumped over the moon…