A new member of my extended family arrived today and we are all thrilled to welcome him to our wacky, loud, but always loving clan. Derek Elliott (first and middle names) was born this afternoon by C-section to a mom who after nearly a day of labor just couldn’t push anymore. He weighs 7 pounds, 4 ounces and while I haven’t seen him yet, word on the street is that he’s quite the looker. I’m picking up his bubbe and her partner at the airport tonight, and from there we will head straight to the hospital. I will have my camera in tow and will take lots of pictures of his gorgeousness.