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Professor of Pain
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My partner and I have a new place with much more room and as of Thursday night at 11:20 PM a new family member, my daughter Aoife Sylvana. Aoife (pronounced ee-fa) is an Irish name that means "beautiful, radiant" and is also the name of a legendary woman warrior. Sylvana is the feminine form of Silvanus, the Greek god of forests and woodlands. Here is a picture:



My partner and I are early career academics, so we’ve been moving around a lot the past few years. She was offered a tenure track position so we jumped at the chance and accepted the offer in early June. I spent the first week in June making logistical arrangements and Ann’s brother looked at apartments for us at our destination. It was a crazy week with trying to find a place from a distance and make all the arrangements for a moving service, etc. We settled on one of those "you pack, we haul" companies that drop off a trailer for you to load yourself. We packed the house the week of 8 June, the trailer was dropped off on June 12 and we hired local professionals to load the trailer on Sunday June 14.

Ann, our two cats and I then drove 1500 miles from eastern Washington to Minnesota and arrived at our new place on Thursday June 18. Our stuff arrived the next day and we hired professional movers to unload the trailer for us. THEN, on the following Monday, just 3.5 days after arriving at our new home, I left for a two-day job interview at the University of Alaska Anchorage that had me traveling most of the following week. We managed to find a midwife, birthing center and doula that Ann was comfortable with about an hour’s drive north of home. We spent the next few weeks settling in to the new place, trying to get everything ready before Ann’s due date of 23 July. She delivered a week late so we managed to get all settled before the birth with our additional room and space in our new home.
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Beautiful girl, beautiful name, great story.

Gratz!
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Congrats! Now put her to work plowing! There's empty acreage to fill!
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Congratulations! She's so cute!

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Congrats. Hello baby, goodbye snore snore
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Now that we've moved, unpacked, settled in to the new place, and have our baby, life can return to normal, right?
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That is not Depeche but rather
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Elfbane wrote:
Now that we've moved, unpacked, settled in to the new place, and have our baby, life can return to normal, right?


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...HAHA...HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

*gasp*

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Oh, and congratulations!
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Bffffttt, Pffffttt, Buuuuurtt........
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Congrats!
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Progmode wrote:
Elfbane wrote:
Now that we've moved, unpacked, settled in to the new place, and have our baby, life can return to normal, right?


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...HAHA...HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

*gasp*

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Oh, and congratulations!

Wait... what's that supposed to mean?! shake
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