Ben and Mary Ellen are parents! Madeleine was born at 1:30 Tuesday morning, and we were lucky enough to meet her this evening. She is perfect in every way, with almond-shaped dark blue eyes that look like they'll turn brown, olive skin and a head of brown hair with a golden cast that I am guessing will turn blonde. She looks a lot like Mary Ellen, and she gazed docilely at me as I held her, then fell asleep. No trace of Ben...yet.