Emma Laine Smith…

Picture002 1 794288 Emma Laine Smith...….was born at 7:21 a.m. this morning. Ben’s lovely and talented brand-new daughter weighs 7 lbs. and 7 oz., and she is only rivaled in charm by her older brother, Hugo.

I’ll be taking the reins here while Ben basks in his new-fatherness. As you know, I have less experience doing this than Ben (though more than Emma), so I’ll be grateful for any tips you can send to me at jbruder@observer.com.