Baby Alessia, you're two months away from joining this nutty little family of ours. The past 7 months have flown by. As well as crawled. I think mom would agree with the latter. She's done all the heavy lifting. Me? I just peel her fruit and sing you songs.

Please keep in mind your dad has an old no-name guitar that won't stay in tune. He also has no real knowledge of the guitar, as he just figured most of this stuff out by trial and error. And finally, in the immortal words of William Hung, "I have no professional experience."

That said, this is for you, baby girl.

("The Waiting" - as stolen from Tom Petty)