Still somewhat surreal, but I'm really excited and scared at the same time. I've delivered major commercial server software releases on time within budget with many innovations and patents resulting, but I've never had a little life on the way to deliver. He's due in May, and my hope is I won't muck up being a father somehow. I guess I'm somewhat comforted that this whole thing has been going on pretty much uninterrupted for about 5 million years, so I'm hoping most of the bugs have been ironed out of the development, beta and delivery processes by now :)
Anyway, to those of you who have already become parents, congrats and I wish you all the best.
To my boy who may one day dig this post out of an archive somewhere: son, you were loved before you were born, and I apologize in advance for anything I might not get right.
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