This is for my great friends Jack and Hilary who are at the hospital at this very moment preparing for the birth of their first child. Hilary, God bless her cervix, has been in labor for 29 hours and has just been informed that they will have to do a C-Section in an hour and a half. This little baguette did not want to come out of that gorgeous oven so they have go in and insist. By 1 a.m. they will have either a boy or a girl (they are those people who have the patience and the calm to NOT find out which sex the baby is, I could never... I am too needy) and will know the full force of a crying, demanding, beautiful baby and all that accompanies this huge milestone. They will be tired, tearful, jovial, cranky and elated for the remainder of the evening and into the next 18 years of their lives. And the vagina will be just like it was the day they met! That, my friends, is the silver lining!