well, ellen and david really went and had a baby! it was strange to imagine them as parents until we arrived and saw them with stella. she's two weeks old and pretty easy going. my mom has been here for about a week (she's leaving this afternoon) giving massages, holding stella, changing diapers, helping around the house, walking miles and feeding the sleepy parents of this baby. bean and boo and i are doing our best to be just as helpful.