S'okay, I know you weren't friends with betagoddess
(although I'm positive you would have loved as much as we her list-sibs did). And I'm doing a little better now that her daughter has taken up the reins and started her own LJ. I can hear echoes of her mother in her speech patterns and that's a lovely thing.
As for the newest members of the family, I haven't met either one of the fathers' babies yet (and not being into babies, that's fine by me). I'm sure I'll like them better once they're able to use words and hope that their father will grow into being a great dad.