Last night at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, my fourth niece, Sofia Marie Mazzola, was born to my sister Barbara and her husband John. It is their second child, and second daughter. Sophia weighed in at 9 pounds, 8 ounces, just a half-ounce less than when I was born. My sister and my niece are doing fine.
I am now an uncle for the eighth time. Four of my sisters now have two children apiece, and they each have two of the same sex.