Blake Matthews is one of our first (and only) designated groupies, keeping up with just about every venue in which the various Cabalists make themselves known. It is only good form, therefore, to note that Blake has also joined the ranks of the procreative:

I am happy to announce to you all the birth of our first child. Susan da Silva Matthews was born at 9:15 p.m. (Sao Paulo time) at the Santa Joana Hospital here in São Paulo. While I don’t recall her height(length), she is a big girl, weighing in at 8.1 lbs (cut me some slack, I have to convert everything from kilograms).

By all reports, mother and daughter (and father) are doing well. Me, I’m just tickled that I was on the list of people to be contacted. Congrats, Blake!

(There were two photos attached to the email, but Susan didn’t look any happier in the other one. Methinks she’s a little miffed at her change of accommodations.)