Happy Halloween everyone! Here's just one (I promise) photograph of David Paul I of Stollen, taken at about 11:30am last Tuesday morning when he was about an hour old. Paul and I headed to the nursery for the first full check-up of his vital signs and his first sponge bath while the Grand Duchess Sonja was in recovery. Paul's rather peaceful composure here was a clever ruse it turns out. His first night home (last night) was a looooooooong one, and I think Sonja and I had about three hours of sleep between the two of us. Oh yes, I can hear many of your voices now, "Stokes, we tried to tell you. . . " I imagine there will be many such moments for the next 18 to 21 years or so . All the same, he's really an amazing little guy with the most pretty eyes when they're open.