to anyone else I know about to have a baby:

Please, please, please. If you send out a mass email to your friends with a link to an online photo gallery of "photos of the new baby," WARN ME if the slide show is going to include completely horrific explicit photos of the actual birth. I was eating my lunch & checking my personal email. I was not expecting to have to see your genitals (I don't know you that well), or your blood-covered baby, or the cutting of the umbilical cord. At that point I managed to hit "stop" on the damn slideshow -- I was only on slide 5 or 6 out of 45!

Eeeccch. Now I feel kind of queasy. Not at all like going out and buying you a baby present.