P.S. Birthdays within four days won't necessarily unite Ezra and Imogene as kindred spirits later in life, but that is my secret hope.
P.P.S. Little Imogene also has the best punk-rock birthday around, showing up on the date immortalized by NOFX in my favourite song of theirs. Somehow you just know this kid is going to be too cool for school. I thought the last few lines might have captured a bit of how Esther was feeling toward the end of the pregnancy, it's good fun either way:
the air is sweet, the summer flowers bloomin'
nowhere in sight is there anything grey
feelings of joy are filling the street
yeah, August 8th is beautiful day
like waking up from a f*cked up dream,
suddenly everything's looking good
there's been no permanent damage done
yeah, August 8th came right when it should