This is why I haven't been around much in the blogosphere... too busy in the babyshphere:
Leena Avani Karmarkar was born on November 3rd, 2006. On our way to the hospital while I was laboring, I made my husband pull over at a mailbox so I could send off my ballot... I always wait until the last minute on things. But, hey, I got to vote. Had I been in another state, it's likely I would have never made it out on November 7th to vote since that was the day we came home from the hospital. It made me think of all the women across the country who didn't get to vote because they were either giving birth or coming home from the hospital with a new baby. I appreciate Oregon's Vote By Mail system more than ever.
And, how happy we were to bring our baby home on such a great day! The victories in Oregon and nationally made us feel hopeful for Leena's future. I felt lucky that my vote was part of those victories.