Our viewing of the election returns last night was punctuated by lots of kicking from Miles. (Whether it represented delight or chagrin on his part will probably not become clear for a decade or two.)
In any event, Lisa was in considerable discomfort and worried that the young lad might be trying to force his way out into the world with a few well-placed kicks.
Dr. Levine, however, offered assurances this morning that babies do not, in fact, kick themselves out of the womb. (Again, Miles will probably need a couple of decades to develop this capacity). Only labor, infection or inducement will send Miles out into the fluorescently-lit world, and none of these are in his power to instigate.
It's good to know that we parents still retain some leverage in the new balance of power.