Not all of us have births or other child-related rites of passage to celebrate.
For my mate Mait (Daniel Maitland, that is) there can be other types of creativity to shout about.
Dan's in my writers' group and is a talented novelist, short story writer, poet and musician.
Last week I went to the launch of his album, Rumours of a Nice Day, where he's pulled together his myriad skills and put them onto one lovely round shiny disc.
With elements of folk, blues, jazz and quintessential Dan-ness, the album is a worthy addition to any music-lover's CD rack.
You can check Dan's MySpace here to hear some of the tracks.
Then buy the album. And enjoy.