Although I did defend the dissertation in November, the degree will not be posted until May. A small point, but you know how academics are about small points.
Oh boy do I know what you are talking about...... In my book (particularly since we are not interacting in an academic sphere at the moment) you have earned the right to be called "Dr.". Just consider it my psychological intervention to help desensitize you to the upcoming joy when you hear somebody say "Dr. Little....."