Been too busy to really update much, but Sophie Louise Delle Chiaie was born on May 24th at 8:05 PM, weighing 7 lbs 3 oz and measuring 19.5 inches. From what I hear, it was a long labor, but Heather did the whole thing without any drugs, and is so calm and serene about everything! My sister is an amazing woman.
We're hoping to send them some flowers, and I also want to send my sister a book called The Baby Owners Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance, which is available at Amazon.com. I highly recommend it to any geeky or techie person who's considering having a child. It's written just like a hardware manual, except easy to understand and with lovely funny illustrations. Plus, the information is spot-on accurate as well as humorously presented! Do I sound like a commercial? I swear I'm not getting any kickbacks. :-)
And finally, a photo of the little one.
This photo was taken shortly after she was born, and already she's a heart-breaker! :-)
- Sophie arrived safely!