Friday, September 22, 2006

Meet Lily--the newest member of our garden-themed family

For those of you that don't know, my sister has been pregnant for something like 10 months now, although reliable sources have informed me that to her it's felt something like 50 years. I should say had been pregnant, because last night she had Lily Ann Swackhamer after labor roughly the same length as the pregnancy. Lily turned out to be the epitome of her namesake--tall and skinny, with a crown of thick blonde. Think Calla Lily (this one, not this one) without the thick orange stamen. For you stats hounds, Lily weighed in at 6 lbs, 3 oz and was 20" long. She definitely takes after her mom (tall and skinny with blond hair, not 6 lbs and less than 2 feet tall). We would be flashing her picture to everyone right now, but we don't have any shots of the new Lairpup (shoot, Swackhamer pup, sorry Greg) because somebody hasn't gotten around to sending us any photos of her. As if they're busy, the lazy bums.

Eden is pumped--now she has someone to bully besides her parents. When we told her of her new cousin, she said, "Bleee--weeeee-hee-ah!" Which we take to mean, "indeed, I am very enthusiastic for the opportunity to socially interact with a family member much the same age as I." Or something.

Congrats, Christy and Greg--we couldn't be happier for you guys and we send all our love. And no, this doesn't mean you can now claim the clothes Eden has outgrown. Okay, maybe some of them.

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