Pictured here are my brother Matthew, his wife Beth and my new niece Mia Elizabeth Hennessy. She was born around 9 a.m. this morning and weighed about 9 lbs. As you can tell, Matt dressed up for the photo. B) Actually, neither of them have slept a wink since yesterday when they decided to wait out contractions in their car outside the hospital to make sure that they would be admitted and not be turned back. What I find funny is that my family got an email from Beth last night. It said that during her doctor's visit he told her she was dilated 1 cm. and the baby could arrive in the next week. The next day... poof! There's the baby.
Pictured here are mother and daughter. Mia is just out of the oven and she is already eyeing a really soft pink bear that Uncle Martin bought for her. We'll see if it doesn't wind up on the floor someday. I also dropped off a pair of pink baby shoes. One of the shoes has lines on it to fill out for her name, date, weight and length. As impressed as I am with myself, I am so proud of my sister-in-law and brother. They sure made a beautiful baby which could be going home with them as soon as tomorrow.