Obligatory baby-in-a-basket photo
Posts are on hold for a while, since baby Lydia Willow Bower has arrived on 9/16 at 10:16 PM. She weighed in at 7 pounds, and was 19.5 inches long. Lydia and Willow were chosen just because we like them as names, but it turns out we have several Lydias in my extended family tree, including Lydia Gorham, duaghter of Desire Gorham, first generation daughter of two original Mayflower families. Congrats Lydia, you get to carry on the family heritage of being related to that guy (John Howland) who fell off the boat!
All hail Her Royal Tininess, on her Bunny Throne
I am profoundly awed, proud, and terrified as a new dad, but Kate's parents are here and it's all going smoothly so far (her propensity for being a night owl/banshee in the wee hours of the morning notwithstanding.) More pictures and gushing posts about my little Snowflake to follow, indubitably.
I'm going to be the most photographed child ever.