Liam welcomes his baby sister, our latest addition who was born on 6/19/09, checking in at 7lbs.11oz. and 19 1/2" long. She is beautiful, strong and healthy but has been saddled with the unfortunate name of Piper Ann. God knows, as a good ex-hippie, I raised my boy to avoid all manner of yuppie-isms but, clearly, I have failed. I fear that with a name like that, my poor benighted little grand-daughter will be condemned to a life of twin sets, pearls, birkenstocks and Beemers ... God save her, she might even marry someone named Chas [pronounced in the snootiest of "old money" accents]. I have been practicing saying her name over and over again so that when I finally meet her I'll be able to say it without wincing. My only hope is that Liam will give her a good solid nickname that the rest of the family can adopt without aggravating my daughter-in-law unduly. I know, I know ... I am a terribly unnatural grandmother ... but I have always considered names important.
Sleep well, little one, and enjoy only the sweetest of dreams.