Saturday, June 27, 2009

A new grand-daughter

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.


Erica said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news!

Eva said...

Welcome to the world, little one!

Congratulations to all!

mainely stitching said...

Oh my gosh, that's funny (about Piper's name) but she's such a beauty! She'll carry her name in style & strength!

Rachel S said...

She is so pretty. I like her name. I wouldn't worry about her being tooo preppy--just spend time with her,showing her how to find the pansies and masks on the beach, and she'll be fine.