I am a new aunt! For the third time, that is. It gives me immense pleasure & joy to announce the birth of our newest family member, Miss Helen Katherine Sanders. (Baby Helen's named after her great-grandmother, whom our girls affectionately call "GeGe.")
June 5, 2008, 1:03 pm, 6 lbs, 1 oz, 18 3/4 inches!
Here's the Sanders family (minus Big Sister Eliza--the OR is no place for a 19 month old, y'all!) looking amazingly well considering Mandy's innards are still hanging out on the other side of the drape. Robbie sent a picture of Helen actually being taken from her mommy's stomach, and I want everyone to know here and now: Helen's Uncle June refused to look! Yes, the doctor averted his eyes, oh Lord. Libbey and I got a good look, proclaimed it "awesome," and then patted ourselves on the back for remaining completely nonplussed about the entire thing. Obviously she gets her stoicism from me.
Mandy, Helen (sopreciousIjustwannakissherallover), and Robbie.
When Caroline woke from her nap at 3:00 I said to her, "Guess what? Baby Helen's here--Lizee is a big sister now! Whaddya think?" Her reply, I swear, was, "Ooooooh, that's good. I wanna see her. We go to Liza's house?" ADORABLE. With a spoon.
Sweet Helen, I want you to know we are so excited you're here (and a girl, and early, just as Aunt Lula predicted--we start playing the lottery today!) and can't wait to see you, hold you, and smother you with kisses. And because I love you bunches, I'll refrain from posting that particular picture in which your brand new tootie & all its glory can be easily seen. I have zero desire for any of our 4 girls to begin a career in internet porn, at any age. Just so you know.