I had a post all ready to put up about some of the wonderful gifts--tangible and intangible--we've received this season, but then my little nephew went and got himself born this morning.
And babies need their own post, don't you know. You can't lump them in with a list of bulleted items.
Mederith Owen William was born this morning to his proud parents, Tyler and Sarah. He will no doubt have blue eyes, and maybe even red hair, just like his dad and great-grandpa (for whom he was named after).
Three cars worth of people--including Med's sisters Clover and Toby and his cousins Sydney, Jules, and Amanda--got to meet Med for the very first time this afternoon, and you never saw five little girls so happy to meet the newest member of the family.
Oh little boy. You are going to have quite the time growing up on the farm with all these girls.
Both baby and mother are doing well. Med was passed around to all the family members, and Sarah snapped a million pictures. Those zoom lenses come in very handy when you've just had a baby and need to rest in a hospital bed. The hospital's WiFi also comes in handy for posting pictures.
And the most precious photo of the morning is my grandma, holding her 17th great-grandchild, whose name reminds her of the man she married so many years ago. Little Med, meet Grandma-Great. She'll have lots of stories to tell you about the first Mederith whose life was a remarkable one, indeed.
Welcome to the world, little Med. We're so happy to meet you.