Monday, April 05, 2010

Air and Sun and Noodles

We praise God for the healthy delivery of Baby Shashi. She is 6 pounds and 4 ounces. She has my brother's blue eyes and Meena's nose.

Because the cord was wrapped around her neck, they needed to deliver her by c-section. All are healthy and well and already nursing.

I swear this baby was like a celebrity with everyone clamoring to have their picture taken with her.

This is my first niece. The first child of one of my brothers. I was just holding her for a little while like I hold all babies and then at some point I let myself actually think about who this baby was.

I had this very powerful emotion and can only think of the lyrics to a Vance Gilbert song to explain it to you.
There is a hope
That's been expressed in you
The hope of seven generations, maybe more
And this is the faith
That they invest in you
It's that you'll do one better than was done before.

Yesterday Daniel protested that he will fight for the right for his kid to live out the status quo.

Somehow, I don't believe he'll need to.


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Anonymous said...

Is it not the most amazing feeling to suddenly have a niece? Congratulations to you and your family!

ABG said...

She's perfectly lovely in every way. Congrats to you and to Daniel and his beloved...and to your parents--GRANDPARENTS. Bet they're loving that. Hugs.

Emily DeWan Photography said...

Congratulations Auntie Rebecca! How exciting for the whole family.

Jake and Jess said...

So beautiful... I think you should tell me what the title of that song is.