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Aubrey Nicol

8 Jul


Aubrey Nicol, all 7 pounds, 9 ounces of her, put in her appearance at 3:55 on July 7, 2014.Aubrey 6

I wouldn’t go so far as to say her mom and dad are proud of her, but she is a beautiful, quiet, and sweet tempered baby. I claim she got that full head of black hair from The Squire’s side of the family, but her dad says “It’s all Italian.”

Could be.

Every night during Amanda’s pregnancy, Steve would lay his head on her tummy and talk and sing lullabies to the baby. Having heard his  voice from the very beginning, she instinctively turns her head toward him now when he is talking.

She is very good about picking up her head and looking around, although she hasn’t quite gotten the “laying it back down” part sorted out.  Plonk!

Way back when, I made up name plaques for each of the grandchildren, so of course Aubrey had to have one, too.  Across the top is Russian, Hindi, Urdu, then Aramaic, English, Cherokee, and Arabic, Hebrew and Greek on the bottom.

Welcome to the big world, little girl!

Aubrey 2

It’s A Girl!

3 Feb

A very, very busy girl.

Eldest granddaughter, the June Bride, is pregnant and due in July.  She insists this baby is going to be born on the 4th, and knowing how determined she is, I’m quite sure that will be the case, no matter what the doctor has in mind.

She, her husband, and Eldest daughter went in to have a sonogram done. (A group portrait, if ever there was one.) The baby was scooting all over the place, playing peek-a-boo with the umbilical cord, turning around backwards, and generally having a merry time. The doctor joked that he probably didn’t need to worry too much about getting a heartbeat, but “we are gathered here today” to find out if this little rascal is a boy or a girl. He actually had to put his hand on Mom’s womb and push down to corner the dear child, and …

Yes! It is a girl.

We already have three great-grandsons, so a girl will be a nice balance.

And good luck keeping riding herd on that kid, if her prenatal antics are any indication of her personality.