I know, there should be a pear muffin or a watermelon cobbler up there. But She Who Bore Me has been asking WHEN, WHEN, WHEN I’m going to post a photo of my new niece, Laney Katheryn (aka Ladybug or Bug), so here she is.
When I went to my sister’s house to take the photo, I was fully prepared for your typical blotchy, chapped, slightly crusty newborn with hair in all the wrong places who gradually cutens up. But this is Laney at 3 days.
The sort of bewitching baby who smells like lavender and makes your ovaries quiver, and suddenly paying $25 for a pair of shoes the size of cricket seems like exactly the right thing to do.
The sort of baby who should have an animated bluebird singing on her shoulder and fairy godmothers granting her wishes, but she seems perfectly willing to make due with us.
Especially if we keep her fed.
Welcome to the world, Laney!