When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
— from Peter Pan, by James M. Barrie
This post is a bit late, but I didn’t get permission to post the pictures until today, so . . .
On January 10, at 4:51 am, my best friend Aimee and her husband Tim welcomed their first child (and my godson), Benjamin Walter. This giant baby arrived after only about 7 hours of labor and he came so fast Aimee wasn’t able to get an epidural. She is officially my hero, because Ben weighed in at 9 pounds, 10 ounces. Yowza.
Here he is just born:
And here are his little feet:
And here he is a few days ago, getting settled in at home in Texas:
Just before he was born, I booked my ticket out to Texas for next month, and I can’t wait to meet him! Plus, I haven’t seen Aimee since she and Tim moved to Texas in September, so this will be a great trip. I just wanted to share such a special thing with all of you; Aimee and Tim are over the moon, obviously, and I just am so happy for them!