Our first godchild, Lucy, was born at 10:15 this morning. The mother's labor was easy--she went to daily Mass at 9am, and her husband barely had time to get back to the house after taking her home and dropping their toddler off with the babysitter. The midwife also barely made it. What a good girl to come so quickly!
I was afraid that I would feel jealous, but really I am just deliriously happy for them, and for myself and my husband. We already adore Lucy's older brother, and I am sure that Lucy will be just as easy to love. Her baptism was already scheduled, for February 12, the day we will officially become her godparents and accept the responsibility to pray for her and look out for her spiritual welfare forever.
Unfortunately, the blanket I was making for her is blue and white--I was convinced she would be a boy!