Monday, May 21, 2007

Call Me Uncle

Abigail Ann was delivered today, wriggling and dancing, at 10:36 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Parents and baby are doing fine. Susan made it through the whole thing without anaesthetics. Abby weighs 7 pounds, 15 ounces and has dark, wavy hair. 19.5 inches long. Ten fingers, ten toes, and all the rest presumably in order.

After she was born, she was given to Susan and started nursing in a split second. Typical of our family–upon arrival, the first thing she wants is lunch.

At what point do you suppose I will stop jumping up and down and grinning like an idiot?

This just in! Pictures!

Miracle

I see Grandma Ann made it through the experience with her manicure intact. I'd recognize that shade anywhere. Way to go, Grandma.

241 comments:

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Mrs.Q said...

Hooray! Congratulations! I can say from much experience that aunt-hood is the best thing ever, and I hope it's the same for you & uncle-hood! (My husband offers one piece of advice: at some point, before she's old enough to climb you like a jungle-gym, get kneepads.)

marie in florida said...

never. you get to keep that excitement forever.

Anonymous said...

Delurking to say "Congrats, Uncle" and welcome to Abigail Ann!

MJ

Marty52 said...

Never, my dear! A child brings special joy forever... lots of dirty diapers, too... but that's beside the point!!!

Many hearty congratulations... you will be a superb uncle!

Jen said...

Woohoo! Delurking to celebrate with you. A good birth, and off to a roaring nursing start. Hooray Abigail! Lunch is a lovely way to start the day...

And congratulations to Uncle Franklin, Mom, and all. Looks like Abigail chose her family well.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations uncle Franklin - from South Africa. Best wishes to the new parents. Now finish that shawl!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! That's lovely news. Good to know that mum, baby (and presumably dad!) are doing so well.

Auntiehood is great fun, all of the fun non of the mess. Unclehood can only be as fab :)

April said...

Congratulations, Uncle Franklin! What a wonderful day for everyone. I hope little Abby grows up to be just as delightful as her uncle is.

Former co-worker Rebecca said...

Congratulations to your whole family!

~~Knitting Addict~~ said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And hugs to all!

And about the jumping thing -- perhaps NEVER! Having one of each myself, I can say nieces and nephews are the BEST! Especially when you don't have little ones of your own (I am speaking of myself here -- but I know for now you're in the same boat!)

I am sure she will love you as much as you love her and you'll always be putty in her hands :)

Lucky child to have such a wonderfully loving Uncle! I am thrilled for you, Franklin!

knitting labrat said...

Delurking too. YOu will hopefully never get over that excitement. Babies are delightful, and toddlers are more fun. Once they hit the teenage years, you are glad that you are only an uncle.

Laurel said...

Congratulations! What a fabulous day for you and your family. Abigail is a cutie, and that's not easy to be after delivery.

doodah said...

Congratulations!

geogrrl said...

Whew! Well, she took her time getting here, but first babies are like that.

I'm so glad mother and daughter have come through the experience unscathed. I wish both of them good health and a bright future for the little one.

Abigail is a lovely name.

ellen said...

Congratulations, uncle . She's just lovely.

JoVE said...

Congrats. You can jump and grin all you like. Abigail Ann is such a lovely name.

(P.S. they mostly don'T give anaesthesia for child-birth. More like hallucinogens to keep your mind off it. You can't sleep; it's too hard work. that's why I didn't want any.)

Stacie said...

Congratulations, uncle!

amysue said...

Mazel tov to you the new Uncle and to baby Abigail, her parents and extended family!!

Welcome to the world!

tricotchick said...

Congratulations! Abigail is a beautiful baby with a great name! Congratulations to the new parents and grandparents. You'll love being an uncle! And she will love being your niece! Congratulations!!

Lori said...

Congratulations, Uncle Franklin.

And one of the best parts about being the uncle (or aunt) is that you get to spoil them and be the 'cool' adult.

Anna-Liza said...

Congratulations, to you and to your whole family! She's lovely, and I'm glad everything went so well.

Carol said...

Congratulations!! You'll be a fabulous uncle! Good luck finishing the shawl.

sidleavitt said...

Uncle Franklin. It has a nice ring to it.

David said...

Mazel Tov!

Sue said...

Congratulations, Uncle Franklin!

PICAdrienne said...

Congratulations. She has no idea what a lucky little girl she is, yet, to have such a loving and fabulous Uncle.

You have saved all those different lists for girls of different ages? Because, good books never go out of style. But then, you know that.

Debbie said...

Congratulations!! and thanks for sharing the news. I've been checking my rss feed regularly since your last post.

Anonymous said...

Another one delurking to say welcome to the world Abigail Ann (lovely name) and many Congrats Uncle Franklin and the proud parents.
Just had a thought, does this make Dolores an Aunt?
Claire

Anonymous said...

Welcome, Abigail! The world is a weird and wonderful place...you'll like it, I promise. (And you've got an AWESOME family behind you. Just be sure to take your Auntie Dolores' advice with a grain of salt. Possibly a whole shaker.)

Joe said...

Just wonderful news...couldn't have happened to a more wonderful family.

Sweetest little girl, you're family is truly blest.

HB said...

Wow, congratulations and best of health to Abigail and her family! Thanks for posting this.

Now, back to my lurking...

Stephanie said...

Congratulations to you, and to your whole family. She's adorable! (Good luck finishing the shawl, too)

Judith in NYC said...

If you are lucky, you never lose the feeling. I am still besotted with my nephew (and his daughters now) 32 years later.

Mary Ellen said...

Aw, what a little cutie she is! Congratulations, Uncle Franklin!

5elementknitr said...

What a great baby! Full of gusto! My favorite parts of babies are the "toe-peas". If you look at the bottom of their feet when they curl their little toes... toe peas. They're quite tasty too!

Laiane said...

Congratulations, Uncle Franklin!

The nail polish looks familiar to me, too. At the risk of offending Grandma Ann, is that OPI's "I'm Not Really a Waitress," or something with a classier name?

No matter. Best wishes to your family!

no-blog-rachel said...

Aww..congratulations!

The feeling doesn't go away - nieces are way fun. We moved clear across the country to spend more time with ours!

Susan said...

Congratulations, Uncle Franklin! She is gorgeous!

Silvia said...

Aww, she's beautiful! Congratulations.

Amelia said...

Congratulations! She looks absolutely perfect. I have to admit, I had to do a little happy dance myself to see such a beautiful healthy baby welcomed into such a loving family. You'll be a great uncle! Looking forward to seeing the finished shawl.

sheila said...

Congrats on the new niece! She'a adorable!

YTT said...

Congratulations, Uncle Franklin!

I am still waiting on my nephew - I hope he is as beautiful as your niece!

And yes, like the others say - you stay excited.

Kim U said...

Such a cutie! Congratulations!

Elspeth said...

Oooh! Baby! Baby! Baby! (ps: no drugs? wow!)

Cherice said...

Congratulations to you, and your family. Little Abigail Ann is as pretty as her name.

Eileen said...

Beautiful! Now you can start spoiling her.

nicole said...

Woohooooooo! Congratulations to the whole family.

The jumping up and down part will last a bit longer and will happen every time you see her now ;-)

One Sock Short said...

Congratulations, Uncle Franklin! And of course Abigail (love that name!) and her parents!

She looks like just the sort of girl who will appreciate her beautiful shawl.

The very best wishes to all of you!

Carol said...

Yay! A new baby = a vote for the future.

Congrats and love to all.

Jena the yarn harpy said...

Hooray! Welcome to the world, Abigail Ann. You have no idea how many of us have been awaiting your birth! Your Uncle Franklin is going to spoil you just rotten, you know that?

Congratulations to you, Uncle Franklin. There's nothing quite like being an auntie or uncle. It's a wonderful job with so many perks, not the least of which is unconditional love without the burden of actual parenting. ;) And the spoiling... oh, the spoiling! :)

Karen S said...

Many congratulations both to the happy parents, the little girl (it's always good to have congratulations to start of life with) and to you, the hop-skipping uncle ;-)

Judy in Indiana said...

I am so happy for Susan. To be in labor that long and not get some good drugs, well, it's just amazing to think of her strength. As for me, I wanted all the drugs possible especially since insurance was paying.

I hope you get to see Abigail soon. Congratulations

Tia said...

Congratulations Uncle! And welcome to the world little one! May your Uncle always have gum... or a fabulous magic trick or beautiful gift.

Andrea Rusin said...

OOHHH.... Welcome to the world, baby girl!

canknitian said...

Congratulations!!! Lucky baby!

stash haus said...

Welcome to the world Abigail Ann!

Congratulations to Mommy and Daddy.

Now get knitting, Uncle Franklin!

Karen said...

Love the 'Grrl Power' salute she's sporting in both shots!

And FYI, the cheesy uncle-grin is there to stay.
Take it from
'Auntie' Karen.

~~Knitting Addict~~ said...

Oh, she's PERFECT! Thank you so much for sharing! Mom is looking quite well for what she's just been through as well!!

Congratulations again :)

Cathy R. said...

Congratulations, Franklin. She is beautiful.

kalkette said...

Congratulations to you, Uncle and also to mom and dad!
She is absolutely beautiful.
When do you get to go out and see her?

Sarah said...

Mazel Tov to the entire family!

abby said...

A most excellent choice in the name selection - we are often first, unless pesky Aarons are around. Many congratulations.

Leslie said...

Mazel Tov! Felicitations and Congratulations to your entire family (including Susan's in-laws). May Abigail Ann's future be full of only good things - she's starting out well with an Uncle Franklin, that's for sure.

Emily said...

Congratulations Franklin! Welcome to the world Abigail Ann. :)

michelle said...

Congratulations, Uncle Franklin!

datatech57 said...

I can only add my congratulations to the general applause!

My brothers, both childless, spoil my sons rotten, and one of them is about to graduate from high school, while the other one enters Middle School. So, it never ends! Of course, my brothers don't knit, so you have another whole area of spoilage to explore!

Ruth

Paul said...

Congratulations, Uncle Franklin!

La Cabeza Grande said...

So sweet! Congratulations to you, Susan and baby Abigail on coming through like a champ!

And no. You will never stop jumping for joy!

farm-witch said...

If you're not still beaming tomorrow, ask someone to slap you so the color will come back! You're going to be an awesome uncle, Uncle Franklin....prepare to be astounded.

Nancy said...

Congratulations to All! A beautiful niece you have there! The christening shawl will be sooo perfect. You and Ms. Delores must make a trip to Maine ASAP.

Marsha Brofka-Berends said...

Congratulations to you all!

KT said...

Congratulations to you, your sister and the beautiful baby Abigail! It's good to see everyone happy and healthy. :) Enjoy uncledom.

Mindy said...

Congratulations! Now as a good uncle start looking for the noisiest, most annoying toys you can find. It is your duty.

Cookie said...

What a fabulous way to start the week.

Congratulations, Uncle Franklin!

Sharon said...

Welcome to the world, beautiful Abigail Ann.

HUGE congrats, Uncle!
Go get yourself a cigar!

Jeanne said...

I'll go ahead and be redundant by saying, "congratulations Uncle Franklin and welcome to the big ole world, Abigail Ann!"

KathyMarie said...

Congratulations to all! What a lovely start. Hooray!

Pheelya said...

Congrats! The excitement of being an uncle (or aunt on my case) never seems to wears off, it might get a little thin then they become teenagers :) *giggle*

Sparkles said...

Well, as a new auntie myself (as of February!) I don't have the answer to when you'll stop jumping up and down.

Wait 'till you get to hold that precious little bundle, that'll really do you in!

Congrats unc!

Flossie said...

Congratulations to all and welcome Abigail Ann. I believe she has the hands of a knitter :o)

AlisonH said...

Beautiful! Congratulations!!!

Lynn in Tucson said...

(Are you still reading, way down here in the depths of the comments?)

Mazel tov! And, from the mother of one Abigail to another, way to go, Sister Sue!

Julie said...

You will never stop the jumping up and down!

She certainly looks pissed about having to leave her cozy home of the last 9 months :)

She's beautiful.

Kay said...

I nearly broke my brother-in-law's neck because I couldn't quit jumping up and down when my first niece was born. Keep jumping!! And congratulations!

Emy said...

Congratulations!

(standard or daylight time?)

kristin said...

Congratulations!

calicokitty6 said...

Congratulations!!! She's beautiful. You are going to be a great uncle!!

Lise in NJ said...

oh, for joy! what a beautiful baby. Welcome Abby, congratulations to parents, Grandma, and Favorite Uncle.

Jenny said...

Many congratulations! Such happy news. Welcome to the big wide world, little Abby.

Sarah said...

Congrats, Uncle!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful new niece.

Jena said...

*delurk* Woo Hoo! Congratulations! As for the jumping... never. If it's not one thing, it will be another. Enjoy!

Angie said...

Congratulations a new baby is a time for celebrations, when I celebrate, I buy more yarn! She is lovely and I was nervous about Grandma's manicure.

pacalaga said...

You never ever stop jumping up and down. (Only later, it's in frustration, accompanied by shouting, "She did WHAT?!?")
Congratulations, Panopticon family, what a sweet little blessing.

Mary Lynn said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful . . . I wonder which of my siblings kids will be next to bear a bambino! I am so happy for all of you. The pics of the babe brought tears to my eyes.

Susan said...

Mazel tov!

LesleyD said...

She's beautiful!! Congrats!! Try not to spoil her too much! ;-)

Victoria said...

you just keeping jumping up and down and grinning....its an occassion in life where no one will think you strange for doing that!

I still jump up and down and grin like an idiot for my niece (16) and nephew (7) when events occur in their life because i love them....i wish for you the same!

she is adorable and your sister looks happy .....thats all that matters enjoy it!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! Feel free to jump up and down ecstatically for as long as you like.
Oh yeah, and isn't there some sort of shawl you should be finishing right now?

Mel said...

Hmmm, so they didn't go with Eulah Mae. Ah well, Abigail is a good New England name and I'm sure she'll do well with it. Are you still going to refer to her as your niecephew? :-)

TheBunny said...

Dude, you never stop jumping up and down. It is so fun being an Uncle/Aunt!

And I swear, Abby is laughing in that second picture!

DK said...

HOORAY! Congratulattions to all!!!!!! Yay!

Elemmaciltur said...

Yay! Congrats!!!

Mary said...

Hooray! Congrats to all.

And you never stop jumping up and down. My first niece is graduating from HS this weekend, and I'm all excited for her... going off to college.

Red said...

Congratulations to all, especially Susan!

Dodi Raz said...

Mazal Tov!
According to my experience do not expect stopping anytime soon and my youngest nephew is gonna be 30 next month, oh my,,, I am old but the joy is great

Seanna Lea said...

Congrats! It is wonderful to see her looking so happy (and the baby too).

Sherry W said...

Jump up and down all you want Uncle Franklin!!! Welcome to the world little Abby!

Laura said...

Congratulations and welcome to Abigail.
Soon, you will get to hear those wonderful words, "But, Uncle Franklin, let's me!!"
Here's to spoiling nieces and nephews (from one who knows)!!

Stephanie said...

That child is lovely.
Congratulations Uncle Franklin, you two are going to be very special to each other.

Sandy said...

congratulations, she is beautiful!

emsres said...

Congratulations Uncle Franklin!! Abigail is just gorgeous. So glad Mama and baby are doing well.

Nicole said...

Yea! I am so happy for you and your family. Welcome little girl!

Anonymous said...

The beauty of a new mother and the miracle of a new baby. That's a sight I never get tired of.

Congratulations to the whole family, uncles and grandmas included. Tell your sister she did good!

And now you better learn how to knit while jumping...

anna from finland

Ruth said...

Congratulations, Uncle Franklin!! She's just beautiful.

debsnm said...

How very cool! Congrats all around!

Mandy said...

Many congratulations! I love love love the look on your sister's face. It might be a clue as to why women have second children - we quickly forget all about the "pain" when that little bundle is first plopped on our laps!

Julia said...

Congrats Uncle Franklin! She's a doll!

Megan said...

Aw, I want to be Abby and have Franklin as an Uncle!!!

Linda said...

Welcome Abigail Ann to a lovely family. Such joy for everyone.

margaretex said...

Congratulations, Unca! Better stop jumping around long enough to put more edging on that beeeyoooteaful shawl. You'd be surprised at how quickly they grow up. What a wonderful beautiful baby Abigail Ann is!

lin said...

Welcome, Abigail! Franklin, thanks so much for keeping us posted. I know the excitement will stay with you forever. Without knowing you, except from this blog, I know you are that kind of uncle. I'm glad all is well.

Anonymous said...

OK - Comment first, I'll read the rest later. MAZEL TOV, Uncle Pan! I've had three babies of my own, I recognize that tiny face. She's yelling "Where's my Uncle?? Where's my SHAWL?"" (you can see the "shawl" shape to her lips). Good for us all, a 21st century woman to carry on. Pass that Mazel Tov to Mommy and Da, please, on behalf of the Wisconsin Bubbe.

Anna said...

Congratulations on your new niece! Babies are great. (Jumping up and down with you.)

Mother of Chaos said...

Eeeee! Oh, happy day!! Congratulations to your sister, and to you, Uncle Franklin! She is absolutely perfect!

Thanks for the baby-fix. Gave me a big old happy grin today. :)

maritza said...

Congratulations to you and your family!

Janet said...

Hooray for Susan and Abigail Ann!

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Happy Birthday, Abby! Great names. Congratulations to you, Uncle Franklin and your entire family. Your sister did well!

Warrior Knitter said...

Congratulations! all around. I raise my dpns (sock attached) in a knitterly toast to you all.

Ann said...

Friends helped me develop a list of the things that "cool uncle" does for my YS who will become an uncle later this year. If you would like a copy, let me know!

Martha said...

How wonderful! Quick, put knitting needles in her hands!

Aarlene said...

Congratulations!

Marcela said...

Congratulations!
You get to be that happy every time you think about her!!

Windsornot said...

Congrats to Mom and Dad first (please pass it along), and to you too, Uncle Franklin! You worried about a girl, but believe me, I'm sure your worries disappeared as soon as you saw that gorgeous little face that will launch 1000 ships. :-) She's beautiful.

schrodinger said...

Congrats Uncle!!

Anonymous said...

How exciting! Warm congratulations!

~laurie said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful.
I wish i had as great of a FGU as she has :)
hugs!
laurie in victoria

anne marie in philly said...

woot woot woot for that pretty little girl!

you will have sooooo much fun knitting for her!

mazel tov to you and your family!

ann (yet another) said...

Mazel Tov! Many Many Congratulations to Sister Sue and family, and you better get going on that shawl Franklin.

lizbon said...

Speaking as an aunt thrice-over, you are pretty much NEVER going to stop jumping up and down and grinning. Being an aunt/uncle is just fantabulous. Enjoy, and congrats!

Lovely name, by the way.

Rachel H said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful.

Sean said...

Congratulations, Uncle Franklin. And congratulations to your sister and brother-in-law. I came to your site specifically looking for this good news!

141 comments? WOW. You're much loved.

SallyT said...

Happy Uncleness! All the joy of spoiling the child with much less of the mess. What a deal! I don't (and most likely won't) have any niecephews. Enjoy.

MollyBeees said...

What an adorable little Cookie! Congratulations Uncle Franklin. Please let Sue know I send my best!

Eldronius said...

That is great! Congo rats to you and especially your sister. I am exciting for all involved.

Yes, and grinning forever is entirely appropriate.

Kathy said...

Abigail Ann is a beautiful name for a beautiful girl---fabulous. You'll be a fab Uncle.

LaurieM said...

That's the benefit of no anesthetic: an alert and hungry baby.

Congratulations to you all.

Joy said...

Congrats! The only thing better than being an uncle (or aunt) is being a grandparent! Welcome to the world Abigail Ann. What a lovely name!

Joy
Rewalsar, H.P., India

Kate said...

I doubt you'll stop bouncing for a while yet! Congrats to you, Susan and the whole clan. New bubs are a wonderful reason to grin fatuously for at least a month : )

Riin said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful, and very lucky to have you as an uncle. So how's the shawl coming?

NeedleTart said...

Still jumping after 30+ years.
MazelTov,you wonderful uncle you!

mia said...

Congratulations! She's lovely. m

sweetfigs said...

Mazol tov! She's as pretty as her name.

Kathie said...

Congratulations! I have a niece and two nephews and they are the coolest. You never stop jumping up and down and grinning like an idiot. Now they're almost all grown up and it's so fun to talk to them as friends and to watch them find their paths.

How lucky she is that you're so excited about her!

Sheepish Annie said...

Such a little cutie! Congratulations to all!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Unc! Very soon, you will need to remove your glasses,(if wearing any) and earings too,(if wearing any) as little fingers will learn to pull on those before Uncle gets to teach little neice about knitting and yarn!

Have fun!
T.

Will Pillage For Yarn said...

Nifty! Mazel tov! Now you get to be Wicked Uncle Franklin (take it from me, I had a Wicked Uncle when I was growing up and it is a marvelous thing to have) which is a wonderful privilege and a great job and one I think you are going to excel at.

Congratulations to mama and your family. :-)

Vaedri said...

Congratulations!

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh!! How adorable! Congrats!

I used to find it incredibly annoying when people would post baby pictures, but now I just can't get enough of it. That's strangely tantilizing yet terrifying at the same time.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Congratulations! You are a great brother.

Lucy said...

Big congrats! I'll put her name on the Cambridge Zen Center alter and we'll do some chanting in her honor!

Anonymous said...

Happy BIRTH-day to you, Abigail Ann. Franklin, I hope you enjoy each and every day of this journey and new adventure into uncle-hood! Thanks so much for giving us all such a wonderful peek into your world. Priceless.....

Tracy said...

WOW! How could I not add to the love of this day. My youngest was born this day 20 years ago. May her life be filled with wonder and kindness.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

Jess said...

Oh, how beautiful! Congratulations to Sister Sue and her husband, as well as the rest of the family. Good work, Sue - natural birth is hard and painful, but so worth it.

Paisley said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations Uncle Franklin. How's the baby shawl coming along?

necia said...

Congratulations, Franklin! She's lovely, and you'll make a great uncle.

Terri Lynn said...

Awwwwww.. Congratulations to all. She looks like a little cutie.

Lee Ann said...

What a great shot that second picture is. She looks like she's going to give you all a run for your money, sweetie :-) Welcome to the world, Abigail Ann!

deirdre said...

Congratulations! And I'm so glad you said something about the manicure, because after the beautiful baby, that was the next thing I noticed...

Gayle said...

Congratulations Uncle Franklin. I am so happy for you and for the new family. She's gorgeous!

Judy G. said...

Yay! New babies are the best. Congratulations!

Crochet Goddess said...

Congratulations, Beautiful pictures.

Jenn in Manhattan said...

Dammit. Baby pictures. New, fresh baby pictures. New, fresh babies are the best things in the entire world. The way they smell, the way they feel, the way they look at the world around them as if it is all so new and yet they've known its secrets for ages. Get thee to that baby, Uncle Franklin, and give it a fitting garment in which to reign over people's hearts.

Brown Berry said...

And here I was just coming back to say I'm sending good breathing vibes and "POP" goes the baby!! :) Welcome little girl, and congrats uncle! New baby girls are just the bees knees! ENJOY!!

Christopher said...

congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your sister (who did most of the work!) and her husband, and to you and the rest of your family. Now the fun starts! Sue f. (plus there are so many more cute knitted outfits for girls than for boys :o)

Norskybear said...

Just wanted to give my congratulations on the blessed event.

And I had to laugh at the very first comment. Like you don't own kneepads already...

Love you. Miss you. BFF!

Grandma Flea said...

Congratulations Uncle! What a lucky little person to have an uncle like you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Whhoo-eee. Beautiful baby. Beautiful mother. And that's the best name in the world (It's my own lovely daughter's name.) Oh enjoy the uncle-hood. Hope you are buying books already. Be sure to get her "Kitten's First Moon" and "The Runaway Bunny" and, well you'll figure it out.

Diane said...

Congrats Uncle Franklin. What a beautiful baby.

YogaNan knits, too... said...

oh, franklin, what a lucky little baby to have you as an uncle! enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! ...and finish that shawl!

Anonymous, too said...

Congrats to all.

The best part of being an uncle is that you get to buy all the noisy toys for the niecephews!

And you've got an added bonus: You can now write "Dear Abby" letters -- and I'm sure she'll treasure them forever.

dragon knitter said...

yay uncle! yay niece! yay sis! yay granny! (oops!)

she's so cute! now i've got granny lust all over again. all i have is a grandpuppy!

thorn said...

they come with hats.

nothing cooler - and perhaps weirder - than the profound love one feels for the children of one's siblings.

congratulations from a childless person who speaks from experience.

Tiferet said...

Just to add to what Mrs.q said. When Abigal Ann gets crotch high and running well you might consider another kind of pad. The stuff they don't tell you, Uncle. Congratulations to all. It is a miracle and much to be celebrated.

Yvonne said...

Congratulations! To all of you! What a little beauty!

Thorny said...

Congratulations!! What wonderful news!

And so glad to hear your sister's labor went so well! I hope her recovery is swift and easy.

MaryjoO said...

congratulations from a dedicated lurker (who has passed on your URL to many friends).

And we all can't wait to see the shawl! Maryjo

Felicia said...

Considering how wonderful your Aunt Eva was to you, I'm confident you will be every bit the wonderfully fabulous uncle Abigail Ann deserves!

Congrats to your sister, and I hope every bit of her journey into motherhood will be rewarding and fun!

Felicia

EnnaVic said...

Abby is gorgeous - I love that newborn slightly crumpled look :)

Congratulations!wh

MonicaPDX said...

Awww, Franklin, she's gorgeous! And Sister Sue looks marvellously fine after such a long job - way to go, Sue! Welcome aboard, Abigail, you're a lucky baby with a great family. Hugs to all!

Woolybelle said...

Delurking to add my congrats to everyone else's. One word of advice...don't let Dolores babysit.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Uncle Franklin! What a lucky baby Abigail Ann is, to be born into your family!

Ella said...

Congratulations Uncle!
Looks like Abby has a good set of lungs!

Rabbitch said...

I'm so incredibly happy, for your sister to have such a lovely baby, for you to have a niece to spoil, and for me, because I can breathe again.

Congratulations hardly begins to express my joy!

Sarah R said...

Congratulations, Franklin! That's one lucky baby, a loving family and you for an uncle! You're going to be a great uncle.

Brewgal said...

Yay! Congrats to the new parents and the new uncle.

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday, Baby Girl! Best wishes to Abigail Ann, Mom, & Dad! Congrats, Uncle Franklin

Lynne said...

Congratulations! She's perfectly beautiful.

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