Congratulations to my brother, Shoe, and his wife, Girl Friday, on the birth of their first born daughter, Babs!
Scheduled for near Christmas, baby Babs kicked her water out and her way into the world on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. How cool is that?
Born in the wee hours of the morning, she clocks in near 7.5 lbs and 19.5 inches, with long narrow feet and a head full of dark hair.
From all reports, Girl Friday and Babs are recovering well and it's love at first sight. A sleep-deprived Shoe was reported as saying, "Um, yeah."
Babs joins an extended family of Nods -- she is the first Nodling at Outpost 4, but the 7th girl and 10th Nodling overall.
As they say over at Outpost 2, "We're just doing our part for Western civilization."
Ain't it the truth? "Hello, Nurse!"