So I'm sitting there perusing Facebook when I happened to come across a picture of my cousin Danielle holding a baby in the hospital. I guess she had the baby then. Who knows when I would have found out if it wasn't for Makea posting the pics. We would usually get some type of mass e-mail sent to the family announcing a new arrival like that. If it was sent, I was somehow left off the mailing. However, keeping in mind that I just only recently found out she was pregnant, it wasn't surprising that I found out about the birth via a social network.
I happened to be in town Saturday so I thought I would pay them a visit. I was running a few errands which placed me just a few minutes from their place. I was trying to remember if there was a birth date with the pics on Facebook so I could tell if Dani would be home with the little one yet. Couldn't remember seeing any dates. I probably could have called ahead first to make sure, but that would have required too much effort.
Dani was in the shower when I arrived so it was Joel that greeted me at the door. Their huge great dane, Dutch, was soon to follow the moment I entered the house. I learned my lesson from the last time I was there though. I quickly hung up my coat before he had a chance to get any of his hairs on it. As much as I lint-roll my coat, it seems like I'm still getting out a couple of Dutch hairs from my last visit.
Joel gave me the specifics on the new addition to the family
Arianna Grace Noel Potter
7 pounds, 0 ounces; 18 inches
Born February 22nd
She was sleeping peacefully in her crib while I was there. Like a rock too. The flash of the camera didn't even wake her. Joel and Dani were quick to point out that it's a different story during the night when she seems to only take cat naps. I am SO glad those days are over so that I no longer have that problem.
I wasn't going to do a photo album because there were only about four photos that I really liked. I put all four of those on Facebook already. However, not everyone is privy to that so I went ahead and created the Cousin Arianna photo album. I was also able to add some from the photos that Dani finally got posted. I figured since Ari opened her eyes for one of the pics, the least I could do was give her her own photo album. It will be just a matter of time before one of them ends up becoming her Facebook profile pic.