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A New Face in the Family
Published on May 29, 2012 by Sara Foss

Over at the DG, I write about the birth of my new niece.

"There’s something very relaxing about having a baby fall asleep on your chest.

Last weekend I got to see my new niece, Kenzie, for the first time.

Born on a Wednesday morning, she was 4 days old when I finally got to spend some time with her. She weighed less than my cats but fell asleep just as easily, her tiny and delicate little body rising and falling with each breath.

When my sister and I sat down for a lobster dinner, we propped her up on my lap, draped a lobster bib across her body and took her photograph next to the boiled crustacean.

This activity failed to rouse her, but she began stirring in her Moses basket when we sat down to eat, as if sensing that something exciting and meaningful was taking place without her. There was some speculation about what she wanted — was she hungry? Did she need to be changed? — but as soon as my brother-in-law, Tom, picked her up, her cries ceased. All she wanted was to be held."

Click here to read the whole thing.

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