Baby’s arrival delays weekly newsletter, giveaway

its-a-girl.jpgYes, SouthernMamas, there is a great giveaway this week. And a newsletter in the works.

Be patient. The giveaway and newsletter are coming Tuesday. (rather than Monday) The reason for the delay is a the best possible: our baby daughter arrived early! She was supposed to arrive Monday (tomorrow) – the day before my 40th BD – via a planned, C-section. (Allowing me plenty of time to wrap up the weekly SouthernMamas newsletter).

But she apparently wanted to do her own thing and burst into the world Friday evening. All 9 pounds and 14 ounces of her. And not nearly as gracefully as with a planned C-section. More details on all that later. Let’s just say it involved a lot more pain and surprise than expected. But at least she’s here and healthy.

We’ve struggled a lot over her name. You can read all about that big name debate in my Sunday column this week in the Savannah Morning News Accent section. Click here to read the column.

Our final decision: Frances Ida. Yes, I know: she sounds like she’s already a 70something. Our dear Franny is named after my maternal grandfather Frank and my husband’s paternal grandmother Ida.

Again, please look for the giveaway announcement and newsletter Tuesday. Thanks for your patience.

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