Ada Lyneé Warkentien was born at 12:30 this morning.  Seven pounds and fourteen ounces, 21 inches long.  Amanda, Milly and I went to meet her this afternoon.

Ada, I’m looking forward to watching you grow up.  I’ll say this: Milly wasn’t too excited about you, but you shouldn’t take that personally.  She’s standoffish and I think even a little afraid of most babies.  I expect that you’ll be great friends though, at least once you both get old enough that a two year age difference doesn’t matter.  Since she and Eli are good friends already and we hang out with your parents a bunch, you’ll certainly see a lot of each other, and as you both get more into girly things, maybe Milly will even spend more time with you than Eli when we get together.  Sure, we had to bribe her with a cracker to get her to give you a kiss for a photo today, but I’m positive that will change.

Anyway, welcome to the world, Ada!