Monday, February 09, 2009

Welcome Sheridan and Samantha!

This weekend, Matt and I packed up the girls and headed to NYC to meet our new twin baby nieces, born Friday morning to Matt's brother Chris and his wife Brooke. Sheridan Leigh Wertz was born first, weighing in at 6 pounds, one ounce, and Samantha Denise followed one minute later, weighing a wee four pounds, thirteen ounces. Though teeny-tiny, little Samantha is one strong little thing, nearly launching herself out of our laps with her skinny lil' legs. Samantha has a full head of beautiful jet black hair. Her 'big' sis Sheridan, however, surprised all of us by looking just like her cousins Viola and Maeve with golden-red hair! Funny that two dark haired couples could produce such a rare hair color--in three out of four babies...The one bummer of the weekend was that of all times, I forgot my camera! Figures their aunt the photographer would show up at the hospital to see them without a camera. So I immediately took over Brooke's camera and did my best to get some of those precious and fleeting newborn moments (a sampling below--first two shots by Chris). I copied them from flickr (so if the quality isn't great, that's the story). Congratulations and overflowing love goes out to the proud new parents and our beautiful new nieces!

Hi Mom...

Look at those lips!

Sheridan spent a couple days in the NICU (like her big cousin Viola did).

This is why most of my pics are of little Samantha--

Soooo tiny and dainty!

Big cousin Viola was enthralled with her 'Mantha.


riks said...

Love those pix
So exciting a time.

erica said...

love these!!!

Anna Yu said...

AAAhhhhh, precious! I remember everything you told me about these babies last night, thank you so much for sharing the images. Incredible! You were right, it is almost impossible to show exactly how tiny "tiny" really is! Congratulations to Matt and Brooke, and to you guys! Viola is a giant hehehe :)

p.s. I was so happy to see you last night and finally meet gorgeous redhead Maeve! We should get together soon! Mwuaahh!