Carlie Danielle - September 5, 1999

Carlie Danielle was born on September 5, 1999 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Weighing just a bit under 5 pounds and measuring 18 inches long, she arrived two weeks earlier than expected, with a full head of hair and long, graceful fingers (grandma says they're pianist's fingers!).

The proud parents, Cheryl and Danny, after Carlie's birth.

Carlie being held by her grandma (my mom, Clare) on Sunday afternoon. So far, the baby just sleeps and sleeps. But we've all told Cheryl and Danny not to get too used to it!

Carlie is held by her maternal cousin, Shannon, who shares the same birthday! It looks like Shannon is as excited as my girls are to have a new girl cousin.