On August 16th around 3:30 in the morning I met Amara Blythe Newkirk for the first time. At 6 pounds 13 ounces, she is the picture of perfection. I feel quite blessed to have been there for her birth. One minute I was going 90 mph on the 17 north and the next minute some nurse was pulling me out of the fetal position and telling at me to take some photos of my new niece. Sure a lot of stuff happened in between, much of which I'm trying to forget- I want more of my own kids, remember? But the important thing is that she's finally here... and that she only has one Aunt. That's me. And I love her more than maybe my own children anything.
Watch this video. It'll be the best 7 minutes of your life. If you don't cry, there might be something wrong with you. If you're reading in Google Reader, you can click here for the slideshow.
To see the photo album, check out Amara over on Facebook. Oh and did I mention that my sister is a total rock-star? She is. A baby-delivering rock-star. I love you, Rie!