Grandbaby is here

Sorry I'm late in posting this, but we wanted to make sure my daughter Jillian could make the official announcement. At 12:26 p.m. on December 6th my first granddaughter, Lillianna Judith Mapes, was born. She was 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and 20 inches long, and yes indeed--she's beautiful. Mom and dad (Doug Mapes) are doing fine, and grandpa is holding his own!

We didn't get to see her right away because Emily and I both got sick (it's December, after all). But I'm pretty sure Emily at least had the flu, so staying home was for the best.