Henceforth, Feb. 9th Shall Be Known As:

...the birthday of Cecilia Anderson!

Elaine Carroll, Kel's ex-roommate and BFF (and the maid of honor at our wedding, I should also note) is now the proud mother of a baby girl whose middle name is still in negotiation; hubby John Anderson is apparently wanting to introduce "Carroll" into the equation (much as we gave both our guys "Dalton" as a second middle name), while Elaine is pushing for "Joan," which just happens to be the feminine form of "John."

Aren't they just the cutest?

The first name is a colossal "duh" in some ways. Elaine and John are devout Catholics. John is a classicist, trained at Berkeley and Yale. Elaine holds a music degree from UNC and an arts management degree from NYU.  She worked for Boosey & Hawkes music publishing after college. She used to manage a chamber music festival. Now she manages an orchestra for a living and plays flute in an Irish band (the Shamrogues) on the side. St. Cecilia is the patron saint of music.  Do you see where this is going?

Anyway, this child is a total delight for the happy couple, as well as their numerous friends and relations, and I can report that Kelly was less tense during her own labor than she was last night after Elaine called to report that the contractions were five minutes apart.  Luckily, unlike Elaine, she was permitted to start swilling down vodka immediately.

She has not, at least in my presence, burst into a Simon & Garfunkel tune, but it's only a matter of time.

Welcome, Cecilia!

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