Here’s Isabella Austen Anderson!

photo of Isabella Austen Anderson

‘AWESOME! Um…NOW what?’

And congratulations to both Dad and especially Mom, who I hear is still under sedation, poor dear. ;o)

I know mom and dad will be calling you Ella – which is lovely – but what they might not have figured out yet is that giving you a name was literally the LAST time they will ever get to make a decision about your life in a vacuum with no other input from anyone else. They will learn this the hard way the first time they try to force-feed you something you really aren’t interested in eating. ;o) So go easy on Mom & Dad: they’re new at this.

But this time, to help ease the transition, Imma (already) buck newly-established tradition of calling you Ella and say: WELCOME, Izzy! We love you!