So... I've been taking my maternity leave very seriously, and this is my first time back on BPL, but it's about time I made my announcement (other than a Twitpic posted by @bigskyry, I don't know if anything else has been said here):
It's a girl!
Vesper Eileen made her grand entrance on 6/15 at 5:52 pm. She looks just like her dad, but with darker, wavier hair. We're all firmly wrapped around her finger, even when she hits 9:00 pm and her witching hour, where nothing seems to soothe her... though Blake tries mightily until I shoo him off to bed. I have never heard his voice hit those pitches before, but he's absolutely enamored with his baby sister, going in for either Eskimo kisses or ruffling her hair like some Little Leaguer.
And, for proof: