We are so proud to announce the newest member of our family, our beautiful and healthy niece:
Miss Sidney Janet Nicholas.
Mom, dad, and baby are all doing splendidly well and enjoying their new little family. On an interesting history side note (and I'm sure this had nothing to do with how she was named) some references suggest the name Sidney is derived from Saint Denis, the patron saint of France. He is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, which are a group of saints venerated together in the Catholic church because their intercession was thought to be particularly effective against various diseases. Saint Denis is invoked against diabolical possession and headaches. So, perhaps Sidney will follow in her mother's footsteps as a healer? Either way, I know who I'm calling the next time I run across a diabolical possession....
Welcome to the world, Sidney.
We love you!