Breaking News . . .

Good afternoon blogging buddies and readers,

If you’ve been on Flickr, Facebook, or Twitter, I’m sure you’ve heard the news that my daughter, Katerina, finally made her debut this week.  So she’s a March baby and a Pisces.

If you want to see some photos, please visit my Flickr page.  Please ignore the horrible photos of me.  I hate my pictures always, but these are particularly unflattering.

For those that just want to see the little one, here she is:

I hope everyone is still enjoying the Indie & Small Press celebration this month because there is more to come.


  1. I’m late, but congratulations! She looks adorable! You must be so proud (and tired :))!

    • No worries about being late! She’s a cutie for sure, but also a handful…and yes, I am tired, but its a good tired. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. She is beautiful! I hope you are both getting some rest. Congratulations!
    Beth(bookaholicmom)´s last blog post ..Southern Plate

  3. shes BEAUTIFUL!!!! congratulations to you and your family! I hope everything went well with your labor and you are recovering nicely.
    bookworm´s last blog post ..Weekly Geeks 32011- Ten Things About Books and YOU

  4. Congratulations! She is gorgeous!

  5. I know I already stopped by on Facebook and said congratulations, but I just had to stop by here and see what you had posted about the new little one. So – Congratulations (again)! She really is a beautiful girl!
    Alyce´s last blog post ..The Tucson Book Festival – Part 1

  6. Congrats! I hope your enjoying your new little girl….
    Shellie – Layers of Thought´s last blog post ..Twitter Chat with Tor Wed – 3-16 Debut Authors

  7. My goodness, she is LOVELY! Congratulations, mama!

  8. Congratulations! She’s perfect. Hope everything went well with the labor and delivery. The hubby and proud grandparents are cute too. 🙂

  9. Congratulations!!! Katerina is as lovely as her name. Thanks for sharing this special moment with us. And, my youngest is a Pisces, too (his 1oth birthday is this Wednesday) :-).
    Valerie´s last blog post ..No Apologies…And My Recent ATCs

  10. Such a beautiful girl! congratulations Serena! I hope you guys are all doing well!
    iliana´s last blog post ..Unwinding

  11. Congratulations Serena! She’s is so beautiful and I’m so happy for you!

  12. Congrats! You are both gorgeous! But I enjoy cuddling with her more. LOL 🙂
    Anna´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday — March 14

  13. Congratulations! She’s beautiful! Now I’m off to visit your flickr page so I can see more pictures. I hope you and baby are both doing excellent.
    Kris´s last blog post ..Giveaway and Author Guest Post – Beaglemania by Linda O Johnston

  14. She’s gorgeous!! Congrats to you all!
    Ti´s last blog post ..The Sunday Salon- Hitting a Wall

  15. Jess (The Cozy Reader) says:

    Congrats! She’s adorable.

    I’m 33 weeks today and can’t wait to meet my little man! I’m hoping to start self inducing in 3 weeks. I can’t wait to deliver. My ribs are so sore the past few days.

    Keep us updated. I love seeing how much babies change as they get a few weeks older. 🙂
    Jess (The Cozy Reader)´s last blog post ..Giveaway Alert! Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

  16. Congratulations – she is adorable!

  17. Congratulations…your baby girl is beautiful 🙂

  18. Thanks everyone for commenting…and checking out the photos.

  19. What a beautiful little girl, congratulations!
    Jen – Devourer of Books´s last blog post ..Sunday Salon- March 13- 2011

  20. You both look absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!!!
    rhapsodyinbooks´s last blog post ..Review of “The Shadows in the Street” by Susan Hill

  21. Congrats Serena! Wonderful news!
    Tricia´s last blog post ..Matched

  22. It is a pleasure to look at her again! She is SO sweet! And so are YOU!

    I too am a March baby, (if you can all me that!). (was born on 22nd March!)

    LOve you both!
    gautami tripathy´s last blog post ..Mondays- Mailbox-What Are You Reading-Musings

  23. Congratulations!! I love the name you guys chose!!

    • It was actually the first name we came up with, decided against it and did research on other names and other stuff, and then ended up with the first name we had.

      Guess she was meant to be Katerina.

  24. Congrats cuz!!!! Now we each have a March girl!!! A great month it is!!!!
    Kath´s last blog post ..Uncharted Parent

  25. Serena and your dear husband, Congratulations on the arrival of your little bundle of joy! Much happiness. Mary Simonsen
    Mary Simonsen´s last blog post ..St Gregorys Day – Guest Post – Valentines Day in Slovenia

  26. I loved all the pictures, and would echo the sentiments of previous commenters…you look wonderful! We are always hardest on ourselves I know. Katerina and mom are beautiful.
    Sandy´s last blog post ..Sunday Salon- UCF Book Festival and Pig Care

  27. Congrats! She’s beautiful …just like her mom.
    Julie P.´s last blog post ..March 2011 Book Club Meeting

  28. Serena….congrats to you all. the pictures are great and your new arrival is precious.
    [email protected]´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday March 14th

  29. Congratulations, Serena! Both you and Katerina look beautiful to me!
    bermudaonion (Kathy)´s last blog post ..Review and giveaway- The Long Road Home

  30. Congratulations! I”m a Pisces too! She’s adorable!
    Amanda´s last blog post ..A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness

  31. She is beautiful! Congrats! (and I don’t think your photo is so awful! You look so peaceful sleeping!)
    Suzanne´s last blog post ..The Sunday Salon Books with Buzz from the 20 Under 40 list

  32. Congratulations, Serena! Katerina is beautiful!!
    Melody´s last blog post ..Wordless Wednesday

  33. Congratulations! Way to go for both of you! 🙂

  34. Congratulations, Serena, she’s absolutely gorgeous!

  35. Congratulations!!! Katrina is beautiful and so are you! I have a March baby too (he’ll be 18 on the 24th) and it’s a great time of year. Spring is just around the corner and it’s a nice time to talk walks.

    I look forward to more photos as your little girl grows. Best wishes and many blessings! 🙂

    • I can’t wait to get outside with the stroller and walk her places. It will be great fun in the springtime weather. I hope you’re son is doing well.

  36. Oh, she’s adorable! Congrats, Serena! 🙂
    Kathrin´s last blog post ..Book Review- BABE IN BOYLAND by Jody Gehrman

  37. She’s beautiful…congratulations!!! 😀

  38. Congratulations, Serena! She is gorgeous. 🙂
    Carrie K.´s last blog post ..The Sunday Salon – March 13- 2011 the “monogamy or polygamy” edition

  39. Congratulations 😀 She is a sweetie
    blodeuedd´s last blog post ..Review- Bite Me if you Can – Lynsay Sands

  40. Congratulations, Serena! She is beautiful. 🙂
    Michelle @ The True Book Addict´s last blog post ..BOOK TOUR- REVIEW OF THE RAVEN QUEEN BY JULES WATSON

  41. Congratulations, Serena! She is beautiful. 🙂

  42. Susan Helene Gottfried says:

    mazel Tov, my friend. I hope she eats well, sleeps a lot, and is a blessing.
    Susan Helene Gottfried´s last blog post ..Susan Speaks- Become a Rock Star

    • She’s been sleeping…but during the day, not for my lack of trying to keep her engaged during the day so we can get some sleep at night. 🙂

  43. Congratulations — she’s perfect! 😉

  44. She’s adorable Serena! Congratulations. 🙂

  45. She’s beautiful! Congratulations (and pssst – I don’t think the photos of you are horrible!!!)
    Wendy´s last blog post ..Island Girl – Book Review and Giveaway

    • Thanks for being so kind about my photos…but Katerina is the real beauty here. 🙂 I hope all is well with everyone in your family and that my absence hasn’t been too disappointing to everyone.


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