I chose my pin first this morning. It was a gift I received when my daughter Phoebe was born and I've always loved it as a memento of her arrival in Savannah. I wore it as a birth announcement for my colleague Cate whose baby Niamh Ellen was born on February 5th. Cate was a student of mine when she was in 8th grade, and has now returned to our school as a first grade teacher. She and her husband Michael plan to return to Ireland where they met and where this Gaelic name will be right at home. What a lucky baby!
I thought these earrings matched the pin--not just because they are also tarnished silver. They remind me of a baby sling in which to carry a baby close to your heart. I made such a sling for Cate out of soft flannel.