Jessica Plattner, my daughter, gave birth in late 2010
to her daughter, Sofonisba Ann Plattner Smale.
Here she is with her newborn daughter in the maternity hospital.
Sofonisba Ann Plattner Smale is named after Sofonisba Anguissola, the first world famous woman painter, who lived in Italy 1532-1625. She made several self portraits.
Sofie's Dad is Dean Smale, a painter from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Dean fell head-over-heels in love with that baby pretty fast.
Jessie and Dean were pretty delighted with the baby.