Hazel Virginia Phipps-Miller

101005 article baby Hazel Virginia Phipps MillerJuly 16, 2005

12:13 p.m.

8 pounds, 8 ounces

Long Island College Hospital

After 30 hours of labor culminating in a C-section, Sarah Phipps, who teaches second grade at St. Ann’s in Brooklyn, has a very special little new charge to share with her husband of two years, Lloyd Miller, 31, leader of the Deedle Deedle Dees, a cult children’s-rock band. “It’s very different than teaching,” said the first-time mom, 35, who has strapped a co-sleeper to the marital bed in a one-bedroom-plus-den Carroll Gardens apartment. “You’re much more anxious. As a teacher, I feel very calm and confident. As a mom, I’m constantly worrying: Is she getting enough to eat? Is she breathing?” The more laidback Mr. Miller, meanwhile, has already written a song inspired by his tyke’s fondness for tilting back in her Baby Björn and cooing at nature:

I got a song that I sing when I’m looking up at trees: “Gaahara.”

I got a song that I sing when I’m picking up leaves: “Oooh.”