Friday, November 16, 2007

A child is born

Listen to the mustn'ts child
Listen to the don'ts
Listen to the shouldn'ts,
the impossibles and the won'ts
Listen to the never haves
Then listen close to me
Anything can happen child
Anything can be.

-Shel Silverstein

One of my closest and dearest friends, Lady A and her husband R gave birth to their first child, a beautiful baby boy, late Wednesday evening.

Is there anything better in the entire world than seeing people you care about with their first (or second, or third) baby? Seeing the wonderment and amazement as they hold the creature that is theirs, with all of the attendant responsibility and love and hope and dreams? Of seeing two people, already bound together by love and now this permanent, most perfect connection between them?

Little one, you don't know it yet, but you're a very lucky boy. You have incredible parents, and I know that you will be raised with love and laughter, morals and integrity. You have grandparents that are just waiting to dote on you. And you have aunts and uncles (and bonus aunts and uncles) and all the cousins and friends that will love and surround you.

Welcome to the world, precious little one!
We can't wait to see what the future holds for you.

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(Thank you everyone, for you words of advice and wisdom the other day. After an incredibly restless night, Peanut seems to be back to normal. We've had two good days in a row and last night she slept through the night again. I think it may have been teething, as nothing else has manifested itself. Thank goodness!)


Mac and Cheese said...

Sweet. We should all have such a good start.

painted maypole said...

i love shel silverstein

and new babies :)

Glad peanut is back to herself. Now The May Queen is sick! blech.

flutter said...

*stifles a squeal*

crazymumma said...


nothing in the world like a new bundle.....


slouching mom said...

Oh, he's beautiful. And what lovely words with which to welcome him.

I'm glad Peanut is better today.

Aliki2006 said...

He's gorgeous! You're so right--there IS nothing better than seeing a loved one (or ones) welcome a new baby into the world.

kittenpie said...

I was totally giddy when my best friend finally had hers. If only she lived closer.

Nap Warden said...

Beautiful baby boy! Congrats to all!

Emily R said...

Here from SM.

I love that poem. I am going to go read it to my son now... Maybe the whole book...

Lisa b said...

he's so yummy!

Beck said...

Ah. Lucky little man.


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