Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Our First Family Portrait
Just a quickie for now. Things to do, sleep to catch up on. Peace!
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Posted by: Gummo | Sep 29, 2009 4:25:10 PM
Miss July and I send our heartiest congratulations and best wishes!
So much for the "24 days until our due date" thing, eh? ;)
BTW, Jr. (my son) was born four weeks early (7 lbs. 1 oz.), and he's 10 now and thriving. I remember the only issue was a little jaundice, so we just put him in the sun a lot for the first week. :)
Looking forward to updates!
Posted by: Sinfonian | Sep 29, 2009 4:26:22 PM
Thanks for getting me all weepy, wanker! And congratulations...such a beautiful family.
Posted by: AndyMN | Sep 29, 2009 4:26:25 PM
Congratulations! I'm so happy for the 3 of you!
Posted by: TheOtherWA | Sep 29, 2009 4:29:08 PM
Wow, he's gorgeous! So aware. Hugs to you and E. It was all worth it, wasn't it?
Posted by: Hecate, Runnymead Conspirator | Sep 29, 2009 4:31:30 PM
Great good wishes to all of you. Wonderful photo.
Posted by: mer | Sep 29, 2009 4:31:30 PM
Awwww. He looks like E, thank God :)
I'm so happy for all of you!
Posted by: left rev., Big Momma | Sep 29, 2009 4:34:42 PM
Puer natus est! Congratulations to Mom and Dad and Sam.
Posted by: Lenore and Bob | Sep 29, 2009 4:35:11 PM
Congratulations. He's lovely!
Posted by: nancy | Sep 29, 2009 4:36:27 PM
Yay Sam's here! Looking forward to updates.
Posted by: Nancy in Detroit | Sep 29, 2009 4:38:35 PM
oh, beautiful. (looks like he is saying wtf just happened?)
Posted by: Ali | Sep 29, 2009 4:46:56 PM
He looks great! Congratulations.
Posted by: ErinPDX | Sep 29, 2009 4:47:36 PM
He's just beautiful. You're all beautiful.
Peace and love. Get some sleep!
Posted by: pie | Sep 29, 2009 4:52:45 PM
Congratulations! "Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon is going through my head!
No comes the fun part!
My best to all of you, and to NTodd'sSon'sGrandPa!
Posted by: Vicki Stein | Sep 29, 2009 4:54:53 PM
A beautiful family portrait it is. Peace.
Posted by: ina | Sep 29, 2009 5:02:17 PM
Just darling! Congratulations!
Posted by: M.K in NC | Sep 29, 2009 5:02:23 PM
Congrats to Dad, Mom and Sam.
Posted by: Buckeye ... | Sep 29, 2009 5:06:45 PM
Congratulations NTodd and E!
Sam, welcome to the world. May your presence make it a better place...
Posted by: MasterD, damn yankee | Sep 29, 2009 5:10:59 PM
Welcome to the world, little Sam. Blessings to all of you.
Posted by: Echidne of the snakes | Sep 29, 2009 5:34:14 PM
Congrats! Beautiful baby, beautiful mother, but who is the guy in the glasses?
Posted by: cosmic tumbler | Sep 29, 2009 5:34:21 PM
(Sam) "Who IS that masked man?"
Sincere best wishes for the three of you!
Posted by: Chris Tucker | Sep 29, 2009 5:36:24 PM
Huzzah! Long and prosperous lives to all!
Posted by: Roadmaster | Sep 29, 2009 6:12:05 PM
A most magical day. You now know more about love than you ever did before. Congrats all around!
Posted by: Deacon Blues | Sep 29, 2009 6:26:37 PM
Beutiful. You guys are blessed. Congratulations, again..
Posted by: Duane V | Sep 29, 2009 6:36:55 PM
Hurray! Welcome to our world, dear Sam. (Watch the mail, Pa.)
Posted by: Missouri Bird | Sep 29, 2009 6:41:20 PM
Congratulations and hugs and love to all three of you. Sam is a lucky lucky boy. But I didn't finish my knitting project yet!!!
Posted by: TJ, single payer or bust | Sep 29, 2009 6:44:41 PM
Welcome Sam! Huzzah and Congratulations!The best of life to you all. What a happy day.
Posted by: mena | Sep 29, 2009 6:47:55 PM
Congrats to you all. A lovely day a lovely baby.
Posted by: abo gato | Sep 29, 2009 6:55:15 PM
CONGRATULATIONS, MY FRIEND.
That is a bee-yoot-ful baby.
And a nice-sized one for a kid born a month early!
All my love to Ericka and Sam.
Posted by: Terry C - Death Panelist | Sep 29, 2009 7:03:44 PM
So happy and relieved for you all.
Posted by: noblejoanie | Sep 29, 2009 7:24:51 PM
Yahoo. Congrats to the new family. I'm betting he came out early to raise a little hell on health care. Well, I'm hoping. But first, get some sleep.
Posted by: Michael Colby | Sep 29, 2009 7:37:19 PM
Congratulations to you all and welcome to the world Sam.
Posted by: rugo & emily | Sep 29, 2009 7:47:54 PM
Congratulations Erin and Todd. Happy birthday Sam!
Sorry, just had to do that.
Posted by: Barry from Alaska | Sep 29, 2009 7:53:26 PM
Happy-making picture! Welcome to the world, Sam. You have great parents and lots and lots of friends you haven't met yet. We all love you.
Posted by: Scott | Sep 29, 2009 8:03:47 PM
Congrats to all. A long and happy life to all of you. Menagerie included.
Posted by: Ralphie; | Sep 29, 2009 8:05:42 PM
Make sure you fill out the long form birth certificate or we'll claim he was born in Canada when he becomes president! Vermont is kinda suspicious anyway, up there hanging out near them weird ferrin frenchy speaking guys...
Congratulations and good work to all of you, especially to Sam, who couldn't wait to see the world.
Posted by: ellroon | Sep 29, 2009 8:06:26 PM
Congratulations to everyone! What a glorious day to be born.
Posted by: geor3ge | Sep 29, 2009 8:06:44 PM
Сердечно поздравляю Вас с рождением сыночка! Congrats!
(А NTodd, может быть, тебя надо теперь переименовать в NDad).
Posted by: P. Drano | Sep 29, 2009 8:19:23 PM
Congratulations to you two.
Um three now I mean.
Posted by: EkCenTriK | Sep 29, 2009 8:20:36 PM
Congrats again! My best to you and E and Sam.
Posted by: dmark | Sep 29, 2009 8:21:05 PM
Congratulations to one and all!
Posted by: Sharl | Sep 29, 2009 8:24:35 PM
Such joy. Happy day, and much love to you three.
Posted by: Sidhra | Sep 29, 2009 8:43:59 PM
Well done, well done.
Posted by: Snugglebunny | Sep 29, 2009 8:52:50 PM
Wonderful, beautiful, hooray!!! What a lovely picture!
Posted by: Li'l Innocent | Sep 29, 2009 9:17:02 PM
Congrats to mom and dad and Sam! So happy for you guys.
Posted by: Jay C. | Sep 29, 2009 9:34:44 PM
Suddenly you're not 9YO anymore.....
Posted by: flory | Sep 29, 2009 9:44:40 PM
Wow. Congratulations to you all!! I'm happy for you.
Posted by: Stefanie | Sep 29, 2009 9:45:10 PM
What a lovely, healthy child. My best wishes to you all. Well done and the wait was worth it!
Posted by: Sconset | Sep 29, 2009 10:02:31 PM
Sam kind of looks like What! Where am I? Why is it cold? What the hell?
Soon he will be warm, warm, warm surrounded by his pack of Mom and Dad and all the dogs and kitties. Welcome to the new addition and good luck to the new Mother and Father. Enjoy every minute.
Posted by: moistenedbink | Sep 29, 2009 10:19:02 PM
Posted by: Ghost of Joe Liebling's Dog | Sep 29, 2009 10:31:45 PM
Way to go, guys! Way to go!
Posted by: Rook | Sep 29, 2009 10:42:31 PM
Much love to all of you from Mr. Soprano, the Children Soprano, Tom Thumb, Nomad, and me. What a beautiful family! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Posted by: Soprano | Sep 29, 2009 10:55:13 PM
Posted by: Katie L. | Sep 29, 2009 11:20:07 PM
Quel beau bébé!
Posted by: plum p | Sep 29, 2009 11:22:47 PM
Just spotted this so belated congrats to one and all! A new lovely baby in the world.
Posted by: Lesley | Sep 29, 2009 11:25:33 PM
Wonderful! Congrats to the whole family and best wishes for all the peace and joy in the world.
Posted by: joejoejoe | Sep 30, 2009 2:55:20 AM
Posted by: fokowi | Sep 30, 2009 3:00:52 AM
Posted by: smitty werbenmanjensen | Sep 30, 2009 3:27:31 AM
This is Good. Now get some sleep.
Posted by: shawk | Sep 30, 2009 3:43:35 AM
Now that you've had a kid I suppose you will become insufferable..
Posted by: Danny Guam | Sep 30, 2009 4:10:08 AM
He thinks he's startled now? Just wait.
And Vicki can bite me for stealing NTodd's Kid's Grandpa (to whom also felicitations and let's see pix!).
Love you people.
Posted by: Virginia | Sep 30, 2009 5:33:46 AM
I'm so happy for you folks! I've already begun to see an amazing transformation in NTodd into what I didn't realize he so much wanted to be: a father. The best to all of you.
Posted by: plantsman | Sep 30, 2009 5:36:35 AM
All the best to you, singly and together, now and for aye
Dear Babe, that sleepest cradled by my side,
Whose gentle breathings, heard in this deep calm,
Fill up the intersperséd vacancies
And momentary pauses of the thought!
My babe so beautiful! it thrills my heart
With tender gladness, thus to look at thee,
And think that thou shalt learn far other lore,
And in far other scenes! For I was reared
In the great city, pent 'mid cloisters dim,
And saw nought lovely but the sky and stars.
But thou, my babe! shalt wander like a breeze
By lakes and sandy shores, beneath the crags
Of ancient mountain, and beneath the clouds,
Which image in their bulk both lakes and shores
And mountain crags : so shalt thou see and hear
The lovely shapes and sounds intelligible
Of that eternal language, which thy God
Utters, who from eternity doth teach
Himself in all, and all things in himself.
Great universal Teacher! he shall mould
Thy spirit, and by giving make it ask.
Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether the summer clothe the general earth
With greenness, or the redbreast sit and sing
Betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch
Of mossy apple-tree, while the nigh thatch
Smokes in the sun-thaw; whether the eave-drops fall
Heard only in the trances of the blast,
Or if the secret ministry of frost
Shall hang them up in silent icicles,
Quietly shining to the quiet Moon.
Coleridge, from 'Frost at Midnight'
What if the stars were to burn
With a love for me that I could not return?
If equal affections cannot be,
Then let the more loving one be me.
Auden, from 'The More Loving One'
Posted by: ProfWombatq | Sep 30, 2009 5:55:10 AM
Congratulations. Welcome, little one. You have a place at the dinner table in Chicago any time you want it.
Posted by: Athenae | Sep 30, 2009 6:03:26 AM
Many Very Happy Returns to Sam, and Joy to all around him!
Posted by: FeralLiberal | Sep 30, 2009 7:01:11 AM
Congratulations NTodd! Now don't wait a minute to educate Sam on making the world a better place through democracy, peace, and empathy towards his fellow man.
Posted by: Matt Browner Hamlin | Sep 30, 2009 7:45:28 AM
so happy to see the healthy beautiful baby, and know you are all doing well. Congratulations!
Posted by: mingo | Sep 30, 2009 8:18:20 AM
Posted by: Tralfaz | Sep 30, 2009 8:24:22 AM
Congratulations, Ericka and NTodd! Hello, Sam!
Where are his pants?
Posted by: POP (ACP) | Sep 30, 2009 8:24:22 AM
YAY!!! Welcome, Sam! You have no idea how many "aunts" and "uncles" you have to spoil you!
Posted by: minusp | Sep 30, 2009 8:38:03 AM
Just gorgeous! Congratulations and peace to all of you. Welcome Sam!
Posted by: Green | Sep 30, 2009 8:57:06 AM
Congratulations, NTodd & Ericka! Your adventures have just begun. Speaking as a father of two daughters, the younger of which married earlier this month, cherish every minute. You'll be surprised how quickly the time slips away to find Sam a strapping young lad starting a family of his own. Peace and love.
Posted by: giss | Sep 30, 2009 9:52:24 AM
This photo makes so happy. Congratulations for the umpteenth time and thanks again for tweeting us in for the birth. So glad after all the scares that he came out so perfect.
Posted by: Libby | Sep 30, 2009 10:01:53 AM
Now the real fun starts! Congrats and best wishes for a baby that sleeps through the night.
Posted by: Noam Sane | Sep 30, 2009 10:03:12 AM
Darn you for almost bringing me to tears at work! Welcome, Sam, and tell Daddy to have his camera ready at all times because we expect lots of Sam and Sam w/ the Pack pictures. Congrats to all!
Posted by: L. | Sep 30, 2009 10:38:32 AM
Wonderful news -- congratulations and best wishes to you all!
Posted by: jezebel | Sep 30, 2009 10:54:24 AM
Joy and happiness! NOW you have really done something. Sleep? Fuggetaboudit!
Posted by: larry, dfh | Sep 30, 2009 11:34:53 AM
Posted by: Phila | Sep 30, 2009 11:42:42 AM
where's the dawgz?
Posted by: notaboomer | Sep 30, 2009 1:43:01 PM
Does fist pump thing.
Posted by: spocko | Sep 30, 2009 2:11:13 PM
Exciting! My heartfelt congratulations!
Posted by: Karin | Sep 30, 2009 2:55:07 PM
Beautiful! Happy birthday, little one.
(Computer scientists always like to start counting from zero).
Posted by: melior | Sep 30, 2009 3:03:34 PM
Cheers to all
Posted by: Remonster in Mosul | Sep 30, 2009 5:47:40 PM
Congratulations NTodd!!! Awesome news!
Posted by: Patrick Taylor | Sep 30, 2009 6:21:06 PM
Great stuff, man. Best wishes.
Posted by: Toby Petzold | Oct 1, 2009 11:44:37 PM