Monday, January 12, 2009

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pacified

134 comments:

Melissia said...

You made me cry! What a gift you have given us. Thanks.

Rory said...

He is gorgeous. Congratulations again Niobe.

Christine said...

wonderful, just wonderful

scribblette said...

this is what i've been waiting for. what a lovely little person. congratulations again.

Mad said...

Thank you! He is beautiful. Just beautiful.

slouching mom said...

perfect. and now i must go find a tissue.

Julie Pippert said...

Is any thing so beautiful or miraculous as that little precious tiny newborn person. Thanks for the photo.

Kyla said...

Gorgeous!

Dayna said...

What a beautiful son you have!

victoria said...

He is beautiful - and asleep - how more perfect could he be. Congrats- its been a long time coming.

Mrs. Spit said...

Welcome little one, welcome earthside.

Tash said...

Kiss those eyelashes for me, wouldya?

Lori said...

He takes my breath away.

CLC said...

He's beautiful!

c. said...

Beautiful, Niobe. Just beautiful.

ewe are here said...

so peaceful and lovely

Yolanda (the callipygian chronicle) said...

A gasp. And then tears. It really, really happened.

Beruriah said...

Oh, I want to kiss that nose and those eyes. He's just beautiful! Congratulations.

Furrow said...

Thank you so much. He's perfect. Actually makes me want another newborn, and that's saying something.

LawMommy said...

He is beautiful.

Which Box said...

Precious!

(blinks back tears)

And of course you'd give us a really cool picture, too.

So adorable!

Elspeth said...

*gulps*

Baby binky.

I'm crying, too.

monica h said...

Just lovely.

Rachel said...

Perfect and beautiful!

Bon said...

beautiful, beautiful boy.

Chicory said...

I couldn't bring myself to comment a congratulations until now for fear that something STILL could go wrong. But no longer.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you and your family.

thordora said...

Your son! How can you resist crowing from the roof tops!

Lovely. I ache to run my finger down the bridge of that little nose.

Clementine said...

Oh, he's just perfect! Perfect and precious. Now I've gone all teary...best wishes to all of you as you settle in and get to know him.

Clementine said...

Oh, he's just perfect! Perfect and precious. Now I've gone all teary...best wishes to all of you as you settle in and get to know him.

Clementine said...

Oh, he's just perfect! Perfect and precious. Now I've gone all teary...best wishes to all of you as you settle in and get to know him.

Cara said...

Gorgeous little boy! What a blessing he is when his tiny face can bring so much joy!

k@lakly said...

There's nothing like it is there?
xxoo

Kami said...

Congrats Niobe! Beautiful baby! :)

beth said...

i am grinning from ear to ear. so freaking happy for you all. yay. congratulations.

Magpie said...

Look at that baby! Happy for you.

Julia said...

Gorgeous.

Those giant pacifiers? So huge and so weird-looking to start with. And then they grow on you...

wheelsonthebus said...

lovely. just lovely.

leanne said...

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

Clarabella said...

Well, hello there, beautiful Cole.
Thank you, Niobe.

Amelie said...

Thank you. He's beautiful.

blueeyedtawni said...

aweeee precious love... :)

Aunt Becky said...

Am weeping copiously now. Congrats, Niobe. Massive congrats.

Wordgirl said...

Goosebumps and tears in my eyes.

He is perfect.


Love,

Pam

Artblog said...

He looks like you sweetie, such a darling, cant wait to meet him one day soon ;) xxxxxxxx

Ashleigh said...

so beautiful- i swear my heart grows everytime i click over here lately. i am just so happy for you.

Grad3 said...

Perfect.

Beautifully, wonderfully, perfect.

Sara said...

Oh sweet heart. Your little boy is gorgeous. Welcome to the world Cole.

diana said...

Nothing more breathtaking than a new life! He's very handsome! Congratulations again and again...

girlh said...

Beautiful. Congratulations!

Kathy McC said...

Awesome!

Ms. Planner said...

Congratulations on your lovely young son, Niobe. May his spirit and little boy giggles lift your spirit for a long time to come.

sweetsalty kate said...

I realize it's the internet and all and this is just a screen but none of that matters, because I just know it:

He smells delicious, niobe. big smiles.

Sarah said...

WHAT JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sammie said...

Gorgeous.. simply gorgeous!
My heart is full for you!

Heather said...

So, so sweet.

Catherine said...

What a beautiful, perfect, little man!

elizabeth said...

Amazing and miraculous

The Nanny said...

He is just beautiful. I love that little nose and those eyelashes. I'm so happy for you!

thirtysomething said...

Sweet, precious little baby boy.

yummysushipajamas said...

I have never seen anything so lovely.

Dani819 said...

Just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this with us.

charmedgirl said...

well...there's no denying THAT, now is there.
BEAUTIFUL.
congratulations.

Angela said...

Oh. My. God. Niobe, he's beautiful. Thank you so much for posting a picture. He's just lovely.

Intending To Be Parents said...

What perfect little features he has!! Congratulations on your sweet boy!

Photogrl said...

He's perfectly beautiful.

Thank you for sharing...

HEATHER said...

YAY! G_D Bless!

Maggie said...

He's perfect. Huge and heartfelt congratulations to your whole family!

Lisa b said...

breathtaking. thank you.

three minute palaver said...

Thank you.

delphi said...

Fabulous!

Theresa said...

There aren't really words for something so precious. Thank you for sharing him.

Amy said...

Wow. Just wow.

Hope's Mama said...

sweet, precious boy.

Lori said...

Ahhhh.... Thank you.

It goes without saying that he is breathtaking.

BasilBean said...

Niobe,
It has been killing me to not have internet access! I just now got an opportunity to get online and this is the first place I went!

Congratulations!!!!!!

He looks perfect, too, and it is so wonderful to read that you are all doing so well.

Wow!

Please, if you can and if you have time, e-mail me a picture of the shades of blue that would look good in your nursery.

I am just filled up with good feelings right now:)

Julie said...

Oh, man, I hate it when they forget to remove the anti-shoplifting device before you leave the store!

I joke because I'm gobsmacked. Thanks for the picture.

Carly said...

He is what you call little smoochy in my family!

Sarah said...

Words fail me.

debbie said...

how sweet, niobe. envious and joyous all at the same time.

Motel Manager said...

He is so, so sweet!

Jill said...

He's adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

He's beautiful! Congratulations!

Aurelia said...

He's beautiful. I want to eat him up! Absolutely nibble on his toesies.

Rebuilding Myself said...

He's perfect. Congratulations!

Galen said...

So dear. So perfect. So yours. So happy for you. Thanks, Niobe, for posting a photo.

Alex said...

What a handsome lad. I am over the moon for you.

Azaera said...

AWW So happy for you!! He's gorgeous!

Amanda said...

Gasp! He is so, so lovely. I am so thrilled for you. You deserve every sweet moment with that beautiful baby.

Pbugs Mommy said...

Perfect serenity.

Allie said...

I was so excited for you I even posted about it on my blog LOL!!

Waiting Amy said...

Just beautiful.

susan said...

Awww...enjoy getting to know each other.

intricatelycomplex said...

My... everyone has already said what I wanted to say. He is breath-taking!
Congratulations again on this wonderful addition to ur family.

excavator said...

Awwwwwww. So beautiful.

Betty M said...

Lovely baby you have there Niobe.

AJW5403 said...

Just Beautiful!!

Caro said...

Beautiful.

(sniff)

S. said...

I gather you're falling in love.

Anonymous said...

Love he is sweet

rachel said...

He's perfect. Thanks for sharing him with us.

JamieD said...

Oh, Niobe! He is absolutely, wonderfully, perfectly precious.

Congratulations . . . sending you warm fuzzy feelings . . .

h2o girl said...

Stunning. Huge congratulations to you. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Emily said...

Stunning. Beautiful. Precious. And ALL of the other delicious words we use to describe new baby noses.
Oh, CONGRATULATIONS, NIOBE!

Thank you for sharing his photograph. (Though, I half expect you to post tomorrow and tell us that this isn't actually a photo of your son. It is a pseudoson. For blog purposes. Either way, Congratulations!)

MeghatronsMom said...

What a treasure! Adorable! I wouldn't have been able to title it either! Congrats again!

Brandy said...

Wow, just wow. Beautiful.

beagle said...

Beautiful!
And perfect, as only a brand new life can be . . .

My Reality said...

Absolute perfection!

Indigo Virgo said...

*sigh*

I am so happy for you.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

I love your picture posts, Niobe, but this is my absolute favorite. EVER. ((LOTS OF HUGS))

Angel Mom said...

Precious.

docgrumbles said...

So beautiful!

Jill said...

I saw the announcement last Thursday on I Won't Fear Love and clicked on over. I ended up reading your entire blog. I just barely finished and wanted you to know that you write beautifully and I am so happy for you!! Congratulations! He is absolutely beautiful.

Jill

Laura said...

I have come here to visit the past two years and have not been here in a while....to pull up your page and see this beautiful picture...takes my breath away. Precious, precious baby. Snuggle for me....

Birdies Mama said...

He's gorgeous my dear...
I am over the moon happy for you, oh how precious he is. Blessings and love to you.

Iselyahna said...

I've never been happier for you than I am right now.

I'm so glad for you. He's just perfect.

flutter said...

Oh, Niobe honey....

Sarah said...

SO incredibly happy for you!! Congratulations and all that you dream of!!

Anonymous said...

Yay! He's lovely!

-e

Melissia said...

In regards to your Milestone Post. I cannot imagine the internet without your voice, it gives me hope and helps me understand that sometimes things do work out. But that is my burden not yours. Your recent joy has left us all breathless and I can imagine you also need time to catch your breath. I understand, but gosh, I will miss you. Take care and thank you so much for sharing the journey and the destination.
Melissia

Furrow said...

So long, Niobe. It's been a long journey and you deserve the rest. Go. Live. Be happy. Squeeze that boy for me.

Anonymous said...

Hurray!

stat763 said...

All the best to you Niobe. Although I rarely comment, reading your words have meant so much to me.

The Nanny said...

Oh, I knew you were thinking about taking a break, but now that it's here I'm so sad! But like Melissa said, it's our burden :-) You just rest, and enjoy the time with your new boy. Congratulations again, Niobe!

Patti said...

Enjoy your boy. While I will miss your posts (more than you can imagine), I can completely understand why you're taking a break. I personally am finding it harder and harder to post, when all I want to do is hole up and enjoy my new son.

Cheers and all the best.

kate said...

Awwww....so beautiful!

I do understand taking a break, and hope you *will* be back, because we will miss you!

Angela said...

Oh, wow. I don't know what to say. Your break announcement comes as a complete surprise to me, although I guess it shouldn't, 'cause it makes perfect sense. I will sorely, truly miss you. There's no way to fit into words what your blog has meant to me. I can't believe it's been two years already. Take care of that sweet baby, and give him a hug and a kiss for me. I am sure you will remain in my thoughts for a long time. Bye, Niobe.

Angela

Anonymous said...

"Maybe I'll be back. Maybe not."

Thats so fucking selfish. You take take take all the love and support people offer but when it comes to sharing your joy you come up empty handed and run away.

Thats really low.

I wouldnt be surprised if you out to be one of those people who fake a whole life on a blog to get gifts and attention. I'm sure you'll turn up again somewhere else, with cancer or a sick child and con people all over again.

Megan said...

I'll miss you but now that I'm raising my own son after grieving the loss of his sister I understand why.
I can't articulate it but things change so profoundly – you feel the grief just as keenly but the mantle of bereft mother somehow doesn't fit anymore.
Maybe you're feeling something totally different – all this to say that I'll miss your voice.
Joy to you, Niobe.

The Nanny said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa, Anonymous...she has a new BABY. She's entitled to a break! And this is *her* blog. She's allowed to do whatever she wants to do with it. We're just lucky she's allowed us to follow her this far!

And I've met her. She's NOT faking ANYTHING. So just back off and take your grumpiness somewhere else, okay?

Theresa said...

While I am saddened to hear that this may be the end of the blog, I can't believe the hostile reaction that Niobe got here.
This space has become too special to me to be angry like that...saddened by her choice, yes, but not angry.
I am going to miss her terribly, more so than I would have imagined, but I wish her nothing but happiness.
Has anyone heard if she will still be a part of "Glow in the Woods"?
In any event, I'll thank Niobe now, for sharing her journey with us, and for helping me in mine after my loss. Blogs like hers have helped me to not feel so alone, or crazed sometimes, and for that I will truly, always be grateful. Be well.

S. said...

We started blogging at about the same time, and I don't think either of us had any idea of what could come of what we started, when we started.

Best of luck on the next steps.

niobe said...

Anonymous: Luckily (or maybe unluckily), I have a pretty thick skin, so I'm going to address the substance rather than the tone of your comment.

I'm actually hoping that by taking a break from blogging, I'll have more time and energy to comment on other people's blogs and pay forward some of the support and love that I've received.

I also worry about making this blog into a happy-happy place because I feel incredibly guilty that I've gotten my happy ending when there are so many others who are still waiting for theirs.

It's funny, but one of my never-finished draft posts was actually about bloggers who invent fake lives in order to get sympathy and attention. You know, what they call Munchausen's by Internet.

Those kind of people are definitely out there and you're wise to beware of them. However, I'm not one of them. Because, honestly, if I were going to manufacture a heart-rending story and persona, I'm pretty sure that I could manage to come up with a better one....

(Theresa and The Nanny: Thanks for sticking up for me.)

Elizabeth said...

Niobe,
Many congratulations! I will miss your voice, but you must do what is best for you. I have treasured your writing, and I thank you for showing me that surrogacy could work.

Ahuva Batya said...

I'm late in my attention and comments.... shamefully so. But this made me cry. I'm happy for your healthy, beautiful boy, and for you.