Sunday, April 11, 2010

day for night


My camera's at least temporarily on the blink, as is the baby's ability to distinguish day from night. My capacity for coherent thought isn't doing much better (see, e.g., the hour-plus it's taken me to type out these sentences and my epic fail of an attempt to add a poll).

For the moment, we're slightly stranded in a perfectly nice hotel just off the highway and halfway to sleep, surrounded by what sounds suspiciously like the buzzing of innumerable bees, but is, in fact, the a/c.

Luckily, Kym lent me her camera, so at least there's the photo above. And, since I can't seem to focus, literally or, y'know, figuratively on the pressing issue of the baby's blog pseudonym, please vote in what I'm very much hoping is the poll below.

Or add your suggestions for a name -- or for just about anything else -- in the comments. I promise to thank you all, individually, collectively and sincerely, just as soon as I've managed to get a little . . . more . . . sleep.



eta: poll is now closed

65 comments:

Becky said...

She is so beautiful! Congratulations again!

I voted for Jade. I loove the name Violet and Scarlett, but for some reason she looked like a Jade.

Hopefully you'll get some sleep soon, but if you don't enjoy that time late, late at night. It doesn't last long and before you know it, it has passed and it's no longer just you and them.

The Nanny said...

Oh, Niobe. Look at that little nose! And those long fingers! Sweet little bub you have there :)

I have a suggestion: pop baby girl in one of these: http://www.life.com/image/3136964/in-gallery/25371

She'll be fine, and you can close the window and get some nice zzzzzz's.

:)

Catherine W said...

Oh she's absolutely gorgeous.
Many congratulations Niobe.

I'm going to have to sit and ponder the pseudonyms. I like them all.

Ellie said...

Look at that face! So happy for you -- hope she turns her days and nights around before too many weeks go by!

after iris said...

I voted for Violet because I feel like it's more on the Gray/ Cole spectrum than the other colours.

She's lovely, Niobe. Congratulations xx

Tash said...

I'm too busy figuring out what I would pinch and snuggle first. So cute she could stand to be Baby Girl for all I care.

xo to you all!

Danifred said...

I voted for Ruby, although I just love all the names. Can't wait to see more beautiful photos!

Kathy McC said...

I love Violet but it's my dogs name, so it's hard for me to see it on anyone else. ;-) I voted for Scarlett because I love that name!

She's beautiful!

k@lakly said...

She's perfect! But you already know that don't you?;)

Hope sleep comes for both of you...lots of it!
xxoo

diana said...

I love Jade, but as my last name is, you know... I wanted my baby to be a Jade, but it would have made a very agressive..

I LOVE her. Isn't it so misterious to see a little woman being born? She has almond shaped eyes, doesn't she? And the way she gestures, so feminin... She's beautiful, she's perfect!

When able, would you post the weight and height? She seems well "envelopƩe" to me!


I can't say it enough: I love her!

Flowerbud!!!!

And lioness! (even though she's really Aries, but I don't believe in these)


And graciousness!

My Reality said...

She is beautiful - no matter what you call her!

Huge congrats, Niobe.

thordora said...

Oh she's wonderful. Congrats sleepyhead!

I had to pick Jade, for obvious reasons. :D

Lavender Luz said...

I love all the choices. I know she will draw the right name to her, and I hope she ends up with *******.

Haha. Just a little waking up game for you.

Jacinta said...

Oh, she is just magical! I love how she hasn't figured out quite how to drive those hands just yet!
And that night and day thing, she'll sort it out in time. What a special little girl she is. I voted for Violet, but she seems like a Rose to me.

angie said...

She is gorgeous. XO Want to arrange a marriage? I feel it is important to be ahead of the game on that count.

diana said...

Oh, by the way-ahem, angie, ahem, make room, please- I have not one but TWO gorgeous handsome boys; do you need pictures and resumees?

Kidding! (not so much)

Paz said...

Ahhhh, look at her. How nice to finally see that face, that beautiful face. no pref on the psuedonym.

Karen said...

She is so cute, now wonder you can't think straight.

erica said...

She is a wonderful, beautiful little thing. Congrats. And good luck with the whole sleep thing.

antropologa said...

Wonderful!

ezra'smommy said...

Mazel tov...she's gorgeous!

Rachel said...

She is precious! Congratulations again.

N said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations!!

Magpie said...

What a sweetie. I vote Jade. Four letters, one syllable. Like Cole.

Life in Eden said...

She is simply amazing.

So funny, I picked Jade for the same reasons as Magpie! Knew I liked her for a reason.

E said...

Adorable! My husband remarked on her cute nose.

I vote for Ruby because Ruby Bridges is one of my favorite historical figures and was such a strong little girl.

And--I am still awestruck by surrogacy and the miracle it is!

Yippee!

-e

Calliope said...

what a great photo of such a beautiful girl!!!!

I voted for one of the shorter internet names just because I thought it might make typing easier ;-)

Sammie said...

Congratulations Niobe!

Kristin said...

She is so beautiful...oh wow!

Hope's Mama said...

Oh! She's lovely. And my vote went to Violet. Just because.....

Ruby said...

SHE...IS...PRECIOUS!!!

And how could I not pick Ruby? ;)

passingwindows said...

She's gorgeous, congratulations. I almost can't look at her, she's so perfect.

And I like Ruby, although Jade is probably more apt for this little perfect girl. I'm very happy for you.

myskytimes said...

OMG... your little aries girl is so adorable, those long fingers and cute nose. For me she had the Ruby-Feel, so that's what I voted.

Hope sleep came to you soon and all is well.

Amelie said...

She is so beautiful, Niobe. Those fingers! Congratulations again!

Bon said...

i thought i commented yesterday, but apparently i failed. she's exquisite, whatever you call her.

but, while i was all prepared to vote for the lovely Violet, that's a Ruby you have on your hands, absolutely. :)

xo

Wishing 4 One said...

OMG she is amazing, gorgeous just beautiful! Congrats my friend. I think you should call her Jade on the blog.

Rachel said...

SQUISH! Look at those delicious cheeks, just begging to be eaten. Nom nom nom. She's gorgeous. Congratulations. Hope the sleep thing works itself out soon.

mcpolish said...

LURV. Absolutely precious.

Gratulacje!

heatherhollars said...

ohhhh so precious, something so magical about a newborn! she beautifull, congrats!

moplans said...

she's gorgeous!

Dre said...

so, so, so, darling!!! Congratulations! I know it is hard to remember when you are that tired, but the sleep will come eventually. SO just keep snuggling... oh, and I love Ruby.

Hannah said...

I'm way behind the times, just catching up... so much good news on the internet today, I love it!

Congratulations, she is sweet. I am so happy for you and your family.

Also, I picked Ruby - my niece is Violet, so that just won't work for me, I'm afraid. ;)

slouchy said...

oh so beautiful!

i can hardly breathe

slouchy said...

and hazel

Jenni said...

gorgeous girl! many congrats.

christina(apronstrings) said...

sounds ike you need to stop by my house-so i can kiss on baby and you guys can sleep. : ) i don't know where you are but if you wanted to....even overnight.

Emily said...

She is so lovely. Precious. She is a Ruby.

Congratulations to all of you!

Delenn said...

Oh so cute!! Now, try to get some sleep! :-)

Thalia said...

Mazel Tov! Gorgeous, gorgeous. Thinking of you.

Aurelia said...

Not a clue what to vote for! No good at this! Anyway, she's beautiful, and don't worry, you can sleep in about 80 years. Until then, keep trudging like the rest of us. ;)

Furrow said...

Awww, she's perfect! But I feel for you, so so much. I remember with terror and dread those first few days, and I can only imagine how much harder it is when you're not at home. I hope you can move on to more comfortable quarters and more normal waking/sleeping hours soon.

jill said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations :)

Lindsay said...

My sleepness nights are coming, and I just can't wait!! She is perfect, So beautiful. You enjoy this time, you deserve it!
Much love, Lindsay

Jericho said...

She'll figure it out, as will you. :) Sounds like you're doing well---just nap when you can!

Dora said...

Oh, she's magnificent! Smooches all around!

Reese said...

Precious! Congrats! I am so happy for you!

h2o girl said...

She's perfect, Niobe. Many congratulations to all of you.

CLC said...

She's a beauty! Congratulations to your family!

kate said...

Congratulations!

Sarah said...

sweet beautiful baby girl, oh congratulations a thousand times!!!!

Artblog said...

Just read the news, got tears in my eyes....CONGRATS!

:) :) :) :) :)

xxxxx Artblog

Julie Pippert said...

So beautiful. So wonderful. So happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Earth!

-Shamela

leanne said...

I've been away on travel, but just wanted to add again my congratulations! And thanks for sharing a photo of your precious new baby girl...

lifecanbeashit said...

I mist the fantastic news!!!
CONGRATULATIONS.
Beautiful photo and i LOVE her name!
Hugs
xxx