Wednesday, December 30, 2009

happy endings

left hanging
Look, I know that for a lot of you the only happy ending is that we'll be bidding farewell to 2009 in the very near future. It's been a hard year for far too many people, a year when bad things happened and good things, hoped-for, dreamed-of, good things, well, didn't happen.

If you fall into that category and don't want to hear about other people's good news, well, I don't blame you one bit. There are a reasonably large number of years (2000, 2001 and 2002 spring immediately to mind) that I'd like to erase from the calendar. But in that case, you might want to skip the rest of this post which contains a cloying surfeit of happy, sparkly thoughts. I know. I know.

The first very, very good thing is that Sunflower, Ezra's little brother, has arrived safely.

Which got me thinking that I'd like to make a list of the babies that we (and that's the collective we) welcomed in 2009.

So if you, or someone you know, has a new(ish) 2009 baby, could you please send me an email (like.niobe.all.tears AT gmail DOT com) or add a comment including the baby's name or pseudonym and date, the parent/blogger's name or pseudonym and (if applicable) a link to the blog.

Once I've collected a bunch, I'll add a list to this post.


2009 babies

January 1: perseus (antigone)
January 5: archie (gretchen)
January 8: cøle (niobe)
January 10: lyra phoenix (janis)
January 14: jag (doc grumbles)
January 18: simone adelle (melody)
January 28: amelia grace (aunt becky)
February 5: daniel (other shoe joy)
March 2: genevieve, (becky)
March 20: denis (clc)
April 6: ww (calliope)
April 10: alexis (amy)
April 14: sophie (jess)
April 19: evelyn (jen)
May 13: archer gene (alicia)
May 23: faith addyson (jus and kat)
May 30: finnegan (debbie)
May 31: baby j (luna)
June 15: ryan and dylan (jayme)
June 24: a2 (white picket fences)
June 25: ct (searching for serenity)
June 26: bennett (m)
June 27: moe (after iris)
July 2: junior (thalia)
July 9: the little acorn (rachel)
July 23: brystol rebecca (amanda)
July 25: K (melka)
August 11: magdalene (danyelle)
August 18: henry (rachel)
August 27: petite (gil)
September 17: matthew, brady, aubrey and cameron (kari)
September 21: chou-chou (artblog)
September 24: skeeter (jamie d)
October 3: zoe and sadie (debbie)
October 3: burrito and tamale (babysmiling)
October 14: bean (the steadfast warrior)
October 16: adam (heather)
October 29: mini (sharah)
October 17: angus leo (hope's mama)
November 7: annika (christina)
November 17: charlotte (jane)
November 29: s (dora)
December 9: jumping bean (nina)
December 16: ocea (carly)
December 23: sister (rachel)
December 27: k (my reality)
December 30: micah amir(ezra's mommy)
December 31: eliza (emily)

Please let me know about any that I'm missing


Tash said...

Antigone's son, New Years' Day, 2009.

thordora said...

As a recipient of much shit this year, I look forward to a list of GOOD news from 2009. :)

Jayme said...

I had two post-loss babies this year, Ryan and Dylan, 6/14/09

They came after losing Elora in 06 at 9 weeks old and Connor, stillborn in 07.

calliope said...

After 5 years of FAIL I got lucky and W was born in April. Sadly it was still a fucking brutal year - but 2010 is going to rock!

Christina said...

I mainly lurk here but I had Annika November 7th. My blog is

SouthernGal said...

2009 was a horrible year for me personally, but, along the way, I celebrate the births of grandchildren (one boy, one girl) for two of my closest friends, the birth of a daughter for one of my own daughter's best friends, and the anticipated birth of a second granddaughter to long-time friends (through thick and thin) of mine! And I hope 2010 brings us all much peace, love, and happiness (and, for those of us in need, employment!)

SouthernGal said...

P.S. LOVE, love, love today's photo

niobe said...

@SouthernGal: Aw, thank you so much for the kind words about the photo. May only good things be waiting for you in 2010.

after iris said...

My son Moe (short for Morris) was born on 27th June.

Danyelle said...

My daughter Magdalene was born August 11th of this year.

Artblog said...

Don't you dare forget my Chou-chou!

Happy New Year :)


Hope's Mama said...

my son angus leo on 17 november, 2009.

thank you.

CLC said...

Denis was born March 20th. Thanks.

Rachel said...

My daughter, Sister, was born 12/23.


Gretchen said...

I had my son, Archie, on January 5, 2009.

He was born 4 weeks early after 2 losses. Was in the NICU. He is ~by far~ the best gift 2009 brought to our family.

Jamie said...

My son, Skeeter, born on Sept 24.

Thanks, Niobe! 2009 has really managed to show up 2008, 2007 and 2006 for sure.

Tash said...

Janis' Lyra, also January '09!

Aunt Becky said...

Amelia Grace Sherrick Harks, my daughter, January 28, 2009

Melody said...

My daughter Simone Adelle, January 18th, 2009

Rachel said...

Our son, the Little Acorn, born in July of '09 after a long journey.

Rachel said...

My Henry was born on August 18th.

Kate said...

A very happy new year to you too!

Wishing you (and all of us) all the very best in 2010. I'm ready.


Searching for Serenity said...

What a fantastic idea! We all need alittle hope and reminder of the happy endings in this community.

We welcomed our boy CT on June 25th.

Angela said...

Man, I miss Antigone.

luna said...

may 31: our Baby J (luna)

happy NY!

Thalia said...

My son, junior on 2 July.

Magpie said... = Dora's baby on 11/29

Magpie said...

And I do believe that you left off your own baby...

White Picket Fences said...

My son, baby A2, born after 5 losses on June 24, 09. Wondeful idea!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I finally made this kind of list. Thanks for the love, Niobe.

Joy said...

Daniel came on Feb 5th. (Other shoe Joy)

Nina said...

Jumping Bean was born 12/09/09. Nina

Gil said...

Our daughter, known on the blog as Petite, was born on August 27, 2009 after 6+ years of TTC. I couldn't be more thrilled with my blessings!

Debbie said...

My son, Finnegan, born on May 30, 2009.

Thank you for creating this list. It is truly heartwarming to read of so many rainbow babies. <3

Alicia said...

My son, Archer Gene, May 13, 2009.

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

Burrito and Tamale were born 10/3.

Anonymous said...


i'm amazed you can keep this up, work, and mother cole. you must structure your time with great efficiency. it's enviable.


Coggy said...

Emily Mae - February 2nd

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sharah said...

October 29, Mini, (sharah,

March 2, Genevieve, (becky,

April 14, Sophie (jess,

m said...

Oh wow! I can be on a happy list!

Bennett born 26 June, 2009


Amy said...

Alexis born April 10th.

Jen said...

Evelyn, born April 19th.

Baby Girl Toys said...

i agree for this..

melka said...

our daughter K, born 25 July, 2009.

still waffling on the rest of the letters for her on-line identity.

thx, niobe.