Welcome to the world, baby boy!

My baby sister Mollie was the cutest baby in the world. I remember her very distinctly, since I was a teenager when she was born.  She was our living doll, the subject of all our photos, our pride and joy. She still is, as a matter of fact, and she just gave birth to her fourth child, a son, and he’s every bit as beautiful as she was.  He’s also healthy and strong and perfect and sweet and he smells like honeysuckle.

I want to keep him.

Welcome to the world, wee Milo Walden!

This is his serious, thinking look.

This is his serious look of contemplation.























“It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.” –Charles Dickens


28 thoughts on “Welcome to the world, baby boy!

  1. Tamala

    Congrats to you and your family! You are such a great big sister remembering so vividly what your baby sister looks like. Me and my sister are only 3 years apart so I don’t remember her face that vividly. I remember my mom leaving for the hospital and me and my brother waving her goodbye. I remember her coming back – she had lots of baby powder on for some reason.. LOL And when she came back she had my sister but as I try to remember, I can’t see her face. I’m going to cut myself some slack since I was three..
    Again congrats to your beautiful family and yay Milo.. you’re here!

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      That sounds like a lot of memories for a 3-year old! I’d say you did very well! And thank you!

  2. Shawn

    New babies are such a blessing. Our own little granddaughter is just 3 wks olds. I believe God gives us babies to remind us of miracles and of his amazing skills as the maker of life. I hope Milo has fun with his auntie.

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      I received a card once, Shawn, when I had just given birth, that said “Congratulations on the baby . . . . so fresh from God you can almost still see the wings.” And I still think of that.

  3. Suerae Stein

    Oh, Auntie Amy! Milo is just so beautiful! Congratulations to your whole family on this precious gift. I never thought I would miss the just-born stage, but I really do. Thank you for sharing your wonderful news!

  4. chez

    Always such a joy newborn babies love them. My son and his partner are due to have twins in December so that will be interesting. Congratulations to all!!

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