my week in objects (mostly).

1.25.2013

1. this onesie for a nephew, drying on a radiator.
Some weeks, there can only be one object that really matters. Just one object for me to use to convey the enormity of an occasion so huge I can't quite wrap my head around it and so perfectly normal that it's hard to imagine the rhythms of life before it happened. There are two new lungs breathing this same air with us, and a new load of laundry filled with tiny things. Spectacular and usual, both at the same time.

Oliver, I am so glad you're here.

20 note(s) by friends.:

  1. Oliver is such a lovely name. Congratulations Auntie and to the new parents and all the lives Oliver will undoubtedly touch. Children are such a gift.

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  2. Awww, such a precious photograph and such wonderful sentiments. Congratulations with the birth of your nephew (love the name, my littlest one is called Olivier). He is one lucky little boy to have been born into such a loving family.

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  3. Congrats on this new little member to your family! Such a sweet post! Have a great weekend.

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  4. Congratulations to your whole family. You've captured such an indefinable feeling with your post--lovely.

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  5. It's a great thing to be an aunt. And I love the name Oliver.

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  6. So sweet, and such a perfect name.

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  7. Congratulations! What a beautifully and stirringly-written post.

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  8. What a perfect picture. The excitement and happiness in your post is palpable. It's pure joy to read. Congrats on the new nephew!

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  9. Agreed -- Oliver Barnes is such a fantastic name.

    And beautiful post!

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  10. Such a heartfelt and simple post. He's going to enjoy reading it someday, I'm sure.

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  11. congratulations to you all. my nephew is due any day and you truly captured how special this time is.

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  12. congratulations and looking forward to seeing his first portrait!

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  13. congratulations! And what a beautiful name x

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  14. Spectacular and usual is the perfect way to describe it. When I saw my first birth in the hospital that's how I felt. Spectacular and yet so normal at the same time.

    x missdottidee.blogspot.com

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  15. Congrats on being an Auntie - it's a great job to have!

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  16. congratulations on a new member to the world and your family. It's always wonderful news.

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  17. what a beautiful way to convey the magnitude of new life!

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  18. Twas a week for bbs! I had no less than three friends give birth right around the same time Oliver popped in to the world. Hmmm. What was in the NYC water 9 months ago?

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