my week in objects (mostly).

January 25, 2013

1. this onesie for a nephew, drying on a radiator.onesie0940
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.

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  • Reply Christa January 25, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    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.

  • Reply Karin - The F Girl January 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    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.

  • Reply Milynn {Love + Whimsy} January 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm

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

  • Reply Abby January 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm

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

  • Reply Amy@OldSweetSong January 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm

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

  • Reply Kristin January 25, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    So sweet, and such a perfect name.

  • Reply Jessie Ammons January 25, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Congratulations! What a beautifully and stirringly-written post.

  • Reply Mills (héron + hibou) January 25, 2013 at 2:33 pm

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

  • Reply Trista January 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Agreed — Oliver Barnes is such a fantastic name.

    And beautiful post!

  • Reply Molly January 25, 2013 at 2:53 pm

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

  • Reply lisaathome January 25, 2013 at 2:59 pm

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

  • Reply Cindy January 25, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    congratulations and looking forward to seeing his first portrait!

  • Reply Tori - 2 plus 1 January 25, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    congratulations! And what a beautiful name x

  • Reply Sarah Dee January 26, 2013 at 6:30 am

    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.


  • Reply Mae of Longfellow January 26, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Congrats on being an Auntie – it's a great job to have!

  • Reply sweet harvest moon January 26, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Aww! Such great news!

  • Reply dervla @ The Curator January 27, 2013 at 2:47 am

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

  • Reply Robyn January 27, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    gorgeous news

  • Reply susan January 28, 2013 at 12:27 pm

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

  • Reply IndiaMorgan January 31, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    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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