Sweet Baby James

Can’t believe I didn’t think of that title two days ago. Can’t believe I held the child for the better end of an hour without singing “Fire and Rain” to him, either. I ought to be ashamed of myself….

Jamie and the Hippie Chick
Anyway, here I am with my ridiculously adorable new nephew. His mama shot the photo for us.

It was weird attending Grace’s shower last week. But it was way weirder to watch her tending to Jamie this weekend. I remember watching Mom take care of Grace when she was that size. It was hard to reconcile the memory of that little baby with the grown-up mommy I saw worrying over her own baby the last couple of days.

Meanwhile, my dear, sweet, trying-to-be-hard-boiled journalist brother-in-law is just about the proudest daddy you have ever seen. I think we were the two least cynical newspaper editors on earth this weekend. James McCaddon is certainly a respectable name, but I had to give Geoff a little static for failing to name his cub Woodward Bernstein or perhaps Benjamin Bradlee Ritter….

OK, that’s enough fawning. You don’t want to hear me yang about the baby. You want to see pictures. And I have plenty of them for you — click here for all the cuteness you can stand. And don’t even try to tell me that Jamie is not the cutest little guy you have ever seen, because you know he is.

Back in Tulsa for two hours, and I miss him already. Grace and Geoff are just going to have to move to Oklahoma. That’s all there is to it.

Aunt Hippie Chick

12 thoughts on “Sweet Baby James”

  1. Thanks. I’ve gotta get him a respectable wardrobe. Daddy and Grandma and Grandpa have been having big fun buying him clothes, but nobody yet has had the good taste to buy him a Dead T-shirt or a tie-dyed onesie, so Aunt Hippie will have to plug those gaps. I wonder if I can tie-dye a big ol’ peace sign into a receiving blanket? Maybe I’ll call up Kelly at Tie-Dyes of Tulsa and see if she can help me whip something up.

  2. Check out Hot Topic. They are bound to have something appropriate. When Michelle had Nicholas, John bought him a black onesie that said, “Mommy’s Little Metal Head.” I’m sure I’ve seen tie dyed ones there, too. LOL

  3. Wow, Auntie Emily — I just spent almost 45 minutes amazed by my little boy on your blog before it dawned on me to just go see him for myself! Thanks for all the pictures, and I’m sure one of them will find its way into the newspaper here well before that silly Raisinet-like one the hospital took. By the way, I finally thought of the perfect thing you could have done yesterday (get a good shot of our to-be-shuttered-this-Friday Maytag building with the shift changing), but alas, you already had gone. Oh well. Maybe you’ll be around the next time economic apocalypse hits your wonderful hometown ….

    Isn’t he just the best-looking kid you’ve ever seen?

  4. Jean, Tshirthell.com used to have some hilarious baby shirts. Wildly, horribly, outrageously inappropriate (in the sense that you would be afraid to let the child wear one in public for fear that someone might call DCFS), but hilarious.

    Geoff, tell me which one you like best, and I’ll send you a high-res version so Jamie isn’t all pixelized in print. He is definitely one of the three cutest babies in the history of time. šŸ™‚

    Go give my rotten little sister some static from me.

  5. I have to say, that he is a wonderful new addition to the family. So perfect and sweet. When Paul and I went to visit in the hospital, I just wanted to sit and stare all day long…lol Paul had to literally drag me out of there before I started having the “baby blues” for myself. And we all know, I do not need that again…lol. It is so nice to have a second cousin…..I might just have to spoil him just a bit.

  6. Ron says he’s not mushy-looking because he arrived via C-section and thus did not have to come through the “Play-Doh Fun Factory of Life,” as Bobcat Goldthwait puts it. *LOL*

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