Monday, March 24, 2008

So, What Did You Do for the Long Weekend?

Me? I went and had a baby. This one, to be specific:

Say howdy to William Falco. Feel free to call him Will. Some of you may be wondering if there's some deep literary significance to either of his given names, like his elder bro's. Literature is stuffed to the gills with Williams, of course... Shakespeare, Thackeray, Carlos Williams. I like those guys a lot, but I think that, deep down, I just like the fact that Will's name is both a verb and a noun. Though, given how hard I had to fight with myself not to title this post something like "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" he may not thank me for this later.

As for Falco, that was the name of Rusty's grandfather, who brought his family from Italy to the New Country on a steamship at the turn of the century. A bit of an adventurer, which merits a naming, I think. Plus, if you think I'm missing out on a legitimate opportunity to name one of my offspring Falco, then you don't realize what a child of the '80s I truly am.

Posting has been sporadic lately, but now that I've got lots of free time for one-handed typing (whoa! deja vu!), you can expect to see a lot more of me 'round these parts.

And a happy day to you.

47 comments:

Liz said...

Aww, congratulations to all of you, and welcome, Will!

(Also, can I say how happy it makes me that you named Sam after Samuel Hamilton and Atticus Finch? Very happy.)

tkblaich said...

Congratulations!

Heather said...

Congratulations on the new tyke - I've been waiting for the big announcement!

Dale said...

Congrats!

Karen said...

Welcome, Will, and mazel tov to the whole family! And can I just say that that may very well be the greatest baby photo in all of history (and I'm including my own kids here)?! What an expression! What does big bro Sam think of all this?

Likalia said...

Congratulations!

Average Jane said...

Congratulations! He's adorable.

BabelBabe said...

oh, yay! he's beautiful. hope you are feeling well (you sound like you are...)

I was thinking of you just today while wandering around borders...saw some great new picture books and thought of you and liz (Quiet in the Stacks), whose baby is on its way soon as well...

congratulations!

Marg said...

Congratulations!

Jane G. said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay! That is a gorgeous baby. Congratulations!

pussreboots said...

Oooh! What a handsome boy you have. I love his name! Congratulations.

Cath said...

Just when I thought you were getting totally slack about posting...!

CONGRATULATIONS! He is absolutely gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

I have a really hard time vizualizing the fact that our bellies carry actual babies - not just lumps that push and poke our ribs and cervix at all hours of the day and night... So, seeing what Will actually looks like is a great reminder!

:)

AM

Kailana said...

Congrats!

brid said...

congrats!

j said...

Congratulations!

William Falco is an excellent name, too! What a lucky kid.

Bybee said...

Welcome to Will! Way to go, Doppelganger!

poodlerat said...

Congratulations! He's so cute, and looks so alert for a newborn. Welcome, Will!

Mr F said...

Congratulations - I've been checking in waiting for the news and now it, and Will, have arrived!

Rock me Amadeus
xx

Dave said...

Congratulations! But it's time to be honest--that business about Rusty's grandfather is just a convenient lie. It's time to admit that this child's real mother is Edie Falco of Sopranos fame.

Laura said...

Hooray! Congratulations!!

Emily said...

Hooray! Congratulations, Doppelganger! He is BEAUTIFUL and has such an expressive face!

Andi said...

Aww, what a cutie! Congratulations

Pamela said...

Congratulations! And welcome to the world, Will.

Aw, such a sweet wee face.

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!

anna said...

A baaaaaby!

I'm very happy for you! He's wonderful.

landismom said...

Congrats! That is great news, and a great-looking baby!

Steph said...

Congratulations!

William Falco is a truly excellent name.

I am going to be singing "R-R-R-Rock me Amadeus" all day now. Whoohoo!

Kim said...

And he's a good one!!!

Congrats! So glad to hear it.. :-)

roughmagic said...

How wonderful, how beautiful - congratulations! Can't wait to hear about Sam's thoughts on being a big brother.

Beth said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful!

Toni Lea Andrews said...

Geeze, was this picture taken by a professional photographer and, if so, can he make ME look this cute?!!

Joanne said...

He's beautiful! I hope you are all settling in nicely. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

(Speaking of Shakespeare, there is Sonnet 135 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonnet_135) whose puns on the name will and its associated slang meanings I'm pretty sure you won't want your Will reading about until he's oh, 35.)

---- Diablevert, whom google hates today

Melissa said...

He is gorgeous! Congratulations to the whole clan.

Since you have so much time, let's revive the Bored Housewives Network! Maybe with a birth story. I love me a good birth story.

Aisha said...

Congrats!!! He looks so thoughtful :)

me said...

what a beautiful photo, congrads!

b*babbler said...

Ooh - congratulations! What a cutie pie!

SFP said...

Congratulations.

Michelle said...

Congratulations! He looks gorgeous! I just had my son two weeks ago as well :)

Hilda said...

One more congratualtions to the pile - this one from Miami!

Ruby said...

Yay! Congrats to all involved.

Sami said...

Oh, he's gorgeous.

He looks worryingly thoughtful, though. Let's hope he's not as mercurial as his older brother was...

RainyPM said...

A friend of mine recommended your blog to me over the weekend and I've enjoyed reading your older posts. I also reviewed books on my blog a couple of years ago (my goal was 60 in a year) and in January had a second child.

Congratulations to you and welcome Will. I'm looking forward to keeping up with your posts. New babies are so great. :) Best of luck to you!

Alice said...

Congratulations!! What a little cutie!

Simon said...

Wow, congratulations. Gorgeous baby - look at those eyes!

Blue Dude said...

Wow, that's amazing! What a beautiful, awesome little person! And you're such a cool lady; I'm happy for your children. :)