27 February, 2010

Waving Back



parents waving -
the unborn baby
waving back

25 comments:

sp1key said...

Soon to be firstborn?

Anonymous said...

yours ? congrats :)

Hobbes said...

Thanks!

I see a family resemblance ;)

tieguanyin said...

Felicitations :)!

Is that a teacup in the non-waving hand ;)?

Hobbes said...

Thank'ee, sire. Do I notice a wry smile on the baby's face?

"We're conceived in irony. We float in it from the womb. It's the amniotic fluid. It's the silver sea. It's the waters at their priestlike task washing away guilt and purpose and responsibility. Joking but not joking. Caring but not caring. Serious but not serious."


- Hillary on the English, in Alan Bennett's "The Old Country"

Anonymous said...

And so it begins. Enjoy it, the longest and strangest of trips.

Bret said...

And lately you've been too busy for tea? Just wait!

Scotto said...

Congratulations!!

As a father of 3, I can tell you that life will never be the same (mostly in a good way).

-Scotto

Brent said...

Congratulations!!!

Kim Christian said...

Congratulations !!

janneman said...

And more congratulations!

MarshalN said...

Tea addict in the making.

Congrats!

小 約翰 said...

T 4 3, that has a nice ring, john

Hobbes said...

Thanks very much, everyone - exciting times!


Toodlepip,

Hobbes

Jason said...

Dear Hobbes,

I know you've heard it before,
but Congratulations!

I wish you all the Best,
Jason

Hobbes said...

Very kind, Jason - thanks!

speakfreely said...

Wow! Awesome! Despite the many adventuresome paths I've walked in my life, this has not been one of them; it's always seemed WAY too scary. The very best of luck to you and Lei in your new adventure!

Veri-Tea said...

Oh Hobbes - wonderful news. There's nothing quite like seeing that first ultrasound pic... although by the time you get to the third or fourth, when the baby's skeleton is more prominent, your wife may feel like she's an archaeological dig waiting to happen... I know I did ;)

I can't wait til my 4-month old is old enough for his first cup of tea :)

Jack M said...

Ahhh, now the reasons for the major home refurbishment all become clear!

Many congratulations!

Warmest regards,

Jack :o)

cwbrynan said...

Dear Hobbes, PHD, Engineer, TEA Connoisseur, Husband, FATHER... congratulations!!
Charles (Taiji)

sp1key said...

Been busy and first time back after the first post... Congrats and God bless!

speakfreely said...

The question occurred to me; will you purchase a tong of something in the year of the baby's birth, to set aside, maybe drink at birthdays when he/she is old enough? And if so, what will you buy?

Raising a cup of the '98 Menghai Peacock Tuo you so generously gifted me several years back, in honor of the new little one.

Hobbes said...

Thanks again, everyone.

Carla - a great idea! I'll put my thinking cap on, regarding which one might be suitable...

Enjoy the tuocha!


Toodlepip,

Hobbes

Phyll said...

Oh wow! Best wishes for a very healthy pregnancy. Congratulations!

-Phyll

Hobbes said...

Thanks, Phyll - it's been a long time, but I hope you're doing well out there :)


Best wishes to you and your family,

Hobbes