March 2, 2009

Niece!

Oh my dears. Look what we have:


It is Niestle. Niecele. Niecstle. Niecestle. Niece-stle. Neestle. I guess Niestle is the best one. Perhaps I should have thought this out ahead of time, rather than making it part of the birth announcement. (Bethtastic gets credit for this nickname, which BLEW MY MIND with its wonderfulness.)

This is my niece. She is 19 inches long, and she weighs 7 pounds. She is so glorious, I am blinded. I had to use the little "home-row bumps" to find the right keys on my keyboard. Only through blurriness can I see her beautiful wahing mouth. Her tiny beautiful hands. Her lovely squinched eyes of indignation.

She was born on March 1st at 11:11 p.m., which is very tidy. I like her already.

If I've counted correctly, and it IS hard to count with blinded eyes of love, 14 of you guessed March 1st:

  1. Amy of WriteBrained
  2. Mimi of Mimi All Me
  3. Siera of Take me as I am
  4. Salgavin
  5. Fiona Picklebottom of Move Along - There's Nothing to See Here
  6. Julie of Life is Good
  7. Saly of Incubation Nation
  8. Emily R of Righters' Writings
  9. Tess
  10. Janet of From the Planet of Janet
  11. Sally of Kingston Duo
  12. Alison of Laugh Until Your Cheeks Hurt
  13. Stacy
  14. Jennifer of Guinea Pig Paperie

I used a Random Number Generator to choose a winner, and it chose #6: Julie of Life is Good. Email me (swistle at gmail dot com) with your mailing info, Julie, and I'm going to start putting things into a box!

Congratulations, Erik and Anna! Really nice work there!

62 comments:

Jen in MI said...

Oh, so sweet. Baby fever is raging right now...

Nowheymama said...

Give her lots of hugs and kisses from us!

Thia said...

She's lovely. Congrats to all.

BunnyBear said...

Oh! How lovely! Enjoy her.

Sally said...

So Pretty!

Cherish said...

Aahhhh! Congrats! Squeeeee!

I love the nickname too...

the planet of janet said...

she's beautiful!

and this is the second baby in 2 days i guessed the right date for.

i'm beginning to scare myself!

Jana said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations, Aunt Swistle! Oh, and congrats to her parents, too! :)

Marie Green said...

That is one of my favorite "birth announcement" photos ever- it so perfectly captures how newborns must feel- I love her howling little mouth! She looks like she feels so... EVICTED from her formerly warm and quiet and dark and cozy home.

Are you close enough that you will get to see her in person?? I sure hope so!

nonsoccermom said...

AH! Gorgeous!! And I also like the tidiness of her birth date/time. Way to go, little one!!

Lorraine said...

Name?

Sara said...

She's beautiful! Congrats!

d e v a n said...

She's so adorable!

Kristine said...

Dang, I was off by one stinkin' day!

Congratulations on the new niece.

Mama Bub said...

Oh those precious little fists! Congratulations!

Alice said...

WELCOME, NIESTLE!! congratulations to everyone!

i SWEAR TO GOSH that my word verification right now is "blest" :-)

Julie said...

Wow. She's so beautiful. So new. So unspoiled and perfect. I want one.

Mimi said...

She's gorgeous. When do you get to go meet her?

LoriD said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful first photo!

g~ said...

Being an Aunt is the most amazing thing ever--one step away from being a grandparent, I think. Because you get to relive the wonderful things about babies and toddlers and children without ANY of the hassle! I wish I would have thought of this earlier, then I wouldn't have had my own kids, I would have just enjoyed my nieces and nephews while still maintaining my body, life, reading addiction, etc. But, you know, wouldn't trade mine or...ummm..anything. Enjoy being and Auntie, it is GREAT!
Plus, she's ADORABLE! And ANGRY! And not going to be waking YOU up!
g~

St said...

New baby squeeeeal!!

Jill said...

Hooray!!

samantha jo campen said...

Congratulations to all! She's perfect :-) And that picture is awesome--she's all "Calgon, take me away!"

the new girl said...

Oh, she looks JUST PERFECT. I love her perfectly shaped little head and the rip-roarin' yell she's letting the world have.

Aww. So, so awesome.

Welcome to the world, Niestle.

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Congrats Swistle to you and your family! A new little someone to love....

Jennifer said...

How beautiful!!!!
Congratulations!!!
I will be having one of those in August.
Get to find out what we are having next week!!!!
Could I use any more exclamation marks!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the world, Niestle!

She is beautiful! That photo is too precious for words. Congrats to Erik, Anna, and Swistle. :)

Tess said...

AIEEE! Welcome, Niestle!

Jess said...

Yay! Congratulations! I LOVE HER.

Mommy Daisy said...

Congrats, she's perfect!

Enjoy being an aunt.

caleyadams said...

Oh, she is a beauty! Oh, and so tiny! OH, I WANT ANOTHER ONE!

Congratulations to the whole Swistle Family!

Joanne said...

She is beautiful! So mad! I love it!

Kim said...

This made my follicles jump for joy.
I didn't tell you, but I've named the follicles:
Lolly and Ollie Follie.
I need help.

Anonymous said...

What is her "other" name (not Niestle, but the one on the birth certificate? or is Niestle on the bc?)!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, AUNT SWISTLE!!!!

Smiling Mama said...

Congratulations! Beautiful! When do you get to meet her in person?

Siera said...

Congrats! I love becoming an aunt. I have 3 nieces and 2 nephews. She is adorable! And she picked a great day to make her entrance into this world! My son was born on the 1st as well. April 1st.

Swistle said...

Her name is unusual and so I want to double-check with Erik and Anna before saying what it is.

Jenni said...

she is lovely

Blueberry said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! a baby!!!
so lovely!!

congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

HollyLynne said...

oohhh!! CONGRATS! She is so perfect.

Barb @ getupandplay said...

She is perfection!

LiLu said...

Oh, too cute! Congrats to you and the new parents!!!

Eleanor Q. said...

Awww, I love the just out of the oven pics, she looks adorable. Congrats to all!

Hotch Potchery said...

Congrats on the newest member of your family. I am telling you that being an Aunt is really, really great!

Angella said...

Congratulations!!! She's perfect.

aibee said...

Congratualtions!

Whimsy said...

Congrats! Oh, Swistle, she is just beautiful!!!

Hairline Fracture said...

She is adorable! Congratulations to you and the new parents.

Michelle said...

Ohhhh how sweet and cute. What a gorgeous girl! :)

Bethtastic said...

Well. Look at that beautiful little screaming bundle. What an awesome picture!
Congratulations Swistle (and Erik and Anna, of course, plus the grandparents and cousins and uncle and everyone else who's all wrapped up in that little girl!)!!!

Simply awesome. Niestle.

(Thanks for the credit - I feel famous :)!)

Steph the WonderWorrier said...

Congratulations to your family! She's so cute! She's going to be so spoiled by her Aunt, I'm sure!

I love Niestle... LOL. Great nn!

Anonymous said...

Oh she's gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. I shall go pout to my husband that I have the fever now.

-DanielleCorrelle

Shelly said...

She is GORGEOUS!! Congrats to Erik and Anna. And niestle is the perfect nickname.

kate w. said...

She is just beautiful! My ovaries are screaming "Come on! Just one more!!"

Julie said...

Yay! Congratulations Auntie Swistle! :)

Mom et al said...

Congratulations! She is quite a beauty. : )

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! She's perfect! But what I want to know is...did any of the labor induction suggestions work?

amber said...

She is SO DEAR. So sweet. She looks a little pissed, if you don't mind my saying so, but I guess that's natural.

Everyone is having babies, or talking about babies. I'm 27 now and all I really know is, I WANT ONE. Of my own. But being single and without even the slightest potential boyfriend, it seems unlikely. But I want a baby. A cute, squalling, needy bundle of perfection.

Your niece is perfect.

BRash said...

HOMG! Neck folds!

Will we get to see more pictures of Neistle soon?

Kelsey said...

The outrage! She is going to change the world, you know, once she masters eating, sleeping, and diaper-filling.

Stacie said...

It's a BABY. Awesome. How I love babies.

You know what is great about being a children's photographer? Total strangers PAY me to come to their house and play with their baby for an hour or two. It's great. I just LOVE babies.

And, as someone who sees a lot, I can tell you that that one - Neestle? is particularly cute. :)

SIL Anna said...

O happy day! I thought it would never arrive. I also never thought it would be this much fun, or that I'd love her so much so fast.