Birth Day

May 19, 2008

Miss Emilia would like to introduce you all to her baby brother, Mister Jasper, who arrived last night at 9:16pm.

After very narrowly escaping being born at the side of the road.

Their bad mother, who is happy but nonetheless shell-shocked from what was – no exaggeration – a somewhat traumatic birth experience, needs to recover for a day or two before sharing that story. In the meantime, accept this photo and a weakly blown virtual kiss as both birth announcement and thank-you (for your amazing support during this crazy pregnancy) card.


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    ~Kat~ May 21, 2008 at 10:27 am

    thank you for sharing SO much with us…. I hope you’re all dong fine.

    mothergoosemouse May 21, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Happy, happy, HAPPY birthday to your darling boy, and congrats to sweet big sister E. Looking forward out lots of hugs and kisses in less than two months! Oh, and clinking glasses with you.

    Much love – xoxoxo

    GraceD May 21, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Whew! I swear to Goddess, I felt all big and punchy with you, dollin. However, all that heave and ho with your belly was worth all the gold in the world when I see that fine little guy in his sister’s arms.

    As always, you did well and did it with style, HBM. I salute you and your baby boy feminist. Holla!

    Love from your fan,

    Jenifer May 21, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Welcome baby Jasper! I cannot wait to hear the whole story and in the meantime, congratulations to the whole family – E, looks amazed.

    Suburban Turmoil May 21, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Congrats! That’s one big boy! Yay! I’m so happy you have another child to exploit now! ;D


    Brandy May 21, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Well I may be comment 258 but I still wanted to say congrats and he’s beautiful!! :-)

    Diana May 21, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Oh my! So tiny! Welcome Mister Jasper, you are a lucky boy to be born into such a fantastically Bad family!

    Mommato2 May 21, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Happy Birth Day to all of you! Sounds like you have quite a story to tell us. Happy hugs to you.

    carrie May 21, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Oh, Happy Birth Day to ALL of you!

    He is beautiful, and I LOVE the name!



    Recover. :)

    Mandy May 21, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Congratulations and I love both names!

    modmom May 21, 2008 at 1:38 pm


    Commander Mommy May 21, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Beautiful! Blessings to you and your children. :D

    Woman on the Verge May 21, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Yay! i can finally say congratulations!
    Fabulous names, by the way!

    Canuckedup mama May 21, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    What a fantastic photo. Many, many congratulations on welcoming your boy to the world.

    Jaelithe May 21, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Happy Baby Day!

    Julie May 21, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Welcome, Jasper! Congratulations to you all.

    David May 21, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Congratulations and welcome to Mister Jasper!

    ByJane May 21, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Mazel Tov! You will be responding to each of these congratulatory comments, won’t you? And, of course, sending out the obligatory Birth Cards. Doesn’t a Jasper deserve the blue ribbon ones from Tiffany’s?????

    J from Ireland May 21, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Congratulations,love the names of both your children and they are adorable too, all the best to you and your lovely family.

    Anonymous May 21, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    The picture of Big Sis and Jasper is lovely. I’m so glad to hear that your labour ordeal is over and I wish you a speedy recovery and lots of joy with your new man. :)

    (here via Mop&Pail article – love your blog)

    MamaMichelsBabies May 21, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Congrats to you and yours!

    I can’t wait to hear the birth story.. seems Jasper likes to shake things up no?

    Beautiful picture!

    Shannon May 21, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Yay!!! Awwww…. Beautiful, beautiful, children….

    gurukarm May 21, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Congratulations, felicitations, and most warm hugs to all of the Bad family :-) and, thanks for carrying through on your promise to, at least once, own up to the kids’ IRL names :-) – but, Wonderbaby will ALWAYS be wonderful! as will her new wonderbrother.

    internets loves to you all.

    the mama bird diaries May 21, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    What a beautiful picture. Congratulations!!

    nonlineargirl May 22, 2008 at 12:52 am


    Jenn May 22, 2008 at 4:18 am

    Congratulations! I’m so glad you finally had baby Jasper. (I love the name too.)

    Both of your children are absolutely beautiful.

    Jennifer May 22, 2008 at 7:58 am

    Congratulations!!! Love the names.

    Toni May 22, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Delurking to offer big congrats and best wishes to the Bad Family!

    Well done, HBM!

    Love the real life names, BTW….

    ewe are here May 22, 2008 at 9:13 am

    My computer always picks the absolute WORST weeks to die … or at least the display, in this case.


    CONGRATULATIONS! I’m absolutely thrilled for all of you!

    You’re going to love having two. Really Siblings are wonderful!

    Jaelithe May 22, 2008 at 9:52 am

    P.S. Forgot to mention that I think Jasper is a totally awesome name. Totally. Awesome.

    MissAnna May 22, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Congrats! Glad it all (finally) happened! And happy birthday, too!

    breedemandweep May 22, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Oh! Oh! Oh! What a wonderful picture! Congratulations, and you are one damn fine baby-namer. Yay for you! Hope you get all the rest you so sorely need. Maybe he’s a great sleeper? Maybe? Praying to universe on your behalf.

    Michelle May 22, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Wow congrats! I had an almost 11 lb. baby myself, so I can almost feel your pain. Go bad mother!

    lildb May 22, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

    vapors. I have vapors.

    you get some rest, dollface.

    xoxo Deb

    Kate May 22, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    De-lurking to say congratulations. Here’s to a speedy recovery. What cute kiddos!! Looking forward to hearing your birth story when you are feeling up to it.

    Mommy-Like Days May 22, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Congratulations!! Let me be the 289th person to say it, he’s beautiful. Best wishes! Looking forward to the birth story. . .

    Her Bad Mother May 22, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    You all. THANK YOU.

    Heather.PNR May 23, 2008 at 3:45 am

    Congratulations to you all! Those are two lovely kids you have there.

    {Karla} May 23, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Wow! Congrats!

    Just read the birth story too – amazing… very similar to my third delivery, and it *is* scary.


    Animal May 23, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Tremendous news, HBM. Your children are perfect. So’s the name. Enjoy!

    fairytalesandmargaritas May 23, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Congrats! He’s adorable and I love his name!

    chris May 23, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    WOW! Her Beautiful Bad Baby Brother! HB4

    Karen MEG May 23, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Precious, precious … what a lovely shot, Emilia looks SOOOO proud of her baby brother.

    Good job, HBM!!! congrats!

    Anonymous May 25, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Congratulations on your baby boy! We had a boy and named him Jasper too…

    Cakabaker May 30, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Congrratulations and welcome Jasper!

    Isabel June 6, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Very, very exciting. Congrats to the entire family!

    Jo July 8, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    I know I am beyond unbelievably late but I wanted to come back to this post and wish you a belated happy BIRTH day.

    He’s adorable and seems to get even cuter with every new picture of him you post. :)

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