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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    ALM May 20, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Mazal Tov!!! And I love love love the name!!!

    sam May 20, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Congratulations Catherine!!! I am soooo happy for you! Jealous, but oh, so happy!!!

    Mrs. Chicken May 20, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Wonderful! Welcome to the world, Jasper!

    well done, HBM, well done!

    red pen mama May 20, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    I love both your babies’ names!

    congratulations. You are a good, strong mama.

    can’t wait to read about his antics (not really looking forward to that birth story, though, have to admit that).

    with much warmth and delight,

    PunditMom May 20, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Congrats to the all new “Her Bad Family!” xoxoxo

    Stacy May 20, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    YEAH! Woohoo! So glad he is here!

    Tampa, FL

    RubiaLala May 20, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Finally! Congratulations.

    Jasper is a lovely name.

    metro mama May 20, 2008 at 12:40 pm


    Karen May 20, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    congratulations, wonderful names, a blessing on your bad house.

    Des May 20, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Yippee!!! I’m so glad he decided to get out of there! Congrats!

    Jennifer May 20, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Wonderful news! Congratulations to everyone! big hugs from Texas.

    Erika Jurney May 20, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!! And your children have beautiful names :)

    Whit May 20, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Congratulations! I expect you back to work all the earlier on Monday.

    Just kidding, take your time.

    Sassy May 20, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Congratulations on the arrival of your little man! He’s beautiful! Sassy xo

    pkzcass May 20, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Finally!!! Can’t wait to hear the birth story.

    Jasper is a great name. And he’s a Jiant! His first nickname…Jasper the Jiant. (er, sorry)

    He’s cute, and judging from the size of him, he should be sleeping through the night by tomorrow.

    Best wishes.

    Stacey May 20, 2008 at 1:30 pm


    Christina May 20, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Congrats! Jasper is a great name to fit a handsome little boy.

    Welcome to the world of two kids. It’s a fun, crazy, love-filled place.

    Kyla May 20, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Congratulations, HBM. Finally, eh?

    Crunchy Carpets May 20, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Fast delivery huh?
    I told you so!

    congrats …he looks fantastic!!!!

    Angela May 20, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Congratulations to you and Wonderbaby! and Happy Birthday to Sprout! (They both have adorable names by the way)

    While I’m of course on pins and needles here to hear about how all this came about, I hope you’ll take time to rest up when you can. I think it took me three days to get my birth story out. That’s three days of just writing. He was probably over a week old by that time.

    He’s just beautiful!

    justmylife May 20, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Congratulations! You have two very beautiful children. Love the name. Can’t wait to hear about the somewhat tramatic birth story. Get some much needed rest.

    Major Bedhead May 20, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Oh, congratulations! He’s beautiful and his name is great. Wonderbaby looks as pleased as punch.

    Miss Merry Sunshine May 20, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Welcome to this crazy world Jasper!! Be nice to your Mama over the next few weeks :) Congrats to the entire Bad Family!

    Karly May 20, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Congratulations! Jasper is a gorgeous name for a gorgeous little guy!

    Listen Up, MoFos! May 20, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    They are both fantastic! She looks truly happy to have a new baby brother! And what beautiful names for both of them. You have an amazing family. Mazel tov!

    Mumma Boo May 20, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Yahoo! Congratulations! Welcome to the world, Jasper. You’re a cutie, just like your big sister! Now let Mommy rest. She deserves it. :)

    Ali May 20, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    yay! Jasper! (love the name)

    Jack's Mum May 20, 2008 at 2:17 pm


    Can’t wait to hear the whole story.

    Love from my family to yours,

    From Australia

    rhea_sun May 20, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Hooray! Many Congratulations to all you bad folk!

    IRISHKAT May 20, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    LOVE the name and he is of course beautiful!! Rest away and congrats!!

    Much More Than A Mom May 20, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Congratulations and welcome Jasper! Can’t wait to read the story!

    Laural Dawn May 20, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    He’s beautiful. And what a fantastic name!
    Enjoy him.

    Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah May 20, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Good lord, woman. You make some cute kids.

    emmainlondon May 20, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Having trouble commenting, too many wishing you well at once – congratulations!

    nomotherearth May 20, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Congratulations! (I knew I guess the name right…!!) He’s beautiful, just beautiful. Welcome baby brudder! xoA

    lizneust May 20, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Delurking to say Hooray, Hooray, Hooray! And welcome to young Jasper – LOVE the name. And doesn’t his big sister look proud. Congrats to all.

    Izzy May 20, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Congratulations! Jasper (great name BTW) is a doll and his sister is wearing her new title of “Big sis” quite nicely!

    Rest up and heal, mama :)

    cryitout May 20, 2008 at 3:53 pm


    Trenches of Mommyhood May 20, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    He’s beautiful! Congrats!

    mrinz May 20, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Congratulations and welcome to the world little man!

    ScientistMother May 20, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    OOOH MY GOD!! They are BEAUTIFUL!! absolutely positively gorgeous, just like their mum! congratulations on FINALLY giving birth. Am SO SO happy, and wish I could fly across canada to give you a hug. lots and lots of love your way.

    mamikaze May 20, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Congratulations, Mama!
    Welcome, Jaspar!

    Stimey May 20, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Congratulations! I’m glad it finally happened!

    MommyTime May 20, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Congratulations! And I love their names. Jasper was what I wanted to use for our 2nd child — till she turned out to be a girl. I hope you are getting some sleep and loving the expanded family dynamics.

    Heather May 20, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Side of the road! Yikes! Well, I am totally digging on the name Jasper, and I’m so glad to see that everyone is okay and healthy and all that. Can’t wait to hear about the birth story!

    Anonymous May 20, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Congratulations! Your children are beautiful and their names are absolutely classy. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

    Anonymous May 20, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Congratulations to all of you! I am so happy for you that Jasper has arrived and is healthy (and that the pregnancy is finally over for you!) The picture was precious and they are both beautiful. Wishing you much happiness.

    Leah May 20, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Welcome, Jasper! And congratulations to the Whole Bad Family. You’re all very lucky to have each other.

    Carmen May 20, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Oh, what a sweet photo of sister and baby brother. Congratulations a thousand times over. So happy for you all. And, again, I think Jasper is an amazing name. I love it.

    Amy [Taste Like Crazy] May 20, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Bout damn time, lady! I’m sure it was the nipple stimulation that did it for you. ;)

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