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March 31, 2013


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Enter Io, exit a good night's sleep. Still, joyful, joyful. This _is_ about as good as it gets. I wish you all much happiness and joy in each other.

James Hamilton



Aw. she's beautiful. Congratulations, Ian! Her uncommon name made it on to my list of potential names for my daughter--there's something magical about "I" names.

All the cliches are true--as you already know, life will never be the same, but it will be better (even if you are a lot more tired) and it just keeps on getting more interesting and fun. Have a wonderful time.


Congratulations - she is as beautiful as my Io, who turned 13 on 26 March.


WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BABY -- and the best reason possible for silence -- what an incredible touch of the eternal and the ineffable -- oh, oh, oh, there are no words for how amazing this really is, this business of new babies. All you can do is kiss them and love them and do your absolute best for them -- love, love, love.


Congratulations. My daughter has just turned 18 and I am still stunned that I played even a very small part in creating somebody so wonderful. Oh and zero to 18 years seems to take about a month!

Ian Leslie

Thank you for your lovely comments, everyone!

Colm Burke

Great picture & beautifully described Ian. The road ahead will have plenty of bumps & humps but truly it is a blessed journey and one that you are fortunate to be travelling upon. Enjoy.

PS -Try to video some random moments -our 15 yr old son could not get over video of himself kicking a small ball when he was 2 or 3 yrs old. Priceless...


WAH! I've just been scrolling down from post to post for the first time in months, and what a lovely surprise! Welcome to the world, little Io.

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