Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Imogene Finch...


...is a total doll. It was such an honour to meet her on the weekend. She's a lucky kid, this Imogene. Her first-time parents are looking like old pros, sharing the load and loving her to pieces. They were gracious enough to let me post a few photos, so you get to see too:

6 comments:

Teri said...

wow! ezra is a big guy :) both kiddos are adorable!

Anonymous said...

Jer, ever since I read your blog and saw the name Imogene Finch, I have not been able to get it out of my head. It comes to me at some of the most odd moments and I think that if I am constantly thinking about it, I should at least be saying it right in my head ... your crazy aunt asks, is the "I" hard or soft? She is a little beauty, but her and Ezra really don't look too enamoured with each other do they. Carol

Jeremy said...

Soft "I", and yes, she's a beauty...very delicate, with great features. They seemed rather oblivious to each other, actually.

Angelo said...

It warms a first-time father's heart to read those words and see those photos taken from a dear friend's POV... thanks! We've been watching you and Tan from the wings for some time now, taking notes, rubbing chins, shaking heads... glad you think we're up to snuff.

And, yeah, I'm not sure Ezra and Imogene knew each other existed but for the occasional call-back cry (or forceful grunt as the case may be).

I noticed that you conveniently negleted to imagine them at fourteen, fifteen, sixteen...

Jeremy said...

Angelo, I've been meaning to respond to this excellent comment, but keep forgetting.

Through our earlier baby years, you were thinking that you might not have kids, so maybe you weren't paying that close attention...at least not in a note-taking sort of way. But Certainly those experiences and conversations created some context for the whole package deal.

14, 15 and 16...I'm not ready to envision those ages yet. Although I must say, I'm more worried about our daughters than this little guy during those years.

Angelo said...

And even though we share a lot of the same values, we are different people living in very different circumstances... obviously. But I guess a lot of the parenting stuff is universal.

You're the author of the best, and most honest, piece of advice I got going into this whole adventure. (Although we were already expecting at the time... too late to turn back!) When I asked you what you wished you knew when you were where about to become a father you said: "I wasn't prepared for how relentless it is." Which may come across a bit harsh, to some. But I haven't heard a truer, more honest, authentic response. I've thought of it a few times since. Most often in the wee hours.