Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fashion Herald Has a Baby Girl (and Rants at New Yorker)

Here I was thinking I was going to do a sweet, benign little baby announcement post. But then, while hooked up to my breast pump sucking the food source dry of whatever was left after my newborn dined almost exclusively from 7am - 12:19pm, I came across these sentences while reading a New Yorker article (Oct. 19th, 2009) about an artist who makes extremely expensive blobs of sculpture:

"Lotti MacLead, Urs [said artist] and Cassandra's baby, was born on July 25th. She was awake when I visited the Bond Street loft a couple of weeks later, calm and lovely in her cushioned carry-cot. One of the three cats paused occasionally to study her. Both parents radiated parenthood."
Upon reading this I went slightly agro and began talking loudly to myself, almost waking up my lovely baby girl who was not in the least bit calm all morning long (thus the marathon breast-feeding).
Dear Calvin Tomkins [writer of said New Yorker article]:

Curses to you! Curses to you for misleading New Yorker readers everywhere by portraying 2-week-old newborns as "calm and lovely" and new parents as "radiating parenthood." I would like a retraction printed in the next issue. Thank you.


A New Parent Radiating Scary Smells As She Hasn't Bathed In Days

And finally, the benign cute stuff:

Hazel and her daddy, and Hazel in her bunny ear hat. Hard to resist the animal hats.

In these photos I'm trying to show you guys her enormous feet. We won't be starting a college fund, but instead a fund to help pay for the custom-made shoes this girl is going to need. We can't have her wearing sensible size 12's, right? Thanks to Mamalizza for the adorable changing pad and cover, it's Hazel's favorite place to hang.

Hazel Patricia Josephine Lewis, born October 17th, 2009, 9 pounds 1 oz. and 21 inches long. I love her in ways I never knew possible, and she can cry for 24 hours again next Sunday and I'll still love her and give thanks to the baby gods for her blessed existence. Just don't ever tell me I'm radiating parenthood, or Hazel and I are going to have to go kick some smelly reality into you. After a good cry, of course.


lauren said...

you're just going to keep upping the ante on the cuteness, aren't you? radiating parenthood or no, all three of you look great!

Sister Wolf said...

Oh please, all new parents are radiating sleep-deprivation and exhaustion. If you don't feel like a zombie, you aren't really a new parent!

I love Hazel. This post is almost making me lactate.


Tricia said...

Lauren - you're too kind, esp. as my photo is still sporting the baby weight!
Sister Wolf - Come visit Hazel and lactate over the real thing! We'll hang out and call her Gus.

Dream Sequins said...

OMG! Congratulations to you and the husband! The size of Hazel's is a good sign that she will be as tall as her mum. I'm jealous of the potential height :) Yeah- New Yorker Mom and Dads clearly have a staff of ten on hand at all times, including hair and beauty. xx

Dream Sequins said...

I meant to write Hazel's feet. see above ;)

Tricia said...

DS - exactly what my father-in-law said to me as I read him the article - "Nanny." !

tor (fabfrocks) said...

She is beautiful, congratulations!! And I Love (capital 'L') the name you chose; it suits her perfectly!!

Anonymous said...

Eeeeeee! What a CUTIE! And I adore the name Hazel. Seriously, adore, adore, adore. Congrats, beautiful Tricia, and thanks for giving us a glimpse into your new life as a parent. Glad I can't smell you through the computer. ;)

What Kate Wore said...

Oh Miss Herald, she is absolutely precious! What a face! And you look so wonderful holding her, it's absolutely amazing. Congratulations to all of you, it is just too cool to see all of the photos and have an update on everything!

You guys picked a fabulous name, and the feet, well, we can't tell that they are large so we'll take your word for it, to us they are just cute baby Hazel feet. :)

We are sending lots of hugs, good thoughts and wishes your way,
tp & TSU

Make Do Style said...

Wow - wonderful and congratulations - she's knocked petit garcon off the top slot with her gorgeousness!
Can't believe you've blog, that is hard core xxxxx

39th and Broadway said...

She is just lovely, congratulations! I love the name Hazel too, any special reason you picked it?

I know you are exhausted and apparently smelly but I think all three of you look so happy and content. You may not feel radiant but don't sell yourself short. Even on a good hair day I can't get my bangs to lay that evenly, you are a hot mama!

The Spicers said...

You both look wonderful, and believe me, no one is radiating anything good at 2 weeks post-partum. I was a mess of tears and milk and exhaustion.

Helen G. said...

Yay, Trish and Steve! Congrats. Hope you're having a total blast. xoxo, Helen

here. said...

awesome pics! hope to maybe meet hazel this weekend? will have gilly on his most polite behavior!


Seeker said...

She's adorable!!!
Best wishies


ambika said...

Congrats! She's darling and I adore the name you chose--suits her perfectly!

Tricia said...

Thanks to all for the well wishes and congrats! And 39th, to get your bangs that flat just don't wash for many days and fall asleep in awkward positions!

Tricia said...

And Make Do - no way, no one can knock off petit garcon, but Hazel thanks you for the compliment!

Tricia said...

And 39th - my husband picked Hazel. There are several hillbilly country singers named Hazel we love, but not specifically named for them, we just like the name. He also tried Hasil if we had a boy, but I thought that was taking it a little too far :)

Erin said...

What a beautiful girl. And while you two might not be radiating zenlike parental auras, your happiness is evident.

Unknown said...

Congrats on the beautiful & healthy babygirl!