"A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on."
TaDa! My first Grand Child, Ryan!
Born August 1, 2008 at Winchester Hospital (Massachusetts).
This little fella weighed in at 5 pounds, 14 ounces and is 18 inches long.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.
Getting a burp out of your little thing is probably the greatest satisfaction I've come across. It's truly one of life's most satisfying moments.
Brad Pitt (on his new child)
Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.
When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be.
James Matthew Barrie
A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
Eda J. Le Shan
A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.
Vincent van Gogh
Babies are such a nice way to start people.
Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.
Ryan has big hands and feet. When he grows into them I predict that he'll be 6'4" tall like his Dad.
It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born. This is not necessarily cause for alarm. The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money.
Elinor Goulding Smith
People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.
Leo J. Burke
I can't think why mothers love them. All babies do is leak at both ends.
Babies haven't any hair;
Old men's heads are just as bare;
Between the cradle and the grave
Lie a haircut and a shave
There is a ''sanctity'' involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
Babies don't need a vacation but I still see them at the beach. I'll go over to them and say, "What are you doing here, you've never worked a day in your life!"
My friend has a baby. I'm recording all the noises he makes so later I can ask him what he meant.
A baby is born with a need to be loved -- and never outgrows it.
Frank A. Clark
Father asked us, "What was God's noblest work?" Anna said, "Men", but I said "Babies". Men are often bad, but babies never are.
Louisa May Alcott
A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.
Martin Fraquhar Tupper
My son John holding his son Ryan.
A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase.
When you have a baby, love is automatic, when you get married, love is earned.
The kind of man who thinks that helping with the dishes is beneath him will also think that helping with the baby is beneath him, and then he certainly is not going to be a very successful father.
A baby is an inestimable blessing and bother.
Babies are always more trouble than you thought -- and more wonderful.
Every child begins the world again.
Henry David Thoreau
Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility.
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Uncle Craig holding Ryan. Despite the overwhelming attention, Ryan was determined to sleep through our visit. However Marisa told us that his eyes are a beautiful blue.
A little girl can be sweeter (and badder) oftener than anyone else in the world. She can jitter around, and stomp, and make funny noises that frazzle your nerves, yet just when you open your mouth she stands there demure with that special look in her eyes. A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot.
Alan Marshall Beck
Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out.
Children reinvent your world for you.
From left to right: my husband Peter Wells, me, Craig, John and mom Marisa.
Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.
Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying. (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud "snort" noises.) I don't know why parents don't do this more often. Usually it makes the kid laugh. Sometimes it sends him into shock. Either way it quiets him down. If you're a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage. Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won't have his friends hanging around your house all the time.
P. J. O'Rourke
It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.
Mom Marisa enjoys a piece of the original Birth Day Cake.
Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.
There are three reasons for breast-feeding: the milk is always at the right temperature; it comes in attractive containers; and the cat can't get it.
A little child born yesterday
A thing on mother's milk and kisses fed.
The moment a child is born,
the mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never.
A mother is something absolutely new.
Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.
Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby