Friday, November 14, 2008

Blogging Hiatus

It's the busy season in publishing, and on top of that my wife just gave birth (a boy), so I'm taking a blogging hiatus for a while. I'll be back soon!

35 comments:

AC said...

Congratulations! Best wishes for you and your family.

Nathan Bransford said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

nomadshan said...

Congratulations!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Mazel Tov, Jonathan! May your wife recover quickly, may your son be hearty, hale, and a fantastic sleeper, and may you always remember to cover up that little thing between his legs when you change his diaper. Unless, of course, you WANT to see how far it goes...

Seriously. Mazel Tov.

Josephine Damian said...

Was wondering where you'd been and now I know!

Best wishes all around!

December/Stacia said...

Congratulations! I hope your wife and son are doing well!

Ryan Field said...

Good for you both!!

Best Wishes.

ChrisEldin said...

Congratulations!!
:-)

Sarahlynn said...

Woo hoo! Mazel Tov!

My experiences as a parent of very young children lead me to . . . not offer a single word of advice at this juncture. Just: congratulations!

philologia said...

Congratulations! May he never get colic, may he share at least one of your passions, and may he never deck you with a tee-ball when he gets older.

Just_Me said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your bundle of joy, let your wife get some sleep, and take lots of pictures to remember Baby Boy when he was small. :o)

Kristin Laughtin said...

Aww, congrats!

Ann Victor said...

Congratulations! Wishing you & your family many years of joy with your new son!

Jill Corcoran said...

That is wonderful! Congrats!!!

Blogagaard said...

Congrats, Jonathan. I think I sensed it--with the Longtime Client Force.

Justus M. Bowman said...

Congratulations!

Adaora A. said...

Wow, congratulations Mr. Lyons! Cheers!!!!

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Oh, Happy Parenthood! Cherish him forever.

Make sure she gets some sleep too.

Mystery Robin said...

Congratulations!! Baby boys are tons of fun!!

Melanie Avila said...

Congratulations!

Tanya Egan Gibson said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your new little one.

Julie Weathers said...

Oh, congratulations. Babies are wonderful.

L.C.McCabe said...

Congratulations!

Just in case your baby develops colic, here is a recipe that might come in handy:

Caraway seed tea works wonders at relieving colic. That's when young babies scream uncontrollably for hours on end because their digestive system spasms for no apparent reason.

You will need fresh caraway seeds (old stuff that's been hanging around for years just doesn't work as well.) Place the seeds in a tea ball and steep in boiling water for about four minutes.

Add about a teaspoon of sugar to the tea so that there's a hint of sweetness for the baby. Put the liquid in a baby bottle and cool down to warm by placing in a bowl of ice water. Test the temperature on the back of your hand.

Feed the tea to your baby and feel your nerves begin to settle as your baby quiets down.

Enjoy the upcoming holiday seasons with your blessed little one.

Ghost Girl said...

Congratulations! Savor every minute. And don't worry—in about 20 years, you'll remember what sleep is like!

Kelly Maher said...

Congratulations! Wishing you the best of health for the whole family :)

150 said...

Woot! Congratulations!

Crimogenic said...

Congratulations to you and your family! :)

clindsay said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Wonderful news!

Oh, yay! Pics soon, please!

( Here are some more exclamation points, just in case you need them: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )

Shelia said...

Congratulations!

Robin S. said...

Hey, that's great!

Hope you all are able to sleep some. I remember walking around in a daze for both of my girls - but it was well worth it.

Maya Reynolds said...

Jonathan--Best wishes to you, your wife and the new arrival.

What lovely news!

Marilyn Peake said...

Congratulations! That's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm very happy for you both! (I met you at a conference in PA a year ago, and you mentioned your wife tenderly, which I liked.) Congratulations!

About the colic thing--if your wife is nursing, and he is colicky, try having her eliminate dairy from her diet. It was like night and day for my son, unbelievable.

And try to get some sleep. :) Hope to read more from you next year.

Elizabeth

Robin S. said...

Just dropped back by to see a baby pic.

And about colic - both of my baby girls had colic - and I did the walking in the middle of the night, and the driving all over hell's half acre in the middle of the night because they slept with movement, etc.

But - then - my cousin and his wife had a baby about 10 years later (she's 10 now) - and there's a device you can buy and attach to the cradle that simulates driving movement. I bought it for them - it worked really well. Just so you know it's out there if you need it.

Hope all is very well with you and yours.

Jodi Meadows said...

Ten million years later than everyone else:

Congratulations!