Giggle Box had a baby

4 Dec

My cousin has a baby.

This is the sort of thing I repeated over and over in my head as I snapped pictures of Baby Zac over Thanksgiving weekend. It’s a hard concept for me to wrap my brain around. First, please understand that I use the term cousin lightly because what cousin means to me is often very different then what it means to other people. When I say ‘cousin’ I mean sister-friend-person. Not stranger-I-see-at-Christmas. This is a person I grew up with. This is Giggle Box. The one I had too many sleep overs at Grandma’s with. I’m convinced she’s still the same person. She still giggles the same. But she has a baby. A real, human, baby. I don’t know. I suppose in my head we are still 10. And when she giggles, I’m telling you, it still sounds like we’re 10.

But anyway…the Lord saw fit for Giggle Box to have a baby and so here he is.

Oh, I’m sorry did your heart just break? I should have warned you about how cute he is.

Tiny babies love candy canes. Did you know that? Me either. But I’m tellin’ ya every time he started to holler, Giggle Box just rubbed the candy cane on his lips and he was a happy camper! He even held it on his own while he licked away at it! Don’t try that at home though. It will prompt your speech-pathologist husband to launch into a lecture on baby gag reflexes and the suck-swallow-breath reflex and how long pointy sugar sticks are not recommend for people who do not understand cause and effect. Back to the tiny baby…

Merry Christmas Tiny Baby!

Merry Christmas Giggle Box!

I heart you both!!

On a side note… This next photo is dedicated to everyone who ever spent time visiting with my Grandma Mary. Grandma Mary had a special habit of falling asleep in the blink of an eye. But she always took special care to fall asleep onto herself while she sat in a chair. Usually at the kitchen table. Well, in case you’ve been missing those Sunday afternoons of watching Grandma Mary sleep at the kitchen table, you’ll be please to know she passed the talent on:

It’s okay kid, there’s a little Cannella in all of us.

On another side note… I gotta tell ya. I was pretty fond of this little baby. He was cuddly. And he smelled good. Apparently, no one told this tiny baby that I am on a 5-year no-baby plan. No one told him not to come around smelling good and looking cuddly. He launched a full-on make-her-want-a-baby campaign. I resisted with all my might.

ButΒ  I’m just saying, if my 5-year no-baby plan gets messed up, I’m using an excuse that has served me well in the past. Jackie started it.


11 Responses to “Giggle Box had a baby”

  1. Molly December 4, 2009 at 5:13 am #

    OMG! Those are ALL just precious! I’m sure your cousin is VERY pleased! Another wonderful session by Maggie! πŸ™‚

  2. klmphotos December 4, 2009 at 2:51 pm #


    Zac is perfect! How do you resist that adorable-ness!

  3. April December 4, 2009 at 7:05 pm #

    Holy. Goodness. That is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I can’t get over his hair! It’s a good thing I wasn’t there to hold him – he would have come home with me. πŸ™‚

    I don’t even pretend to have a no baby plan – I have a “make enough money in six months to pay off my debt or make pouty faces until Matt decides tiny miracles from heaven are more important that no debt” plan πŸ™‚

    • maggieandzac December 4, 2009 at 9:46 pm #

      Hmm…six months to make money and pay off debt. You could just do that while you’re pregenant right?!

  4. Amy December 4, 2009 at 9:10 pm #

    Such beautiful pics of my nephewbabies!
    Yes, that is what I call him.
    If you gagged, well then , you are mean!
    He is such a sweet baby and Mags, we’ll fight over him at Christmas! lol

    • maggieandzac December 4, 2009 at 9:37 pm #

      Nephewbabies! Heehe I love it!! It’s going to be war at Christmas. Maybe there should be a baby-holding sign up sheet. And a spreadsheet to represent the resulting baby-holding schedule. Yes, that’s what we need. And because I thought of it I get to hold him longest.

      • Amy December 17, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

        I think we will both lose out! Kyle has not seen him yet! and look out! We will be pushed aside! hee

  5. mom December 7, 2009 at 3:26 pm #

    its my house, i get the baby!! thats it, thats all there is to it. my house my baby.

  6. Brianne Ramon December 15, 2009 at 9:16 pm #

    Oh Maggie you are amazing at what you do!!! Amazing. I was in tears about the story of grandma Mary. She was such an AWESOME lady. You guys r funny “about the whole fighting over baby zac” you rhynes women will pry win because Amys baby kyle will be home. OR you guys will just fight over both men πŸ™‚ Happy Holidays to you and zac and keep up the amazing work.

  7. Amy December 17, 2009 at 5:27 pm #

    Oh and how do I order these pics? Where is the link? I’m panicking! Help!


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    […] I was trying to come to terms with the fact that Jackie (you can read more about Jackie aka Giggle Box and baby Zac here) and I’s holidays schedules were too conflicting for any baby […]

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