Welcome to Earth, Podling

January 14th, 2008 by: joshua

Ronin and Cheyenne

Ronin was born yesterday, the 13th, at 12:24 in the afternoon. She’s 7 lbs 9 ozs and 20″ long with a full head of hair and a healthy colon.

I’ll leave the birth story for Cheyenne to tell…

34 Comments on “Welcome to Earth, Podling”

  1. Kamini says:

    congratulations!!!!! how amazing. i’m glad it wasn’t a frog (or alfred hitchcock) after all. i’m looking forward to meeting her.

  2. sage says:

    Hi, Ronin! I can’t wait to meet you!

  3. Georgina says:

    Welcome to the world Ronin. Congratulations!!! Glad everyone is doing well. She is so tiny.

  4. joshua says:

    Well, she does look a little like Alfred Hitchcock.

  5. Eagle says:

    Yay! Congratulations, and welcome Ronin!

  6. brad says:

    Awesome. Congratulations.

  7. shanti says:

    Yipee!!! Congratulations! Welcome little one!

  8. vida says:

    Congratulations! Looking forward to meeting her!

  9. jeff says:

    Wonderful, Cheyenne, Ronin you both look beautiful, wonderful, wonderful,!!

  10. Silas Murphy says:

    YAY!!! I got so excited when I heard the big news that I actually spit the nipple out of my mouth for 5 seconds to howl!!! Welcome Ronin!!!! I plan to have my first crush on you!! Tell your people to contact my people and we’ll set up lunch one of these days!!

    yours in babyhood,


  11. cheryl says:


  12. Good Ol Rodg says:

    Hey!! Ronin!

    What a lucky kid!! Great parents who you will only resent for a couple of years when you are 13 – 15. But, that’s a long time from now.

    And – what lucky parents and grand parents. Make your parents let your grand parents spoil you.



    PS: Keep Ronin away from that Silas Kid. Seems a little fast to me. AND Ronin looks NOTHING like Alfred Hitchcock. Even Silas can see that.

  13. Syd says:

    Wonderful! You both look beautiful!!!! Annika can’t wait to meet her (and either can we!) Annika says “more babies” But I think she just want’s more pictures!! Congratulations on a job well done!

  14. Ginger & Carlos says:

    You two look so happy and beautiful! Truly a beautiful day! Congratulations to the family of three!

    Thinking of you,
    Ginger & Carlos

  15. Syd says:

    Annika insisted that Joe say hi to the baby too. So…. hi from Joe! (We’re not sure who Joe is but he calls on her cell phone a lot and we have to set a place for him at the table during dinner.)

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  17. Michelle says:

    Congratulations on the little tyke! She looks very cute from what I can see. I hope all was well with the birth and that you’re all home soon. Can’t wait to meet Chess, I mean, er, Ronin of course. I’ll concede she does look like a Ronin so the name fits! See you and talk to you soon!


  18. Gramps Larry says:

    Whoooo this is so special. I keep pinching Cheryl to see how she is; I can only imagine what you two are doing….with a real child…. of your own…. and who resembles you… with the unknown similarities to come.
    I am proud.
    Love from the Hacienda

  19. Julie says:

    I am so happy for you. Welcome little girl.

  20. Maddog says:

    Congratulations! I can’t believe Jellyroll had a kid. Anything is possible in this world. The Rabbit Pirates can’t wait to meet him. Cheyenne, you look great. Ronin’ you look like an alien, healthy and beautiful but like an alien. Don’t worry, you’ll grow out of it and be drivin’ the boys (or girls, or both) crazy in no time. See you in few.

  21. david says:

    Congratulations Cheyenne.

    I wish you both and dad a lot of happyness in the future.

    David Evans.

  22. Peg says:

    I’m writing this at Cheyenne/Joshua’s apt. in Portland, waiting for baby Ronin to come home from the hospital. I miss her sweet little found face and those searching inquisitive eyes. She finds the corners of the room fascinating. Ronin is a born communicator—-she has a lusty cry and no-nonsense personality. She is definitely the center of the universe, and her parents do her bidding like they were born for this. Come home, Ronin!! Love, Gramma Peg

  23. Connellan says:

    Oooohhhh! You two are beautiful! (Cheyenne, you look more like a French movie star than a newborn’s mother.) Anyway, welcome to the world Ronin! You are a lucky person to have such interesting parents who look at the world with eyes wide open. What fun you three will have!

  24. Steve Chen says:

    Congrats! I just want you to know that I lobbied hard for one of our kids to be named Ronin and Connellan vetoed it!!! Great name. We look forward to meeting her :-)

  25. Connellan says:

    FYI…. I vetoed Ronin as a boy’s name. I adore it for a daughter! And, it is rather perfect for your daughter in particular.

  26. Roxanne says:

    Yeah! And how easy was it? Congratulations!! More long nights to come!

  27. Bill says:

    Toooo Cooool !! Congrats you guys… With Love Bill, Nick, Danielle, Deborah, Candis

  28. Neil says:

    Congratulations to Cheyenne and Joshua.
    The Earth has new beauty.
    I am certain that you both will be wonderful and interesting parents.

    Take Care Neil & Bambi

  29. cheyenne says:

    thanks everyone! – we got home a couple of hours ago and are very happy to be out of the hospital. both of us are doing super well even though only one of us gets any sleep. i’ll fill in details later when i have both hands to type :)

  30. Cecelia Shannon says:

    Both Sheyenne and Ronin are beautiful. I saw Grandpa Jeff last night, and I’ve never seen him more excited. Have fun!
    Bill and Cecelia Shannon

  31. auntie chris & uncle kevin, (doesn't that just sound awful), says:

    Dearest Ronin,
    We hope every wish you make comes true.
    We hope every dream you have unlocks a door.
    We hope every person you meet becomes a friend.

    Dear Cheyenne and Joshua,
    We share with you in the thrill of the new.
    We send our love to all of you.

  32. Bozo says:

    Away from the web for a few days and look what happens!
    Congratulations… beautiful baby. Beautiful photo.

  33. Donald Posluns says:

    My very best congratulations. What a gorgeous baby! I hope you enjoy her as much as I have enjoyed my children.

  34. Suzy says:

    Connellan said it best… you do look fantastic, certainly not your typical bedraggled mother-and-newborn photo. Way to go!

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