Introducing Bobby!

Several of my readers noted that in a post I put up Friday I mentioned my infant son, and asked if they missed the announcement. No, they didn’t -there hasn’t been one. So, without further ado, here’s the announcement:

Bobby was born on schedule and without complications. He is absolutely adorable, and so far a very good baby. I am recovering well, and am enjoying no longer being pregnant. Sean couldn’t be more helpful or involved, and is enjoying embarking on the adventure of parenting a second lovely child with me. For her part, Sally is completely thrilled with the new addition, whom she insists is hers.

When Sally was born I had yet to kick the Quiverfull bucket, and I expected her to be the first of many, many babies. But now, somehow, knowing that Bobby may well be my last is making me slow down and take the time to really enjoy his baby days even more than I enjoyed Sally’s. I’m now seeing these early years as a stage of life soon over rather than something that will be with me continuously for the next twenty years, and that makes a difference – a good difference, I think. But more on this later. :-)

So there you have it – the announcement!

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About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.

  • machintelligence

    Congratulations! I have been following the comments and wondered if I had missed something.

  • centauri

    I, too thought I missed the announcement.
    Anyway, congratulations!

  • Rosa


  • kisekileia

    Congratulations! I think this might be the first time you’ve given a name for your husband, too. I’m glad that you’re enjoying your baby and that there don’t seem to be major sibling rivalry issues yet!

    • machintelligence

      YET is the operative word.
      Mom, he’s looking out my window!
      *Actual complaint*

  • Aaron


  • Sierra

    I got to hold him! (Shameless bragging.)
    A lovely baby and a lovely mother. I hope my future kids are even half as cute.

  • Petticoat Philosopher

    I was one of those people wondering if I’d missed the announcement but I was too embarrassed to ask! Congratulations on a healthy baby, Libby. And lucky Sally! :-) I was her age when my sister was born and I was overjoyed to have a younger sibling (and similarly possessive. :-P) I’ll remember the first moment I saw my baby sibling for the rest of my life and so will she.

  • Kevin Alexander

    Congratulations and don’t ever forget that it’s not necessary to believe in god to know the feeling of being blessed.

  • Lina

    Congratulations! I love that you’re enjoying these days, and I can imagine that viewing early childhood like that changes everything. Best wishes that Sally keeps being so pleased with him!

  • Kacy

    Congratulations! I look forward to reading more about how your change from a Quiverfull mindset has impacted your enjoyment of the baby days.

  • Amethyst

    Congratulations! :D Looking forward to future posts about raising feminist boys, raising siblings, positive parenting to the power of two…oh, wait, you mean you *didn’t* have another kid just for your readers’ entertainment? :lol:

  • Discordia


  • Ismenia


    I’m impressed that despite giving birth you’ve barely paused in your blogging. I did a bit of a double take when I saw the reference to the new baby.

  • Azel

    Congratulations, and may Bobby live a good life…but I’ll let him define good.

  • Meggie

    Congratulations. Never forget to enjoy each and every day you share with your children.

  • Kevin S.

    My cousin’s son said, “Give me my baby” the first time he saw his little brother. I’m glad this possessiveness isn’t unique to him. The family was a little worried about him for a while. ;-)

  • ScottInOH

    Just one more voice in the chorus: Congratulations!

  • Dianne

    Congratulations! Enjoy your lovely children!

  • Chris

    Yay! Congratulations! May he be wise, kind and strong.

  • Adele



  • Didaktylos

    Congratulations to all of you!

    (and, Bobby – welcome to the world)

  • jwall915