And these are only nine of ’em

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These were taken nearly a week ago in a veritable orgy of redundant portraiture. It was the first time his eyes were open a significant number of minutes on end, and before midnight, a time when I am (a) capable of focussing on objects as small as his eyes, and (b) capable of being happy they’re open, period.

How many images can a baby-drunk parent actually take in a — here, let me check — yep, in a twenty minute span, one might ask? You guess!

I will entertain guesses from both you regular readers up until, oh, let’s say 11:59 SATURDAY NIGHT (Feb 3). Whichever of your guesses comes the closest to the number of pictures I managed to take in that twenty minute portrait orgy wins a prize! I will purchase and have sent to you your very own “One of my moms is blogging this” t-shirt (or bib, or whatever) from Mombian.

If you’re the lucky winner but aren’t a lesbian mom blogger, well, I suggest you meet one, and give her this t-shirt as a delightful and unexpected gift. If you really can’t find a way to meet a lesbian parent anywhere (and we really are everywhere; the most recent census established that we’re in 99.3% of American counties), I might consider swapping your lesbo mom blogging product for a copy of this critically acclaimed, edifying book by and about lesbo mums such as myself.

Meanwhile, I have to note that those images above are sooo one week ago. He’s way grown up now that he’s, like, two weeks old. As evidenced below, receiving the umpteen gazillionth kiss of the day from his big sis:

Umpteen gazillionth kiss of the day

[Addendum: And the winner is…]

22 thoughts on “And these are only nine of ’em”

  1. Ooh ooh! I’ve been lurking so far, too lazy to register for WordPress, but I need to gamble on the “one of my moms is blogging this” t-shirt. I’ll guess 140.

  2. I’m going to say….(I know, it seems insane) but I’m going to go with 226 as my photo number. You take beautiful shots, and so I’m assuming your camera has a continuous shot setting. I am going out on a limb and hoping you used it, or else my guess is going to be…foolish.

  3. What a cutie. I will guess 120 pictures, one every ten seconds (if my math is right, which it often isn’t). I’m not a lesbian mom blogger, but I could put the t-shirt on my cats…just kidding, I don’t think they’d go for that, but I’m enjoying the thought of it nonetheless.

  4. You outdid yourself Polly. What a great series! The many faces of baby…

    As for the guess…I’m going to go with 67. That’s very close to the number of pictures we had to take to get a single decent picture for our holiday card.

  5. Oooh, I want one of those shirts…

    I’m going to guess…

    this is hard as I really like to win, but I really have no idea…

    I’m going to guess…


    I am loving that little dimple in his chin.

  6. How about 111? Seems like a perfectly delicious Price is Right kind of number. By the way, lucky thing your kid isn’t photogenic or anything. I mean, gah, is that one interesting subject or wha?

  7. Oooo oooo! I knew this one! But then I forgot! Doh! Ooo wait, I know this one… hey, is that one cute kid or what? And so versatile. WC Fields in the middle, Churchill just to the right of WC Fields, Bella Abzug below Churchill… a bit of Nikita Kruschev, some Oliver Hardy, and I can’t wait to see his repertoire when he adds himself a chin.

  8. my guess is 137… but I am not expecting you to send the t-shirt to Germany, of course (even though it does sound cool). Just wanted to take this chance to tell you that I really enjoy reading your blog and that I can’t await all the new postings. Hello from Berlin to all of you sends Inga

  9. What great photos!

    I love that you call him your little peanut. My brother-in-law and his wife called their first child that (before he was born). We went to Disneyland that year and got him a pair of baby Mickey ears with Peanut on it!

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