Saturday, February 12, 2011

Introducing Mr. Rowan Skye Yalin!

As many of you know, my dear friend Heather (whose blog, A Measure Of . . . , many of you read) had her baby a couple weeks ago!  It's such a trip to take a lil' journey down memory lane and remember all the wild (and maybe a little reckless) times Heather and I had in grad school.  We tore up the streets of San Francisco, that's for sure!  She was one of my first friends in the MFA program (we met in 2004), and we've been peas in a pod ever since.

I finally have permission to share baby's deets with you, so here goes!

Mr. Rowan Skye Yalin was born on January 27th at 3:17 am.  8 lbs 12 oz, 21 inches--big baby!  Though you wouldn't know it cause he looks so cute and teeny now!  Here are some pics from my visit today:

Serkan, Heather, and baby Rowan

papa & son
(and my favorite picture of the baby)

with Auntie Claire :)

I gotta brag on my friends for a moment.  Heather looks amazing.  Almost like she did before she got pregnant (what???).  And Serkan is the sweetest guy around--he's adorable, kind, totally devoted, and incredibly charming.  What lucky people to have found each other.

I came over with champagne & designer duds:


cause I believe in babies with style.  And drinking. ;)

Congrats, Yalins!  He's mighty cute.

And now I'm off to my friend Truong's art opening at a gallery in Oakland.  Goodness, I have talented friends.  Happy weekend!

28 comments:

Mrs. Julius said...

Awww you're such a nice friend. Baby Rowan is adorable! He is a big baby! And I thought Marcus was big! Lol

ag. said...

Oh my gosh, that father and son picture is priceless, so precious! Congrats to the new parents!!!

Stephanie said...

How adorable! I love that blond hair!!

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Juicy Couture Baby? Awesome!

Megan said...

Oh he is just absolutely beautiful!!

Signe said...

Naaaw, he is such a cutie!! Big grats to Heather :)

homemade grits said...

that is one CUTE baby. you are the ultimate auntie. i love that you brought champagne. i got your sweet, sweet valentine in the mail. i love it! you are so great at correspondence. it really is such a gift. love you!!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh my, what a cutie! And I love the name Rowan! Congrats to Heather!

Erika said...

Ohmigosh he is the cutest! Welcome to the world, Rowan!! :)

bklyn76 said...

he is adorable! champagne and stylish threads? you are a good auntie!

Micaela said...

I can't get over that photo of dad and son-- what a PERFECT shot of little baby Y! i love it :) sooo adorable!!! a beautiful family, indeed! :)

I LOVE what auntie claire brings to the party. ha! my kind of girl.

xoxo

CONGRATS TO THE HAPPY COUPLE!!! i'm in love with his name :)

Faiza said...

i love how happy heather and serkan are. you can see it in their sparkling eyes. :)

yay for auntie claire.

Holly said...

that is one damn cute baby! and honestly, babies arent always that cute right outta the gates!

{av} said...

what a cute name--and an even cuter baby! I sure hope I get back into shape like Heather did after I have babies! what a happy time for them :) thank you for sharing these sweet photos! and who knew juicy did babies too!? craziness! happy valentine's day! xoxo {av}

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

Aw! He is the cutest baby boy ever. Congrats to your friends. :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth
http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

wilybrunette said...

i'm getting baby fever!

Marz said...

SOOOO adorable!!!!!! You could never tell by looking at those pics what a big baby he was :) He looks so teeny in his papa's and your arms! :) I love how all the children in your life have the coolest and neatest names :) (even Suri since I know how much love you have for that little girl! I totally thought of you watching Suri's mom in "The Romantics" last night!)

Jen said...

It seems as though I just met you at Heather's brunch and here you are holding Rowan! Time flies! He's awfully cute! : )
I hope to be home in April. Maybe we can all get together then!

Jax said...

So freaking adorable!!!! Rowan is just precious as is their little family! :)

starnes family said...

I absolutely LOVE the name Rowan. Awesome! Such a punkin, too.....love your favorite picture, too!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

omg so cute!! He looks like such a little man!!! :) I love it so much- you look cute holding him :) Also, you showed up with champagne and juicy couture baby gear- best Aunt ever!!!!!! (and yes, your friend looks great, great looking family)

Gracie said...

Eee! Oh my he is just beautiful! I do read her blog and I'm so glad that he is here. I'm sure you had fun meeting him. Plus the designer baby gear and champagne for celebrating new life. x

this free bird said...

Oh my gosh Claire - seriously - Chef and I have had these moments over the weekend where one of us just blurts out of nowhere, "That little Rowan is one cute baby". Just random thoughts spoken aloud. He is such a little doll!

Props to you on bringin' the goods, too. I wonder if he'll like Justin Bieber...

xo,
C

Krystal said...

Oh my goodness, I am SO EXCITED to see an update on heather and i miss her writing!!!!!! Congrats heather!!!!!!!

Meredith said...

Congrats to them! And what a cute baby! I have to know - what's in the juicy box?!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

AHHHHHH SO cute- that face!!!! So glad you posted this (um and thanks for the email!!) He looks absolutely perfect!
All best- Ren

heather yalin said...

Aww, Claire, this is the first time I'm sitting at a computer in weeks. I just sat down to print out a Sears coupon for their portrait studio. And then I snuck onto my email... Yikes. That picture of papa and son is too perfect for words.

Love you so much!

Meredith said...

What a cutie! Look at those eyes :)