By Christopher Taylor at 5/16/2008 12:28:00 pm
Yesterday afternoon, I got a call from my mother that I'd been waiting on for about eight months - my sister yesterday gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Andrew. My first nephew, my parents' first grandchild, my maternal grandparents' first great-grandchild (my sister did pull a surprising piece of mental cruelty by telling myself and my parents that she was expecting some two or three months before she told my grandparents, forcing us into the torturous position of having to keep our mouths shut about the one thing we knew they would be estatic to learn). So, in honour of this happy event, I am going somewhat out of character giving this post entirely over to cute baby pictures!
Polyphemus moth caterpillar. Photo by Mick Phillips. Baby walrus (Odobenus rosmarus). Photo from Gothamist. Porcelain crab larva. Photo by Jean-Marie Cavanihac. Sloth mother and baby. Photo from Green Tracks. Fungia (mushroom coral) larva. The brown spots are symbiotic dinoflagellates. Photo from the Weis Lab, Oregon State University. Mouthbrooder and young. Photo from Deeble & Stone Productions. Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) seedling. Photo from here. Swallows. Photo from A Nature Observer's Scrapbook. Amblypygid carrying babies. Photo by Laurel Symes.