Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Baha'i Dad Chronicles: Volume 1

It's hard to believe that it's been four months since Douglass Ali came into our lives. He's here right now playing with this baby book about various animals and kicking his feet and wiggling his toes which is his new pastime. He's gotten bigger and cuter (if you can believe it), including laughing more and making these long sing-songy sighs. He grabs anything within reach and puts it in his mouth, sometimes with the aid of his increasingly sophisticated feet. Oh, and he is just beginning solid food, some rice thing that babies eat. Douglass Ali has also been making a splash of one of the new babies in the Baha'i community. People are going bananas. It's fun to watch the happiness he creates among people just by being who he is, which is a baby. Ah, and he also started daycare which has been going better than I would have imagined. It's a nice place in our neighborhood run by a lovely Haitian woman.

When we reach month 5 I'll be back with more updates. Enjoy a few photos of the little guy while you wait.

Oh yes, and here's a shout out to Bruce and Kate who just had a baby girl named Bahiyyih and Brett and Gladys who just had a baby girl named Bayan. This Baha'i year has truly been "Baha'i Faith the Next Generation". It will be a blast watching these little Baha'is growing up together.


  1. Wonderful family!!!!!!! Nice to see the new pictures!

  2. "The Baha'i Faith: The Next Generation"! LOL! I love it! Your little man is ADORABLE! You and your wife have been blessed with one of God's precious angels!

  3. (So sorry to post this in the comments, but I couldn't find your e-mail address. There's no need to publish this if comments are moderated)

    Greetings! You don't know me, but my name is John Lomperis, and I'm a current MTS student at Harvard Divinity School (HDS).

    I'm in the process of compiling a list of blogs by HDS and other BTI students, faculty, and recent alumni. After I stumbled across your blog, I added it to the list, which can be found on my own blog site:

    Please let me know if you happen to know of any others.

    Take care,


  4. so. precious. thanks for sharing the pictures!

  5. What a cutie! This is such a precious time in the little chap's life and yours. I'm sure you are treasuring it. Next thing he'll be a teenager and giving you a hard time, and then he'll have his own kids and you'll treasure that time too.

    Thank you so much for sharing these great pics. It's great to be reminded of the power of the spirit and of life at a time when humankind is going through such travail.

  6. Thanks everyone for the sweet comments. This kid is so cute it should be a crime. What a little miracle.