our son has arrived!

Graham shortly after birth

He’s here! We are just as thrilled as can be to introduce Graham David Lifford, born Saturday, April 14, at 11:23 a.m., weighing in at 7 pounds 5 ounces and measuring 19¾ inches. Mom and baby are both doing great and will be coming home tonight. Violet met her new little brother yesterday and seemed pretty thrilled about the whole thing.

Here are a few more photos; plenty more coming soon at our Flickr site.

Graham with Mama

Violet holds Graham for the first time

all of us

folks before you had this to say:

  1. mara

    Congrats! Fantastic news, sweet sweet baby!
    Lots of inappropriate hugs from me.

  2. Alicia

    Congratulations!! He’s adorable & the whole family looks great! Try to get some rest & enjoy him- time will fly by!

    Alicia, Brian & the girls

  3. Chris Barton

    Everybody else said it better and sooner, but big congrats from the Bartons — can’t wait to meet him.


  4. Laura M

    hurray! What an adorable little guy, he is so so perfect and sweet!

    Congratulations to everyone!

    laura m. and family

  5. Cari K

    Welcome to the world, little Graham Lifford! You are absolutely beautiful. Congrats to everyone, with lots of hugs and kisses.

  6. Bonnie

    Congratulations!!!!!! What a beautiful family!

  7. Karen Ow

    All the best to you and the family. The little one is adorable!

  8. Sarah

    Everyone I work with cheered when I told them Graham was born. Literally 85 people welcomed him into the world with great enthusiasm. The fam looks great! Can’t wait to get there in a couple months. LOVE!!

  9. Brian

    Comhghairdeas lads!!!
    Absolutely fantastic news. We’re so happy for you all. We want to see the Lifford bus winging it’s way towards London / Ireland asap!

    missing you all loads,

    B & V

  10. Carrie Grey

    Congratulations! I can’t believe our boys are only two days apart (12th and 14th). I guess they decided meeting on Friday the 13th wasn’t the best idea.

    I’m totally envious of your publicist / photographer. Cheris looks like she just came back from a day at the spa.

    Hope you all are well and enjoying these precious days together as a family.

    – Carrie

  11. Craig Robertson

    Wow!!! Beautiful family guys!

    I must say, nobody pops out kids and looks fabulous while doing it like Cheris!!!

    Did I just say “fabulous”? How, metrosexual of me.

    Anyway, congrats to you both!!!

    Hyun-mi is a month away from making me a daddy too. I’m pretty excited…and scared…and unsure of what to do. Apparently babies naturally go to the nipple? Is that right? I watched a video on gerbils and they seemed to know exactly what to do. So I guess I just open my shirt and wait? Rob? Can I get some pointers, here? What’s the trick to making the milk come out? Do I have to stroke gently? I’d better ask my neighbours kid to help me practice. She’s 17. Is that too old??? Pointers would be appreciated.

    Best wishes,
    Craig and Hyun-mi.

  12. zwas and tootsie

    Hey guys- Many Many Congrats on baby 2, aka Graham! He looks like a big (especially tall) guy! Is everyone else telling you that he looks a lot like Lifford?

    On the flip side we could quote Matt Herman, who refused to look at my baby pictures of Jesse b/c “all babies look exactly the same until they’re six months old, so why bother?”

    I hope the whole family is well. Been thinking about you guys. Jesse started sleeping through the night about two weeks back and we even gave him a little cereal this week. Good times!

    I put the latest Jesse pics on Flickr in as the my URL site.

    -z & t & j

  13. Fran

    Congratulations, Rob, on the birth of your son. Now, that he’s almost one, he’s more fun than you can possibly keep up with! I wish you and your wife many precious years with Graham and Violet.

    Fran Kregler
    in Berlin

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