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When #hashtags become humans

Posted: January 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: other loves, parenting | Tags: , , , | 14 Comments »

My blog tagline reads “Libraries & Learning. (Occasional other loves.)” As yet I have not posted anything under the category ‘other loves’. Until recently I had envisaged occasionally blogging about my other loves which included music, acting and the theatre, art, online performance and social media art happenings, photography, and chronicling personal challenges, growths and goals. Just to name the big ones, and omitting my most excellent wife J. Anyone who follows me on twitter may have seen the hashtag #GeeBee. GeeBee came from G. B. which stands for Green Bean. Green is our name and Bean was for growing baby.

Now I am overwhelmingly, enormously proud to declare my latest and greatest ‘other love’;
our beautiful daughter, Belle Emma Green.

Belle arrived safely on her due date (!) 22.12.11 and her mother J. did an AMAZING job. I am extremely blessed, thankful and relieved that Belle and J. are safe and healthy. I don’t believe there are words to explain how truly awesome most excellent wife J. was during the labour and birth. Put it this way: she was fully dilated when we arrived at hospital – as in 10cm and ready to push! – and never once did she mention she may not be able to ‘do it’ or even that the pain was too much. Most excellent wife J. is an amazing woman, who – and I didn’t think this was possible – I love even more than I did before she triumphantly carried and gave birth to our dear Belle. I am forever in J.’s debt, and to the Universe, for blessing us with #GeeBee.

The day when a hashtag became a human was monumental; an unequivocal life-changer.

  • jo January 25, 2012 at 10:07 am

    *sniff* a beautiful post! Welcome to the world Miss Belle

    • dpgreen February 1, 2012 at 7:36 am

      Thanks very much Jo! Belle says “Ta” too :)

  • Ellen January 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

    *sniff* *sniff* I agree with Jo – this is a lovely post. Thank you

    • dpgreen February 1, 2012 at 7:38 am

      Thank you Ellen :) We’re in bliss here!

  • Jo January 26, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Congratulations! :)

    • dpgreen February 1, 2012 at 7:38 am

      Hello! And thanks Jo :)

  • Hana January 30, 2012 at 9:21 am

    *sniff* definitely – just going to wipe the tears from my eyes – you three are lovely :-)
    I am soo looking forward to my own hashtag to human moment now!

    ps: I wrote a similar post last night but pre-children reflection:

    Well done team! And welcome Belle!

    • dpgreen February 1, 2012 at 7:41 am

      Thanks very much Hana! Most excellent wife J. & Belle say thanks too. Very excited for you & your hashtag to human moment too :) And thanks for sharing your excellent post – very well written.

  • Madeline February 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm


    • dpgreen February 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      Thank you very much Madeline. We’re loving it! :)

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