Special Post: Congratulations to Shelly, Kevin & Baby Julia

Hello Awake Parent Readers,

Just wanted to let you know…

Baby Julia was born on August 2, 2010 at around 3 PM coming in at 7 lb 13 oz. Both mom and baby are doing well. Pictures to come….

Jill and I sent out a message last week asking for your warm pre-congratulations. Thank you to everyone that responded. We’ve posted your warm and gracious letters below.

Jill & Colin

P.S. Please feel free to add to the love by expressing yourself in the comments box below.

P.P.S. If you ever wondered what Shelly looked like as a baby… her mom pulled out a baby pic of her. 🙂 It’s the second to last letter we got below.

Congratulations Shelly!
Welcome to the wonderful and challenging world of parenthood.
Depending on your method of childbirth you may still be a little shellshocked by the whole experience and find yourself gazing endlessly in awe and wonder at the tiny little being that you and your beloved have brought into the world.
Just dont forget to ask for help if you need it…
All the best


Hi Shelly – thank you for being one of the leaders in this field, for inspiring parents to follow this path and for being such a beacon!

Happy Birthday from all at Karma Kids in the UK!

Michelle Holmes


Congratulations Shelly! I am sure that you have the most beautiful baby in the world and that it is absolutely perfect. I am so thrilled for you guys! I can’t wait to meet the new addition to the family. Hope to see you all soon! Love, Sherris


Hi Shelly,

All the way from Singapore, here’s wishing you a wonderful and magical journey into parenthood! It is a most rewarding experience ever. As a parent, I can say it’s a never ending journey of growth understanding knowledge patience and unconditional LOVE!!
Congratulations and all the very best!!



Congratulations, Shelly!

Best piece of ‘new mum advice’ that I ever received:

‘ Never do anything when the baby is asleep that can be done when the baby is awake!’

And, as my son put on his card to his teacher…’I hope you have a nice baby!’ J

Stella xo


Sincerest wishes to you and your new baby, you are an inspiration!

With love Jo, Steve, Max and Amelia x


Dear Shelly:

Thank you for all your support of me and my family. No one (well a few) will ever know how much you have given me. I wish you for you at least as much love and support as you enter this new phase of your life: motherhood and family. May you bring to it all that you are, and keep getting nourishment to be all that you are, even as you become a new form of yourself. My love to you and Kevin and Baby always,



Wishing you stamina, the ability to ask for help, and the joy of your life in this new and wonderful family time!

Mom & Jim

Shelly (6 mo) with Grandpa Roberson


Dear Shelly,

Best wishes to you and your family on this special occasion.


Marcia, Reuben, Lorna (6) and John (3). Malta.


Well done Shelly! Enjoy your babymoon and rest!


Thanks everybody! I'm completely in love with Julia. We're enjoying a lot of family support as I recuperate from birthing and although I'm exhausted, I'm loving being a mom even more than I imagined I would. Sending love right back to you all, Shelly

Jenny Bryans
Jenny Bryans

Congratulations! Best wishes to all of you!


Congratulations! My daughter was born August 2, around 3 pm 20years ago, how time flies, I never thought it possible, enjoy every moment they are precious!