still waiting…

Pictures of Naomi Swinton and ???

Elizabeth Withnall, our midwife, says to give it a few more days. Meanwhile, we walk, we talk, we romp, we play, we work. We are touched by your thoughts and kindness. And your poetry.

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17 Responses to still waiting…

  1. damyantig says:

    Wow, Naomi, you look radiant!

    This baby will be worth the wait, you’ll see, you guys…..Rick, Naomi and Broadus!

    With so many people cheering and waiting for the baby’s arrival, he/she has probably turned a little shy:)


  2. Z says:

    Naomi does indeed look radiant! Why doesn’t she look all harassed and weary like women generally do at the end of a pregnancy? πŸ™‚ This baby clearly knows how to make a grand entrance – it augers well.

    Good luck to all of you. I shall be internetless for a few days, but I shall be thinking of you all.


  3. johemmant says:

    Are you sure you’re 9 mos? You look so slim and energetic, Naomi, I was the size of six sows by this point. Anyways, lovely to see you, try squatting, I read yesterday it brings it on (yeah, right *grin*). Good luck to you all.


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  5. lirone says:

    Dear Rick

    I wrote this for you and your wife, and for another friend in the same situation – waiting

    Very best wishes to all three of you!


  6. marlowe44 says:

    Naomi is beyond radiant, beyond beautiful. She could be a poster girl for the world of pregnacy! Perhaps she is putting on a brave face, a pretty smile, but somehow the woman that she is seems to be taking all this in stride. Many of us are pessimistic about bringing new children into this world at war, this strife, things as they are–but somehow Rick, you and Naomi could not be more perfect as a couple to beat the odds, to bring a child into the midst, and shower it with love and art, and groom it to inherit a new world; one that she/he and Broadus will make with their capable and loving hands.

    I continue to be amazed at your art, your mind, your prose, and poetry, Rick, as I mine your archives like a poetry mole, searching, scratching, rearranging, seeing some of your paintings in their first incarnation, like Stupid War, and others. I post your stuff proudly on my site, your paintings, your words and thoughts. More people need to see it, to read it, to feel it. You are a power to be reckoned with, Mobbs, and your blogs continue to bolster your confidence, and deepen your soulness. Good on you.

    To the Mobbster still stirring, circling, considering, contemplating–come forth, little one, and bathe in the joy. We await you with open arms as your extended emotional cyber family.



  7. marlowe44 says:

    I thought of you during my lunch break here at the office. I was posting some quotes by Paul Klee. He said:
    “Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it make us see.”
    and he said, “Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in their having it. The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us, and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.”

    So keep Broadus sketching, and share with us.



  8. xpalla says:

    Rick ,
    Love you all. Thinking of you daily. Can’t wait to see our new buddy.


  9. Arkay says:

    Wow, gorgeous. Absolutely glowing with new life.

    And on behalf of Rick (and all the rest of us) to whomever occupies that rounded space:

    “DROP ALREADY!!!!!” πŸ˜‰


  10. johemmant says:

    Glen (Marlowe 44), where is your blog? Is there a link up here, I’d love to visit *smile*.


  11. randypepper says:

    You look great Naomi! We are all out here in WI waiting for the news. Baby Fe has quite a following. What if it turns out to be a Baby He?


  12. janetleigh says:

    Rick, your Naomi looks radiant and serene – a testimony to the love, peace and joy that must be your collaborative essense – which will shortly be in visible form and hands-on reality. Because of my present ‘puter problems, I haven’t had the opportunity lately to share in your imminent joy. Let me just say you’re all in my thoughts & prayers as you wait with great anticipation. At first glance at Naomi, I think she’s carrying a boy because she’s carrying her weight mainly in front, but I don’t think she’s carrying low enough for it to be a boy, so I’ll expect to hear about your lovely new daughter, but won’t be surprised if you gain another son. πŸ™‚ heh heh (You’re beautiful, Naomi!)

    (Today my husband has dusted off & jimmy-rigged my clunky olde HP Pavilion computer and joined it with my new Gateway monitor and keyboard over in my office until we get our internet satellite service upgraded the first of next week via Fedex’d software. He’ll get that going when he gets back home next Friday. Until then, I’m using my Earthilink service. The only problem is this useless Microsoft ME (Millineum Edition) OS. My Gateway hard-drive died more than a week ago. Sheet happens, I know ;> Scott thinks it might just need a new power supply. I hope he’s right.)

    Be Well and Be Happy. We await your good news! πŸ™‚ P.S. And… what Glenn said..:)


  13. christine says:

    Hey, you guys have a great attitude. Naomi looks so fit and strong, as well as happy. Best wishes to ya! Maybe tonight is the night.


  14. rick mobbs says:

    Hey everybody, thank you so much for your kind wishes. Maybe the kid is waiting for the 4th of July. The last one was born on Halloween…

    I look forward to time off from work and a chance to catch up with everyone.

    Glenn, enough with the compliments already. People are going to think I’m paying you. It is your poetry we want to see. Mine is fine where it is and I’ll get back to it one day. That Stupid War poem you wrote was amazing. We need more of you here, your voice, your words. This isn’t about me. It is about us. And have someone show you how to link from your site when you leave a note or a poem here. That way people can visit you.

    Okay, folks. We’re happy and well. You be happy, too.


  15. johemmant says:

    Yes, 4th of July, then s/he’ll always have fireworks on her birthday!!!! Okay, I’m sending serious vibes today, can you feel em, Naomi? Big hugs, J


  16. johemmant says:

    Okay, I have been up since 4 am, so it strikes me I better hold off my vibes till tomorrow duh….(I’m English, you know *grin*). And when oh when will wordpress introduce universal comment editing, the number of goofs I make drives me mad.


  17. pieceofpie says:

    oh goodness… any moment… blessings to you all… especially momma… what a wonderful picture of life!…


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