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A Fuse #8 Production
Inside A Fuse #8 Production

We Interrupt Our Regular Blogging for This Special Announcement

How was your Friday yesterday?  Cause here’s how I spent mine:

Ain’t he just adorable?  So forgive the spotty blogging in the coming weeks, folks.  I’ve a son to raise.


About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of NYPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Congratulations! What a cherub! Enjoy!

  2. Oh YAY! Congrats to you, Matt, Lily and everyone! Can’t wait to meet him.

  3. Jill Esbaum says:

    Woot is RIGHT! What a cutie pie! Congratulations to all!!!

  4. Tears of joy! Congrats to the family!

  5. Congratulations! What’s his name?

    • Elizabeth Bird says:

      I’ll tell you in person. Generally I keep the kiddos monikers off the internets as long as I can.

  6. Congrats! He IS adorable. :-)

  7. Congratulations! I was expecting a review/news and instead saw a beautiful baby – far better!

  8. Il est beau comme un coeur! Félicitations!

  9. Congratulations!! He’s precious! Wishing you a speedy recovery and wishing him sleep-full nights!

  10. Congratulations and much happiness to you and your family!

  11. Congratulations! Two kids is twice the fun and love.

  12. Katherine Tillotson says:

    Congratulations to all! A handsome new baby Bird!

  13. I’m so impressed that you took a picture and made this announcement – Congratulations!!! He’s good-looking already!

  14. Yes, indeed, he is a handsome lad! Many, many congratulations.

  15. Oh my word . . . a miracle . . . right there. Wow. xxxx

  16. Perfect, just perfect – you lucky Mom.

  17. Very many congratulations to you Betsy !

  18. Congratulations!! Boys are so much fun to raise!

  19. Wow, he looks so formed already! Mazel tov and joy to you and Matt and the newest Oiseau… Bitty Bird. ☺

  20. Karen Gray Ruelle says:

    Mazel tov! How exciting! Have fun, all of you Birds!

  21. Barb Middleton says:

    Congratulations! What joy!

  22. Galen Longstreth says:

    Welcome, baby boy! Congratulations, Betsy!

  23. ChrisinNY says:

    Hurray! More readers to indoctrinate….uh, encourage. Congrats.

  24. Genevieve says:

    So gorgeous! Hugs to the newest baby Bird.

  25. Congrats, Betsy! He’s beautiful. What a great way to spend your Friday!

  26. Big Congratulations, Betsy! He’s beautiful!

  27. bill greenberg says:

    Siman tov v’ mazel tov. Such good new for Betsy and Matt as you fill you nest with petite Oiseau and moins petite Oiseau. A board book, So Many Bunnies, by Rick Walton/Paige Miglio flies tomorrow to Fuse Eight at NYPL.
    All best wishes

    Bill Greenberg

  28. Heather Lennon says:

    Congratulations! What a sweet little face.

  29. My heartfelt congratulations.

  30. Congratulations!! You’ll know exactly what to read to him!


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  32. We are all so thrilled for you!!! Wonderful, wonderful news. Congratulations!

  33. Aw! Congratulations!

  34. What a handsome boy! Congratulations!

  35. Congratulations!!! (I have a son. They’re the BEST! Stock up on Legos and fart jokes.)

  36. Rosemary Brosnan says:

    So happy for you! Congratulations!

  37. Congratulations on your new baby Bird! I have to say it is truly wonderful to see a fully cooked bebe… several of my friends lately have had very early deliveries with all of the angst and worry that comes along with. Here’s to your beautiful baby boy!

  38. Congratulations, Betsy and family! He is picture perfect!