January 18th, 2008


Nico Marshall Nesson, born 17 Jan 2008, 12:37 pm, 8 lbs and 4.4 ozs

Mama Becca is a straight-up champion, enduring some hard labor (i.e., “all those pain and suffering“) without the help of drugs or doctors*, and pushing that beautiful baby out in just under 9 hours.

Papa Wayne is happy as a clam. Tired? You bet. But I could stare at lil cutie at day long. Wake up every 45 minutes and walk her around the house? I’d walk the world for this kid.

Goodbye, sleep. Hello, Nico!

* I can’t say enough about the wonderful place that is the Cambridge Birth Center and the gentle, caring, and utterly competent midwives and nurses who shepherded us through. Becca spent much of her time in a large bathtub, which worked wonders, and the Victorian bedroom she gave birth in was a far cry from a hospital ward. Thanks especially to Christley, Irene, Deb, Tiffany, Gretchen, and our indispensable doula, Georgianna.


  • 1. roger  |  January 18th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Welcome to poppahood. Nico is beautiful. Listen to my 4 month old son’s favorite music here:

  • 2. Craig  |  January 19th, 2008 at 1:33 am

    Honestly, ever since you showed me the sonogram I have thought of this kid as Lil Wayne. Your announcement that she’s a she has done little to dispel me of this thought. Anyway: congratulations!

  • 3. wayneandwax  |  January 19th, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Those are some really sweet tunes, Roger. Great vibes! Rocking Nico to sleep last night (this morning?) the gamelan track in particular seemed to soothe her little soul. I played it twice it was so nice.

    Funny thing about Lil Wayne, Craig, is that it’s hard to think of Nico that way since — having a father also named Wayne — I was always Lil Wayne (pronounced “little,” though) growing up, indeed well before Weezy was even born. Thanks for the good words!

  • 4. Doug  |  January 19th, 2008 at 2:11 pm


  • 5. dominic  |  January 19th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    aw cool, congradulations!

  • 6. Birdseed  |  January 19th, 2008 at 3:52 pm


  • 7. Erin P  |  January 19th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Congratulations Wayne and welcome lil Nico!

  • 8. Lamin  |  January 19th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Lovely! Congratulations on your sweet little miracle. Hope, erase that,… I am sure your lives are going to be filled with wonder and love and your bonds are going to be even stronger now. Cherish this time!!

  • 9. wayneandwax  |  January 19th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Thanks to all for the love and good wishes and affirmations of Nico’s utter cuteness!

    Speaking of aaaaaawwwwwww, here’s another one of my recent fave photos. From her first doctor’s appt, yesterday morning —

  • 10. isaiah  |  January 19th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    congrats to the 3 of you! best wishes always.

    h, b, k, c, and ij

  • 11. vamanos  |  January 20th, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Congratulations Wayne. You got a Lil Weezy !

  • 12. Boima  |  January 20th, 2008 at 10:40 am

    congrats wayne, i guess your sleepless nights will be great for more blogging!!! ;)

  • 13. g  |  January 20th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    congrats again to the three of you! can’t wait to meet the little lady!


  • 14. Andy  |  January 20th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Wonderful news! Congrats to new’un, parents and grandparents

  • 15. Nobuko  |  January 21st, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Congratulations !!!!
    So cute!!!!

  • 16. wayneandwax.com » M&hellip  |  January 21st, 2008 at 10:59 am

    […] Sorry, but I just can’t resist sharing some more pics of our gorgeous little girl. She’s got me open, knamean. […]

  • 17. Guillaume / Masala  |  January 22nd, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Woa, congrats to both of you! Take care

  • 18. ebog/gary  |  January 22nd, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Hey, congrats to you and mom!

  • 19. erin  |  January 23rd, 2008 at 5:12 am

    congrats. elle est adorable!

  • 20. nina  |  January 24th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Aww. congrats!!!
    And uh,believe it or not, I find that my kids (and myself) sleep quite well to the soothing sounds of Dembow. ;)
    Enjoy fatherhood “papi”.

  • 21. ORLANDO  |  January 25th, 2008 at 8:51 pm


  • 22. wayneandwax  |  January 25th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks again to all for the well wishes. One weeko into the life of Nico, we couldn’t be happier.

    & great to hear from you Orlando! Long time, e? “Alien Cooke“! Hard to believe that it was almost 5 years ago when Becca and I were doing workshops at Camper Down; still feels like yesterday.

  • 23. Pete Murdertone  |  January 27th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    good thing she favours her mom
    well done cowboy!

  • 24. MamaLex  |  October 24th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    ahhhhh wayyynnneeee!!!! look at that baby! no way we both have children now. how is she doing? how’s becca? how are you growing into fatherhood? check out my link for pictures of my little one. much love to you all!


  • 25. MamaLex  |  October 24th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    p.s. Javier was born at the Cambridge Birth Center too…haha Caribbean Room shun!

  • 26. wayneandwax.com » Y&hellip  |  November 17th, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    […] marks 10 months since Nico joined us. It’s hard to believe, until you take a look and see that she’s already practically […]

  • 27. wayneandwax.com » E&hellip  |  December 31st, 2008 at 11:07 am

    […] stopping my practice — adopted earlier this year to compensate for blog-time lost with the arrival of Nico — of posting semi-daily linkdumps from my delicious […]


I'm a techno-musicologist, internet annotator, imagined community organizer.

I left my <3 in the digital global, but I reside in Cambridge, MA, where I'm from.

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