Rockwell Royal
May 10th
6:47 pm
7 lbs 7 oz
20 inches long

This is little Rocco and I’m in la la love.  There really is nothing better than a newborn baby.  The smell, the softer than silk skin, the little grunts and constant cuddling.

Do you like the name?  I think some people are a little taken with it.  As in:

*oh that is an interesting name
*super cool . . .i love it

Not many in betweens.  Names are a hard thing, especially if this is your 3rd boy.  We wanted something different but not too crazy.  But meaning is king with me.  I thought Rocco was really cute but also pretty bad, as in don’t mess with me,…but what I love is that it means Rest & Repose (freedom from worry; peace of mind, calmness; tranquillity; to put (trust or confidence) in a person or thing) and Royal means of the King.  The meaning is kind of a contradictory to the sound of it and that is pretty great too.

Adding a 4th is definielty adding an element of crazy and would seem to be deducting from any form of rest but I’m just looking at this little guy as a breath of fresh air.  A pause and a rest from the normal kind of every day busy.  A distraction from the worry of life and it’s current woes.  And, “of the King”, well, all good and perfect gifts are from above.   And Rocco is our little Rest from the King.

And don’t you think names just grow on you?  You become them.  Whether you ever wanted to or not.  You become more youier.

Rocco is a sweetie.  So far sleeping better than any baby I’ve had and not much of a fusser. I’m thanking God for this and believing that this is his little disposition (yet another reason he is sporting the name he is).

I have to tell you though, I keep looking around at this brood of kids – 4 little people- and I’m having a hard time believing they are all mine.  That somewhow I’m responsible for all of these little lives.  Pretty amazing and slightly scary.  Juggling is going to take on a whole new meaning.

(And as I type this…. I heard a long, loud banging at the front door and out of my window I saw a police car (my heart dropped) and when I answered he asked if I had called 911?!?!?! The sudden worry quickly morphed into a small shot of anger (and embarrasemnt) running through my veins as I stood there with one slipper on and one slipper off (I think he saw the crazy or maybe just the tears in my eyes + felt some form of pity) and I thought to myself, “so this is how it’s going to be?”  I better put my seat belt on and buckle up for the ride.)  And no it was not me that called for 911.  And that someone who did hit those magic #’s on the phone has yet to admit they actually dialed 911.  They might have pushed, “like 09011 or sumpin, like that!”  Uh huh!

Oh and as for the birth.  Everything went well and well, really fast (almost too fast, so much so that I’d like a do over so I can really soak it all in…..I can share more on all of this later if you like to know these type of things?).

How are you?  Have I missed anything?

I’m going to be around here + there but I do hope you’ll stop in daily as I have some of my most favorite bloggers + friends guest posting on la la over the next few weeks so I can take a bit of a breaky.  I promise they are some of your fav’s too and if by some rare chance you don’t know them than I’d love to introduce you.

Happy Monday!

images / me / top photo inspired by Erica of Urban Grace /



  • Kimberlee
    Commented on May 16th, 2011 at 3:14am

    Welcome gorgeous Rockwell and congrats to your beautiful family – you are looking amazing! enjoy this awesome time xx

  • Katarina
    Commented on May 16th, 2011 at 6:33am

    Congratulations!!! You are such an inspiration! I love the name….I think it’s totally “cool”….and I agree that the meaning of a name is so important. Wishing you and your beautiful family all the best :-)

  • Brandi {not your average ordinary}
    Commented on May 16th, 2011 at 8:10am

    Trina, he’s so handsome! Congrats! And I do love the name. I can’t wait to hear about all the adventures you’re surely in for with this incredible family of yours.

  • Alexis
    Commented on May 16th, 2011 at 10:46am

    SOOOOOOO happy for you… what a beautiful little guy and the one of you with all 4 is soooooooo sweet! you are getting me excited ;)! oxo

  • Trina
    Commented on May 17th, 2011 at 10:23am

    Alexis – i’m so excited for you too. you’re gonna love being a momma of 2 and having a new little baby around again. can’t wait to see what name you decide! xo

  • Banff Art Lines
    Commented on May 16th, 2011 at 12:08pm

    Congratulations! Babies are so very special.
    Cheers Sandra

  • LouBoo
    Commented on May 16th, 2011 at 2:09pm

    WOW! I have been out the loop for a few days (well make that over a week) and I stopped by to check the new layout and WOOAAHH you had the baby! Many congratulations, I can remember reading when you said you were pregnant; oh my goodness where did that time go? He looks just divine and gorgeous and the name; yep I like it! You look very happy. Family time is wonderful. Lou x

  • Christian
    Commented on May 16th, 2011 at 4:13pm

    Congratulations! Beautiful baby, beautiful family. I too miss the little baby sounds and the cuddling. My youngest “baby” will be 8 this year. Sigh.

  • jules @ The Diversion Project
    Commented on May 16th, 2011 at 5:13pm

    WOW! Huge congrats Trina, he looks like a v. happy baby, so cute. And i LOVE the name. Brilliant!

    Well done you xxxx

    Commented on May 16th, 2011 at 6:15pm

    What a CUTIE!! CONGRATS!! I love the name, very cool. You have a beautiful family :)

  • Beth Hazelton
    Commented on May 16th, 2011 at 8:47pm

    Congratulations to you and your beautiful family! I love the name and the love the older La La’s already have for their baby brother.

    All is right with the world – he is wonderful!

  • ingrid
    Commented on May 17th, 2011 at 2:34am

    Many congratulations on your wonderful bundle of joy to you and your family. It’s a great name.

  • Tracey
    Commented on May 17th, 2011 at 5:33am

    Oh massive congratulations. Your family are adorable and i LOVE his name.

    You look amazing too by the way ! And we have the same necklace…which also ‘roc’s!’ ha ha…

    sorry…seriously though. Big congrats and what’s a few 911’s between kids? You need fun stories to tell when their all grown up you know!

    Tracey x

  • Trina
    Commented on May 17th, 2011 at 10:19am

    Tracey – thanks tracey!….. you’re right….this makes for a great story. those types of stories are my fav from my childhood. And yay on the necklace… great minds think a like! xo

  • Trina
    Commented on May 17th, 2011 at 10:22am

    thank you all for the sweet words and thoughts…. you guys always brighten my day!
    and i’m so glad you like the name, too :)

  • Vicki Archer
    Commented on May 17th, 2011 at 10:53am

    Huge congratulations Trina and a big welcome to Rocco…he (as do all of your children) looks totally and utterly adorable….xv

  • A-M
    Commented on May 17th, 2011 at 3:06pm

    Congratulations Trina. He is beautiful! You have a very handsome family!A-M xx

  • meg duerksen
    Commented on May 17th, 2011 at 8:04pm

    YAY for ROCCO!!!
    that is an awesome name.
    love it.
    we have had that 911 call happen more than once!
    for sure.
    so happy for you!

  • allison
    Commented on May 17th, 2011 at 11:20pm

    rocco is as adorable as his name or maybe more! congratulations. enjoy all of those precious moments.

  • Carolyn
    Commented on May 18th, 2011 at 5:37am

    Just came to your site from Two Ellie. Congratulations…I love his name. So funny…I have 4 kids and had a similar situation with the name of one of them. Now we cannot imagine him having a different name. We also had an experience with a 911 call and the police came. I still laugh about it today. My oldest is graduating from high school and will be going away to college. Enjoy every moment as the time goes by quickly!

  • Genni
    Commented on May 18th, 2011 at 8:33pm

    Trina, the baby is absolutely A-dorable!! Congratulations!!! 4 babies, your my super-hero!

  • rooth
    Commented on May 18th, 2011 at 11:38pm

    Congratulations on the healthy baby boy and the new website!

  • the lil bee
    Commented on May 30th, 2011 at 11:24am

    Do I like it? I LOVE it! Rocco is a bad-ass, for sure. Congrats to you, sweet Trina!

  • christine {bijouandboheme}
    Commented on May 31st, 2011 at 1:28pm

    Oh Trina, he is absolutely gorgeous and I adore his name- absolutely perfect. Congrats, congrats- enjoy this precious time- as you know, it goes sooo fast. xoxo

  • Louise (Table Tonic)
    Commented on June 1st, 2011 at 1:31am

    You are AMZING, Trina – honestly. What a perfect, beautiful family. Look after yourself, you’re going to need lotsa energy now!

  • Trina
    Commented on June 1st, 2011 at 7:59am

    Thanks, Louise.. Yes, I’m desperate need of an extra shot of energy! xo

  • Louise (Table Tonic)
    Commented on June 1st, 2011 at 1:32am

    Oh, yes – and FAB name, too. SO fab. xxx

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