Monday, December 19, 2011

He's Here!


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Birthday: December 19, 2011
Time: 5:02 am
Weight: 7 pounds 5 ounces
Length: 20 inches

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I will share more about our labor and delivery later, but I just had to hop online to share a couple pictures and to thank you all for your prayers!

The baby and I will be staying here at the hospital until Wednesday, so that they can continue to monitor him, due to the Group-B Strep, but so far he is doing wonderfully!

We are so thankful that our little guy arrived safely and very excited he will be celebrating his 1st Christmas with us this year!

Deo Gratias!

Hail, and blessed be the hour and moment at which the Son of God was born of a most pure Virgin at a stable at midnight in Bethlehem in the piercing cold. At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, to hear my prayers and grant my desires. (Mention your intentions here) Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother.

St. Andrew the Apostle, Pray for us!
St. Thomas Becket, Pray for us! 

112 comments:

  1. Congratulations! He is so beautiful! I'm so happy to hear that you are all doing so well! You both will be in my prayers.

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  2. He is adorable! Hope you are able to get some well deserved rest. Congratulations to your enitre family with the arrival of your little Blessing.

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  3. Such a darling Christmas gift for your family! Congratulations!!

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  4. What a beautiful boy. That name is wonderful!

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  5. Congrats! Prayers and Blessings to you and your family! Merry Christmas!

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  6. Oh, Congratulaions! He's a cute little guy! And it seems like he'll be a great thinker from the pictures!
    Teresa In Kansas

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  7. He is absolutely gorgeous! What a precious Christmas gift - God Bless you all!

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  8. He's so beautiful!!!!! I can't believe that you were almost 2 weeks behind me, yet delivered 24 hours before me :( We're scheduled for tomorrow morning. I can't wait to read all the details.

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  9. Oh he's beautiful! Oh what a blessing! I am so happy for you all.

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  10. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous boy! I do love the name, thank you for sharing it.

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  11. What a gorgeous little boy! Congratulations! He looks so alert and plump, LOVE IT! And love the name! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Look at him! So cute! Great name too. Have a wonderful first Christmas with your newest blessing.

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  13. Oh my gosh, I have been checking all day! Congratulations - he is absolutely beautiful!

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  14. Awwwwwww, he's beautiful!!! Love his name! Love his cute little smile!!!

    Congratulations mama and family!!

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  16. Exciting! God bless you and your family. Hope he blesses your family greatly.

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  17. What a dear wee fellow! Congratulations and prayers from Valerie in NZ. Well done!

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  18. So happy for you!!! A new baby a Christmas...such a special gift to your family. Congratulations and Merry Christmas :)
    God Bless You!

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  19. Oh! He is absolutely beautiful! I love those pictures. He looks so happy and content with his mama. :) God bless you all!

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  20. So happy for you!! I hopped online today to see if you had him, and low and behold . . .!! Love his name too! Congratulations!

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  21. Oh Jessica, He is just perfectly beautiful! How wonderful for you and your family. He's so alert and just precious! Hope you are feeling well. Love from all of us in Alabama!

    Lori

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  22. He is soooo beautiful! I am soooo glad my guess was wrong for delivery, weight, et al. I won't even tell you what I guessed. Love the name!
    Martha in SD

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  23. I am so happy for you! I have been thinking about you a lot! He is beautiful and what a strong name! Congratulations and I am so happy that you will be home to enjoy Christmas with the rest of your children. God Bless!

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  24. Congratulations! May God bless your family!

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  25. He is precious....And did you notice he can't keep his eyes off you? Complete JOY! May God bless him and your family. You are all in our prayers!

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  26. What a handsome little fellow!! Congratulations to you and your family, wishing you a joyous and blessed Christmas.

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  27. Congratulations, he's beautiful! He looks so incredibly alert in these pictures. God bless him!

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  28. Hooray! What a wonderful Christmas gift this little man is! Love the name and am just thrilled to pieces for you.

    Take advantage of the overnight stays and get some rest! :)

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  29. Congratulations on your new little one. So precious.

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  30. Thank you so much for sharing. We are so happy for you! Get some rest if you can, it's going to be a busy week!!! Many prayers of thanksgiving, Kara

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  31. He is such a beautiful baby! What a wonderful Christmas gift :) Congratulations!!

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  32. Congratulations to all of you! May God always bless your beautiful little boy and your whole family.

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  33. Congratulations to all of you! May God always bless your beautiful little boy and your whole family.

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  34. He is just so beautiful. Many congrats to you and your family.

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  35. He is absolutely perfect! What a beautiful addition to your beautiful family! Congratulations and God Bless!

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  36. Wow! that is awesome-he is so precious---what a wonderful Christmas gift for you all!!! :)
    GOd bless this little guy (love the name!!!)
    God bless,
    Mary @ Cheerios

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  37. Gorgeous, glowing picture of a beautiful gift from God. Strong name, too!

    God bless you all. So happy for you.

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  38. Bless him and your family! He is absolutely beautiful!

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  39. Congratulations!!! How precious, he appears to be smiling at his mommy! I love his name!

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  40. He is so sweet. I love the name. Congratulations and continued prayers. Have a blessed Christmas.

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  41. Congratulations! He's beautiful and I am LOVING his name. Becket... I'll have to put that one on my list in case we're blessed again.

    Happy babymoon!

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  42. BEAUTIFUL baby!! What an AWESOME Christmas gift!! Congrats!! May God bless you all!!

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  43. ¡Felicidades Jessica!! Congratulations to all the family! Your baby is adorable!! You are an amazing mother!

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  44. i keep saying, "Awwww" out loud to my computer screen! Truly, truly a blessing! Congratulations. My God continue to bless & shine upon your beautiful family. XO

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  45. Congratulations to all your family on the arrival of your Christmas boy! What a beautiful gift! God bless you all!

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  46. Congrats!! He is so cute! What a wonderful Christmas gift:)

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  47. So wonderful--and he shares a birthday with our son (born eight years ago today!)
    What a blessed day...

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  48. Congratulations to your family! Welcome little one! God danced the day you were born!

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  49. Congratulations on your beautiful little blessing! He is perfect and just gorgeous! What a special gift during this holy season! I'm very impressed you were able to post pictures and a post on the same day as delivery day! That's a miracle too :) Enjoy your bundle of joy!

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  50. Congratulations to you all. How blessed you are. Merry Christmas. Is there any better way to go through winter than snuggling and nursing a baby?! I don't think so.

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  51. Congratulations to you all. How blessed you are. Merry Christmas. Is there any better way to go through winter than snuggling and nursing a baby?! I don't think so.

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  52. A beautiful gift from God. A beautiful baby -- look at his perfection!! and lovelove the name. Blessings, Jessica, to you and your family.

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  53. Beautiful, beautiful boy!!! Congratulations to you all, and have a wonderful time enjoying all that wonderful newborn deliciousness! :) (and get some sleep!)

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  54. Congratulations Jessica to you and your family! He's beautiful! And what a sweet name. Enjoy your special Christmas blessing! God bless.

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  55. Congratulations Jessica! He is beautiful - and I love the name.

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  56. He didn't want to miss the Christmas fun did he :)
    Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby! God bless him and your family! May you all enjoy this special time.

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  57. Yay! Congratulations, what a blessing! This explains why you haven't been online. ;)

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  58. Yay! Congratulations, what a blessing! This explains why you haven't been online. ;)

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  59. Deo gratias! thank you for sharing your early Christmas blessing. continued prayers for you and baby.

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  60. What a joyous blessing! Enjoy your Christmas babymoon! Congratulations!

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  61. Congratulations ,and may God bless you both ! We have been praying for you. He is such a beautiful and loved little boy,
    I am so, so happy for you !
    Blessings,Emma in Norway

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  62. Congratulations! He is gorgeous and looks so alert! I love the name, too! A great addition to your lovely family.

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  63. Congrats! I love the name. Thanks for sharing. I don't know how you do it all! You are an amazing mama and very blessed. I love reading about your beautiful family.
    Merry Christmas!!

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  64. He is absolutely gorgeous! And as St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland (and my maiden name!) I love love love his name. Wishing him a lifetime of happiness.

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  65. Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing! I'm glad you are doing well.
    It will be a very special Christmas with him. God Bless You All!

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  66. Congratulations to all of you and welcome to the world little one!! He is so beautiful. God Bless!

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  67. Blessed, blessed, blessed! Congratulations Jessica and family ~

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  68. He is precious! Congratulations and God bless. Prayers for a fabulous recovery.

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  69. I know I already commented elsewhere but I wanted to leave a note here too:) So happy for you and family to receive such a beautiful gift. Your little guy is beyond precious! What a special and blessed Christmas this will be:)

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  70. Congratulations! He is precious!

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  71. What a big beautiful baby boy....he is gorgeous.......congratulations to you, your hub and your family. God Bless You all......and Merry Christmas! PJ

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  72. What a sweet little face - prayers for your recovery - St. Gerard, pray for us!

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  73. He is beautiful! Perfect in every way and I just love how he is looking so sweetly at his Mama! Congratulations!

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  74. He is beautiful! Such a wonderful Christmas present! God bless you and your family!

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  75. Your baby boy is so beautiful.
    Congratulations from Portugal.

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  76. He is absolutely adorable! So happy that Mama and baby are well and that you will both be home for Christmas. Congratulations on you newest blessing! Could you please email me your address? I would like to send a Christmas card your way!!!
    Blessings...

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  77. So glad you all can enjoy him before Christmas. I can imagine this is going to be a very special Christmas for you all.

    Prayers for a quick recovery for you!

    God bless.

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  78. Congrats and God Bless your family!!

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  79. He is so precious! Love the name too. I have a godson with the same middle name. ;) Congratulations to you and your family! God bless you.

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  80. Warmest congratulations! He is beautiful. Love his name! Peace and prayers for you, your new little man, and all the family, Annita +JMJ+

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  81. Beautiful Jessica!!! Congratulations!!

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  82. Aboslutely beautiful! God bless you and your little wonder, along with all you family. What a great Christmas gift. Merry Christmas!

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  83. Congrats and praying for you and your family from Paula in Limerick, Ireland.

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  84. God Bless your family! He's beautiful! Have a very Merry Christmas with your family.

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  85. God Bless your family! He's beautiful! Have a very Merry Christmas with your family.

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  86. Congratulations! He is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  87. Congratulation Jessica. He is such an angel. I know you're savoring every sweet second. All my love and blessings to you and your family.

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  88. Congratulations!! He is adorable! Will say a prayer for you all! Love you blog so much!

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  89. Congratulations!
    What a beautiful gift for Christmas. I bet his siblings can't wait to have him home. God bless.
    Merry Christmas!

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  90. God bless little Andrew....He is adorable and such a precious gift to you this Christmas!!!
    My hearty Congratulations to you and loads of love to all your little Roses.

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  91. Congratulations!!! He's just so perfect! A perfect Christmas gift indeed! (Love the name!) ~Charity

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  92. Congratulations! He is a sweetie. Merry Christmas

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  93. He is so adorable! So happy and relieved he is here safely! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy your precious Christmas blessing!

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  94. What a blessing! He is beautiful, Jessica! GOD bless all of you!

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  95. What a wonderful Christmas blessing! He's beautiful. Congratulations!

    Katie

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  96. Congratulations! He is beautiful!

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  97. Congratulations and Deo Gratias! He's so beautiful! I love how he's 'posing' in that second shot! Love his name! Enjoy your Christmas present! God bless!

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  98. He is beautiful! Congratulations and God bless your wonderful family! Another Christmas baby!

    -Christine

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  99. Congratulations! He is such a beautiful, adorable baby boy. Merry Christmas. ♥

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  100. HE is beautiful. Your family is so blessed. Lots of kisses to the newborn babe.

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  101. Oh so happy for you all. Keeping you in my prayers this Christmas and rejoicing with you that he will be here for Christmas!

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  102. OH my goodness, he is just sooo cute! Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

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  103. Wow!! 108 comments!! Well I said this already over on facebook, but I wanted to say it again here; Congratulations!!! He is beyond beautiful. My oldest son looking over my shoulder just made the comment: "They received the best Christmas present ever!" :) I couldn't agree with him more.

    Many, many blessing to all you. Merry Christmas!

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  104. Jessica, you did so well to keep going right up until the delivery and still look so beautiful right after delivery. God Bless you and your family! Cindy in NH

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  105. Congratulations!!! He is GORGEOUS, and so are you! What a nice Christmas bundle. I hope you are recovering and enjoying your babymoon.

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  106. Happy first birthday, Little Man!!! Just wanted to have a look back at your first "appearance"! :)

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