Happy birthday, Jay!

We’re excited and relieved to announce that Joel Christopher was born today (July 27, 2016 at 37+0) at 12:46pm kicking and screaming. He weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Our family is doing well, and we’re already so in love with him. More details and better photos to come later!

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58 thoughts on “Happy birthday, Jay!

  1. How very awesome for all of you, I’m sure your Angel Baby is doing cartwheels in heaven now that his little brother is with you now, congratulations.

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  2. Welcome to the world!!! I’ve been thinking about you all week! Big brother Matthew must be smiling down on his family. Congratulations!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. Welcome to little bro Jay… and congratulations to you, Mark and your families. Is there any doubt that Matthew will bless and look upon Jay, ever so proudly and protectively for the rest of his days? Love your writing, so raw, heartfelt – and hilarious too 😉

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  4. Happy Birthday Baby Joel! And congratulations to his loving welcoming committee–Mom, Dad, Grandparents, Aunt, Uncle, Friends, Caregivers! We love you.

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    1. I hope you know, Christine, that I only meant this because I can imagine (or I hope to imagine) how difficult this pregnancy was on your emotions. 🙂 He is a beautiful baby, and I know he is loved loved loved loved. This might be the first birth announcement I’ve been happy for since December 28.

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  5. This makes my heart so, so happy! Happy Birthday Sweet Joel! I’m confident Matthew was with you all every step of the way. He’s absolutely stunning!!! Sending my continued love and prayers to all of you. ❤

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  6. So beautiful! Congratulations to you all! I’ve been holding my breath and I’m so happy to read the good news. Hope you can breathe a bit easier now. Much love from afar.

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  7. Ahhhhhhh!! So so happy for all four of you. I have been obsessively checking and your blog has only just come through on my feed! I hope you are all well and able to take a massive breath in! How gorgeous. Welcome to the world! Xxx

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  8. Oh my goodness!!!!!!! Congratulations! I am so delighted for you that little Joel has arrived safe and sound! Welcome to the world little one, you are much loved. Thinking of Matthew too xx

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  9. Oh Christine! Joel is precious! I remember the pictures you showed me of Matthew. I think your boys look alike! Enjoy every second! I’m so very happy for you and Mark!!!

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