He’s Here!

by | Dec 20, 2011 | Happy Birthday, Precious Moments: 07, Pregnancy | 112 comments

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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! 


  1. Roxaline

    He is precious! Congrats y'all!

  2. Hallie @ Moxie Wife

    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.

  3. Megan

    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.

  4. Anonymous

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

  5. Grace Hincapie

    What a beautiful boy. That name is wonderful!

  6. Kathleen

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

  7. Teresa

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

  8. Sheila

    He is absolutely gorgeous! What a precious Christmas gift – God Bless you all!

  9. Kelly

    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.

  10. penelope

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

  11. mel

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

  12. Karra

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

  13. Nicole

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

  14. Casey

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

  15. Jamie Jo

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

    Congratulations mama and family!!

  16. Jamie Jo

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  17. Anonymous

    He's gorgeous!

  18. Lovey Dove

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

  19. Anonymous

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

  20. April

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

  21. melody

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

  22. Karina

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

  23. Lori

    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!


  24. Anonymous

    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

  25. Unknown

    Congratulations…he's beautiful! Enjoy!!

  26. Christina

    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!

  27. Christine

    Congratulations! May God bless your family!

  28. stampin

    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!

  29. Jessica

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

  30. Karen

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

  31. Mary

    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! 🙂

  32. Janine

    Congratulations on your new little one. So precious.

  33. Just One Handful

    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

  34. Collette

    He is such a beautiful baby! What a wonderful Christmas gift 🙂 Congratulations!!

  35. Marianne

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

  36. Marianne

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

  37. Stephanie

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

  38. Tammie

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

  39. Mary @ Cheerios

    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

  40. Allison

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

    God bless you all. So happy for you.

  41. Anonymous

    Bless him and your family! He is absolutely beautiful!

  42. Erin

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

  43. Tina Marie

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

  44. Patty

    Gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

  45. Nissa

    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!

  46. Lorie

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

  47. Unknown

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

  48. Unknown

    He's perfect!!!

  49. The Gingers

    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

  50. Pam

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

  51. Pamela

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

  52. Annie Bizzi

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

  53. Lindy

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

  54. asliceofsmithlife

    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!

  55. Suzanne

    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.

  56. Suzanne

    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.

  57. Gardenia

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

  58. Anne McD

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

  59. Katie V.

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

  60. Angela

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

  61. Sharyn

    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.

  62. Lazywife

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

  63. Lazywife

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

  64. Lena

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

  65. mayoung

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

  66. Emma

    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

  67. Anonymous

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

  68. keep calm and carry on

    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!!

  69. fairytalesandflowers

    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.

  70. Angie

    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!

  71. Katherine

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

  72. Cathy

    Blessed, blessed, blessed! Congratulations Jessica and family ~

  73. Barbara

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

  74. Tiffany

    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:)

  75. Sarah

    Congratulations! He is precious!

  76. Anonymous

    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

  77. Jennifer

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

  78. Hope

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

  79. Anonymous

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

  80. Manuela

    Your baby boy is so beautiful.
    Congratulations from Portugal.

  81. Karla in MN

    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!!!

  82. fadfd

    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.

  83. Renee

    Congrats and God Bless your family!!

  84. Jodi

    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.

  85. Mom2Seven

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

  86. Shelly

    Beautiful Jessica!!! Congratulations!!

  87. Jennifer Elia

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

  88. Anonymous

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

  89. Joene

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

  90. Joene

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

  91. Natalia

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

  92. Robina

    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.

  93. Anonymous

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

  94. Anonymous

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

  95. Anshi

    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.

  96. CharityFaithZ

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

  97. Anonymous

    Congratulations! He is a sweetie. Merry Christmas

  98. Jeannine

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

  99. Anonymous

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


  100. Anonymous

    Congratulations! He is beautiful!

  101. Kimberlee

    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!

  102. Anonymous

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


  103. Jasmine J

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

  104. Christine

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

  105. Emily Snow

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

  106. Anonymous

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

  107. Kelly

    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!

  108. Anonymous

    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

  109. Jennifer Gregory Miller

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

  110. Krista

    Happy first birthday, Little Man!!! Just wanted to have a look back at your first "appearance"! 🙂


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