29 May 2012

My Little Lovey...

... is here!!  He was born last Monday (May 21st) in the afternoon and weighed 7 lbs 8 oz.

{There is no better feeling on this Earth than the moment when you first hold your baby}


...And here he is all cleaned up and in his nightie:


His name is Luke David & we are so in love with him.

 {Here he is with his Daddy- David.  We've barely put him down all week.}

Anyway, I just wanted to share our news with you & hope you're having a great week!  I'm not sure when I'll be back in -  I'm really trying to devote all of my attention to the family right now- but when I am I've got lots to share on what we've been doing around here. :)

And a note on the exhaustion/ coping level-  I have to say that with my husband home for 1 more week, we're doing pretty well.  Life with 3 boys is DEFINITELY an adjustment but so far, so good.  Right now, we're tag-teaming & it's really manageable but I'm a little nervous about when real life & work picks up & we're not only focusing on the family & life at home.  I'm trying not to think about it right now & to just recup & relax...  On that note, I'm also sooooo excited to get to work out again.  I gained 60 (!) pounds so I'm ready to RUNNNNN... :)  (I gained 60 with each of my other pregnancies too =  FUN.  not.) 

ok, I'm off.  Have missed you all!!


xoxo, Lauren
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128 comments:

  1. what a handsome man!!! three boys - what FUN! congratulations!!!!

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  3. Congratulations! He is beautiful!

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  4. Congratulations!!! Luke is so adorable. Very, very happy for you all.

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  5. Congratulations, Lauren, to you and your family!

    And, WHERE did you gain 60 pounds? :)

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  6. Congratulations! All best wishes to the five of you.

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  7. Congratulations my love!!! That picture melts my heart and the picture with Dad is soooo sweet. Give the whole family my love and I will talk to you soon!

    xx,

    Marianne

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  8. He is absolutely gorgeous!! There is nothing more beautiful than a brand new baby. Congratulations to you and your family!!!

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  9. Delighted to hear your news! Congrats to all!

    xo

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  10. Lauren & David - Congratulations!! He's a beautiful little guy! Also smiling in glee that you get to have three boys, too! Oh, how we've adored this three-boy household of ours! Good job taking things easy for a while. So happy for you!

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  11. YAY, Congrats!!!! I've been checking in all week waiting to hear. He is absolutely precious! I'm pregnant with boy # 3 and due in 4 weeks....this post makes me so anxious to meet our little one! Congrats and God Bless!!

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  12. What a beautiful perfect sweet baby! Congratulations and best wishes to all of you. Daddy looks sooooo happy!

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  13. he's adorable! Congratulations!! I hope you are feeling well.

    Julie
    Shelter

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  14. Congrats! He is such a cutie!! And you're right there is NO better feeling than holding your baby for the 1st time.

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  15. Congratulations! You are right, there is no better feeling than holding your baby for the first time!

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  16. Congratulations on your beautiful little boy!

    Enjoy all of your family time before work starts again.

    Elizabeth

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  17. Congratulations to you and your family! We are so happy for you. Take all the time you need, you never get this time back...if there's anything we can do , let us know!
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  18. Congratulations to your entire family!

    I have three boys and love being the only girl here.:)

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  19. I'm so, so happy for you! What a little angel...and he'll have so much fun with his brothers! My youngest will turn four, and I'm so glad a soaked up the time when she was a baby...with all of them really. Blessings....
    Tawna

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  20. Oh my goodness, Lauren and Dave - Congratulations!!!! He is perfect and I hope you enjoy!

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  21. Congrats Lauren! I have 3 boys too. It's the best!

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  22. Congratulations to you and your entire family. Welcome to the Mom of three boys club!! You have so much to look forward too. All the sports fields you will be on. Get a comfy car, you will be in it a LOT!!!! All my boys are grown men having a family of their own, but I sure have precious memories to look back on. He is a beautiful baby and I love the picture of you holding him. Rest as much as you can and enjoy your beautiful family,
    xo Kathysue

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  23. Congratulations! He is precious.

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  24. Welcome little Luke!
    He is beautiful.

    I remember that wonderful feeling of holding my babies for the first time. It seems like only yesterday, even though Charlie is going off to college!
    Enjoy every moment...

    xo xo
    Brooke

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  25. Congratulations-- he is adorable! :)
    All the best!

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  26. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the news. He is darling. I miss snuggling a new baby : )

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  27. Congratulations! And 60 pounds or not, you look beautiful and serene in that picture.

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  28. Congratulations! He is so precious, and how great that you have another boy.....boys are the best--I had my first this past October and would love another little guy! Bless this time as you and your family spend precious moments together. And I'm sure those 60 pounds will melt off in no time and you'll be looking beautiful. Congrats again!

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  29. Well, I certainly agree that holding your baby for the first time is the best gift in the entire world! Brings back wonderful memories! Your baby is precious and I certainly hope that he's lying on one of your fabric designs, there! Loyalty starts day one! Ha! One day at a time. You're in this together! All the very best!
    Barbara

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  30. He is beautiful and so are you! LIfe is going to be fun with three boys around!

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  31. Congratulations! You look beautiful and the baby is beyond perfect.

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  32. Lovely to behold, mother and child/father and child - much to be thankful for! He is a very beautiful baby!

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  33. Lovely to behold, mother and child/father and child - much to be thankful for! He is a very beautiful baby!

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  34. Congratulations, Lauren! What a beautiful family you have. I agree -- there is no more amazing thing in this world than holding your new-born babe. What a gift from God above!!! Thanks so much for sharing your joy with us.

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  35. congratulations! He looks gorgeous and you look great too :)

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  36. Oh what a little lovey indeed! Congratulations on your third baby boy! And on May 21st my birthday too;) thanks for updating us.

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  37. So beautiful...sending love and congratulations.
    xoxoxo
    Trina

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  38. Congratulations Lauren, he's beautiful. I'm so happy for you!

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  39. Congrats! He is so cute :)

    XOXO,

    Kristy
    www.idesignlove.com

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  40. Sweet, sweet baby. Congratulations!

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  41. Congratulations! I too am expecting and have 2 little boys at home (around similar ages). Can't wait to see if I add a third little guy or girl to the mix. Hope you are getting some sleep and he is absolutely beautiful!!

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  42. Congrats on the birth of Luke David, a beautiful addition to your family! Enjoy every minute with your boys!

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  43. Dearest Lauren,
    Congratulations to you both!! What a sweet little baby!!
    xx
    Greet

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  44. Luke is gorgeous and CONGRATULATIONS to you all on your new family member!

    XX
    Debra~

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  45. he is so beautiful, lauren. enjoy these moments. take all the time you need. we'll be here when you're ready to return. love, donna

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  46. Congratulations! Welcome to this wonderful world Luke David.

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  47. Congratulations, Lauren and family!!! Welcome to the world, Luke David!!!

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  48. Congratulations, he is so precious!!!

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  49. YEAH!! I have been basically stalking you to see when he was born! I'm so so excited for you and David, congrats hun!! xoxox

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  50. Congrats!!! He is so beautiful! Enjoy this precious time together as a family!

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  51. Lauren,
    I feel so proud, like a good blog Auntie!
    Auntie PvE-
    Love the name Luke - what a sweetie!
    Congratulations to you -
    pve

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  52. Congratulations! Luke is beautiful! (one of my fave names too) You look gorgeous and so happy! Enjoy!

    bstylewise.blogspot.com

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  53. Congratulations to you. Your son is perfect. 60 pounds!!! I never would have guessed that, you always look great! Seriously, I couldn't even tell you gained anything (other than a preggo belly) from the pics.

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  54. What a little cutie pie! Congratulations on the new addition!

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  55. CONGRATULATIONS BABY BEAUTIFUL !

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  56. Congrats on your beautiful boy Lauren! I looove his name. :) Our choice for a boy for this baby is/was Luke.

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  57. Congratulations Lauren! What an amazing miracle you got there to add to your perfect family :)
    Enjoy this loverboy! xoxoxoxo ~E

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  58. Congrats! 3 is indeed a handful...but so worth it and you will find your rhythm. You are giving them such a precious gift in each other! It's worth a little chaos. :) (or, sometimes, a lot of chaos...!) Enjoy!

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  59. Congrats and welcome, baby Luke! All the best adjusting to life with another little person around.

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  60. He's a beautiful boy. Congratulations!

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  61. So beautiful! I loved those first weeks of baby. I miss having someone fall asleep on me.

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  62. Oh! I follow your blog, love it and most importanty am the mother to three boys (8, 5, and 4) - SOO much fun. get ready for lots of noise - they melt my heart. Congratulations - he is beautiful!

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  63. Welcome to the Mom of Three Boys club! There is no other feeling like it. Having 3 little buddies is the absolute best! My guys couldn't live without each other:)
    Congratulations!

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  64. Congratulations to you and Dave!! Such a joy to have a new baby! Enjoy making the circle of love and laughter wider and more wonderful! Hope you all are well!
    Caroline Malone

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  65. So precious.
    I am looking forward to having a sweet little new born again one day...don't tell my husband that though!

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  66. What a beautiful baby, congratulations. Rest up, that pre baby body will come back all in good time .xT

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  67. Hi Lauren - Many congratulations on Baby Luke!! I am so happy for you, David and your family!
    Warmly,
    Loi

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  68. SO happy for you! Congratulations!!

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  69. What a cutie!! Enjoy this special time together!!!

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  70. Congratulations! He is beautiful! You are right- there is nothing like holding your newborn baby! Enjoy.

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  71. congratualtions to you and the rest of the family! luke is a cutee!

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  72. Congratulations, Lauren & David! Little Luke is beautiful! You and your family are blessed!

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  73. Lauren- What a BEAUTIFUL little boy! Enjoy your precious days with him and your family.

    Loretta

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  74. Such a wondrous, beautiful boy. Best wishes to you all...from one May baby to another!

    Kristin

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  75. Awww....Congratulations!!!
    And you are SO right!! There is NO greater feeling (or love) than when you first hold your new born baby! I cry every time I see a show and someone has a baby!! haha.
    Enjoy your little angel bundle! xo
    He's beautiful!!!

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  76. Only you could look that beautiful after having just gave birth! What a stunning little baby boy! Congrats to you both!!
    xo
    Maria

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  77. congrats! our first is luke david as well. it's a good name (if i do say so myself!

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  78. Congratulations, Lauren! He is beautiful. Enjoy every second with your family!

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  79. Congrats Lauren and Dave!!! Luke is beautiful. Enjoy your 3 amazing boys (well, 4 if you count Dad). You never looked like you even had one baby let alone 3 so I am sure you will be back in shape in no time!!

    Enjoy!!!!
    :)

    xo Terri

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  80. Such a sweetheart! I can see way you can't put him down to blog!

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  81. What a beautiful little baby! Congratulations!
    Marita x

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  82. Congratulations!!! So exciting. My sister just had her baby 2 days ago and I am so in love with her.
    Enjoy this time with your beautiful family. Xo

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  83. He is gorgeous! I have three friends who each have 3 sons and they have such fun households. My two girls complain that "all mom's friends have sons." I can't wait for the day that they'll thank me for having such friends! Congratulations!

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  84. Congrats Lauren, Luke is so darling and precious!! I'm due in August and will take all your designer mom advice you give out :)

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  85. Yay! He's absolutely precious. I'm so happy for you and your family! Enjoy this relaxing time and get rest when you can! You look great! :)

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  86. Congratulations to you and your family Lauren! Enjoy that little guy that you've brought into this wonderful world. Thanks for sharing your news!

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  87. Congratulations to you and your family! You are truly blessed with a beautiful family. Enjoy this precious time and get some rest!

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  88. Welcome to the world baby Luke!
    He's a beautiful little guy. Congratulations to you and your family. Take care.

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  89. he's absolutely beautiful!!! so excited for you!!
    i haven't posted in ages, but ADORE your posts always....and lovin' your new fabrics...

    wishing you all the best,appreciate this precious time with your family,
    xo

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  90. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! He is adorable! I am so happy to hear that you are both well and you are all loving your new addition to your sweet Family.
    Rest up and look after each other. This is a time not to be missed.
    Enjoy.
    Ness xx

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  91. What a blessing! He is so handsome and AMAZING! Congratulations to you & David!

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  92. Beautiful! Congratulations!!

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  93. Congratulations Lauren! I am so excited for you. I just love little boys and now you have 3! Luke is beautiful! Take your time and don't rush getting back to work. We do miss you though! :)

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  94. Is there anything softer and sweeter smelling than a new baby? Luke looks so sweet! Congratulations to you all, and enjoy as the years go by too fast!

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  95. Congratulations! He is beautiful.

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  96. What a beautiful baby boy! Congratulations to you and your family.

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  97. Congratulations! Luke David is gorgeous! I remember that feeling so well (four children) of holding my babies for the first time. There is nothing like it and the photo of you and little Luke captured that feeling perfectly. Good luck and enjoy every minute of this special time.
    ~Delores

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  98. Congratulations - he is so precious!! I hope you get to enjoy this time with your family!

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  99. Congratulations!!!! He is a tiny package of perfection. So happy for you and your beautiful family! From a mama of three boys, I promise, it only gets better.

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  100. Wishing you much joy to you and the four men in your life!

    Bianca

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  101. What JOY this post brought me! So happy to see your next blessing has arrived safe and sound. Are you a Queen in her castle or what? Buckle up for a lifetime of love, love, love.

    BTW just made your chickpea salad again. Wish I lived closer, I'd bring you some!

    Try to get some rest sweet mama and congrats!

    xo
    Jennifer
    vreelandroad.blogspot.com

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  102. Congratulations Lauren!! He is a beautiful little guy~

    I bet his brothers are already itching to play with him. Sending lots of sleep wishes your way!!!

    Holly

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  103. Much love to you and your boys. xo xo

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  104. That is so sweet. One happy family. Congratulations!

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  105. Congratulations!!! Snuggling with a newborn is the best experience on Earth! Welcome sweet Luke. You'll be a lucky one to have two big brothers looking over you. Enjoy every minute Lauren!

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  106. ohhhhhh, congrats lauren! he is beautiful!!!!
    but then again you and dave have a track record of making beautiful children.

    i can envision all the sports equipment coming into your life!

    xoxo & big hugs
    debra

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  107. Congratulations!! He is beautiful and you look so content and happy!

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  108. congratulations, Lauren! 3 boys, oh my gosh! Take all the time you need. Love reading your updates whenever you get a chance. But in the meanwhile, enjoy that beautiful baby boy.

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  109. He is so precious. All the best. I miss when my little guy was that little. Now he is a 3 year old terror! (Not really) Enjoy the all the moments

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  110. He's adorable!Congratulations!!Enjoy this time as it goes away too quickly.You look amazing, really do!

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  111. What an awesome blessing!! Congrats!

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  112. Congratulations to you! What a perfectly wonderful blessing!

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  113. Congratulations! Rest up and we will be here when you return :)

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  114. Congratulations! Enjoy this special moment. You are blessed.

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  115. Congrats Liess family - he is beautiful! Enjoy every moment!

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  116. CONGRADULATIONS... He is gorgeous!

    I have been following your blog for ages and waiting on your new arrival to post a comment. I live in Australia and love all your updates on what you are working on, you are an inspiration to me with what you manage to achieve with (3 ) young children!!!! I have just started an interior design course and I am loving it, can't wait til your next post, but do take time to enjoy your new bubby.Norralee. xx

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  117. He is precious and I love the ducky sleeper ~ oh, I remember those days!!! Try to get some sleep and thanks for sharing these sweet moments in your life.

    xoxo

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  118. He is perfect & beautiful! Congratulations!

    and thanks for sharing your news.

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  119. Congratulations!!! Luke David is absolutely beautiful. cuddle with him as mush and as long as you can cause it really does go too fast.

    Kim

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  120. Congrats Mama! Luke is adorable. Rest up and take as much time as you need -- we'll be here when you're back! XO

    -Dee
    BeautyMustsforMoms.Blogspot.com

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  121. Congrats! Luke David is my husband's name. And we live in the D.C. area, too. So now there are at least two of them running around (or, well, not yet) these parts.

    Cheers!
    Hilary
    (www.lifeisbutadrink.com)

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  122. Someone shoot me if I gain 60 lbs. Holy crap. Well, congrats and I hope you enjoy this time with him! He is adorable.

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