Gabe has a little brother named Theo, who joined us at 12:28 am yesterday, June 29th. Nine days late and with a labor that was almost the complete opposite of his big brother, we are thrilled to finally meet this little guy! Well, not that little at 8 pounds and 21 inches. All the nurses keep marveling at how big he is for how petite I am. I told them it was all the Cinnamon Toast Crunch I ate.

Nursing is already much easier than the first time around – my milk is in and he’s doing great!

I’ll be back soon to share his birth story and more pictures like this:

In the meantime, I have a baby to snuggle. A baby! I can’t believe I get to do this again. Can’t wait to be sleep deprived. :)

About Ashley

Ashley is a web designer, mother, and social media addict. She blogs about her attempts to live more simply and pursuing happiness while juggling a job she loves and life with two adorable sons and an academic husband.


  1. Melissa S says:

    So happy for you! He is so handsome! Think my Little Miss will be joining us soon based on how I have felt today. Trying to stay calm, much easier said than done, unfortunately.

  2. Congratulations

  3. I’m so happy for you! Theo is absolutely gorgeous and perfect. I was thinking about you a lot when you went overdue, and I’m so glad you had such a wonderful little result. You have a beautiful family.

  4. Congratulations, he’s beautiful :) I love that picture of him with Gabe!
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  5. Theo is absolutely adorable! I’m so excited for you guys :) I can’t wait to read the birth story!
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  6. I’ll just keep saying it, I’m so so happy for you. The little guy is too precious and that picture of Gabe and Theo slays me with the adorable. Love it!
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  7. So happy and thrilled and excited for you and your family! I love his name so, so much. YAY, BABY SNUGGLES!
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  8. Congratulations on your eagerly anticipated beautiful boy!! He is absolutely perfect & perfectly named!! Very happy for all 3 of you…yay for baby snuggles!!! Can’t wait to hear more about him & the birth story. Many congratulations to you.

  9. “I told them it was all the Cinnamon Toast Crunch I ate.” Hahahahaha!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! So excited for you and your boys!!!
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  10. Ohhh, the biggest congratulations! I love the name and his adorable little face. Hugs to all!

  11. Congratulations!! He’s so adorable. Enjoy the hospital snuggling and relaxing.
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  12. Congratulations! What a perfect little baby!
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  13. I’m so happy for you! Theo is adorable and your whole family is beautiful.

  14. CONGRATS!!! Baby theo is beautiful and I am so happy for you, Mike and big bro Gabe ;)

  15. SOOOO excited to hear the birth story! :)

    all the congrats! snuggle that baby, enjoy this special time! :D
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  16. Congratulations to all four of you!

  17. He is beautiful. Many congratulations. Best wishes to all of you.

  18. So excited for you Ashley! I, of course, can’t wait for the birth story.

  19. Congratulations!! Love the brotherly bond already :) Can’t wait to hear about the birth!
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  20. Congratulations Ashley! Theo is gorgeous and perfect. Welcome to the world little one!

  21. natasha says:

    Love the name and he looks absolutely perfect!

  22. Congratulations, as a fellow mom of two boys! Enjoy it!!

  23. Many many congratulations Ashley! Can’t wait to read about the birth story and see the pics of the lovely family :-)

  24. Mazal tov! He’s beautiful, & I love the name
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  25. Congrats!! :) Love the picture of Gabe & Theo. Absolutely adorable.

  26. congratulations!!! so will he be called TJ??

  27. Congrats on your new baby boy! He’s so precious!
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  28. Yay!! I’m so happy for you. Hope you are free just bask in the glow of new baby for a little while :-)
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  29. Congratulations! He is just so cute :)

  30. He’s adorable and Theo is a great name! Thanks for sharing, I’ve been checking back hoping for an update! Congratulations!!!

  31. Rebecca says:

    Congratulations :-)

  32. Congratulations! He is beautiful, as is his name :) Enjoy these first days and weeks as much as you can (despite the lack of sleep etc.), they are so precious.

  33. Congratulations! What a beautiful family!!! Theodore is my favorite boy name, but we just found out we are having a baby girl! Can’t wait to hear your birth story! Hugs!

  34. What a lovely photo! Congrats! So very excited for all of you :)
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  35. So many congratulations! Incredibly happy for you <3

  36. Congrats! He is adorable! Enjoy these precious first weeks!

  37. That picture of your two boys. Heart melting. I can’t believe that will be us in just four months. Congrats, momma. What a beautiful family you’ve made!
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  38. He had such long fingers! Absolutely gorgeous!


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