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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Toby meets Anton for the first time

Thank you again for all the sweet notes about the new baby! I'd love to share a few photos of Toby meeting his brother for the first time...
The day after Anton was born, Alex brought an excited Toby to the hospital. A bunch of readers had recommended not holding the baby when the older child arrives; just put the baby in the bassinet and have your arms open to greet your older child. We did just that, and it worked well. Another reader tip was to give Toby presents from the baby. So Anton "gave" him a flap book, a lollipop and this peg game, which Toby loved and inexplicably pretended was a salad.
Here's the first moment they met, when Toby asked to "pet him." (I was a weepy mess behind the camera.)
Toby also liked playing on my hospital bed. After spending almost two days with just teeny still Anton, Toby was like a tornado! Also, the cutest thing: When he went home with his babysitter that evening, he turned to her and said, "Anton...I want to see him again sometime."
When we got home, we hung out in our bedroom, just soaking up being a family of four.
Then Toby asked if he could hold him and was giddy, proud and tender. So far, the only indication of any anxiety on Toby's part was at bedtime. He normally falls asleep easily, but for the first two nights we were home after the hospital he called out for us many times: "Put the covers on me," "The pictures on the wall are bothering me," "The curtain is a little bit scary," "I need some water," "My Band-Aid fell off..." We were happy to indulge:) Luckily, that seems to have passed, so hopefully everything will keep ticking along. As with all things parenthood, we will take things as they come!

Thank you again for all your sweet notes. xo

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Villette Jewelry said...

LOVE! Congratulations!

Emma said...

I am absolutely dying reading this post. My heart totally swelled up! Toby looks like such a proud big brother. Enjoy every minute :)

Bridget said...

I remember bawling the first time I had my second baby and my first together. Sweet. You are a good mama.

megan said...

What tender moments! He will maybe even remember snippets of those memories, if not what lovely photos to share with both of them when they are older. And then they were four... lovely. Enjoy.

wonderchris said...

Toby saying that he wants to see him again sometime - I melted. :)

Too sweet - and what GREAT pictures!

Jhan said...

So beautiful! And how adorable is Toby asking to "pet" his little brother. They are bound to be best friends!

joeycake said...

CONGRATS!!!!! Anton is gorgeous! And Toby is such a big boy! Especially next to the new one:) It's so wild to be so hooked in and affected by your life and not even know you. I feel like I do. xo

Michelle said...

Sounds like an ideal and peaceful transition and a happy family of 4 :)

Jennifer said...

How beautiful! Congrats again:)
~Jennifer

Janssen said...

Hooray! Oh, that second baby is magical, isn't it? To get to experience TWO children is such a miracle.

L. Oliveira said...

Nice pics.
A lot of happiness for you and your beautiful family :)
Lucie

Mary said...

These pictures are beautiful, and I loved the tips for the older child's first visit to the hospital! Such a sweet family.

Erika said...

SOOOO sweet! I'm looking forward to watching my son meet his new baby sister in October, and I can only hope it goes this well:)

Caitlyn said...

The pictures of Toby looking down at Anton are heart-achingly beautiful and sweet. So happy for your (now) family of four!

Carolyn said...

So sweet! This brought back so many memories.....as my two boys are now 27 and 25! It only gets better. The very best to your family. Carolyn

Vivian Kelly said...

this is so precious!!! i hope my LO will be just as loving whenever she becomes a big sister!

eastcoastbird said...

Whoosh, about to cry. Just beautiful, makes me want to give my sweet baby boy a sibling. Congratulations!!!

bestof2sisters.com said...

So, so sweet Joanna.. You've captured it brilliantly. Just precious :)
Toby's comment was brilliant!

Katie Peshek said...

Your boys are beautiful! Such a sweet set of photos. xoxo

J said...

These pictures are adorable! My grandpa's name was Anton :)

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

So incredibly precious! Congratulations!

Robyn said...

Amazing- such great tips from your readers about Toby first meeting Anton. Lovely photos of Alex and Toby... And of your two little boys too!! Congratulations again!

Kimber said...

congrats joanna! these are the most tender pictures and descriptions! you inspire to make the meeting of 2nd babies to older siblings so much more meaningful! i seriously can't wait to hear/see more of this cute babe!

darnie said...

Tears over hear....sweetest interaction your hearts must be bursting!

8f429052-ea54-11e2-89f0-000bcdcb471e said...

Love reading about your experience - I feel like I have a friend going through the same life event I am. I just had my daughter on 7/4 and my son is 2.5 yrs old. The sibling relationship is so sweet!

Carolyn Baier said...

I think this is the cutest thing I have ever seen! Congrats on your sweet family of four!

Love me if ya dare said...

This is so sweet!!! Congratulations

Shelby Wills said...

When I was small I told people they could "pet" my little sister when she was home from the hospital. My family still laughs about that now. Hah! Glad everything is going well. Beautiful family!

Chelsea Mac said...

This post melts my heart and makes me even more confident that expanding our family will go well! Congratulations again! Your family is simply lovely!

slicknik25 said...

so beautiful and sweet - it made me weepy remember my two meeting one another. congratulations!!

theshellhammer said...

"The pictures on the wall are bothering me.." -- made me laugh! What a knucklehead. Congrats to all 4 of you -- but especially Anton who has been blessed with an awesome family:)

--Alex

Apt. #34 said...

Congrats Joanna - your stories of motherhood are truly an inspiration to us ladies who are still biding our time!!

Caitlin said...

Joanna! I LOOOOVE your blog. You are the coolest girl and I find you so easy to relate to. I have a question. I don't know if you've done a blog post on diaper bags but I spent like a middle ground amount on a diaper bag and it started falling part just months after having him. I need a new one but am nervous to spend the money for something not great! Do you have any opinions on diaper bags? Do you have one you swear by?

Amy Lauree said...

Oh how sweet!!! The last few photos of him looking down at Anton are just too much :)

Rebecca Keller said...

This is such happy news - and I have to tell you, I LOVE his name! My brother in law has the same name, Anton James! That was so fun to see. We're planning to incorporate the name into our family once we have kids too!

Caitlin said...

I'm so sorry! congrats on your baby!!! He's darling! I should've said that first:/

100layercake said...

That's the sweetest! Congrats!

Heather H said...

Those photos are adorable! What a sweet big brother (and little brother!!) xo

Loulou said...

Oh what a gorgeous moment to share with your readers. We are privileged to have a look at the first meeting between brothers.

Erma B. said...

It melts my heart to see Toby excited and loving as a big brother!

Merry Meri said...

These pictures are so touching! Many congrats and thank you for sharing this beautiful moment in time from your family.

Erma B. said...

It melts my heart to see Toby excited and loving as a big brother!

Sheila said...

Oh my goodness, I can understand why you would feel like a blubbery mess behind the camera. My eyes welled up a little all the way from down in South Carolina! Enjoy your precious gifts :)

Catherine Masi said...

There's so much love here! Huge congratulations to you and your beautiful family.

Jess said...

I have happy tears in my eyes for you, how sweet is this! Congratulations!!

anxiety girl said...

I even teared up just reading this! How sweet! Very happy for you and your family of four!

Alison August said...

Ohhh, this is probably one of the sweetest and loveliest blog posts anywhere. Love it:)
Congratulations on a beautiful family of four!

sbt said...

Congratulations to all of you! Toby looks like such a proud big brother - I love it!!

Mallory said...

Oh my word, this is so sweet! Congratulations on such a beautiful family Joanna!

Emily and Matt McLaren said...

Oh my, so sweet!! We have three boys and the bond between brothers is so incredibly special. I am so very happy for you and your beautiful family!

Lauren Maxwell said...

This is unbelievably sweet, tender, precious. Again you make me excited for motherhood.

Rhett said...

Thank you for sharing your super-sweet photos! I have two boys and they are so much fun. A family of four...so exciting!

sbt said...

Joanna, I just bought this book for my best friend's son, who recently became a big brother. He loves it, and maybe Toby will, too!

http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/23497

stk said...

Oh, this makes me teary! As a mother of a 1.5 yr old son, we're starting to consider when we will do this again, and these posts have filled me with hope and excitement (rather than fear, which is how I've felt for a while!). Thanks for sharing your life with us-- it's so sweet and love-filled.

kharini said...

You are an amazing mom!!

Annie Green said...

All looks lovely! Happy time for everyone. Really, it will be absolutely fine. Anton appears to be obligingly second-babyish. Almost comatose...how that helped when my second baby arrived.

Annie Green said...

All looks lovely! Happy time for everyone. Really, it will be absolutely fine. Anton appears to be obligingly second-babyish. Almost comatose...how that helped when my second baby arrived.

Mollylee said...

So sweet! My little lady is only 7.5 months old and I can't wait for her to be a big sister. Seeing Toby's sweet proud face makes me even more excited. Congrats to the family of four!

Lexie said...

Joanna .. this is maybe a goofy question, but how exactly do you pronounce Anton's name? Like An-ten or Ant-on (as in off/on)?

lessthanperfectmama.com said...

How are you feeling? Best wishes to you and your family. Yes, things will get interesting from here on out so remember to give yourself a break every now and then. Of course, you now have double the joy to make you smile.

katy said...

That first picture is just amazing, you can tell how excited he is. Congrats again.

Jessica Matthews said...

Thank you for sharing this!! What a sweet time for you guys... Toby cracks me up "the pictures on the wall are bothering me," Hahaha!

collette said...

Our older daughter made a mess out of bedtime too - just crying whenever she heard the baby cry, and luckily it only lasted 2 days. Curious if you're going to call him Tony and have Toby and Tony!

Taylor Elise said...

So sweet! Those two are going to have some great adventures together.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations to all of you! Toby looks all set to be a super older brother!

On another note, we just bought the same co-sleeper, awaiting our first little one in August!

laurenfoode.com said...

This gave me chills. Wishing you all the best.

Bethany said...

Awl, this made me all teary! such a sweet family! congratulations!

Kelly Rae said...

Such a perfect meeting :) I hope that when we have a second child it goes just as smoothly

ps:Anton is perfect (but you already knew that ;)

Autumn Ash said...

Congrats! Enjoy your new family of 4 ;)

Laura Bear said...

OH how very special. I just love seeing how the transition form 3 to 4 went!

Anitra Sweet said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I got all teary myself! Toby is adjusting wonderfully it sounds! Good job Mama!

Meike Keller said...

Congratulations on a very beautiful baby boy and such a gentle big brother! You did an amazing job of raising such a self-confident and sweet boy, he trusts you so much that he doesn't feel left out or jealous. Enjoy the first few weeks as a family of four! Best wishes from Germany, I enjoy reading about you and your family every morning.

Bea said...

So beautiful, what gorgeous little boys! Toby is just the sweetest. Congratulations to you all x

kdilcappello said...

Wonderful photos of a beautiful family! Enjoy this time together!

nikki leathe said...

Congratulations! You have such a beautiful family!

tiffany said...

These photos are beyond perfect! And such a proud BIG Brother Toby is! Congratulations to you and your family!

Peyton Simms said...

Congrats!!!

xo
www.alluredevieblog.com

Stephanie Chaplin said...

Gorgeous boys! Congrats :-) xxx

Paige said...

The last picture of them together might be the sweetest thing I've ever seen! Oh your heart must be bursting with pride and love for them!! Congratulations!

Sharita Hyppolite said...

Congrats again!! I have three of my own and they either say or do things that amaze me everyday. One minute they cry for the other saying they miss them when gone and when they reunite they scream at each other saying they're not friends anymore. Very age appropriate for 6, 3 and 1 year olds and very funny and cute. You'll have many great stories to come. Can't wait to read them!!

Reina said...

sososososos cute and i cracked up with " the pictures on the wall are bothering me" ;p

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grace said...

this just made me so happy, what a beautiful story and family you have! congratulations, so happy for you all! xo

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Nicole said...

SO sweet!!! Congratulations on your family of 4!

fancyalterego said...

So glad to hear Toby is having a good time getting to know his brother, and that he's adjusting well to the changes. It's always cool to see that instant bond that siblings have - there's nothing quite like it. :-)

Laurel Cyr said...

So lovely! Congrats mama.

Sophie said...

Really cute pics. Congrats to you :)

Sophie

goatsdorun said...

Ohhhh! Toby sounds like such a sweet boy. The last picture just made me melt! All the best to your family and your new addition :)

Claire Star said...

These pictures are so beautiful, Joanna! Alex looked so proud in each and every photo. I loved all of Toby's quotes, he's hilarious for being such a little man, and Anton is absolutely adorable. :) You two seem like such great parents, and your boys are incredibly lucky to have you. :)

Lauren Gabrielle said...

Yay! I am so happy for you! They are going to be the best of friends I know it! :)

Charli said...

Toby is SUCH a cutie! And Anton too, I love the name! I wish you all the luck in the world for both of your boys and your whole family.
Love from Austria,
Charlotte

hopeandpray said...

You have a beautiful family. Congratulations!

Julie Powers said...

OH those last few picture make my eyes fill up, how sweet they are. Congrats Jo!

J.CrewJD said...

Awwwwww! Tearing up at those last few photos. Toby is so sweet with is new little brother. Glad to hear it all went smoothly! Obviously you guys are great, thoughtful parents.

Karen Travels said...

BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS!!

Hemylle Karollyne said...

Congrats! So happy for you all! Such a lovely family. <3

Andrea Magnusson said...

Such Precious fun first moments. Thanks for sharing them with us. :)

Michelle Panting said...

My goodness, Toby is just the sweetest little boy ever. His explanations for needing your attention at bedtime are adorable too!

http://www.fullbellywornsoles.com

Rony @ catbird said...

My heart is melting!

Hot Mess Housewife said...

Such sweet pictures - that last one needs to be framed and put on the wall! Congrats on your darling baby boy, he's too cute!

The Balch Bunch said...

congrats! what a sweet sweet family!

Lauren Kingston said...

Toby's smile is so adorable! And that last picture is so, so sweet. Love it! Glad Toby's adjusting to his new little brother :)

nov0208 said...

This is so sweet. It makes me weepy to read it and I'm so happy for you and your family. Such lovely photos, too! Congrats.

eljohnny said...

The second I saw that first picture my eyes welled up with tears. What an awesome big brother he is and will be! I hardly know you at all but I have so much love for your sweet family.

Kristín Jóna Kristjónsdóttir said...

congratulations, what a beautiful post, brought tears to my eyes since I'm pregnant and have a 2 1/2 year old son. Can't wait for him to meet his sister :)

S said...

Congratulations, Joanna, Alex, and Toby!

Erin said...

I'm another one of those in line to have #2 pretty soon, and this just bowled me over. How absolutely lovely and wonderful, and how incredibly generous of you to share with us. So beautiful!!

Lisa said...

Just lovely! As always, I love your writing style - a perfect mix of sentimentality and humor.

Alexa said...

Those photos of Alex with Toby, staring at Anton....no wonder you're a weepy mess! So, so beautiful.

Stella Dobry said...

So precious! In a year they are going to be inseparable BFFs. How fun to have two little boys!

TeeRish said...

Soooo sweet! Toby is adorable, and so is sweet little Anton! Congratulations!

Monica Mulhern said...

Toby is wonderful and I love the tenderness and willy boy combo that shows through the photos. Enjoy your growing family!

Audrie said...

I've tears in my eyes from all the beautiful pics :) Congrats again on Anton's arrival!

ephraner said...

So incredibly sweet, LOVE the photos of Toby staring at his new little brother. Heart = melting. Congratulations to your beautiful family! xo

Sarah Spitz said...

gorgeous boys do you have!

Congratulation from Germany!

Love B&B
http://lasagnolove.blogspot.de/

Rebeka said...

The tip about not holding the baby when Toby comes in is a great one. I would have never though of that but it makes so much sense.

Those pictures of Toby and Anton are just the sweetest! I'm glad everyone is doing well and adjusting easily.

Congratulations again, I'm so happy for you and your family.

Kara K said...

Your family of four is so sweet and so very precious. Congrats - and thanks for the tips about introducing Toby to Anton!

Laura D said...

So sweet! Toby looks so happy, he's taking it better than I did. When my parents brought my sister home I wouldn't let go of my dad for a few days, at least.

If anyone would like to check out my new blog, that would be wonderful!

http://greenmountainglobetrotter.blogspot.com/

Best wishes to your lovely family, Joanna!

Amanda Lee said...

Toby looks like an amazing big brother already. So happy for your family!

Bethanne said...

That last photo is oh so precious!

Carlyn Brody said...

Awww so cute. I love the idea of giving presents to the oldest child from the baby.

http://jonbearandcarlyngirl.blogspot.com.au/

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

I am a weepy mess right now! How very cute! Toby is going to be a great big brother!

Sophie said...

Congratulations to you and Alex! And welcome sweet little Anton!
I lived exactly the same moments 3 months ago, when my daughter was born and my 3 y-o son made a tornado! I had to look at pictures of him just to convince myself that he didn't have grown A LOT during my 3 days hospital ;-) He looks soooo big beside his little sister. Enjoy these fabulous first moments and let things come as they come: tired, happy, nervous, good mood, bad mood, this is the miracle of life!

Emmy M. said...

Oh man, what sweet pictures. I said "AWW!" aloud!

Trina said...

Sooooo sweet! I love those sibling photos when the older holds the newborn younger. The line about "petting him" and the final photo kiss are just the awesomest.

mollyskj said...

This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Seeking Style said...

So precious!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Hanna Lee said...

Gosh, the sweetest thing ever! Toby is def going to be an awesome older brother ;)
www.speakstyleandrock.com

Lilac In May said...

That is so touching, thank you for sharing. Enjoy.

KaseyAnne said...

Oh my gosh....I'm crying... so sweet.

Genevieve said...

This post made me laugh a lot with the cuteness :) "I'd like to see him again some time." Kids have such a strange world view! You must be super proud right now, thanks so much for sharing and good luck for the next few weeks! x

silvia said...

reading and seeing these photos made me cry. congratulations! :)

Sarah Pete said...

So sweet! Congratulations!

Heidi said...

this is too sweet not to comment! excited to hear about the Toby & Anton adventures! This almost makes me want another one! ;) CONGRATULATIONS!

q said...

congrats joanna! all these photos are incredibly sweet especially the first one :)))

holtkamp said...

these are the sweetest!

Helga Thomsen said...

Too cute! Back in 1998 when my son first met my daughter he asked if he could pet her too.

Kristen said...

OMG this is the sweetest thing I have ever seen! You must be so excited. What a beautiful family you have!

Kate said...

I'm not gonna lie; I opened this post expecting my uterus to melt, (it did), and I got so excited to see that you used my idea (you read my comments! (Yay!) My almost-8 year old son STILL treasures his "gifts" from his now 2 and a half year old sister. When we purge toy boxes each season, that has remained a constant, much like his devotion to her. I love them.

sms said...

Your boys are precious! So Beautiful seeing the two little ones together. Thanks for sharing such a sweet, tender moment. :)

Summer said...

This is such a sweet post. It brought tears to my eyes. I am pregnant with my second right now, and I hope that the transition from 3 to 4 goes well for our little guy too. Congratulations to all of you! You have a gorgeous family!

Tinamarie Guaglianone said...

God Bless your "family of four" XO

Elaini Garfield said...

Just melted! xoxo

Elaini Garfield said...

Just melted! xoxo

pip lincolne said...

This is the loveliest thing I've seen in ages! I am so happy for you. Thanks for the heart strings tugged and the happy tears. Congratulations on your new arrival and on growing your family! x

Catherine said...

Adorable x 199 (my daughter Audrey's favourite number)! There is nothing like seeing a sibling with their baby sibling. If Anton grows up to be as adorable as Toby (and he will) Manhattan will have two heartbreakers. What a gorgeous family.

Nora N said...

Hold on to these moments. i'm a mom to a 16 mo old and a 7 yr old and the jealousy/stealing toys will kick in eventually =/

Designwali said...

growing a family is always so insane and wonderful. congratulations.

Chandra Fredrick said...

oh my. that last photo made ME cry. so sweet. makes me hope my little guy gets to be a big brother soon - so much harder trying to get the second one than it was the first. enjoy your boys and congrats again!
Chandra | Oh Lovely Day

frifri63 said...

Huge congrats from France...You have one beautiful family, I love the pics of Toby holding little brother Anton...magical, no?

Jane said...

such precious smiles, moments pictures! congrats once again!

Brittany Reynolds said...

Such a precious time for your little family. So lovely to see the evolution of you and Alex, to the addition of Toby and now Anton. Thank you for sharing!

Brittany
WWW.LOVEOFGOLD.COM

Sasha said...

I was wondering if Alex has some Russian blood? Both Alexei and Anton are Russian names, not common here at all, but classic and definitely ones I'm considering.

Shannon said...

Do you mind if I ask what brand the co-sleeper is? Thank you in advance!

karen wu said...

what a beautiful family! Toby is going to be a great big brother. congrats!

Carol Rial said...

So beautifully written. Congratulations to you and Alex and Toby. I wish you guys the brightest happiness as a family of four.

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deannagabriel said...

A salad?!?! I wish I had the imagination of a 3yo most days. Kids are just so awesome.

deannagabriel said...

A salad?!?! I wish I had the imagination of a 3yo most days. Kids are just so awesome.

innocentbones said...

Oh my goodness! such sweetness in these photos! What a beautiful family - congratulations!!!

Elena Atanasov said...

This was so sweet... thank you for sharing :) x

Kris said...

Congratulations! They are both soo precious. :)

myheartscontentblog.com said...

This made me smile so hard.

joannkk said...

wow, great meeting:)!
How did you come up with your newborn's name? As far as I remember Anton wasn't on the list that you posted a while ago.

Nancy Cavillones said...

So sweet! I love the photo of Toby on Alex's back.

jm said...

oh, my gosh, this is the most beautiful post ever!

Kierra Makayla said...

So precious

Cathi said...

So precious!

Kit said...

oh my goodness! what cuties you have :)

Anastasia said...

so special - thanks for sharing these lovely moments!! I too have two boys, they simply adore each other!

fiendbyname said...

Ditto to the question!

Kathleen said...

Ooh congratulations! These pictures are just too sweet! Good luck ! xoxo

jm said...

The pictures are just adorable. Looking forward to more plus your birth story and Alex's reaction to having two beautiful sons!!!!!

Holly said...

That is just beyond precious!!!

STURLA.WOMACK said...

SO SO SO sweet. CONGRATS!!

Amapola said...

congratulation! you have a beautiful family <3

sarahelizwalter said...

Joanna,
I'm so happy for you and your family! What a blessing to be born into the Goddard-Williams household. Both boys seem thoroughly loved (really beautiful to see). What a great tip to greet Toby as you did-also sweet how much you value your readers to follow their advice!

Best,
Sarah

Constance said...

this is so sweet. i'm crying right now. the pic of alex & toby peering over at anton is too much, then toby holding onto alex... it's so lovely it's almost too much for me to take...

suzetteroberts.com said...

So so beautiful! Love seeing you all, and Toby is just precious. Congrats again and savour the moments! Happy weekend too. ;)

Kiki said...

That's so sweet! It looks like everyone is quite smitten over the little guy (who is majorly adorable, by the way!). I can't wait to see Toby + Anton grow up together. They're going to be best buds. :)

Cheer up, Old Bean! said...

these pictures are just so wonderful!!! Congratulations on Anton's arrival!!

17 beats. said...

what JOY. what delicious JOY.

Anton is absolutely gorgeous, by the way.

Ali said...

Congrats Jo! Aw man these are awesome!

Molly said...

Everything about this post is sooo lovely! I'm just thrilled to hear all is going well :) As a mommy of an almost 1 year old sweet boy, sometimes I've started thinking about future possible siblings and how he will feel and your posts on the subject have been so interesting and comforting to read. Btw please do let us know how you are liking the cosleeper.

Erika Jallins said...

So sweet! Congratulations!

이성화 said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful images of your gorgeous family! Toby is such a lovely older brother!

marlene said...

I'm always impressed by how thoughtful you are with your parenting. Toby and Anton are so lucky. Congratulations to you and Alex!

Mary Elizabeth Velarmino Francisco said...

Made me teary-eyed. So sweet. Congratulations!!!!

cleartheway said...

Those last two were making me tear up. CONGRATULATIONS!

Kate from Clear the Way

shangria said...

i've been following your blog for several years ;)
and would like to send my warmest congrats on the new addition to your fam! both toby and anton are soooo beautiful. xoxo, sc

Liz said...

Congratulations!! Anton is so sweet, your family is beautiful, and these pictures are perfect. Sending lots of love (and rest!) your way!

for the freak in you. said...

best wishes for you all. it is so cute, to see the proud big brother.

have a good and exciting time together ;)


groetjes
vreeni

www.freakinyou.blogspot.de

Inner Outer Beauty said...

SO happy for you!! How lucky is Toby to have a brother! xo Caroline

Vashnie said...

Congratualtions on the arrival of your precious new baby :)

Satyndra Kumar said...

Nice

mariniere said...

Congratulations! These photos are so incredibly sweet. All the best to you and your beautiful family.

The Slow Pace said...

These are the most beautiful pictures you have shared with us! I'm so glad that everything went fine. Toby is great!
Have a lvoely weekedn, family of four! ;)
xx,
E.
www.theslowpace.com

louise said...
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kitchenfiddler.blogspot.com said...

Massive congratulations to the new family of four! I was getting all teary looking at these beautiful photos and reading your words. I think your story has particular resonance as I remembered how proud-yet-nervous I felt as a 3-year-old meeting my own baby brother (also born on July 5th!) once upon a time!!! Still smiling....

Georgie said...

So adorable and wonderful, congratulations!X

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