Welcome to the World Patrick

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My husband Mark and I were welcomed with an early Christmas present.  Patrick was born healthy and strong at 6 lbs 9 oz.  He is seriously the best baby.  He is so calm, makes the funniest faces, and is nursing like a champ.  I just melt every single time I look at him, even for those 2 am feedings. Thank you to everyone who reached out to me during my radio silence.  Finally had a second to come up for air.  I can’t wait to share my birth story of how this little man came into the world.  For now, I am on the mend and taking in every second of these newborn snuggles.


“Labor is the only blind date where you know you will meet the love of your life”.




It makes me cry every time and is the most accurate statement.  I am in love with my new baby boy.  I can’t wait to share this next journey with you!




  1. December 11, 2017 / 6:37 AM

    Welcome to the world Patrick!! He’s a sweetie and I know you’re loving those snuggles!! Side note that labor quote is pretty amazing! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. December 11, 2017 / 6:50 AM

    Oh friend he is perfect! I am sooo happy for you guys! Soak up all the cuddles and goshhh I miss that newborn smell! <3

  3. December 11, 2017 / 8:05 AM

    What a little blessing he is . . . congratulations to you and Mark. Enjoy every second and snuggle sweet Patrick every chance you get.

  4. December 11, 2017 / 8:15 AM

    He is so handsome, congrats, lady!

  5. December 11, 2017 / 8:53 AM

    Congratulations! He’s so sweet! Hope you’re recovering well!

  6. December 11, 2017 / 9:19 AM

    Congratulations!! Awe I love the statement, it is so very true. Enjoy all these special moments with your son!

  7. Caroline
    December 11, 2017 / 9:36 AM

    His little face is precious!! :-) I am sending lots of love and hugs your way. xoxo

  8. December 11, 2017 / 9:37 AM

    Congrats on precious Patrick!!

  9. December 11, 2017 / 9:58 AM

    Welcome to the world, Patrick! Sending all of you best wishes. xx

  10. December 11, 2017 / 10:01 AM

    Aww I love that quote – it’s so true! CONGRATULATIONS! I absolutely love the name Patrick and he is adorable. Hope things continue to go well!!! xoxo

  11. December 11, 2017 / 10:12 AM

    congrats to you!!! he looks like you, i totally see it! xoxoxo

  12. December 11, 2017 / 10:47 AM

    He is such a handsome little man!!!! When was his birthday? Take it easy mama and get rest when you can. And enjoy every single one of those snuggles before he starts walking and thats all he wants to do :( And the smell! That sweet sweet newborn smell! I wish it could be bottled! Congrats to you and Mark!

  13. December 11, 2017 / 1:02 PM

    Congrats!!! He is certainly precious!

  14. December 11, 2017 / 1:12 PM

    Yayyyyy! Congrats, momma!

  15. December 11, 2017 / 1:31 PM

    Congratulations! Those early weeks are so precious (and intense!).

  16. Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis
    December 11, 2017 / 5:15 PM

    I love that quote! So true! Congrats to you and Mark and welcome to the world baby Patrick!

  17. December 11, 2017 / 9:02 PM

    Congratulations! He is just so adorable! I hope you are feeling well and getting a little sleep!

  18. Kristina
    December 11, 2017 / 9:50 PM

    He is absolutely beautiful! So happy for you girl!

    xo, Kristina

  19. December 11, 2017 / 10:07 PM

    So, so happy for you! The best Christmas gift! I can’t believe how much he looks like Mark already!

  20. December 12, 2017 / 6:37 AM

    He is absolute perfection!! I know you are already the best mama to that sweet boy! Congratulations!!

  21. December 12, 2017 / 7:18 AM

    Congrats!! I’ve told you about 87 times now but I’m just so happy for you!! Motherhood is the actual best and it sounds like you are all settling in like champs! Enjoy the best Christmas gift EVER!!

  22. December 12, 2017 / 10:38 AM

    Congrats, lady!! So excited for you all as a new family of 3!

  23. December 14, 2017 / 8:20 PM

    He is perfect!! I am so very happy for you and Mark. You are so very blessed. Enjoy your snuggles with Patrick. Hope you are doing well.

  24. December 15, 2017 / 6:32 AM

    Congratulations to you Amanda and the whole family! That quote is perfect :-) Enjoy snuggling Patrick!!

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