Our brand new baby boy…Oliver Isaac

Wow.  This week has absolutely flown by.  I can’t even remember where Tuesday went.  Or Wednesday or Thursday for that matter……..but that’s how it goes with a little newborn in the house.

 

And oh, let me tell you.  We are having such fun with this little guy.  I think it must be a combination of it being our 4th child (and having less paranoia and anxiety about things) and the fact that this little boy has such a sweet and calm disposition.  I know, things could change in a few weeks but I really feel like you start to get a sense, even after a few days, whether or not these little ones are going to be fiery or not.  (My girls?  Fiery.  The boys?  Not so much.)

 

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(Oliver at 3 days old…)

 

 

For those who were cheering us on, yes, labor went really well —

 

Okay, I have to admit that I dipped into a little bit of “this baby will never come” drama, when we called the hospital Sunday night (which was our scheduled induction day/time) and they said there was no room for us.  Boo.  Nothing makes sense to a soon-to-deliver-pregnant-woman……..so don’t get her hopes up.  But they told us to call again in the morning to see if there was room then.  Of course, my mind had a mini pity-party and I figured they’d be full the next morning and the next and the next, and then of course, I’d NEVER get in.  Yeah, such drama…….but all was well when we were able to get in at 5:30 a.m., the very next morning. Whew.  Pregnant lady crisis averted.

 

So we went in Monday morning and started the meds to induce labor.  Yeah, I felt like a first time mom because it took All. Day. Long.  This little boy was having the time of his life in his olympic size swimming pool and he didn’t want to be bothered with this “birthing” stuff. He stayed nice and high and cozy until finally, around 8 or so, it was time to push this kid out.  And little Oliver Isaac was born at 8:18 p.m. on 7-7-2014. 

 

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I have some very favorite experiences that have occurred during my lifetime, and the moment my babies enter this world is one of those that I treasure the very most.  There is something completely unique and euphoric and really quite spiritual that happens when you finally muscle those little babies out.  Once the doctor places that messy little body on your chest, instant and absolute adoration kicks in.  The anticipation of meeting this little baby builds and builds…….and then out comes this strange, misshapen, and screaming child……..but it’s as if none of that really matters and your heart instantly wraps right around this little miracle.  Every time, I cry.  I can’t help it…..and that’s okay.  Because it’s all part of realizing that this tiny little body is a little bit of Steve and a little bit of me, but even more, a very unique gift from heaven.  And ooh, I can hardly wait to see who he will become!

 

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Once little Oliver was placed on my chest, I could hardly believe his size.  The nurses all gathered around, saying what a big healthy boy he was.  I, however, kept repeating over and over that this boy was like a PREEMIE to me!  I just couldn’t believe how small he was.  They laughed because they all knew our last baby was 11 pounds but seriously, I could really tell that he was a lot smaller than Chloe.  The pediatric nurse waited while we loved on this little guy and Steve snapped picture after picture. His little eyes looked around the room and he didn’t make much noise at all.  He was just kinda soaking it all in.  And I loved it.  (Because when I delivered Chloe, they didn’t let me hold her….because she was so large and they had to check her out right away.  I still hate that they did that.)

 

We finally passed Oliver over to the nurse to be measured and cleaned up.  And she announced that our little “preemie” baby weighed 9 pounds 1 ounce, and was 23 inches long.  2 pounds makes a huge visible difference on a baby…….and Steve and I both exclaimed, “wow, he’s so small!

 

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I’ll go ahead and admit, my worries went to incredibly crazy places this pregnancy.  Way more than it did with the others.  I had a whole list of worries, including something terrible happening to myself during labor.  I know, so unfair to let my brain wander.  But I talked to another expecting friend of mine and she said she does the same thing and has gotten crazy worried with her later pregnancies.  She told me that her doctor explained to her that the worries increase with each pregnancy.  And that it’s totally normal.  And that everything will most likely turn out just as successfully as with previous deliveries.  I needed to hear that so much……because it helped calm some of those crazy thoughts before delivering.

 

So, after Oliver was checked out and I was all cleaned up………I let out a big sigh, and snuggled this new little guy to pieces.  I just felt so much relief.  And so grateful that he was healthy.  And to top it off…….so incredibly sweet.

 

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 Oh, and yes, daddy was there too.  Completely smitten with his second son.  And for the record, he didn’t count too slow while pushing this time.  (In the past, I’ve teased him about making me absolutely crazy for counting so slow while pushing.  I mean, come on, I’m pushing my brains out…….speed it up!)

 

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The next day, it was really rainy and foggy…..all day long.  Kind of the perfect day to relax with a new baby, after such a busy previous day. 

 

Also — Elli, Connor, Chloe and Grandma Silk came to see baby Oliver.  They were SO EXCITED to finally meet him.  (And so sad that they weren’t able to meet him on Monday.)  They had been talking for weeks about who was going to hold him first…..but once they arrived, I think they completely forgot.

 

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They couldn’t keep their little hands off of him.  They pulled back the blankets, searched for fingers/toes, admired all of this fluffy hair, touched his belly, poked at his umbilical cord, giggled at his scrunched-up faces, and just couldn’t stop talking about their new baby Oliver.  This moment was another favorite of mine — to see all of my babies together, admiring their newest teammate.  It was true joy for this momma heart of mine.

 

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Oh, and that sweet Ollie……he bought all of the kiddos a little present ahead of time, so that he could give them all a little something when he met his sisters and brother at the hospital.  Sweet boy.  (Connor asked how he knew what to buy and I told him he gave me a little kick while I was picking things out. Ha.)

 

The girls each got a little newborn baby doll with a onesie, baby hat, baby blanket and diapers……….and Connor got some Legos (his favorite these days).  And with that gift, they each got a new big brother/big sister type of book.  They were all thrilled……..especially Chloe!

 

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One more day in the hospital and we were finally discharged on Wednesday afternoon.  And yeah, it’s so nice to have someone bring you food and towels and ice water and anything you need while in the hospital……but I grow tired of it very quickly.  Though I’m grateful to have someone checking on us to be sure we are absolutely healthy, the timing is always the worst.  Without fail, someone always enters right as I’m falling asleep.  Or trying to nurse Oliver.  Or using the bathroom/shower.

 

So, once Wednesday afternoon rolled around, I was thrilled to be heading home.  And truthfully, I wasn’t one bit worried because this little baby boy mastered nursing right away, totally understands how to fill his diaper, and is an incredibly tolerant kid.  So…….home we went.  Without much of a worry. :)

 

And now that he’s home, Connor and Elli ask about 37 times a day if they can hold him.  And ask what his burps sound like, if he knows how to sneeze, if he’s hungry and needs a mommy-milk snack, what his scrumpled faces mean, why he sleeps so much, when he’ll grow teeth, etc, etc, etc.  It’s absolutely adorable.  And I know this will all wear off…..so I’m just enjoying it all!

 

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And little Oliver Isaac — he’s a darling baby boy.  And seems completely content with his brand new life.

 

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And good thing he came 4th…..because this kiddo is incredibly patient with lots of little hands touching and poking him.

 

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Meanwhile, we’re just enjoying all of the sweet things little babies do.

 

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And are smothering these little tootsies in kisses.

 

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What a gift this child is.  Really, our hearts are so full.

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Oliver Isaac — we love you, little guy! 

 

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And thank you all so much for sending so much support and excitement here on the blog, on facebook, via instagram, and through email.  Really, we have felt so much love. 

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I’ll be back next week…..with plenty of new things (that I’ve been saving up) to share.  And I can’t promise that Oliver won’t be making frequent appearances.  Because, well, I just can’t keep my camera out of his sweet face! :)

 

Talk to you soon!

-Ashley

 

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141 Responses to “Our brand new baby boy…Oliver Isaac”
  1. 1
    Maïlys says:

    Congratulations everyone!
    Your children are amazing, looks like young Oliver will be quite pampered =)
    Welcome into the world, young man!

    Maïlys

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    Elisabeth says:

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

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    Megan W. says:

    Yay!! He’s so cute, and I’m glad to see you are living the newborn days to their fullest. I love his name (my oldest is Oliver)! Congratulations!

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    Melody says:

    Congrats! He’s a cutie! We just welcomed our own “little” Oliver in March. He was 9lbs 2oz. :)

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    Linda says:

    He is adorable! Congratulations! Feel free to share about him as much as you want…lol! Love it!

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    Priscilla from CA says:

    Congratulations to all of you!

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    Stephanie says:

    Congratulations! I have been stalking your blog waiting to hear how your delivery went. He is precious!

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    Sarah says:

    The picture of all of your children together is absolutely wonderful. I’m so pleased all went well and you have a gorgeous baby boy. I look forward to seeing all the many pictures you post :). X

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    Anonymous says:

    I’m so glad you posted this so soon after having him. I’m actually in labor with my 4th… Right now. It feels like it’s never actually going to happen though so reading all of your thoughts made me cry but made me so happy too. Your children are all so darn cute! And this new baby is no exception. Congratulations.

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    Rhoda says:

    Many many congratulations! He’s gorgeous.

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    Colleen says:

    Congratulations! You have such adorable children. Glad everything went well and for sharing the pictures of Oliver. Can’t wait to see him grow up with you other kids. Thanks for all you do in giving us such creative things to make. Take it easy and enjoy the little one!

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    Samantha says:

    You certainly make cute babies!! Congrats on another adorable little person to love. :)

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    Jenny says:

    Congratulations! Love the photos of all you kids together- so sweet. Glad it all went well for you and that he is a healthy boy. LOVE the name you chose too!!

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    Jennifer says:

    Congratulations! He is so adorable. Glad everything went well.

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    Petra says:

    Wow! Congrats on such a pretty baby. He is so cute. I almost cried looking the pictures of your kids meeting their little brother. It reminded me when my 5-year old daughter met her little brother 10 months ago. Kids are really miracules creatures… Enjoy your little miracles <3

    Greetings from Croatia :D

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    Kathy says:

    So much love! Congratulations to all of you! I love reading your posts and have been excited to see your newest little one. My own kids love to look at all your pictures too. ” Mommy you make me that? ” “Mom I want to put jelly beans in the ground too” and I laughed sooooo hard when you wrote about Connor finally transitioning out of diapers, my husband said “What are you reading?!?” Thank you for being so open about sharing your joy ( and other things) with people that you haven’t even met. It’s a wonderful ripple effect that helps me bring joy to my home too.

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    beverley says:

    Congratulations to you all. Adorable little fella as are his older brother and sisters. Sending you lots of hugs to you all xxx

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    Ginger says:

    I had such a similar experience. Baby number 3 weighed 11 lbs. 8 oz. baby #4. Weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. all I could say was she is so little!! And they would remind me she was almost 9 lbs. I was all, still, she’s so little. Congrats!

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    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby boy! I still can’t believe you had an 11 pound baby! You deserve a metal for that. Of course I think anyone who has a 9 pound baby should get a metal too. Hope you’re enjoying this cozy time together and everyone is adjusting well.

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    Diane W says:

    Oh the memories….we have 7 and believe me, I just new something would be wrong, and yes that feeling got worse with each one. All were perfect. And you sure described the true feelings I had. Felt so close to God after the baby(s) were born. You have a very sweet family and thanks for sharing in your life. Feel like I know you….

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    Amanda says:

    Congratulations, to you and the family. He is so adorable.
    Xxxxx

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    Lindsay says:

    Love it! Love it all. I could read birth stories all day long. Congrats, he’s beautiful!

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    Amy says:

    Oliver is adorable. I’m glad everything went well for you. Congrats! ;)

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    Irene says:

    Congratulations! I love reading about you and your family, Thank you for sharing.

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    Heidi G says:

    The epitome of “Make It and Love It”. Congrats. :)

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    Becky says:

    He is gorgeous! So many congrats!

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    Ashley M. says:

    I’m so glad you mentioned how worried you were that something would happen to you. During my third pregnancy, I had thoughts and concerns over the same thing (what if I haemorrhage after labor, what if I develop that rare pregnancy cancer…) but I kept them to myself because I worried people would think I was crazy! It’s so relieving to know, I wasn’t!

    He is adorable! Congratulations to your family!

    mommaofthreeblog.blogspot.com

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    RachelZ says:

    Congratulations! Glad to hear that everything went well and that little Oliver is there now. We just welcomed our 4th 3 months ago and know the worries of having another big baby along with all the other worries while being pregnant. My first was 10 lbs. 12 oz. second one was 11 lbs. 11 oz and 3rd. was 12 lbs, so I was pretty worried what #4 was going to be since the trend wasn’t to good. He was a small 10 lb. 12 oz.!
    Congratulations, he’s such a cutie!

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    natalie smith says:

    Congratulations to your whole family.
    He is darling! The sibling pictures are so sweet!
    And, you look beautiful in those pictures.

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    Christine says:

    Precious pictures! Congratulations!

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    katy says:

    He is precious! Meeting your little Oliver is making me so excited for my baby (my third) to come in January! And thank you for sharing such personal things with us. Having a baby is one of the most unique and spiritual experiences we have on this earth and I feel so grateful to be apart of it, so thanks for reminding me.

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    Louise says:

    Congratulations! Sure a beautiful family

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    Sarah says:

    Congratulations!! He’s precious and looks just like you! When you had Chloe I remember being very impressed with how good you looked right after having a baby. You’ve done it again! :)

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    Nicki says:

    What a darling little squish! Congratulations!

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    Laura says:

    Oliver is SO cute!! I’ve been following your blog for 2.5 years and I love your blog!! You are such an awesome person! You taught me to make a pattern by using something you have via The post on making a Cinderella costume (I converted it to snow white though!!) That picture of Connor, Chloe, Little Oliver and Elli is perfect. You look amazing after giving birth WOW!! Thanks for being an inspirational blogger!!

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    Anita says:

    Congratulations!

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    Jessica says:

    SOOOOOO precious! I’m dying over here! Congratulations on the new addition of your beautiful family (and P.S. I’m so glad to see I’m not the only person who has the barf bag photo bombing in the post-delivery pics! Hahaha!)

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    cucicucicoo says:

    Congratulations, Ashley! Your family is just gorgeous! :) Lisa

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    Siti says:

    Congratssss

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    maryam says:

    Congratulations! he is very very beutiful…

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    Barbara says:

    What a beautiful boy! Congratulations! Hope to see more of him!
    Best Barbara

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    Anonymous says:

    Another beautiful child – you must have a good pattern to follow. We, too, have an Oliver, born on 8-7-1987. When we told people his name, we got so many negative comments and did so for years. Our Oliver loves his name and went through school and university being the only one with it. Since then, he’s become a soldier and in his unit to which he’s recently been posted, there are three Olivers, all around his age, so there were a few out there somewhere. Now Oliver is in the top three most popular boy’s names in Australia.
    Enjoy your delightful family.
    All good wishes,
    Robyn

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    marisa says:

    Congratulations, little Oliver is divine!

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    Congratulations!! He is such a cutie and the pictures of all of your children together were so sweet!

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    Linda says:

    Congratulations. Your Oliver is soooo cute.

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    Corrine says:

    Awww. He’s adorable. I’m so glad to hear that your “premie” is doing so well. I’m just a few weeks out on my fourth as well. Thanks for the great ideas along the way..I’ve made a few blankets from your tutorials. I hope these first few special weeks are wonderful for y’all!

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    Annie says:

    Congratulations!! Glad to hear the delivery went well. He is a beautiful boy! Your kids are so sweet together!

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    Summer says:

    He’s beautiful! What a gift! Congratulations to your family, and thank you for sharing all the sweet pictures.

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    Marleen says:

    Congratulations! He is beautiful! I read preemie in capital letters, and thought of my 5,5 pound baby boy, that seemed so heavy to my weakened muscles after being on bedrest for 3 weeks. So I can totally relate to the weird sense of having a big kid who seems so small to you or vice versa. Enjoy your little little one!

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    Emmy says:

    What a delightful post you’ve written!!
    Congratulations on your new family addition- well done!!
    Gorgeous little boy along with his other siblings.
    Enjoy and all the best. ;)

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    Eleanor says:

    Congratulations to you and your family. He is a beautiful/handsome little guy. Thanks for sharing the great pics of you,husband and kids all admiring that precious baby. Again Congratulations!

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    Elaine says:

    Congratulations!

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    Ginger says:

    Congratulations to all! What an adorable family. Keep the pictures coming.

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    Alana says:

    Congratulations! Welcome to the life with 4. Everyday is exciting and never boring.

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    maggie says:

    WELCOME Oliver!!!!! May your life experiences and journey be filled with love, adventure, learning, comfort and laughter.

    Ashley and Steve,

    Your family is such a blessing….. as you know. LOVED the post!!!! I felt that i was there and feel like an adopted “AUNTIE”…..

    Bless you all

  56. 56

    What a special little boy and the rest of your family is very handsome and beautiful, nice
    amount 2 and 2. You are lovely and hubby’s not to bad either. Congrats, much love and
    happiness.

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    Nancy says:

    O, I’m so happy for you and your family!!! He is absolutely beautiful!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your story and all the pics.

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    Bev says:

    Congrats to all of your family! Oliver is absolutely adorable. In fact, so are you and hubby and children. What a blessing you all have with all the happiness still to come. Beautiful family! May God bless you always

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    Patricia says:

    Congrats on little Oliver. He is adorable and has the cutest little yawn. Your other 3 children are adorable also. You have a wonderful family and I wish you all the best.

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    Irena says:

    Congratulations you have a beautiful family. God bless you all love from Queensland Australia

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    Stephanie says:

    Best wishes to you and your family on your newest member! Oliver is a beautiful little boy!

    Blessings!

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    Nelda says:

    he is gorgeous! Congratulations!

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    Cathy says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful new addition!!! Great pictures of everyone. May God bless each and everyone of you…

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    khadija says:

    Congratulations!!!

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    Marjorie Leatherwood says:

    Congratulations!! So glad everyone is doing well. Oliver was born 3 months to the day after our 2nd great-granddaughter. They named her Aubree, but I can never remember the middle name. I know u will be busy. That is the joy of parenthood.
    I still download most of your projects, but haven’t made anything yet. God bless u & your family.

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    Laurie says:

    What an adorable, sweet baby. Congratulations Ashley and family! Ashley, I really enjoyed reading your post; it made me a little teary! So glad everything worked out so well. I LOVE a happy ending/beginning!

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    Rachel says:

    Congratulations! He looks adorable (as do your other 3 kiddos) and you look AMAZING for just having delivered a baby!!!

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    Lynette says:

    I laughed when you said that he felt like a preemie! My first was over 9 lbs (and took 27 hours on pitocin), and I am pregnant with my second. I am hoping and praying that this baby is smaller than that, and anything less than that will definitely feel “preemie,” to me. :) I’m so glad that everything went well, and that you’re home with your family. I totally relate to the whole, “worries increase with each kid,” thing. I’m glad to hear from another mom that it’s normal. :) He is just darling, congratulations!

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    Nora G. says:

    Congratulations! He is adorable!

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    Sharlyn says:

    *squeal!*. Congrats, he’s so precious! All your kids are. Be sure to take time to rest, we’ll be here to read when you’re ready ;-). Congrats again!

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    Tina says:

    Congratulations!!! What a handsome boy and such a wonderful time in your life. Thank you for sharing such important and touching moments with us. I have become excited to see your emails in my inbox. They always touch my heart so much and I thank you for that!!! Such love and appreciation for what you have. It is a wonderful thing to see. Love and blessings to you and yours and congratulations!!

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    Sarasue's says:

    So, so adorable. New to your blog. Love it so much. So happy you had a “little” one this time. They grow too fast as it is. Much happiness to everyone!

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    Weida Shurtleff says:

    Congratulations on you new member of the family.
    Your really have a cute family.
    Glad you are all doing great.

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    Patricia says:

    Congratulations on the arrival of your little boy. He is lovely and the photos of him with your children are great.
    He sounds like he’s fitted in like he’s always been there. Happy home, happy baby, Enjoy and I’m looking
    forward to reading about him and your family.
    I guess the arrival of my first melon in the garden doesn’t quite match your news.

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    Sondra says:

    Congratulations! Oliver is beautiful! I enjoy visiting your blog. You are a wonderful mother and an awesome writer. I will be back soon to check on you and yours! Thank you for sharing your life wilh us. God bless you!

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    Sarah says:

    Congrats! It turns out our babies share a birthday! My little girl was born on Monday at 1:55 pm and we are experiencing lots of the same things you are at your house – my two older boys cannot get enough of her. Good luck with everything!

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    Belinda says:

    Beautiful!

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    Jackie Heath says:

    Oh, WOW, what a beautiful family!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful family. You and your husband have been truly blessed. Thank you for all the wonderful patterns and ideas. We are awaiting birth of 1st great grandson in October. I plan on making some of your blankets for the baby. As a mother of 4 myself, you will be very, very busy. Right now get the rest that you need. We can wait on your goodies. I know they will be worth waiting for. Take care of yourself and that beautiful family. Jackie

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    Bonnie Ditto says:

    Such joy. So very happy for you all. Adore the pictures of kiddos together! Oliver’s birthday will be easy to remember! 7 plus7 equals 14. Aren’t you glad you waited until Monday?

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    Jo Weston says:

    Thank you so much for sharing our story. You have made so many people smile. Congratulations on another wonderful addition to your lovely family.

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    Congratulations, have you noticed at 9 lbs plus babies look less fragile, compared to the preemies. Oliver is so adorable.

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    Angie says:

    Ashley, Your newest son is as adorable as his bigger siblings!!!! And to be born into a house with so much love is going to give him the best gift imaginable. I am so happy that you survived the labor process and are settling into home life again!!!!!!!!!

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    Suzy Mc says:

    Congratulations!! Your whole family is just beautiful!! I never get tired of hearing of the birth of a new baby! I still remember the births of my three babies and go back to those days in my mind any time i read or hear of a new baby. They are all so precious! Mine are all in their 30′s with precious babies (and one teen!) of their own. Enjoy this new little bundle!

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    Kathie says:

    Oliver is a beautiful baby!!! Congratulations to all!

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    Renee says:

    Congratulations on a safe delivery & a beautiful, healthy baby. God is sooooooo good.

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    MrsSibona says:

    What a fantastic story! You and your family are amazing and beautiful. Much congratulations on the arrival of Oliver!

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    Awwww, Ashley, many many hugs of congratulations to you and your family on this auspicious occasion of the birth of Baby Oliver. What a lovely way to celebrate July !~! Nine pounds is sweet after Chloe who must have felt like pushing out a VW bug from the early 70s. You’re a great mama and same about Dad. Your beautiful family shines with love for the new guy.

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    Kay L Ford-Sollimo says:

    Such a beautiful baby! Truly a blessing from God. Nothing can compare to the birth of a healthy wanted child.
    Much happiness to your entire family.

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    Anita says:

    Congratulations on baby Oliver!!! He is so handsome. Thank you so much for sharing pictures of him and your other children. It’s so great to hear how he fits into the family so perfectly. So happy for you and your family!

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    Jessica says:

    Cutest adorable Oliver. Welcome. Congratulations.

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    Annie Summer says:

    Congratulations! Welcome Oliver Isaac. What a lovely story. You’re incredibly blessed!

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    Sandra says:

    Congrats! Is very, very, very beautiful Oliver! <3 Welcome Oliver Isaac and lots of happiness to you and your family

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    Glenda K says:

    Congratulations Ashley & Steve. Baby Oliver is so beautiful. I have been praying for you and the baby since you told all of us you were pregnant. So happy and relieved all went well. You have a beautiful family. The picture of all four children is so precious. You have been very blessed. Give little Oliver a kiss and a squeeze for me. May God bless and be with you all.

    Glenda

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    Susan M J says:

    Ashley You & Hubby took the Photos ?? Your Pic were so special I put on pinterest Board if you dont want me to do that I will delete. Pliver you are a Big Boy I think, your big brother and 2 sisters are So Cute just like you, Give Mommie & Daddy some credit. You are Blessed into a Wonderful Family. Tell Grandma to Hug you for me Susan M J

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    Pat says:

    Ashley
    Since baby O is now “old” can we start putting requests in for our turn to have him. I know how you like to share. (lol)
    Your make beautiful babies. Thanks for sharing this time we us.
    Pat

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    Carol says:

    Congratulations! He is beautiful!

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    Jane says:

    Oh he is so adorable! Thank you for sharing this miracle with us. You’re such a beautiful, loving family…an inspiration to everyone. Xoxoxo

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    Gbemi Aleke says:

    Awww! Congrats on the arrival of Oliver (big hug) am so happy for the entire family. I bless God for taking you through till he was born. Gosh! Just looking at your lovely photos make me wanna have another baby (I guess i’ll have to Diy that asap! Hahaha)
    Anyway, thanks for being an amazing inspiration to us all. Love you loads

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    julie says:

    congratulations and welcome to the world Oliver.can I just say how is it you look so amazing in your photos ,how is it that us woman can work so hard and still look amazing.to chloe,conner,and elli you are excellent big sisters and brother I bet oliver will be so proud of you 3 as your mom and dad are.I love seeing things through kid eyes and how much they need to learn like the things around them that we take for granted because we know what they are , like flowers , trees etc you three big sisters and brother will so enjoy showing and teaching oliver everything. All my love and prayers to an amazing lovely strong family.

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    Ellie from Canada says:

    You truly did make It – love It!! He’s beautiful Ashley! Looks just like Chloe :)

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    Congrats to all of you, but especially you! You look amazing!

    Enjoy these early weeks – it’ll be a month before you know it.

    Take care,

    Steph

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    Ruth says:

    Congratulations to all of you. He is beautiful x

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    gigi la chti says:

    il est magnifique ce petit bébé félicitations vous formez une très belle petite famille
    gros bisous de France

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    sarah says:

    Congratulations from France , you have a beautiful Family.

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    Wendy says:

    WooHoo… Congratulations on your beautiful addition to your beautiful family! He is adorable and looks to be older and wiser than a few days old. I love the camouflage body suit …… with matching blanket to hide in. Enjoy!

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    Charo says:

    What a lovely family you have!

    But this boy is so cute,… just born and he is so gorgeous…Imagine when he grows.

    You look like a happy big family! You also look very pretty after labouring for so long, how did you do that!

    I love the first photo where your kids hold the new baby, your little girl makes such a funny face!

    CONGRATULATIONS Ashley!!!

    I will love to see Oliver growing, so please, keep us informed.

    Greetings from Spain

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    Emma B says:

    Congratulations! What a blessing, he is adorable!

    Such beautiful photos and your family is so sweet, so much love!

    Oh just when I think we are done baby making it makes me wish for another sweet baby in the house….thankfully I have a friend who is just about to pop so I can get lots of snuggles in with her wee lil babe soon :)

    Warmest wishes, Emma :)

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    Shirley says:

    Congratulations to you all. What a beautiful baby boy, enjoy all the gazing and cuddles and him just being there with your family x

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    eliza says:

    Many congratulations. Hes divine. And whoa looks just like his dad.

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    Jennyfer L says:

    Congrats!!!! Your sweet little boy is so cute and darling. Love, love those pictures you’ve shared. Such a happy family! Thank you for sharing these and yes, Oliver seems so content in his world full of love. I’m glad Oliver is a healthy baby.

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    Leslie says:

    CONGATSSSS!!!! TO MOM & DAD ; YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY !!…………..WELCOME TO THE WORLD LIL OLIVER !!!

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    Leigh Anne says:

    Yay! How exciting! Loved reading your whole story……so sweet. Your posts always have a way of making me feel like we are just two moms chatting over coffee ;). Enjoy those wonderful newborn snuggles! Many Blessings from Texas.

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    Erica G says:

    So many well wishes I’m sure mine will get lost in the mass but congratulations from WA state! I’m glad labor and delivery went well! He’s a beautiful boy with beautiful siblings and everyone looks well loved! I’m happy for your family!

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    Kristina Noall says:

    Congratulations, my dear friend!! I really do feel like we’re dear friends, even though we’ve never met. Thank you for sharing. I’m at the “it’s about time to have another one–should I have another one?? I’m scared!!” stage, and seeing the joy your precious baby has brought to you really helps. I TOTALLY cried at this post. :) (And yes, hospitals are incredibly UN-restful, right??)

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    marta says:

    Congratlations!!! He is adorable!

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    Maria says:

    What a beautiful child! He’s an angel God bless him and your wonderful family

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    Linda says:

    Congratulations. Wonderful news about a safe delivery and healthy family with a welcoming of arms.

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    Sonja (mimi) says:

    Congratulations to your family. God has truly blessed your family. Your children are gorgeous. Nothing as sweet as babies.

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    Karla says:

    Congratulations on a beautiful little guy. He’s adorable, snuggle as much as you can, as you know, little boys grow up and don’t wish to snuggle as much, but maybe he will stay a snuggler. You can only hope. Thank you for sharing.
    Karla

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    Karen Barton says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! He is soooo cute!!!

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    seamsewfine says:

    OMG….he is totally amazing!!! You do make beautiful babies and children…i guess the hubs gets credit too…lol. Just had to tell you how amazing he looks! Best wishes and happy dreams.

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    Virginia says:

    Congratulations Ashley!! What a beautiful baby and a beautiful family you have. Lots of love

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    Marta says:

    Congrats.

    He’s gorgeous.

    Marta

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    Aly says:

    Congratulations! He is adorable and makes me want another. Your family is beautiful!

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    Sewil says:

    I congratulate you on such a wonderful event, kids is happiness. Good for you. Way Oliver grows up healthy and happy.

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    SuzKuhns says:

    Congratulations! He’s wonderful! – you have a beautiful family!

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    Charlotte says:

    Congratulations! He is so cute! Look at his itty-bitty fingers!

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    laura says:

    congrats!!!! he looks sooooo adorable!!!!!

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    Emily says:

    Not all newborns are – but he really is adorable! Congratulations!!

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    Karen says:

    Congratulations! He is a cutie pie! All of your kids are adorable.

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    Tammy says:

    Thank you for having such a sweet adorable baby on my birthday.. Hope you enjoy him and I will think of him every time my birthday rolls around.

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    Shira says:

    Congratulations !
    where did you buy him the white- with boat cloth?
    it’s so nice. I want also for my baby…..

    thank you

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    Liz says:

    Congratulations! He is such a beautify baby. Such was such a sweet post. I hope your recovery goes quickly and you can enjoy that sweet little bundle.

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    Carrie says:

    Congrats on your new addition! 7-7 is a great day! He shares a birthday with me and my son!

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    Michele says:

    Ha! LOVE the name, I have an Oliver Isaac that is going to turn 2 tomorrow! Great choice. And congrats, he’s beautiful.

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    Maree says:

    Congratulations Ashley! Your kids are super cute and Oliver takes our breath away.

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    Tracy says:

    What a little cutie! And 9 lbs, wow!!! That seems unreal to me because my first was 5 lb 15 oz. He was so tiny! And my second was 7 lb 15 oz and we thought he was so big compared to my first little guy.

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    katiasafia says:

    congratultion Ashely .he’sbeautiful baby

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