Monday, December 31, 2012

It's a . . .


welcome to life outside the uterus, poor bruised little dude ...

Popeye ... is that you?

Someone was bound and determined to sound his trumpet and make his earthly debut in the sunniest side up position and has the swollen shut black eye, bruised tongue (?), and a mother very thankful for medicated births to prove it. Unlike his formerly newborn siblings, he has been sleeping (Julia completely refused) and eating (Sebastian was confused) like a champ which I will chalk up to his undoubtedly debilitating headache that will probably last quite some time.

God is good.
Welcome to the outside world little Theo!

and we know:
Grace was totally wrong on the confident gender prediction
now all we need is an Alvin
Kimye is totally trying to steal his thunder

150 comments:

  1. Congrats, Grace and Simon! He is a cutie! :-)

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  2. Congrats Grace & Simon! God is very good. Happy to hear all went well and that he's eating like a champ!

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  3. Poor baby! I'm interested to see what he looks like when the bruising and swelling goes down. Not that he doesn't make a gorgeous Popeye.

    Congratulations again!!

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  4. Congrats, girl!!! GORGEOUS baby boy:)

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  5. What a beautiful blessing! Congratulations to you and your family. God bless you!

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  6. Yay! Congrats! I am so happy for you guys! Our third was our easiest baby. I hope Theo is an easy baby too! Sounds like he's off to a good start.

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  7. OMGGGG!!! So many congrats to y'all!! Can't wait to hear the birth story and see more pictures! My husband looked at me craaaazy as I was reading your post and freaking out and saying "oh my gosh!" over and over. No no, not even a little obsessed at all ;)

    Way to ring in the new year! Prayers and love xoxo

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  8. Congratulations! How do you look so cute after giving birth?

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  9. Aww, congratulations Grace! He looks great, I'm sure that black eye will leave quickly! Plus, I'm sure a little boy will think that's a great story when he's older! I had a feeling you were having a boy...So glad its all over for you and you didn't have to wait too long!

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  10. Congrats!!!!! So happy for you all!!!

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  11. Congratulations!! Welcome to the world little Theo!

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  12. Congratulations to you and the fam! Am loving the name! Hope you're doing well!

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  13. Oh YAY Grace! I'm so happy for ALL of you! It sounds like he made a dramatic entrance (poor buddy) but thank God you're all okay. Congratulations over and over.

    Welcome baby Theo. Can't wait to hear more about you.

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  14. ohemgee!!!! congrats Pattons! loooove the name! my oldest younger brother tried to come out sunny side up and he's def the most intelligent of us all...
    coincidence? not likely ;)

    happy new year!

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  15. Congratulations to you and the fam! Am loving the name! Hope you're doing well!

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  16. Congratulations!! I love his name!

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  17. This is fantastic! Congratulations! Baby Kimye has got nothing on sweet Baby Simace.

    Chalayn

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  18. AHHHH! congrats!! so happy for you guys. and i LOVE the name. you look fantastic. hope the black eye heals quickly!

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  19. Congratulations!! So happy for you! Way to get out of the last few weeks of pregnancy. ;) Hope you're feeling good and resting/recovering. Looking forward to lots of updates about how Julia and Basher's world just got turned upside down.

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  20. Oh, the most sincere of congratulations! I love the name.

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  21. So excited for your little family! I can't wait to hear (read) all the deets!

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  22. Yay! Only a newborn could look so bruised but also so completely adorable! And, how do you look so fantastic as well?

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  23. Congratulations! So happy for all of you (which is odd, seeing that we've never met, but also a testament to how well you are at communicating and inviting us all into your family via your hilarious stories about Julia and Sebastian). Hope you're able to rest and recover soon.
    ~Rebecca

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  24. Awww! Congratulations Grace! What a wonderful blessing! :)

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  25. oh my goodness what a cutie! congratulations grace, simon, and the sibs :) kimye's got nothing on the new dude- welcome little theo!

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  26. Oh my gosh, congratulations!!

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  27. Congrats and welcome to the outside world, little Theo!! (And good name choice, btw, especially for the middle--we have a Michael Augustine. ;) )

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  28. Oh congratulations on the precious little one! Also, you look amazing, but I must ask, is that some sort of childbirth scar on your neck? I hope that all is well, even though that is kind of freaking me out!

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    1. Please see: http://www.camppatton.com/2010/06/thryvor.html#.UOH0V3fNl8E

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  29. Congrats Pattons! Love the name, and Clare was sunnyside up, too. We always joked that it looked like she went down the wrong dark alley she was so swollen and bruised!

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  30. Awwww YAAAAAAY!!! Congrats Pattons!!!

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  31. hoooray! Love the name (especially the middle, but I'm not biased at all ;p)

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  32. Ah congrats! I am so surprised... Must have thought you were due later? Eh, what do I know? Beautiful baby boy and mommy! Congrats Pattons!

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  33. Gah! YAY!! Congratulations! Here's to getting out of 3 weeks of pregnancy and tax deductions. :)

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  34. Oh my gosh! So many congratulations! God is so good!

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  35. Love the name; he'll fit right in at the Camp. I hope you're feeling as well as you look! What a blessing to ring in the new year with a new life.

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  36. Love the name! Congratulations on the sweet boy

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  37. Oh my gosh Grace, congratulations to the whole Patton fam!

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  38. BEYOND thrilled!! Mouth dropped to the floor when I saw this---wasn't expecting a new bebe announcement for a bit! So happy for you guys. xx

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  39. CONGRATULATIONS and welcome to the world newest bebe Patton! This little man is in for one seriously fun ride on the train of life with the Simace gang :) Happy New Year! Xo

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  40. Congratulations! What a sweet little boy!

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  41. Congratulations! Hooray for new babies! And medicated births.

    (Also, it is dang fortunate for our pretend friendship that I've already had my baby, because if I were still pregnant and you'd just had your baby three weeks early? I would probably be forced to never speak to you again. In a kind and loving way).

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  42. Congrats on your new little boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  43. OH my goodness!! Grace! Congrats to you and your family! What a sweet little babe... So glad everyone is happy and healthy. Will be praying for you all. Can't wait to hear about the birth :)

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  44. OH MY GOSH!! SO excited for you guys, and so happy for medication, too -- I can't believe our boys arrived only a week apart (not that you actually know me or anything, but still . . .) Congratulations and enjoy! And good luck at camp, Theodore! ;-)

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  45. Congratulations!! He is beautiful, bruised and all! My Sophia came out fast and furious and she had a total head bruise too :)
    Praying for a fast recovery for you both!

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  46. Early little bugger!!!! I had to check if this was real!!! Congrats to you and you're family!

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  47. Congratulations, Patton Family!!! and welcome to the camp, Theo.

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  48. Congratulations!!!!!! He is absolutely beautiful, black eye and all :)

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  49. Congratulations!! What a beautiful little boy!

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  50. Congratulations Grace! We love the name Theodore, not that it matters.
    Way to let your mama have a glass of wine to ring in 2013, Theo! You're a champ.

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  51. Congratulations!! Welcome to the world Baby Theo!!

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  52. Ahhhh! Congrats! Can't wait to see more pictures. I totally would've thrown you in my post this morning, if I'd known. The only interesting birth story was Kimye, so they got the top spot. Congrats to you and the fam!

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  53. Congratulations!! Where did Julia and Basher end up during the birth??

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  54. Ahhhhh, congrats!!!!!!!! <3 Theo!!! Wil be dropping something in the mail soon for the newest Patton! :)

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  55. YAY Congratulations!!! I guess he just had to see a bit of 2012. And his poor little buddy face! Can't wait to hear the whole story, which you are going to share, right? Also, I freaking love the name Theodore, it has been tossed around these parts as a potential name. Not that any little boys are on the horizon at this time...

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  56. Oh my gosh! He's already here! Great thinking for the tax break :-) he's awesome and out next boy will also be Theodore, but we'll call him Teddy. Congrats Patton family!

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  57. Ah congrats! LOVE the name... it is on our short list :). Hope the little guy heals quickly!

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  58. Just in time for the tax break! Congratulations, Grace!

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  59. Well, I wasn't expecting this bit of good news! Congratulations to you all!!

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  60. Aw, he's beautiful, bruised face and all! I hope he heals soon, and that you do, too! Congratulations!

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  61. By far the most exciting news in my feeder today! Completely made up for having to pay bills. And the name is amazing. Julia, Sebastian and Theodore - very nice.

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  62. Oh, my gosh!!! Congratulations!!!!! I'm praying for you! He's adorable! :)

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  63. WOW!!! Congrats! What a beautiful little man bruises and all!

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  64. So happy for you!!!! Congrats Patton family!!!!

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  65. Congratulations!!!! so, so happy for you guys! p.s. is it so weird that all of the names of the men in your household were on our "if we have boys" list?

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  66. Congratulations!! As a fan of both St. Augustine AND the 3 chipmunks, I heartily approve of your new babe's name! ;-)

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  67. So happy for you and your sweet family!! <3

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  68. Congratulations!!! His name fits perfectly with your family, I love it! Can't wait to see how the first week goes so I have an idea of what to expect when my little man makes his debut ;)

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  69. what a surprise! congrats to your family from the woodburns. and i, like many, approve his name, because it really matters : )

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  70. Wow wow wowie zowie! That boy did not waste his time! Oh my gosh. YAY!!

    Also- 3 kids on the income tax returns for the win :D

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  71. Oh my goodness, congratulations!!! So happy for you and your growing family. Happy New Year, little one! (Also: highly approve of very strong, Catholic name.)

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  72. Congratulations!! I love the love that you can see in yours and Simon's eyes in the pictures.

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  73. Oh man. Congrats, Pattons. Welcome to the world, little man.

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  74. Congratulations!! Does your husband deliver your babies? I hope you are feeling great and that the babes are all getting along together well! Looking forward to more stories.

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  75. Congrats on your new little peanut!!! Amen on the blessings of highly medicated births!

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  76. Holy moly! Do you know what kind of craziness you sending my 39 week fat pregnant butt into right now by posting this cuteness?! Can't wait to hear more about the birth story...guess he didn't want til Valentine's Day after all. Congrats, so happy or you guys, jealous, but happy :)

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  77. Oh, congratulations to you all! He is handsome already, black eye included. Hope that you and the family have a wonderful New Year, Grace! Can't wait to read more of the Patton adventures next year!

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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  78. Babe came early, 2012 baby! Congratulations!!
    I am the oldest of three kids, with two younger brothers (& I love it!!)...Julia just hasn't realized her super-powers yet ;)

    Good luck to your new family of 5, and blessings & love for you to cherish.
    YAY!!

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  79. Congratulations again! Love his name. Welcome to the world, Theo!

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  80. Coming out of lurking status...I've been reading for months (and our 1st boys are like 2 days apart)...but have to say a very big and blessed congratulations!!

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  81. Congrats Pattons!!! That was a well planned tax return! ;)

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  82. Congratulations, Patton family! I love the name. Sounds like the HUGE baby predictions were right, even if the gender wasn't. ;) Poor little bruised forehead! I'm glad he and you made it through okay.


    My husband will be seriously impressed that he made it in time for the taxes- I'e had 2 babies due in January and he always wanted me to have them in December and was sad when they came when planned.

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  83. Deo Gratias! Congratulations, Pattons!!!! And, a second reason for Julia to cry.... I mean, smile!

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  84. Congrats times a million! :) Good luck with three kiddos! :)

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  85. Congratulations! I hope you are enjoying your hospitalication (my term for the joyful and peaceful time you get to spend with only one baby while at the hospital, which feels oddly like a vacation). Hopefully everything went well and you weren't pushing forever as I have heard those sunny-side-up babies are apt to make their mamas do. Your photos do make me the tiniest bit sad as my own baby-boy-third-child was born 7 short weeks ago and now my Leo would look like a sumo wrestler placed next to your Theo. As trite as it sounds, enjoy every newborn minute because before you know it, he will look like Basher and then Simon and you'll wish for those sweet newborn minutes back (because who wishes for the frustrating newborn minutes, right?) Congrats again and can't wait to hear the birth story write up!

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  86. Congratulations Grace!!! He is beautiful! I am glad he is doing better (from IG updates). Much love to all of you!

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  87. CONGRATULATIONS, Grace and family! He is beautiful! It is so fun to have more than 2. Enjoy #3 - time flies by with the 3rd one. Can't wait to read your future blog posts! Rest and enjoy right now. Those baby days are gone too soon. I'm so happy for you guys!

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  88. Congrats! And wow--you had babies in 2010, 2011, and 2012. That is awesome!

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  89. Congrats on the sweet one! I've been reading for a little while but haven't commented {with my own newborn, I've gotten horrible at commenting on blogs... sigh}. I just couldn't resist this though! Many prayers for health and recovery. Sweet boy is adorable!

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  90. I love to hear birth stories and can't wait to hear this one. Congratulaions and he looks like a sweetie.

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  91. LOVE the name. Totally jealous still pregnant mama over here (but not so much on the brusied eye part - poor sweet boy). Can't wait to read the birth story - I'm such a sucker for those.

    Hoping to be joining you in babymoon status soon. Congrats!

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  92. Congratulations!!! Beautiful name! I share a birthday with your sweet Theo. =) He's a darling!

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  93. Wonderful! Lovely baby, lovely name. May God bless you whole big bunches!

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  94. Wonderful! Lovely baby, lovely name. May God bless you whole big bunches!

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  95. well done you wild woman!! I'll be reading along to see what life with 3 is really like (please, PLEASE don't tell me the truth!)

    much love

    em

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  96. Congratulations!!! A great day to be born according to my son who was born on Dec 30 ten years ago!

    Elsa from Germany (who stumbled across your blog a little while ago and enjoys reading it since then)

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  97. Congratulations eh!! I guess he just could not wait to play with his siblings ;)

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  98. Congratulations! From a blog stalker...you make life in the mommy trenches a little easier and much more fun!

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  99. Congratulations, Grace and Simon! I kept meaning to write to say I could help while you were at the hospital, I guess I'm late ad usual!. Congratulations!

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  100. Eeeeeeeee! Congratulations!!! He's so precious!!! Here's hoping for a very sleepy baby for many, many months to come!!!

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  101. Oh my goodness!! So adorable-congrats and Blessings for your family! Since I know you will need some e-reading material for feeding sessions, I will FINALLY join your WIWC party with a post :) fashionably late for your wonderfully early babe...

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  102. Congratulations and happy birthday Theo! God bless your newly expanded family abundantly!!!

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  103. Congrats Grace and Simon! He's precious! God Bless!

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  104. Congratulations...he's beautiful!

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  105. Yay, many congrats to your family of 5!!! Happy 20.13 to you all.

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  106. Congratulations! I've been a silent reader/adorer of Camp Patton for way too long. Your family is beautiful, baby Theo is precious and I'm so happy for you all. Happy new year!

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  107. Wonderful news! Congratulations on your newest little one, and I can't wait to hear the birth story :)

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  108. Love him already!!! I can't wait to get him and our new little gal together. Baby date soon? I think so!

    Btw, if you could send your stylist/hairdresser/makeup artist to me while I'm in labor I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

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  109. I just want to add to the millions of comments to say Congratulations!! What a sweet little guy! I can't wait to hear your birth story in all of its glory... you will share it, right?? =) I hope he continues sleeping and eating for you!

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  110. WELCOME THEO!! Happy New Year Grace and congratulations to you and Simon. He is beautiful!! Rest well and enjoy the Ambien! LOL! Blessings in 2013!

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  111. Congratulations! An exciting New Year's for you! Love hearing all about how the family is adjusting to a new Patton! :)

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  112. Congratulations!! I'm glad he was only 6 pounds after the doc's predictions. I'm sure you were too. Also, LOVE the name. It was near the top of our baby name list. Until you stole it. :)

    Can't wait for more of the nitty gritty details. Birth stories are like crack for me, I swear.

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  113. You already had the baby?! OMG that little one wasted no time. Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see how life will be at the clan with the new baby boy.

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  114. Well, I am soooo late in offering my congratulations because, well, you know I was all caught up in my own ohsoimportantandexciting life BUT omgoodness!! Congratulations! He is lovely and sweet and very, very, eager!!! You look amazing and the littles look not at all enthralled but that is sure to change when you are home and settled. Yay for babies! :)

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  115. Congratulations! He's precious and I hope you're both feeling better very soon. OP labors are no joke!

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  116. Congratulations!!! God bless you and your family!! He's adorable!

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  117. Welcome little Theo. Congratulations. I hope he is an angel baby: good eater and good sleeper.

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  118. I feel like babies usually look like their dads when first born, but this little guy is all you (minus the bruise). A huge congrats from the Hines clan!

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  119. Congratulations! Gorgeous little boy and what a lovely, strong name!

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  120. Congratulations! He's so incredible.

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  121. Woah-miss a week of internet and miss a lot! My nephew was born December 8th-also named Theodore and called Theo. Also born at 37 weeks. And also born in St. Louis.

    Crazy!

    Congratulations!!!

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  122. Congratulations!!!!! He is beautiful!!!! God bless you all!

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