26 August 2008

Benji's Birthday


Benjamin Daniel - Twelve Hours Old




Our First Family Portrait



We welcomed a new addition to our family on August 25, 2008, at 5:25 a.m. Mother and child are happy and healthy. Many thanks to everyone who sent kind words, warm wishes, or thoughtful gifts. Marta and Ben are lucky to have friends, family, bloggers who love and care for them.

198 comments:

M said...

would like to be first to say congrats! he's a beautiful ben!

Alicia said...

Wow, he's precious! Congratulations!

Jessica said...

Yay! I knew you'd had him! :D What a cute name. Can't wait to have you back to blogging. Take care of yourself!

I feel like we know you so intimately, like we're all friends. :)

Christina said...

I've been thinking about you and figuring you'd had him! I hope to send a present off soon. Congratulations. And I have a brother named Benjamin- love the name!

Ashley said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful!

alyson. said...

hello handsome!! welcome!

congratulations Marta, you're going to be a fantastic Mom!!! :)

Jen Anderson said...

Congratulations! Beautiful little boy and fantastic name! So excited for you and your husband!

Nicole said...

Congratulations! He's gorgeous-- that is one of the loveliest newborn photos I've ever seen. Enjoy the sweetness!

Kristin said...

Congrats on your new little sweetie!

Alyssa said...

Congratulations on your little one! I was guessing he had made is arrival since the blog had been quiet for a couple days. :)

Kathryn said...

Congratulations Marta! What a beautiful baby!

swell.life said...

welcome little benji!!

am so happy for your new little family. what a blessing.

Sara Christine said...

CONGRATULATIONS! He is beyond precious. Wishing you all the happiness in the world! :)

Annie said...

Welcome to the world, little Benjamin! So happy for you all.
Warmest blessings~

Julia said...

He's beautiful! Congratulations to both of you!

Amy L. said...

Congratulations Marta! Benji is adorable! I wish you all the wonderful joys of having a new one to love and nurture. I'm so happy for you. Love, Amy (Stevens) Larson

Lena said...

C-sections make for such pretty babies! Congratulations!

Amy L. said...

Congratulations Marta! Benji is adorable! I wish you all the wonderful joys of having a new one to love and nurture. I'm so happy for you. Love, Amy (Stevens) Larson

nadia said...

Congrats! what a beautful little boy he is!!! Benji you have very special parents!

kaili said...

Hurrah for you and the family of three! He's absolutely beautiful...enjoy every second!

Kristin said...

Oh congratulations!!! He is beautiful!!! Rest up!

kati said...

congrats! welcome, benji! he's just precious... and you look beautiful, too, mama! it's such a wonderful time...

EmElle said...

Welcome to the wee cherub! Congratulations!

Kat said...

Oh, congratulations! He's beautiful!

karla said...

Yay! Happy for you - congrats!

ali said...

Hurrah! I can't wait to meet him at ... Christmas?

Congrats to all three of you. I love him already.

ellen said...

Congrats from a caring blogger! He's adorable!!

girlymama said...

congratulations!

well done, mama!

Krissy said...

Congrats to the whole family! He's a beautiful baby :)

misti said...

Congratulations Marta! He is lovely!

sunny said...

congraulations! he's simply beautiful!!!

Em said...

Mart, I am totally crying. your baby boy is beautiful! I am so happy for you. Good luck these next few days!!...make that years...

LAURA said...

i'm sure he'll be out bloggin his mother any day now! congratulations marta :)

lovely lindsay said...

i was just wondering this morning if your boy had made his grand entrance. so i popped over to take a look. what a handsome little dude! i can't wait to learn more of him. happy birth! happy family of three! happy babe!
love, lindsay

Elisabeth said...

oh oh oh, precious little one. and the joy of your countenance needs no additional words. prayers of blessing sent your way. and the heartiest and dearest congratulations!

Stef said...

Congratulations!!!

Eliza said...

Oh the many people that have been anxiously awaiting his arrival... he looks perfect, congratulations!!!

laceyJ. said...

What a doll! Congrats! Congrats!

Kelly McClorey said...

oh wow!! he is scrumptious! have been thinking of you loads...sensing what was happening :D

and i love the name (my brother is benjamin so i am a little biased!) as a new family you all look perfect. sending much love to you all. well done and welcome to the world little benji d! xxx

misadventuresofkellyandkelly said...

congrats! he's so beautiful!!

jordan said...

oh hooray hooray! what a lucky lucky baby.

Karen H. said...

oh Congratulations!!! He's adorable!

Sarah said...

He's darling! Congratulations!

Senja said...

oh congrats! he is beautiful! :)

Whitney said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new addition! He looks healthy and happy. :)

Welcome, Benji!

ShannyLee said...

yay!!! Happy Birthday!!!

katie said...

congratulations! what a beautiful family, and what a beautiful little blessing.

katie said...

congratulations! what a beautiful family, and what a beautiful little blessing.

People St.Clair said...

Congratulations! he is adorable.

cloudberry said...

Congratulations!
He is so beautiful.
I wish all the possible happiness to your brand new family!

Abby said...

Congratulations! Happy Birthday Benjamin! I am so happy for you guys.

Jill said...

congratulations! He is so beautiful.

erica said...

oh i can't wait to read your baby inspired blog now. congrats on such a darling baby boy!

MMW said...

hooray hooray!!! I only know you through your blog...but what a WONDERFUL family you are starting out. Much love, MMW

erin said...

Congrats Marta and Dan!

Lana said...

He is adorable! Congratulations and I can't wait to hear all about your new life with baby. : )

Scout said...

Congratulations!

caitlin said...

Ah, Congrats. He is darling!

Emily said...

Ohhhhh, wonderful! Welcome, Benjamin, and congrats, Marta and hubby! My only sibling, my brother, is named Benjamin...I may be partial, but I think it's a beautiful name. :)

Mama Cher, Ok, fine, it's Sharon said...

He is perfect! Congrats!!

Hol and J said...

Congratulations to mom and dad, and Happy Birthday Benjamin!

Marta, I hope you recover quickly and that the transition into a family of three goes smoothly.

Mama Cher, Ok, fine, it's Sharon said...

PS- I think I have the identical first family portrait!

the hogan's said...

Congrats Dan and Marta! He's adorable and I love the name! Cant wait to see him in person!

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Megan said...

Hooray!!!!! Congratulations! Ben is so amazingly sweet and cute! And that's a fabulous family portrait. Marta looks perfectly beautiful and she's in the middle of surgery! I don't know who else could do that.

amy said...

ahhhh!!!!!!!!!!! how good.

Tiffany said...

OMG he is al beautiful little blessing! Congratulations!

Deirdre said...

Congratulations! How joyful you all look:-) Welcome to the world little Benjamin!

melissa deakin said...

i am smiling from ear to ear.
oh my goodness...he is absolutely gorgeous and so incredibly perfect.
i'm so happy for your family!
CONGRATULATIONS!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! In Holland we would say: wat een schatje.

Evelyn

{natalie} said...

he is adorable!! Congrats. He is lucky to have parents like you two.

cyndi & lee said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Your "first family portrait" brought tears to my eyes.

zakary said...

He's precious.

Congrats!

Christine said...

congratulations to you all! he's beautiful x

karen said...

Congratulations! I'd been waiting for the news!

christina said...

Congratulations! He's absolutely perfect.

MsAmanda said...

Yay for you!

elizabeth bryant said...

perfect amount of hair. perfect lips. perfect name . . .

he is lovely!

Heather said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful family! What a perfect looking little baby!

Dee said...

all the best to you and yours. beautiful baby. congrats to marta and dan and lucky little ben.

Laura said...

yay! congratulations...finally!
he's a very lovely baby.

Kelly said...

congratulations to the three of you!

and wow - you look fantastic after labor. i can only hope i have that working on my favor, too, one day!

xo
Kelly

Type A Chronicles said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
I have a feeling, since you're such a good blogger!

He's a cutie. Can't wait to hear more and see more of/about him and your expanding family!

Congrats again!

Type A Chronicles said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
I have a feeling, since you're such a good blogger!

He's a cutie. Can't wait to hear more and see more of/about him and your expanding family!

Congrats again!

Welcome said...

congrats, congrats, congrats. he's just beautiful.... enjoy.

Angie said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful :-)

gab said...

Oh Min! I am just completely in love. You are right. He does look JUST like "our" side. (I see a little of my Luke-chop in that profile!) Love love love you guys!

AndiMae said...

Congratulations, sweet Marta! He is absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to hear more about how things are going with your new little family.

melissa jade said...

AHHH! i knew it! when you did NOT post yesterday, i felt that it was happening! CONGRATS- he is a definite looker =)

Violet said...

Congratulations!!! Great name and what a beauty!

hazeljoy said...

wow, i'm really pleased for you. good work on both your parts. get some sleep
xx

Tami said...

Congrats!
I love the name Benjamin, great choice.

Lindsay said...

Congratulations!

have a lovely said...

happy new baby boy!!! he's beautiful...hope I can say that about him! :) what a blessing! hope you are enjoying the newborn snuggles!!

Megan. said...

congratulations! he looks so beautiful and healthy! what a blessing to you :)

Erica said...

He is SO darling!! Congrats - what a darling new little family!

Nance said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and Dan. You'll be great parents. And I love the name.

liz s said...

congrats! he is beautiful. you and celeste and i need to get our babies together (after hers hatches of course)

all over the map said...

Oh Happy Day!
I am so happy for you and Dan and you look absolutely filled to the brim with joy.
Much love to all of you.
Love, love, love the name you chose.
He is perfection.
Look forward to all the great posts you have with him in the mix. :)
God Bless.
xo

rashida said...

Oh congratulations to you! He's so precious! ^_^

cropstar said...

Congrats! He's so precious!

Merilee said...

He is beautiful Marta!!! Congrats!! I am so happy for you!

Chelle said...

oh but he is darling!
soak him up. these first few days are precious like none other.

EliseBlaha said...

ccccccccongrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim said...

Congratulations:)

sherrieg said...

Congratulations! :) The feeling only gets stronger.

amber said...

Hooray! He's so gorgeous :)

I love the name Benjamin.

Congratulations.

Jane Flanagan said...

Congrats! He's a beaut, like his Mum :)

Robin said...

So wonderful! Congrats!
He's adorable, and I love his name.

Jess said...

yay i am so thrilled for you! and he really is a beautiful baby, isn't he? congratulations and all the happiness in the world to you and dan. :)

John & Jennifer Savage said...

Welcome to the world little fellow! Congrats Mom and Dad!

Abbie said...

Congratulations! What a cutie. August 25th is a great birthday (it also happens to be mine). ;)

wunderbug said...

congrats, congrats, CONGRATS!

such a beautiful baby - and i love his name!

lucy said...

yay!! congratulations! happy happy birthday little benji!

The Mighty R&R said...

Beautiful. Congrats. Enjoy this monumental time!

Bek said...

Congratulations! He is wonderful and I am so happy that he is here safe and sound. Good job mamma!

Long time lurker and rare commenter here (not some crazy stalker)

jess @ lost button studio said...

Congrats!

::Sylvia:: said...

Oh my goodness I'm crying! He's sooooo precious! May God bless your new little family with all the health, happiness and laughter you deserve!

I love the name too!!

Quelly said...

What a pretty baby for such a pretty mama - I can't wait to hear about all of the particulars.

Congrats!!!

shinyruby2 said...

congratulations : )

brooke said...

Let me be the 121st to congratulate you! He is adorable. I hope everything went well and that you can get some sleep. I know this baby will have a magical childhood.

Ms. Ed. said...

I felt a rush of joy the instant I saw this post.

A hearty congratulations! You are a family of three now!

There's nothing like new life to get the ol' tears a-goin'!

michelle said...

Congratulations! He is just bautiful.

angela hardison said...

Many congratulations to you all! He looks pretty much adorable...

Benjamin/Benji is on our list of names. And so is Marta! I better start having kids huh.

Can't wait to see more posts about the little guy.

michelle said...

Congratulations! Cute name! Glad everything went smoothly. Take it easy for a while, enjoy being a mom.

christine said...

Congratulations Marta.

Julia said...

want to add on another congrats! so precious! enjoy your days as a new mom! p.s. what a darling name!

Kathryne said...

Marta, I read your blog religiously and have been checking all weekend for an update. Congratulations! He's a lucky guy to have such wonderful parents.

Fairlightday said...

Hurray for beautiful baby Benjamin! I've been checking and checking to see if you had posted anything new and when there was nothing I was so excited! Congratulations Marta!
Take it easy, rest, rest, rest, and enjoy your precious new bundle.

cjs said...

CHILLS!

your life will never be the same!

maryirene allen said...

131st comment! wow, i would say your little benjamin has quite a fan club! we are so glad that you are safe and your baby here! it looks like you had a c-section, hope it went well. he is so darling!

Samosas for One said...

Congratulations! Glad to know you are all safe and well!

nimmy and girlies said...

Congrats, Marta & Dan! Benjamin looks adorable! I can't wait to hold that bundle of joy. I hope all is well. Enjoy these first days of his life. Love you so much.

Gitta Dialogues said...

Congrats! He's beautiful!

layersofmeaning said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful!!

Joey said...

Congratulations to you! He is adorable... wishing you all the happiness that he brings!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

Carly said...

Congratulations! You all look wonderful, happy, and healthy.

jeanine said...

Congrats! He's precious! Hope the c-section recovery goes well!

Melissa Walker said...

Congratulations on a healthy, beautiful baby! Enjoy every moment of this newborn stage--it is fleeting!

leah charbonneau said...

Yippee! Congratulations! I've been tracking you guys now for quite a while and I'm so glad to finally see the little guy! Wonderful news!

KJ said...

he's beautiful! I'm so happy for you.

Susan said...

congratulations! There is no greater joy than a baby boy! Best wishes to you all!

Nicki Lundeen said...

Congratulations on your sweet blessing. He is absolutely adorable. Enjoy every minute.

polly said...

What a beautiful family! Who is the guy in the mask?

polly said...

What a beautiful family! Who is the guy in the mask?

Sexy Lexi said...

So happy for you, Marta! Benji looks so sweet and precious, and I know you are soaking it all up!

Can't wait to hear about your next chapter in life!

Chelsey said...

Oh my gosh! He is so darling! Congratulations! Can't wait to see more pictures.

ann said...

Congratulations!! I can't wait to see the adventures you have to share with us now that Ben's along for the ride :)

Megan said...

Oh mowda, he is beautiful! Gosh, i've got tears running right now! How precious. You're a mommy! He is absoltely perfect. Congratulations!

Elaine said...

i adore him! and such a cute name!
It was worth the long overdue wait, I'm sure! He is absolutely beyond precious!

brandon & brittany said...

Congratulations! And he is such a beautiful baby!

Aranne and Dan said...

I am a little late on finding your fabulous blog.. I just love it. Congrats on being a new mom! He is beautiful.

-amanda said...

Congratulations and welcome to the best part of your life!

babelfish said...

Congratulations! He is adorable!

Kerry said...

Beautiful boy! He shares a birthday with my sister's third daughter, Pallasgrean Patrick Baiter, born on 8/26 at 6:30amEST.

Congratulations to your family.

Amy said...

Such a sweet little guy! Congrats!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful boy :)

Jessica said...

congratulations!!!!

That is my birthday so I know I am in good company~~

toshspice said...

congrads!! He's already a heart breaker.

Nerea said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Benji is a sweet boy!

kelly mccaleb said...

oh he's so sweet!!!
congratulations marta!

Megan said...

OoO! Congratulations! What a hansome little Benji! :) Im very happy for you, best wishes!

Kate said...

HOORAY!!!!! Congratulations!!!

mary elizabeth said...

oh marta + dan! congrats! little benji is adorable. you two will positively be the best parents ever!

Andrea said...

Congratulations! I always feel so silly when I find good news on a blogger's page and my heart absolutely wells with joy for a complete stranger. I'm de-lurking to tell you that I think you're fabulous. And that I think Benjamin is a great name for a son.

Abigail said...

He's such a cutie! Many congrats :-)

mel said...

So, so sweet .. the family picture is precious! :)

Suzie said...

Would you just look at that sweet face! He is precious.
Congratulations! Hope you are feeling well and healing up.
Enjoy these first weeks. They are precious. Even with the sleepless fog.
:)

Keri(th) said...

I hesitate to say that your little guy just might be the most perfectly gorgeous newborn I have ever laid eyes on! Look at that nose. Oh the fun journey that awaits your little family! Congratulations to all.

allison said...

wow. he's perfect.

Carrie K said...

sweet sweet sweet!!

hes absolutely perfect...

soak up every second of this amazing time..

emily said...

so many congratulations to all three of you!

Marla said...

Congratulations...he is beautiful!

leigh said...

congratulations! he is very cute and you are going to be very tired!

Bunny B said...

What a cutie! Congratulations! :)

megan said...

yay for you!

Mrs. Curtis said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful!

Jessica said...

I think he has your nose! :)

megan said...

Welcome to motherhood. He is perfect. Congratulations!!!! Well worth the wait.

Jessi said...

Congratulations!

james and natalie said...

liitle mart. a mom. so perfect.

Kendall said...

Congratulations! He's so handsome!

Anonymous said...

marta and daniel...
CONGRATS, CONGRATS!!! i am so happy to see you all doing so well! and WELCOME to the little one that i have been so patiently and anticipatingly waiting to see:) it has been forever since i have seen you and daniel. i hope to see you soon! love you and congrats! i am so so excited for your cute and great little family:)
jenny jacobs tadehara

donna said...

Yey! Congratulations & welcome to little Benji! Hope you're all doing well.
xx

nicola & andrew said...

Congratulations! So exciting that you now get to start a whole new adventure - all three of you together! I know it will be wonderful, in so many many many ways. Good luck! :)

Amy said...

Oh he is finally HERE! YAY! Enjoy every second.

Rachel said...

Congratulations!! He is so handsome :)

whit said...

He's beautiful mart!!! Congrats!! I can't wait to meet the little boy.

aurora said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful.

My name is Vanessa Rae said...

Congratulations Marta! Welcome to your new, exciting life. God Bless.

Brooke said...

Congratulations on your blessing from God! He's adorable!

Krista said...

What a beautiful baby boy you have! It makes me baby hungry just looking at him. Enjoy these first few weeks with him, they always grow up so fast!

the mama monster said...

congrats marta! hope that all is well.

Virtuous said...

Congratulations Marta!! I am glad everything went so well!

He IS at home with you all! :o)

100 Percent Cottam said...

so happy for you and your beautiful family, chicky!

Pina said...

Congratulations! :)

one two three four... said...

congratulations on the arrival of your long-awaited baby boy! He is absolutely one hundred percent beautiful! and i'm sure he will grow up beautiful in mind and spirit, thanks to the help of such a wonderful mama :)
congratulations and all the best for the early days of motherhood :)

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