Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My baby, had a baby!

Happy, proud, baby daddy, Mook, reporting in -

He's perfect!
Scored 9 on all APGARS out of 10
6lbs, 12 ounces
19.5 inches long
and without further ado, may I present to you...

O.liver Mil.es
(explanation of the name: the olive variation means peace and tranquility brought to our lives; think we are dropping hints to the kid or what? and the middle name is representative of the long journey that JJ and I made to get to this amazing point - geez is that a guilt trip already?!?!?)


As of usual, JJ had the roughest of it; She's doing great and making a strong and steady recovery. OB called the placenta a "formidable foe."
JJ required 2 shots at the spinal anesthetic, ended up losing quite a bit of blood in the procedure, and is just plain pooped.
She is currently in the process of a blood transfusion (thanks to the donors of the world!). Despite the pain and the drain, she could not be happier!

FYI: Kermit nor Rizzo made an appearance in the OR; but of the 14 people in the room with us, one of them did look like Ernie from Seasame Street. I was hoping he wouldn't talk to mebecause my only thought was that I'd say, "Ok, Bert!" Good thing he was there for little man and not me... that could have been awkward.

Happy, proud, baby daddy, Mook, out -

149 comments:

  1. Welcome little man Oliver. I just love the name-it makes perfect sense to me.
    Please give our love to JJ she is one amazing momma. Many many congrats to you Poppa!

    Oh the love is from the whole family Kristin, Tarik our children Amirah and Elyas...much love to you all!

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  2. Love the name! Welcome to the outside, Oliver, you'll like it here! You have some wonderful parents and a ton of cyber aunties to watch over you.

    Get lots of rest at the hospital, mom and dad, as you have lots of nurses to help you thru these first days. It's ok to nap a little too even though I KNOW you want to just stare at that beautiful little boy!

    JJ, hope you make a speedy recover and don't overdo it. Let the nurses take care of you and if y'all need anything, don't hesitate to ask!

    Hugs...

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  3. Mook and JJ-
    CONGRATULATIONS! I am so so so happy for you! What a perfect little boy and a perfect name. I like it a little better than Ron, I must say. ;-)

    If you need me to add a little baby somethin' to the blog header, let me know!

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  4. He is beautiful!!! Congratulations JJ & Mook...what a precious miracle you have...a SON!!! Thank you Mook for posting, it's late and I could not go to bed until I knew that everyone was healthy. Oliver Miles ~ A strong name for a strong boy ~ who has a super strong Momma. My thoughts and prayers for JJ's quick recovery and for your family as you begin the most amazing journey together.:)

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  5. Congratulations! Quite a handsome boy -- he already has a distinctive chin. :)

    Best wishes to the whole family.

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  6. Many congratulations. It has certainly been a journey for you. Hope the recovery is speedy and you can both get to enjoying your little bundle of joy.

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  7. many congrats to the proud mama and papa! jj, hope you are getting some well deserved rest, and hope you are all enjoying each other. he sounds just perfect, and I absolutely LOVE love love his name, and especially the meaning behind it.

    welcome to the world, oliver miles!

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  8. Wow, of all of the symbolic names I have heard, this is BY FAR my favorite. He looks like a darling little warrior, just like his mommy and daddy. I found you from LFCA and I am so glad he's here. I still think that you should've videotaped the birth and made it into the next true Muppet movie, though - haha. I'm sure the infertility and subfertility world would go to see the show (smile)!

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  9. Yes, you journeyed Miles to get him and he is beautiful... and perfect... and finally here. Congratulations to you both. As an old friend of mine always used to say "you done good!" I imagine you feel that all of the sacrifices were finally worth it and staring at this new little person makes your hearts fill with unexplainable love and joy.

    Sending all my best for a speedy recovery, and as many of your blogger friends have already said, let the nurses help whenever you need it and even if you don't.

    Big hugs!!

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  10. Welcome Oliver and congrats mommy and daddy.

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  11. Welcome to the world little Oliver. I love how you've put so much thought into naming him!!!

    Well done JJ and Mook, he is a beautiful boy!! Please give JJ all my love and tell her that I'm wishing her a speedy recovery and all the love and joy that a momma could have!!

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  12. Oh my god JJ, he looks JUT like you :) He's gorgeous, i am over joyed at seeing his picture after so long a struggle for you both. WOW Congrats, congrats, ENJOY!

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  13. Ahhhhhh! Yay! I let out a scream of joy and tears came to my eyes! Welcome Oliver, and Congrats JJ and Mook.

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  14. Welcome to the world Oliver!! Congratulations Mom and Dad on you beautiful son!!!

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  15. Congrats! He's beautiful! I love the name. So meaningful.

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  16. Congratulations! I couldn't be happier for you two. And he's gorgeous!

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  17. Yay Mook JJ and baby O! Welcome to the world little guy. We here on my side of the computer are so happy for the three of you guys and can't wait to have a playdate!

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  18. I'm so incredibly happy for you guys. He is beautiful, his name is beautiful. This has been the start of such an incredible journey and I am so happy that I have met you guys and will get to share in the next part of this journey with you!

    I can't wait until Oliver and Mason can meet one day!

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  19. Oliver is so very handsome! What a perfectly beautiful little boy.

    Congratulations to you both!

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  20. Congrats to you all, and welcome little Oliver!!

    I love the explanation of his name. So awesome :)

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  21. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU TWO!!! He's beautiful. I love his name and the meanings behind it :-)

    Feel better JJ.

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  22. Congratulations! So happy for the 3 of you. :) And Miles also means "merciful." We should know - it's also one of our little men's middle names - good choice! Seriously, though - he seems perfect. And I wish the best for all of you.

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  23. Aw, what a handsome little guy! Congrats!

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  24. What a beautiful son you have!! And a wonderful name too. I hope you rest JJ and recover well and fast. Enjoy these amazing first few days....

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  25. He's beautiful! Congratulations!

    JJ- Make sure you ask for a binder/girdle thing. It helps you feel like your insides will stay in. I wore it constantly for a week or two and wish I would have worn it longer.

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  26. He is so very precious. Congratulations to you both and welcome to the world, Oliver.

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  27. What a beautiful boy! I love the name.

    Just look at that face!!! What a heartbreaker he is gonna be.

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  28. Welcome, Oliver! He's beautiful, and the name is just perfect. Contgratulations! I'm so happy for you!

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  29. AWESOME! Welcome to the world Mr. Oliver Miles! May your mommy recover quickly.

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  30. Oh, you're right - he is perfect! Congratulations!!! Praying JJ recovers quickly!!

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  31. Yay! Love the name! It's so sweet! And lay the guilt trip on him... ;)

    Sorry to hear of the rough time JJ's had; hope the transfusion went well & she only needed one.

    Thanks so much for the picture! I was thinking about all three of you all day!

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  32. Yay, wonderful news!!! Congrats to the whole family! He's adorable, and has a gorgeous name to match!

    JJ, I hope you feel better soon.

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  33. What a creative name. He looks wonderful. You guys did a great job, mom and dad! Now, try to get some rest before the journey really takes off!

    Congratulations!!!

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  34. Congrats! He is beautiful, and I love the name. I'm glad everyone is doing well.

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  35. Welcome Oliver Miles, what a fantastic name. COngratulations proud daddy, send JJ my love! He is gorgeous

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  36. Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome, Oliver. This is life, it rocks!

    Heartfelt congratulations, you three.

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  37. What a cutie!

    Good job JJ on keeping him safe and secure through the trials you faced.

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  38. I too love the name! It's perfect! So glad you all are doing well. Hope JJ is feeling better soon.

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  39. Congratulations! He is indeed perfect :o)

    - Mellissa

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  40. WOO!
    Welcome to the world, Baby Boy! SO glad that he is here and doing so well. His name is fab & I love the meaning.
    Please give JJ some extra love- I can only imagine how tired she is right now. What a long ass trip it has been!
    Congrats!
    xo

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  41. Congrats to the whole family! I love the names you picked. Wishing JJ a speedy recovery!

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  42. Many congratulations. Love the name! Welcome to the world little one!

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  43. Oh, JJ and Mook, you make one hell of a beautiful baby! I am so so happy for the two of you. Enjoy that little man to the fullest! Welcome to the world, Oliver! XOXO

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  44. Congrats....Oliver is beautiful!

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  45. What a beautiful little boy! So glad that all are doing well and I wish JJ a very speedy recovery and that you all go home soon. What a sweet name too!

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  46. He is gorgeous! I love the name and the symbolism behind it. Wishing JJ a speedy recovery, and an extremely happy start to your new family of three. :)

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  47. Too precious!! Congratulations.

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  48. Lovely name. So glad you all are doing well - congratulations!

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  49. Congratulations JJ and Mook. Oliver is simply gorgeous.

    JJ - I hope you feel better soon. Lots of good thoughts coming your way, friend.

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  50. His name is beautiful. I'm so happy for ya'll! You brought a tear to my eye. I know that O.M. is a very loved angel child and I am praising God that he blessed you with such a gift. May you always be as happy as you are right NOW!

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  51. Beautiful baby boy...perfect name...so happy for you three!

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  52. Congratulations!
    -Molly from Pittsburgh

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  53. Oh.my.goodness! He's too precious for words! I love his name! Congrats to you both!

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  54. Congratulation to you. The little guy is cute and so is his name. I am glad things are going well for him. I hope Mom and Dad are doing well too.

    This is awesome news and I am so happy for the both of you. JJ, hang in there as you recuperate. Welcome to parenthood.

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  55. Wonderful name for a such a little cutie. Congratulations...what a wonderful end to such a difficult journey!

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  56. Beautiful baby, beautiful name. I hope JJ makes a swift recovery! I'm sure, despite his name, little Oliver won't be giving Mamma much peace and tranquility for long!

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  57. Oh, he is so gorgeous! Welcome to little Oliver and congratulations to you as a new family of three!!!

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  58. Congratulations!!!

    Rachel (from Israel)

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  59. Congratulations and welcome to the world, Oliver!


    He's absolutely adorable!!! I'm glad that he's doing so fantastic, and hope JJ, you have a very quick recovery!

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  60. Congratulations. Tears of joy for a perfect baby with a perfect name who came at God's perfect time.
    *hugs* to you both!

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  61. Oh yay! He's so healthy! And beautiful! And what a great name! Hope you feel better soon, JJ!

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  62. Gorgeous name and a gorgeous baby! Congratulations.

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  63. Welcome little Ol.ver! You're a beautiful boy, much loved by those parental units of yours. Oh, you've already noticed that, haven't you?

    Thinking good healing thoughts for JJ, and many many congratulations to the whole Jeans family!

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  64. YAY! Welcome to the world Oliver!

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  65. Congratulations Mook & JJ! Welcome to the world little Oliver...you've had MANY people pullin' for your mama and waiting for you to come into the world.

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  66. Oh my! Congratulations, JJ & Mook!! He is beautiful!!

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  67. Congrats! Ron - I mean Oliver - is absolultely adorable!

    God bless you all!

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  68. Yay!! So glad he is here! Love the name. Hope JJ is feeling better soon!

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  69. CONGRATULATION YOU TWO! And WELCOME to baby Oliver!!

    Get strong and healthy soon, JJ!

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  70. Congraulations. He is absolutely gorgeous. I hope JJ feels better soon - she definitely deserves an easy recovery.

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  71. Congratulations!! Love the name (Miles indeed!)!

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  72. Oh, he is absolutely beautiful! I love the name and the meaning behind it. So happy for you guys. Hugs to JJ and wishes for a quick recovery. Welcome to the world Oliver!

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  73. Congrats. He's absolutely adorable!

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  74. Congratulations! *sniff*

    Oliver is just the sweetest little angel!

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  75. Oh, I teared up reading this post:-)

    Congratulations JJ and Mook on a such a beautiful and well worth it baby boy.

    Welcome to the world, lil' Oliver, we all love you already!

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  76. Welcome Oliver Miles, what a precious name. JJ I hope you have a speedy recovery. xoxo

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  77. I love the name! Congratulations and God bless your family.

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  78. oh, how WONDERFUL!!! i LOVE his name! big congrats to you both! and JJ - you are DA WOMAN. seriously. i can't wait to hear you are back to feeling better!

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  79. Congratulations! I am crying happy tears of joy for you!

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  80. Congratulations!!!! He is just beautiful. Hoping for a speedy recovery, JJ!

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  81. I'm so so so so happy for you guys. What a handsome and stately little face he has. Congratulations from the bottom of my (jealous) heart. :)

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  82. Welcome to the world, Oliver. You are a very beautiful baby, and I have no doubt that you will bring peace to your family as you grow and thrive. JJ, I'm sending you good wishes for a speedy recovery - take everyone's advice and take it easy. You've been through so much and you really need to respect that and take it slow. Accept every offer of help and ask for even more if you're not getting what you need. If I was there I'd bring you casseroles and clean your house, but instead I'm sending my prayers and good wishes.

    And Mook, thanks for the updates and the photo of your beautiful boy. I'm thrilled to bits for all three of you!

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  83. Welcome Oliver! Congratulations you two!

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  84. Aww I love his name!! I am so glad that he is here safe and sound!!!

    Congrats Daddy Mook, and Mommy JJ!!!

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  85. What a beautiful Name for an amazingly strong lil boy. Congratulations to your new family!

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  86. WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome to the world baby Oliver!

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  87. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww - he's gorgeous and wonderful to know he's thriving! Love the name too - great choice!

    I wish JJ a speedy recovery and all of you some lovely new family time together! xoxox

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  88. Welcome to the world, Oliver! Unfortunately, to us in the blogosphere, I think you will first (and possibly forever) be known as Ron! I hope you know that there's this whole community of people who only know you through the magic of the internet, but who nonetheless love you so very much!

    And to the proud parents- I am so very, very happy for you! JJ- rest up, I hope you feel better soon, and Mook- congrats on not calling the Muppet-looking-guy "Ernie"- you have much more control than I do! Congrats, congrats, congrats!

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  89. Congratulations! He is gorgeous!

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  90. He's breathtakingly beautiful, JJ and Mook.

    We've all waited a long time for this moment!

    Speedy healing to you, JJ.

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  91. Lurker here delurking (followed you from the Redbook diary). Just wanted to say Congratulations, he is a doll.

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  92. Yey! Oliver Miles is adorable!!! Congratulations to Mommy and Daddy! Oliver is a very lucky little man to have parents like you. I know what it's like to lose a lot of blood in the c-section badness and then try to learn to breastfeed and recover from the procedure, etc... good luck, keep giving each other words of reassurance because you'll do great no matter what, and take tons of pictures!!! Sending you tons of love from my gang to yours! Another one of my original cycle sistas with mommyhood accomplished- yey!

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  93. Congratulations!!! Here's hoping JJ has a speedy recovery. And thinking I should go donate blood again ... haven't done so in far too long.

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  94. Congrats to the two of you!
    The name is awesome!!
    Love, Hena

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  95. Beautiful, beautiful boy. And I think the name is awesome. A huge virtual hug to the entire family and welcome to the absolutely wonderful world of parenthood.

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  96. Congratulations JJ and Mook. Welcome to baby Oliver! What a fabulous name. I am so very very happy for you.

    with well wishes to all - Susan

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  97. Congratulations!!! He's adorable!

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  98. How special is that name!! Very fitting. Congratulations to you all on Oliver's safe delivery. He's a cutie!! Oh, I am just so happy all over for you guys!!

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  99. Just so amazingly happy for you all. Congratulations!!! And I love the name. How wonderful!!!

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  100. Great name! Fabulous little face. I'm so happy for you all. I hope JJ recovers quickly, though I'm sure she already feels like she's in heaven.

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  101. mazal tov, congratulations :) i've been following your story for months and months, and am so happy for you all. :)

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  102. Oliver Miles! A precious name for a precious boy. Congratulations!

    (And my word verification is "smilie" - how appropriate is that?!)

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  103. Congrats, I am so happy for you and he's adorable. Love the name too!

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  104. Congrats again! He is the most precious thing I have ever seen :)

    Cute name ;-)

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  105. I love your thought process in choosing his name. Congratulations to both of you!

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  106. He is beautiful JJ! Congrats! I am just so happy for you. This has been such a long journey for you, but it has finally ended with such a wonderful blessing! I hope you have a speedy recovery!

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  107. Congratulations you too... And I LOVE LOVE LOVE his name. Perfect.

    Give JJ our love, and Baby O and I will rub those angel wings for an extra special reason tonight.

    :)

    xxx

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  108. Congratulations!!!! He is beautiful!

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  109. welcome Oliver and congratulations JJ and Mook! now the adventure begins!!!

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  110. Congrats! He is a great size!

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  111. Congratulations to you all! I love the name you picked out. I'm sending speedy recovery thoughts to JJ.

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  112. Lurker here - followed you from Redbook.

    Congratulations to all of you - wishing you much, much happiness as you end one journey and begin another!

    Karen

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  113. Oliver is sooo adorable!!! Great choice of names. I hope he brings you much tranquility but being a boy, it's going to be very loud tranquility ;) Congratulations!!!

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  114. Beautiful little boy. I love the name! Congrats JJ and Mook!


    FYI: the word verification code I just got is "bedrstr". Kind of looks like bedrester, which is what JJ was on and off. Kind of cool, No?

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  115. welcome oliver! you have a fabulous name and are very adorable!

    rest up JJ!

    Congrats guys :)

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  116. Be proud. It took so much courage and strength to get where you are and it looks like you have one amazing little guy!

    I feel honored to have followed your journey and so glad you finally have Oliver in your arms. Overjoyed for you, both!

    Congratulations!

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  117. I LOVE the name Oliver! It was on our short list! What a gorgeous Little Man! Can't wait to hear more about him!

    Love to all three of you!

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  118. He even looks like an Oliver - amazing! Congratulations and a speedy recovery to you.

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  119. What a beautiful name and an amazingly stunning little man. **SIGH**

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! ((LOTS OF HUGS))

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  120. !!!!!!!!!!! Congrats, Mom and Dad!!!!!!!!!!

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  121. Congrats to you both and welcome to the world Oliver!!!

    Rest up JJ and hope you feel better soon

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  122. Perfect, perfect, perfect!!!!!! Love him, love you, love everything about it!!!!

    JJ is such a champ-- rest up hun and you two enjoy snuggling that sweet, precious son of yours!!!

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  123. YEAH!!!! Totally perfect in every way. What a little miracle!!!

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  124. Congrats, congrats, congrats!

    What a beautiful baby and perfect name - strange to think of him anything other than Ron, though!

    Enjoy your "babymoon!"

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  125. Welcome Oliver!!

    Congratulations to both of you. He's perfect!

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  126. Congratulations..he is adorable!

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  127. Congratulations!! You two will make rocking parents!

    Welcome little Oliver!

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  128. I am so excited to finally be able to say: Congratulations! He is a handsome guy, and chose his parents well. Hoping JJ has a speedy recovery.

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  129. Welcome Oliver! He is gorgeous guys! You did GREAT :)

    xxx

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  130. Oh he's absoultely beautiful! many blessings! Congrats!

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  131. Yay!! Welcome to the little one!! Glad to hear everyone is doing alright!! He is beautiful!!

    (here from LFCA)

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  132. Congratulations! I love the name! Congrats on being parents!! :)

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  133. I'm late to the party, but want to offer my congrats to both of you! He is a beautiful little boy and I'm thrilled he is so healthy! It's been such a tough ride this entire pregnancy, this happy ending so deserved!

    JJ, take care and feel better soon - make sure you've got plenty of people to help you out!

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  134. Welcome, Oliver!! What a great name!!

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  135. I feel bad that I'm the 142 pairs of jeans, but, I worked straight for 2 days and this is the first moment alone with the blogosphere.
    I'm overjoyed for you guys, it's been a long road, and it's great to see that there can be an end, and a happy one at that.

    all the best,
    The ducks

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  136. He. is. GORGEOUS!!!! I love the name, too. It's just perfect.

    I'm glad everyone is doing okay. Keep on getting strong, JJ and Oliver! Well done, both of you. :-)

    Proud internet auntie Flicka
    xoxo

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  137. Welcome to the world Oliver!!

    Congratulations to all of you, he is just beautiful.

    JJ hopep you heal well and fast.

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  138. So exciting, so wonderful - he looks beautiful and healthy - a double-blessing.

    JJ is a Mommy and Mook is a Daddy. Finally you have everything you wanted. Remeber this... Cherish it... You did it.

    There are days when it is almost impossible to get out of bed for the crying baby in the middle of the night. Then you will get to his crib and it will hit you that this boy, your son, is the most amazing thing in the world. Suddenly a few minutes, or even hours, of cuddling, smelling his hair, stroking his soft skin and making his world warm and safe is the only thing you can imagine doing. I hope you enjoy it to the fullest.

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  139. Congrats!! I am so happy for you, and what a nice size baby!! May you both have many years of enjoyment from him.

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  140. Welcome to the world little man!!! He is precious!! And the name is lovely! I love that it has so much meaning to it!!! Congratulations you guys!!!

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  141. Congratulations!!! He is so handsome!!!

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