Saturday, May 15, 2010

Announcing...

Kilian Joseph Patrick Laurence
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born May 14, 2010, 6:50 p.m.
7 lbs. 6 oz.
20.5 inches
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The timing of our travel including delays, cancelled flights and lost baggage couldn't have been more perfect. Born within minutes of our arrival at the hospital, Baby Kilian waited for us to be here before he showed himself! He's healthy, wonderful, adorable...

...and I'm in love.

Thank you for every single prayer uttered on our behalf. We are so grateful!

92 comments:

Jenny said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Many prayers of thanksgiving going up for your family.
Take care.

Natasha said...

Thanks be to God! Your son is finally in your arms. Enjoy!

Grace in my Heart said...

Congratulations!!! He is so adorable and I love his name! Many blessings to your family! God is so good!!!

Ann - Building a Nest said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful and I love his name!

Cheryl M. said...

Congratulations! Handsome Kilian is so adorable and I just love how he waited for you to get there. :)) Hugs to you!!

mary@evlogia said...

Congratulations! What an amazing blessing. So happy for you.

Suzanne Temple, FCPI said...

I love him, Kristen. What a sweetie!

Love2Learn Mom said...

I am so thrilled for you guys!!! He is absolutely beautiful. Much love and blessings!

Betty Beguiles said...

Congratulations! He is so sweet! And I just love his name!

Mat. Emily said...

Congratulations!!!! We are so excited for you and can't wait to see more pictures of him!

Kate Wicker @ Momopoly said...

Congratulations! He's adorable and such a precious blessing. I am so happy for your family.

Karen E. said...

He is beautiful! Congratulations on your new addition -- we're thrilled for you!

Mary Ellen Barrett said...

Oh, I'm all weepy and thrilled for you. God bless Kilian. He is a peach!

Love to you all.

Meredith said...

What a sweet, precious boy, congratulations to you all!! May God bless and keep him :)

Hope T. said...

A beautiful,precious boy. An excellent birth day also - we celebrated my son becoming a "teen" yesterday :)

Elizabeth C. said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

MicheleQ said...

Congratulations! Oh I am so happy for all of you!! He is positively beautiful and I love the Irish name. God bless you all!

Paula said...

Oh, Kilian is so handsome. I am crying tears of joy for all of you. Praise God!

Theresa said...

Oh! He is so beautiful!My eyes are filling with tears of joy for you and your sweet boy.

Lucy said...

He is adorable - truly. I will be praying for his birth mom, and your new family of five as you enjoy your first days together.

Christi said...

Praise be to God..May He continue to bless your family!

Char said...

He is perfect and adorable. So glad he's finally in your arms. Keeping everyone (including Amanda) in my prayers.

Angela said...

Congratulations, Kristen and Patrick!!

Cay Gibson said...

He's beautiful! Congratulations!
Praise God!

Mrs. 2nd Lieutenant said...

AHHH AHHH AHH!!! so exciting!! :) so many prayers and congrats for your growing family, kristin, couldn't be happier.

hope is papa had a beer just for him :-p and, wait until the mama/son love sinks all the way in - it is truly unique and special.

i'll bet his sisters are thrilled!!

God bless!

Mrs. 2nd Lieutenant said...

and oh my goodness, i just noticed - thats my sister's birthday!! :)

just so you know, it often falls on mother's day - fun huh? (my sister's year, she was born ON mother's day!)

Beth said...

Yay! Congratulations Kristen!! I'm so happy for you ;)

Kate J said...

Overcoming the travel delays on the way to such perfect timing is such an amazing reminder that God is in control of it all... God bless your dear family, and may he keep you in His peace! Welcome to Kilian, and prayers for Amanda.

Amy said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful. Prayers for all of you!

Megan said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful and a wonderful addition to your family!

Lady of the Lakes said...

Congratulations! He is so precious. :)

Jenny said...

Congratulations! He is so beautiful. Makes it hard to wait til September to meet our newest little one.

Colleen said...

Yippee!!! God's timing is always best :) And what a great name!

stmonicasbridge said...

Congrats! Our oldest son is Joseph Patrick and it is a name that has served us well! He is beautiful!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! He's so beautiful!So happy for you all!!

God bless.

Charlotte (Waltzing Matilda) said...

What a handsome little man! God bless you all!

Thankful said...

How perfect! Congratulations and blessings to your family!

Right Said Red said...

Congratulations! I'm overjoyed for you! He is beautiful. Can't wait to hear all the details!

Christine said...

Congratulations! Prayers continue for your beautiful family.

I guessed his first name. ;) Great saint name! It's one of my nephew's names and a name that my husband really likes.

Anonymous said...

congratulations ! best wishes from Shaheen ( From Sweden) . God bless you and your family

Jeannine said...

God bless you all! Welcome, Kilian Joseph Patrick! Thank you, thank you for taking us on this journey with you.

barbie said...

Great name and of course he's beautiful!

scmom (Barbara) said...

Precious beyond words.

Blair said...

Congratulations! Such a beautiful boy. Prayers for all of you, the birthfamily included.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! St. Kilian's was my childhood parish in Pa. I've always loved that name!

Marla said...

How wonderful!!! God bless all of you! :)

Mary Grimm said...

So very happy for you. God is wonderful!
Kilian is beautiful.

much love

momof2boyz said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Boys are wonderful- Kilian is beautiful! I am so happy for you-

Momof2boyz

Alishia said...

He's beautiful. Enjoy!

Maygy said...

What a gorgeous baby! So happy for you all - what a blessing!

Jeremiah 29:11 said...

CONGRATS!!!!! Let's introduce our boys, shall we? I will be in CA later this summer... ;)

He is beautiful!!! I'm so thrilled to watch your family grow through adoption.

Marisa said...

So overjoyed for you! He's beautiful!

veronica said...

Congratulations, Kristen...absolutely beautiful...thanks be to God! Prayers for you and that dear birth mother!

Beckie Sibley said...

With tears of joy I celebrate this announcement. Congratulations on the arrival of your baby boy. All glory to God!

I will keep Amanda in my prayers.

Many blessings to you all...

Jennifer said...

So happy for you Kristen and family! He's beautiful.

Shawna said...

Congratulations. God is good.

K said...

Congratulations! Praise God!

Ouiz said...

I'm going to cry...

Congratulations to you and your family!!! Praise God!

Margaret in Minnesota said...

I'll BET you're in love! He's beautiful!!!

Many, many congrats--many prayers of thanksgiving offered up. God is good.

Robina said...

Congratulations. What a heavenly blessing.

I adore the baby hat. Please tell me where you got it or how to make it.

Enjoy your sweet babymoon!!!

Mrs. Mike said...

Deo gratias! Those travel delays will only add to the story on how perfectly God designed his plan for your little family.

That is the most perfect little picture of the perfect little guy! Congratulations and continued prayers for you all!!!

Carmen said...

Kristen, He's wonderful and what a beautiful name. I can't wait to see him grow with his sisters. It's a whole new adventure having a boy!

Mary said...

Praise God! Praise God! Praise God! Welcome to the world Master Kilian!! You will be a "fierce" little warrior for Our Lord. I am sure of that!!
Blessings and Grace to you and your family!! Wonderful news!!

Abigail said...

He's wonderful! Many prayers for your first happy week together!

Jennifer Decker Labonte said...

Kristen, He is absolutely beautiful! Did you ever meet Father Kilian from St. Francis Xavier in Bolton? He was the pastor there for many years, including the time period when you lived with us. He is in heaven now, but was one of the holiest priests I've ever met. I'm sure he his smiling down on all of you now.

Shauna said...

Congratulations!!! God's timing is always perfect. Praying for all of you.

Ruth said...

Congratulations, Kristen! He's perfect.

Emily Snow said...

Oh he is precious! Love his strong Irish Name!

Melanie B said...

Congratulations. He is perfectly beautiful. I am so happy for you and your family.

Lauren said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful!

Mrs C said...

Congrats - he is beautiful.

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

Such wonderful news, such a beautiful baby. I'm so happy for your family!!!

kimberly said...

What a living doll...what a beautiful name...what a blessed family!! Congratulations on your new little love...

Jill said...

Huge Congratulations!
Thank God for you new beautiful son.

Kathy said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful. Praying for you all as you enjoy these amazing first days together. Thanks be to God!

Donna said...

What a beautiful boy with a beautiful name! Wonderful, wonderful!

amy said...

Congratulations!

He is just precious!!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! So glad you made it in time. Enjoy your new precious little boy.What a cutie!

Sara in South Dakota said...

Congratulations on your precious baby boy! He is very handsome! Blessings to your beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

I have been waiting for this post - and I feel blessed to have read it on Sunday, right before Mass!

Kilian is such a handsome little fellow, and his name suits him perfectly.

May God continue to bless your growing family!

Mary

Kris said...

So, so happy for all of you!! He's just beautiful! I bet his big sisters can't wait to meet him.

Kelly said...

Congratulations! Such a precious little boy! Blessings to you and your family.

christine said...

He's beautiful Kristen! Congratulations!

antonia said...

congratulations! big smiles here for you all!

God bless you all, and Amanda too

xxx

antonia said...

congratulations! big smiles here for you all!

God bless you all, and Amanda too

xxx

Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

Oh MY! He is ... breathtaking.
Your gift from God.

I praise His holy name with you... His heart of love and grace and perfect timing...

All's grace,
Ann

Jamie Jo said...

Congratulations and many blessings to all of you! He's beautiful!!

ViolinMama said...

Kristin - I have chills, our sons were born the same day. I gave birth to my dark haired son at 2:45am May 14th. Unbelievable!.

Can't wait to read your posts...between naps and feedings for our house, and yours!

AMEN!!

Julie said...

How beautiful... that is the best news! God is good!

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a beautiful baby boy! Congratulations and many prayers for your family!

-Jennifer

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Congratulations, Kristen - and what an absolutely gorgeous name for an absolutely gorgeous baby!

Lerin said...

It has been awhile since I stopped by. He is GORGEOUS! And he shares his birthday with my daughter, Madeleine. Congratulations. :)