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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We have a baby!

Our family has grown by two feet!
Introducing...our sweet baby
BOY!!!!!


Ryan Grant Andersen
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He arrived safe and sound (and unexpectedly) on

Sunday, November 9, 2008
9:56 am
7 pounds, 11 ounces
21 inches

Mother and son are both doing well.
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So are father and son.
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(They've already discussed basement plans and football stats)

And big sister is absolutely LOVING her baby brother!
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Lots more pictures and Ryan's birth story are to come. I'm too tired to do much more than this right now. Thank you everyone for your thoughts, prayers, visits and help with Chloe. You don't know what it's meant to us!

Welcome to the family, little man!
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We love you so much already!

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35 comments:

Angie said...

Congrats!!! What a handsome little guy! I love your family picture. So much love!! Get some rest.

Mika said...

Yay I get to be the first one and YAY to ryan being here healthy and safe and beautiful!! Congrats guys. We're so happy for you and can't wait to hear the story of his birth. But first get as much sleep and possible. YEAH.

Mika said...

I guess as I was writting it someone else beat me to the punch. Oh well.

Binns Family said...

Yea, he is so cute! I hope that all is well. Please let us know if you need anything.

Rebekah said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited to hear your news! I've been waiting on pins and needles to hear if he (I just knew it would be a boy) had come yet! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

Carrie said...

I was thinking today most of the time you don't go this long without updating your blog...I was hoping you had that sweet baby!! You DID!!! Congrats he is SO CUTE!!! We are so excited for you guys!!!

Carrie said...

I was thinking today most of the time you don't go this long without updating your blog...I was hoping you had that sweet baby!! You DID!!! Congrats he is SO CUTE!!! We are so excited for you guys!!!

The Smith Clan said...

I am so happy for your family. Boys are so fun! He is beautiful!

Natalie said...

Congratulations!!! I have been wondering about you! I am so happy for you guys, a BOY yay. He is adorable, I love little babies. I am excited to hear your delivery story. I hope it went well, now get some rest:)

Barry and Shannon said...

Congrats to all of you! He is darling!

Coates Family said...

He's beautiful! Can't wait to hear the birth story. Glad everyone is doing well. Congratulations!

Wendy said...

I already congratulated you right after his birth, but CONGRATS!! I am so happy you guys have a boy now! What a cute little family you have. So glad everybody is doing well!

Austin Sheens said...

Congatulations!!! That is so great. Every dad needs a son!

Jamie Lamb said...

He looks perfect! Congratulations! Call if you need anything at all.

Allison Herbert said...

SO beautiful. All of you. I should have taken bets on a boy, huh?? I'm so thrilled for all of you, and look at dad's big grin. More testosterone in the house!!
I love you, Valeri. Can't wait to put my arms around all of you. SOON!!!

dayna said...

oh i love that bottom picture. he is just perfect. love him already!

Becca said...

congratulations! That is wonderful! He is dreamy.

MIL said...

Congrats, congrats. I was so excited to receive the email from your sweet mom. Your family picture certainly shows the blessings you are feeling right now. Please continue to get stronger and get as much sleep as possible. Bet Chloe is on cloud nine! Love you, Auntie Ruth Mick

luv my kids said...

Oh, Thanks so much for sending this to me! He is sooo beautiful! I am so happy for all of you. Take Care!!!!!

Love you,

Randie

stephschmidt said...

Congratulations to all of you! He is precious! Can't wait to meet him!

The Goulds said...

He is beautiful. I've been watching your blog like 3 times a day :) to see if you've updated it yet. I'm so happy for you. You have waited so long for this moment I only wish I was there to share it with you!

Kelly Stoddart said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Yeah a boy and a girl!!! He is very handsome. YOu look great too!

Cristi said...

Yay Valeri and Neil!!! You look wonderful, Valeri. Much love!

Jodi said...

Congratulations! He is so sweet! And what a cute dimple on his chin. Love his name too! Get some rest and enjoy your new bundle of joy! :)

Stelene said...

He is so cute... Congrats! I can't wait to come & see him. I'm glad everything went well.

The Tait Family said...

Congrats to your cute family! He is so handsome!!! Absolutely perfect!

Angela said...

Yay!!! Valeri and Neil and Chloe and Ryan! I am thrilled. He is GORGEOUS.
I love you.
xoxoxox
Angela

Paula said...

congratulations! That is wonderful news. What a precious little guy. Can't wait to meet him...hope I get to when we come pick up our little guy.

Stacie & Darren said...

Congratulations! Baby Ryan is a cutie.

Ken and Amy said...

Hooray and welcome little Ryan! I love the sweet spirit that immediately enters your home when a new baby arrives. Enjoy it and love every minute! Can't wait to come see him in person. Call if you need anything.

Nells-Bells said...

YEAH!!! Congratulations! He is beautiful. I'm so glad to hear all is well and that you now have your baby boy to hold and to love. How fun.

Ryan and Ali said...

wow Valeri, he is adorable! He looks just like the 3-D ultrasound. Good choice in names, Ryan feels very honored ha. I can't wait to meet him, we're going to Colorado for thanksgiving at Ryan's house. That would be fun if we could make it down there.

Love you guys

Diane M. Butterfield said...

I'm soooo happy for all of you.

I love the pictures of Chloe with Ryan - pure love and joy in her eyes.

Enjoy the journey -
Diane

Anonymous said...

What wonderful comments! How everyone loves all of you! Again.....words are so inadequate to describe the joy brought by new little precious. Listening to his sweet voice on the phone was immeasurably wonderful, as was hearing yours comforting him. I could listen forever.

I agree that he looks like his 3-D ultrasound photo. Isn't it just so wonderful to have him in your arms? And Chloe in your arms? And Neil?

Love love love,
Mama/Gma Jill

The Papin's said...

Beautifully Precious, your family:) Love to you all, The Papin's