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Hi friends! Just wanted to pop in briefly from maternity leave to share an update today, because there’s someone very special I’d love for you to meet…
…our sweet Teo!
Our son, Teo (pronounced the Spanish way, “tay-oh”) Elliott Martin, was born on March 16. And for those of you who have been following our story, I’m thankful to report that the epidural that we had been praying might work despite my back issues (I shared a bit about this in my last post) mercifully took hold on the very first try, which meant that both Barclay and I were able to be there together to hear Teo’s first precious cries and welcome him into the world. Goodness…what a moment. ♡
After so many ups and downs this pregnancy, we’re still in awe that our little boy is finally here. He’s perfect and healthy and super-snuggly and outrageously cute…and we feel like the luckiest parents in the world. Truly can’t believe how much we love him and how sweet and natural life together as a family of three already feels. We spend a record amount of time each day just staring at him and soaking up his sweet newborn cuddles and showering his yummy cheeks with a million kisses. And we are loving this opportunity to finally learn how to be parents — even sleep-deprived, sore-in-all-the-places (hellooo, postpartum), often-hilariously-trial-and-erroring-our-way-through-each-new-day and all. This tiny little human has captured our hearts in the biggest of ways, and we are just so happy that he’s ours.
Anyway, I can’t wait to share more updates with you once I’m back from maternity leave. But in the meantime, feel free as always to follow along on Instagram for more behind the scenes updates from our lil’ newborn bubble over here. And thank you again for all of the love and prayers and encouragement you’ve been sending our way these past few weeks especially. We feel it and are sending you back so much love from Barcelona today.
Here are a few pics from these first few weeks together with Teo as a family of three! ♡
Congratulations to all of you!! What a beautiful family you have and thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos! So happy to hear that everyone is well. Enjoy this special time together. Just wait until you can start to share your talents with him especially in the kitchen (will be amazing)! Take care and be well!❤️
Congratulations! You have a BEAUTIFUL family. Be safe and enjoy every moment with your new son :)
Sooooooo cute!!! Congratulations, Ali and Barclay!!!
Congrats! He is beautiful! I am so happy you were able to have the epidural. I had scoliosis surgery as a kid and went through the same emotional rollercoaster not knowing if I would be awake for my sons birth last year. Luckily, I was able to get one as well and both hubby and I were able to meet our guy right away. So thankful! Enjoy those newborn snuggles!
Congratulations! He’s beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story and wonderful pictures. Enjoy every minute.
Yay! So beautiful. Congrats to the whole family. So glad to hear the birth went as you hoped.
So sweet. So happy for you all! Blessings and health all around to your family. Congrats!
Congratulations ? Teo is so so precious!!! Thank you for sharing a peek into your life as a family of three ❤️
Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! He is absolutely precious!! Enjoy your time soaking in all of the newborn cuddles!
CONGRATULATIONS to you and Barclay, Ali! I think that sweet babe of yours hit the jackpot with the parents he has been gifted. My favorite pic is that last one (those eyes), but the doggies looking on is a close second. Can’t wait to see the pics of Teo with your parents when they arrive! I know they, too, are already smitten!
REST EASY, take care of yourself, and enjoy your maternity leave!
This is so lovely! Congratulations and wishing your family the best! ❤️❤️❤️
He’s beautiful! Congratulations – take all the time to enjoy the early days they are so precious ?
Congratulations! He’s perfect!
So cute and sweet! Congratulations ??!!’
I’m so incredibly happy for you! He’s beautiful! I have followed the stories you’ve posted on your journey, & I know how happy & fulfilling this must be. If it helps any, our pediatrician said that babies sleep a little more once they get to around 12 pounds. Enjoy all the snuggles!
Congratulations to all three of you! What a wonderful post. Thank you for sharing your sweet journey and letting us meet your sweet Teo. I feel like I know all of you, and just couldn’t be happier for you!
Congratulations!!!!! He is so sweet and precious! I loved reading your announcement. It brought me back to the day my first was born 30 years ago! There is nothing like a new baby to remind you of everything that is right in this world!
Best of luck and God Bless!
Welcome Teo! You’re adorable!!
He’s beautiful, congratulations!
Congratulations! He’s such a cutie. Thank you for sharing him with us. Enjoy your time off.
Congratulations mommy and daddy! What a precious and beautiful little boy! Blessings to your sweet family.
Congratulations guys! Dios bendiga a Teo. He is absolutely gorgeous and Ali he looks like you ❤️(sorry Barclay ?) Enjoy this next chapter on your life willbe the best.
Many blessings for the family
Congratulations!! Enjoy every second with your sweet, sweet boy! Dreams can come true!
Congratulations! He is so beautiful! Enjoy this time together with your new family of three.
What a beautiful baby and family! Enjoy this time–it goes by so quickly!
He is beautiful! Congratulations!
Congratulations!! Lucky you. Lucky Teo!!
These are the cutest pictures ever! I am so happy for you both. Congrats!
Awwwwww what a cutie! Congrats Ali!!!
Congratulations he’s beautiful and you are a lovely family. I was wondering so was very happy to see this post. Enjoy your time every minute is precious ❤️
OMG…that last wide photo is to die for. What an absolutely precious sweet little heaven sent gift .
Congratulations to the tree of you and the puppy siblings as well. I look forward to many moe pictures in the upcoming months.
¡Felicidades a toda la familia desde Guadalajara, México!
He’s beautiful! So happy for you and your family.
He’s just beautiful. Congratulations. New parenting is quite the journey. My best advice: don’t listen to everyone’s advice! You do you. You know what’s right better than anyone else does.
He’s so beautiful! Congratulations ?
Thankful everything went well. Teo is a very beautiful baby. Congrats
Congratulations to all! He is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. We look forward to more updates/pics of your beautiful family! Enjoy your time together.
So happy for both of you…all THREE of you!
Saw the subject line of your post, immediately opened to read, and smiled the entire way through!
Enjoy this special time together as a family. Sending so many blessings your way!
So very happy for your family! What a beautiful miracle!
He could not be more adorable! Love your pictures, thanks for sharing! We have our second Grandbaby due in June and I can’t wait! Congratulations!!!!!
Much love and many blessings on your new miracle! He is one handsome little man. Wishing your wonderful family all the very best.
What a beautiful baby!! Congrats!
Beautiful and Thank God for what you have
He’s is sooo handsome!!! What a cutie!! I love his name.
He’s beautiful! Congratulations!
Congratulations! He’s adorable.
Enjoy this very special time. As a mom of two grown sons I know how quickly the time goes by.
So cute ! I am so happy for you !! ❤️
how sweet good for you
Teo is absolutely, gorgeously perfect❣️❣️ Congratulations on a job well done ☺️ You two will make beautiful, loving parents. You are certainly Blessed ??
So precious! Enjoy your little one.