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Meet Teo!

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Baby Teo

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! ♡

Barclay and Ali Martin at Hospital Teknon in Barcelona

Meeting our precious boy for the very first time.

Barclay, Teo and Ali Martin

Finally a family of three. ♡♡♡

Barclay Martin and Teo

My heart can hardly take seeing these two together. My boys! :)

Ali Martin and Son Teo

Morning snuggles are our favorites.

Baby Teo Martin

Is there anything cuter than baby yawns?! We’re obsessed.

Teo Meeting The Pups

Meeting the pups for the very first time. We carefully introduced them and they’re getting along great! Although tbh, they mainly just ignore him 99% of the time. ;)

Our Sweet Teo

Alright, I’m logging off to get back to gazing into these big blue eyes. :) Thanks for reading, everyone! xoxo

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362 comments on “Meet Teo!”

  1. Congratulations to you and Barclay on the arrival of your absolutely beautiful baby boy. Savor every moment, it goes by so quickly. Your photos brought tears to my eyes remembering the birth of my two sons. I am so happy for you all. My best wishes to you, enjoy this time in your life.


  2. So much peace and happiness on family faces! (Even the fur babies are happy!) May God continue to bless you and keep you safe.

  3. congratulations!
    he is truly perfect!

  4. What a blessing. He really is beautiful. Thank you for posting the photos.

  5. Congratulations!! Teo is beautiful!! You are a beautiful family!

  6. Love the pictures! Thank you for sharing your lives. It’s so nice to smile when life is so very stressful with this pandemic and everything else going on in the world right now. Congratulations, you too! Welcome to parenthood! :)

    By the way, Ali, I made “sheet pan chicken & veggie stir fry” for the first time last week, (been meaning to try it for a long time now) and it was a huge hit with the family! Thanks for the constant supply of great healthy recipes. :)

  7. Congratulations! Beautiful

  8. CONGRATS TO ALL!!!! <3 <3 <3

    Beautiful family!

  9. The groans, grunts, and stretches are the best entertainment ever – right? What a precious adventure you are on. Teo is one beautiful baby. Congratualtions and thank you for sharing your story and pictures. Both incite wonderful memories of sights and sounds of lore.

  10. What a beautiful family! Sending congratulations and prayers for your wonderful new life together!

  11. Ooooo….sooo adorable! <3

  12. Oh my gosh, I just got the chills! SO happy for you and Barclay, what a joy. I hope that soon your family will be able to come over to meet this precious new addition. Enjoy every single minute, because they go by so fast.

  13. Beautiful Familia..”GOD” Bless. Thank you for sharing precious moments with the photos

  14. I’m so dang happy for you both! Isn’t this time just magical?

  15. God bless your precious family!

  16. What a beautiful pictures over a beautiful baby and parents. God bless you all. And those dogs looks happy too!.

  17. Congratulations! He’s perfectly perfect!

  18. Awwwww…. Beautiful !! Congratulations to the whole family !
    Welcome to Earth Teo !!

  19. Cutest baby ever! Many congratulations! I know you’ve been through a lot, but it was all worth it.

  20. Felicidades!!! You have a beautiful baby…well duh? look at the parents!! So very happy for you. Connie Rios

  21. Congratulations! I know that grandpa Howard and grandmother Jennifer are over the moon. I hope it won’t be too long before they can come and see the three of you. Again, CONGRATULATIONS on welcoming such a beautiful soul into our world.

  22. Blessings to you! He is BEAUTIFUL! Enjoy every minute.. it goes by so fast!

  23. Congratulations! So beautiful! ❤️

  24. Congratulations! He is beautiful and you all look so sweet and happy! So thrilled for you all!

  25. Goodness!!! He’s GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations to you all. He’s perfect and precious.

  26. Omg!! Those eyes!!!
    A Barclay mini me!!!

  27. Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! So happy for you & Barclay (and the pups).

  28. God bless all three of you?

  29. Precious. Beautiful. What a blessing! Thank you for sharing those wonderful pictures.

  30. Congrats!

  31. Enjoy your best gift ever

  32. What a beautiful baby! Congratulations and warm wishes for much joy in the days and years ahead!

  33. He is adorable and congratulations!!! Motherhood is wonderful and they grow up so fast. ENJOY every second, even the not so good times.



  35. Congratulations! He’s so beautiful!!!

  36. Oh my gosh he is the cutest baby! What big beautiful eyes too.
    Congratulations !
    I wish you all the best, enjoy your time and all the sweet snuggles.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us an update during your maternity leave.
    He is just so precious.
    Much love.

  37. Congratulations and thank you for sharing these adorable pictures! You are so blessed, as we are to have your wonderful offerings from your kitchen.

  38. Congratulations!
    Happy to see another person who will be our future!

    God bless you and keep you and your family!

  39. congratulations you two!! he is absolutely gorgeous and perfect.

  40. Congratulations! So precious!!

  41. He is as precious as can be. I don’t know how you get anything done except stare at his sweet face. Having gone through I fertility issues, I can identify with how more fortunate you must feel to be a parent. It is truly a gift from God. Congrats.

  42. What an adorable baby!! Welcome, Teo! You have a wonderful family and a “built-in” fanclub.

  43. He is gorgeous! Congratulations.

  44. Congratulations!!! Such a blessing! He’s precious. ❤️

  45. Congratulations! He is beautiful ?

  46. He is beautiful! This time is precious, enjoy every minute, it goes by all too quickly (suddenly one day, you find yourself a grandmother, another of life’s amazing blessings). Thank you for sharing your journey.

  47. Congratulations!! Beautiful baby and beautiful family!!!
    Enjoy every minute!?

  48. He’s soooo beautiful!! Incredibly happy for the three of you!

  49. Beautiful! Congratulations to you guys!

  50. He’s beautiful, God bless all of you