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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. So beautiful!! So precious!! Much love and many blessings sent to your family.

  2. Makes my heart melt. Took us 5 years to get pregnant. I totally understand being in awe and obsessing over every little detail and your heart feeling like it will burst out of your chest. Enjoy every second! Congratulations!!!

  3. Congratulations! He’s just perfect!

  4. congratulations on your precious baby boy! and your doggies are adorable, too! <3

  5. My heart leaps with joy for you! This is the beginning of the most magical journey for you, Barclay and Teo. Many thanks for including us in these precious moments with your family. I wish you all the best as you discover a new, deeper and unbelievable understanding of love as a mother.

  6. What a beautiful way to begin 2021. He’s perfect. Thanks for sharing him with us.

  7. Oh my goodness. He is georgous. You are BLESSED. HE IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT

  8. Love, love your blog!! You are my go to!! Congratulations, loved your sharing your beautiful family!! You are all truly blessed and he is absolutely darling!! Love his name as well!
    Enjoy each snd every moment as you heal and recovery!!?

  9. Congratulations! And love, And Blessings each day for ever and ever, which, by the way, comes quickly, so don’t miss a day! So happy for you.

  10. This was such as sweet sharing of your life and new life emergence. Love those Dogs!! Thank you so much! Cathy p

  11. Congratulations to the two of you. What a beautiful family. So glad everything went well. So that’s how wonderful you looked after just giving birth!

  12. Congratulations! How precious! “A new Baby is like the beginning of all things – Wonder, Hope, a Dream of possibilities”

  13. What a beautiful family! Blessings to all of you. Enjoy him. He is precious!!!!

  14. Such a beautiful little babe. Congratulations to you both, I look forward to seeing some photos of your little guy from time to time as you post on your blog. Thanks for sharing!

  15. So very beautiful !! I couldn’t be happier for you and your new family!! I truly wish you the very best! Parenthood is a wonderful, crazy beautiful ride. The time goes by so fast, please take time to enjoy every minute.

  16. Congratulations! Teo is an absolutely beautiful little boy! You can’t help but smile from ear to ear when you look at him.
    Enjoy every waking minute with him!!

  17. What a perfect little man! Love his name! Congrats to you all! ????

  18. Teo is awesomely cute. Wishing you all the joys of parenthood and being a family of 3. Everyday will be an adventure. You’ll both be wonderful parents.
    The pups will start paying attention to Teo when he’s old enough to throw some food their way, lol. Wishing you an easy recovery.

  19. Thank you for sharing these lovely moments. Treasure each and every moment because it all goes by too fast! Best wishes from our family to yours!

  20. Congratulations to you and your husband! Teo is a beautiful baby. Love the photo of him and your 2 dogs?. I have 3 grown children and 11 grandchildren. They are all such a blessing and have brought so much love into my life. I’m sure everyone will tell you to enjoy every minute because it goes by so fast. It’s so true! Seems like yesterday we brought our first baby boy home. All the best to you and your family of 3❤️

  21. Congratulations! Such a beautiful family! Teo is so precious, truly a blessing.

  22. Oh, big Congratulations on the safe and happy arrival of Teo! He is absolutely precious!

  23. CONGRATULATIONS! to the new addition. May you have many blessings… today and always!

  24. Teo is beautiful. Congratulations and enjoy parenthood! Blessings!

  25. Congratulations!! What a precious little boy! Your lives will be forever changed.❤️??

  26. Congratulations! He is such a beautiful baby.

  27. Beautiful photos and thanks for sharing.

  28. Oh my gosh! Teo is just perfect!!! Congratulations to you and Barclay! What a joy! Thank you for sharing. ♥♥♥♥

  29. Oh, so precious! Congratulations!! God is so good!

  30. Oh, so happy for you, Ali! Psalms 127:3 says “Look! Sons are an inheritance from Jehovah; The fruit of the womb is a reward”….so true. You and Barclay are going to be great parents!

  31. Congratulations!! Teo is a beautiful baby & even the dogs looks happy to have him in their lives!! Enjoy this precious time!!

  32. Ohhh, my goodness ! He is beautiful !! God bless all ! and thank you for sharing ! Your little “oven” has arrived !

  33. Congratulations from Canada…beautiful baby. Blessings to your family and may Teo be blessed with a long healthy and happy life..

  34. So delighted for you guys! Welcome to the world, Teo. You are going to have the most delicious and adventurous life!

  35. I wish you all then best with your new bundle of joy. Enjoy every moment this time goes by so fast! Stay safe and enjoy your maternity leave. Dixie and family.

  36. Congratulations to all three of you!! Teo is beautiful!!

  37. Oh my goodness! What a cutie. Congratulations!

  38. Congratulations! Beautiful baby!! Beautiful family!

  39. Makes my heart so happy. Dreams do come true. Enjoy every moment.

  40. Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!!

  41. He is so beautiful. Enjoy every minute. Hugs and kisses

  42. He’s beautiful! And you look fantastic after just giving birth. Good job mom! And dad too ;-) Congratulations to you all!

  43. As I read this I am in so much tears. I am so moved by each word you used to express your feelings, how the whole miracle of childbirth and having this precious little boy Teo overwhelmed you with so much love and joy. You brought me back to my own magical moments. How lucky you are and luckier is Teo to have you and your hubby! God bless you three and may this love and joy keep you closer together and multiply a hundredfold as Teo grows each day. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story of love and happiness with us! Such a joy to follow you…looking forward to seeing more pictures and hear new happenings in the Martin nursery/household?❤️

  44. Congratulations your little baby is beautiful

  45. Congratulations! He is beautiful – so happy for you!

  46. Congratulations
    Hes stunning
    Take care and enjoy every second

  47. Congratulations, he is beautiful…Enjoy!

  48. Congratulations! We are great fans of yours and know that Teo will be the best fed person on the planet!!

  49. Welcome to the world Teo!!!! What a precious angel. Congratulations to your family.

  50. How absolutely wonderful of you to share these beautiful family photos.
    Welcome Teo ????