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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356 comments on “Meet Teo!”

  1. It is all of us who thank you for so generously sharing these special moments. God’s blessing and love to all three of you.

  2. Congratulations to the happy parents. Beautiful baby. Felicitaciones por el nacimiento de Teo.

  3. Such a very special unique tender time. Beautiful little guy. Know your heart is bursting…wishing you all the best🙏🌈🌄

  4. Congratulations! He is beautiful, wishing you and your family a lifetime of happiness .

  5. So very, VERY happy for the three of you!

  6. He’s so beautiful! Love seeing your and Barclay’s enraptured expressions. Enjoy Teo ❤️❤️❤️

  7. Look at those eyes!!! He is beautiful. I am so glad for you and Barclay. Congratulations!

    You may think, like many first time parents, that he will never be this precious again. But Teo will be more and more precious to you every day, because that’s the way love works.

  8. Blessings and congratulations to you and Barclay and baby Teo. Wishing you health, happiness and some good sleeping through the night! Love that picture of the baby with your pups… Life will never feel so miraculous as it is right now.

  9. He’s beautiful! Congratulations!

  10. Absolutely wonderful. Well done both. I am so happy for you.


  11. Oh My Gosh!!!
    You’re Just the Most Beautiful Family!! Congratulations! Enjoy EVERY stage, it’s amazing how fast they grow up!

  12. Congratulations!! Teo is beautiful!!

  13. Congratulations !! Beautiful Family !!

  14. Congratulations on the birth of your adorable little Te’o. May you be blessed with many years of joyful happiness. Thanks for all your wonderful inspiring recipes.

  15. He is beautiful!! Congrats

  16. Beautiful family, congratulations! So happy for you!

  17. So so pleased and happy for you – he is sooooooooooooo cute! Enjoy, cuddle and spoil him – so precious x

  18. So beautiful – so happy for you! ❤️❤️❤️

  19. God Bless you all and enjoy every moment ~ it’s the best feeling in the world to be parents. Health and happiness to you all
    The pictures are beautiful ~ keep sharing and rest when the Baby’s resting too!!

  20. So cute❤️🙏🏻 Congratulations!!!

  21. Oh my goodness. What a precious baby. Congrats to you.

  22. Oh my goodness! Teo is so adorable! I’m so happy for you both! Wishing you many blessings with your little bundle of joy!

  23. Having followed your journey, this is just such beautiful fruit to see. Congratulations and much joy.

  24. I wish the three of you bliss, love, and peace. He is breathtaking. Enjoy every single second because we will all tell you they are gone in an instant. I’m thrilled beyond words. Your site is by far my favorite. It is just visually stunning and easy to continually want to make your recipes. ♥️♥️♥️

  25. So so precious!

  26. Precious! You have truly been blessed! Thank you for sharing your joy with us 💕

  27. So, so, so wonderful. Thank you for sharing these pictures that make my heart melt.

  28. amazingly cute adorable and loved congratulations

  29. Congratulations, you warmed my heart with these precious precious pictures. May the years go slowly for you , enjoy every second it truly goes too fast.

  30. Congratulations on this beautiful, beautiful and perfect little boy. He is gorgeous and healthy! Much love, and blessings to you.

  31. So happy to read Teo arrived safely. Congratulations and best wishes for a happy family life.

  32. So Happy for you! Beautiful pictures of you and your new family of three! Enjoy this precious time with your new baby boy, he is absolutely gorgeous! 🥰 May God continue to bless you all! 💛 thank you for sharing the pictures

  33. Congratulations he’s precious. Enjoy all of it…

  34. Congratulations on your beautiful family! (Including the dogs!)

    Any way you give birth is the right way as long as the baby is healthy and you feel good about it. And these photographs scream success!!!!

    Good work!

  35. What a little cutie patootie!!! Congrats to you and your Hubby! God Bless your lives and your family now and always!

  36. Congratulations! Such wonderful news and such beautiful photos! Enjoy every minute of it! It goes very fast…

  37. So very sweet!

  38. What a gorgeous son you have !! God Bless your new family !!

  39. Oh I am so so happy for your family!!! I’ve been following you since the dating posts, which helped me immensely. Congrats and enjoy the little one!

  40. Hi, Ali, how gorgeous and wonderful! Please (!) remember that you cannot love your Teo demasiado (too much). I’ve retired as a psychotherapy practitioner and I’ve been doing research into the way our ancestors practiced childcare for hundreds of thousands of years prior to the advent of farming. When an infant or toddler was stressed, an adult would immediately (!) tend to the child. This was our evolved nature. Part of the reason for this is that humans are born developmentally premature compared with other mammals in order to allow our brain to grow much larger. A newborn is virtually helpless by comparison to other species. There is a website with tons of good info created by a Notre Dame prof (Darcia Narvaez) who is an expert in this topic: This advice, of course, runs counter to the idea that too much care will create a weak and dependent child. Just the opposite is true, and I can attest to that from my experience as a psychotherapist.

  41. He is absolutely perfect! Congratulations.

  42. Hi Ali, I have been following your story and oh God! I am so happy for you and pray for nothing but the best for your cute family. Cherry on top it that Teo and I share the same birth date! Congratulations honey.

    Forever praying for you.
    Faith. Hope. Love

  43. He is gorgeous! Congratulations to you both!!

  44. Teo is beautiful!! Enjoy every minute with him. Time passes so quickly! Love to your new family!

  45. Congratulations- he is absolutely gorgeous!
    I am very happy for all of you!! Thank you for everything you do!!

  46. Congratulations! Welcome to the 🌎 world, Teo. Now go rest. Ha ha! I’m a mama, too. There’s no rest until later on. 😂

  47. YES! I am SO thrilled to see your beautiful baby boy! Congrats times a million! :)

  48. Wishing you joy, happiness and some sleep!

  49. What a beautiful baby! And beautiful family! Happiness just exudes in all the pics! The best is yet to come. Enjoy and cherish every moment! 💃

  50. Congratulations! That is one happy looking little family. Pure sweetness! ❤️