Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hi, baby!


Name: Ben Spencer (named after my dad, Robert—aka Bob—and Uncle Stanley)
Born: October 12, 2015 at 4:45 pm
Weight: 6.3 pounds
Height: 18.9 inches
Hair: Wowza
Enjoys: Crying, nursing, yawning, mewing and looking sweet
Dislikes: Being unswaddled
Favorite teams: Yankees, Jets
Smells like: Baby!
Looks like: ???
Parents and siblings: Deliriously happy

xo

52 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!! But you mean pounds not oz right?

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  2. He is beautiful.
    That pout - we need to teach him to work that thing when he gets older! ;-)
    Max looks so happy.
    Aunt Kate is happy, too!
    I am on the edge of my seat waiting patiently for more details... like what was the doctor doing all day that your C-Section was so late?!?!? Does he not know who you are??? :-)
    So much love to all of you as you get to know Mister Ben Spencer.

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    1. One of my sister's C- sections was delayed by a whole day--multiple emergencies which took priority

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    2. I remember reading that her one with Sabrina was delayed a lot- so much she threatened to walk out.

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!! He is gorgeous! Love the name! Fireman Max looks so sweet and proud. Swoon!

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  4. This may sound really dumb but how is Ben Spencer named after Bob and Stanley? I don't get it. But he sure is cute.

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    1. First letters: B (Ben/Bob) & S (Spencer/Stanley). Very common in Judaism (though I have no idea if that entered into the naming thoughts). For example, I'm named after my grandfather Bernie. :-)

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    2. Thanks, Barrie, I was going to ask!

      Adrianne Burney

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  5. That pic is the BEST! He looks bigger than 6 lbs in it, though. I am so happy for your family. What a gift. <3

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  6. Lovely!, and for Kathryn A, it's a first letter name of honor thing, as I understand it. Naming for loved ones who have passed. Can't wait to see how the new addition unfolds!

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    1. Oh okay thank you. I had never heard of that before.

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  7. LOVE the pic, the smile ... that you are done ... and your family will be home soon. Let the fun begin ....

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  8. Welcome to the world Ben Spencer please know you were wanted before you were even born.

    Lots of Love from South Africa,
    Your unofficial older sister, Nisha

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  9. mazal tov! He shoud bring your family much joy.

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  10. Aw! Congratulations to you and your whole family! Max looks so thrilled!

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  11. Congrats! What a sweet, sweet picture of the 2 brothers.

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  12. Congratulations!!!! Is "Ben" short for anything? I have met many a nice Ben.

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    1. FlutistPride....
      I was wondering the same thing!! Maybe Ben is short or Benjamin.... A good strong Biblical name!! Or maybe not. I used to know a family who named their second born son Jake. Not Jacob. Just Jake. So you never know.... To each one their own, right? ;)
      Love you later, Raelyn

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    2. I think since Ellen listed the first and middle name, Ben is his full name not Benjamin.

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    3. Justin Mattes....
      I think so, too!! Like I mentioned earlier, I knew a family who named their second born son Jake.... ;)
      Love you later, Raelyn

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    4. On the bright side, it's very hard (as in: nearly impossible) to misspell Ben.

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    5. I love it being "Ben"

      The only downside is what my friend Mike jokes: that his name should really be "Just Mike."

      Tons of People: So Michael....
      Mike: It's actually "Just Mike"

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    6. Anonymous....
      "It's actually 'just Mike'!! That made me smile!! ;)
      Love you later, Raelyn

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  13. what a lovely, touching picture - all the best! Kristen

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  14. Ellen....
    Welcome to the world, Ben Spencer!! You are one handsome little man!! ;)
    I love the name!! Swoon!! ;-D
    Love you later, Raelyn

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  15. Long time reader here popping by to say congratulations :)

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  16. Congrats!!!! Wishing the best to all of you!!

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  17. Congratulations to the whole family

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  18. Congratulations! A beautiful name for a precious baby! I'm looking forward to hearing about your new adventures as a family of five. :)

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  19. What a sweetie!! So happy for you and your family, Ellen!! :)

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  20. Welcome, Ben! You are blessed with a wonderful family, and they are blessed by you!!

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  21. Ben's pout. Max's smile. Meeeelt. Congrats to all of you! <3

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    1. Also I have a some what strange question. What happens to the baby whence their born if they don't stay in the nicu or special care nursery? Do they go home that day or the next day and what happens then? I never understood because I spent my first four nearly five months in the NICU and special care nursery.

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    2. Usually we go home within a few days. On day 3, I and my sister were discharged from the hospital. Mommy and daddy(he was alive then) were so happy.

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  23. Congratulations!! He's beautiful!

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  24. Congratulations! So happy for all of you.

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  25. Congrats! Adorable name and photo!

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  26. Oh congratulations to you and your family, Ellen! I love his name and his squished face in that photo! <3

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  27. So very happy for you and your family. What a precious boy.....
    both of them!! Congrats!!

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  28. Congratulations everyone! And welcome to the world, Ben!

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  29. Congratulations!! He is beautiful!

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  30. Congratulations to all your fantastic family!
    XO

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  31. Bless you! From knowing personally, it is absoultely wonderfully boring to bring home a healthy baby! May God keep that awesome family of yours in his loving care!

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Thanks for sharing!



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