3/9/11

He's Here!!!

Our sweet little Eli Tree made his debut at 12:31 on Wednesday March 9th.

He is 6 lbs and 8 oz. and 19 inches long.

We are so in love with our new son, we don't even know what to do with ourselves.

And just as predicted I had no idea whether I was in labor or not. I was feeling contractions for several days but had no idea if it was the "real deal" or not. Finally around 9:00 after my mom called and I answered the phone in tears from the pain and she told us we needed to get to the hospital asap.

We got to the hospital around 9:30 and Eli was born as 12:31, so it was a pretty quick process! I will write it all out and share our birth story soon.

Our families made it just in time to welcome Eli to the world. All night we were surrounded by our immediate family. It was such a joyous night.

I need to get some rest now. I haven't slept since Monday night. I keep trying to go to sleep but I can't quit staring at Eli, and holding him and kissing his precious cheeks. He is perfect. We are so thankful.

Oh, and all that hair we talked about??? Yeah, nothing. He has some hair, but not the dark hair we envisioned. It is hilarious!

Our first family picture:
I had intentions of looking "cute" for pictures but when my contractions started coming I had no desire what so ever to look cute. Beauty before pain does not apply during labor!!
What a whirlwind night!! I am so thankful for this sweet baby and for my husband who I fall in love with a little more everyday. He was definitely my rock through all the painful contractions and pushing this baby out. Watching him with our son, talking to him and just admiring him has brought tears to my eyes more than once already. He is going to be an amazing dad.

I still can't believe he is here!! He knew his momma and daddy were ready to see him!

168 comments:

  1. Awww! Congratulations! He's adorable. :)

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  2. Congratulations, girl! He is just as precious as can be. Even if he's almost bald :)

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  3. Congratulations!!! He is precious!

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  4. Oh Megan!! I am so so excited for your family!! Congratulations! Eli looks absolutely perfect :) I can't read more about the birth and see pictures of your little cutie! Enjoy every second with your precious little son.

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  5. ahh! I just can't believe it either! SO FAST! He is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations to you two! I'm just so excited!

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  6. I have tears in my eyes I'm so happy for y'all!! He's beautiful!! I can't believe how quick he got here!

    The hair makes me laugh! Remember I told you our u/s lady told us the same thing about how much hair BG had and she was practically bald too! I guess those wisps of hair look like way more in there! She's just starting to get hair!!

    Congrats Megan and Luke!! What a blessing!!

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  7. Congrats!!!! He is adorable! So happy for you :)

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  8. Congratulations! He's precious. Get some rest!!!

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  9. Congratulations! He is gorgeous and you look beautiful!

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  10. He's beautiful! Congratulations!!!

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  11. Congrats on your adorable little boy!! What a quick delivery! I can't wait to hear the birth story.

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  12. hooray! i'm so excited for you two! congratulations :)

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  13. You were just tweeting last night... & today, you have a SON! That's crazy! :) So excited for you all... he's beautiful! I am shocked there is no head full of black hair though!!!

    Cant wait to hear the whole story!

    CONGRATULATIONS NEW MOMMY & DADDY!!!

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  14. His is beautiful, and you all make a precious family! Congrats! So thanksful for a safe delivery and healthy baby!

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  15. What a wonderful surprise to read this morning!! Congrats to your family :o)

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  16. Congratulations on healthy baby boy! What a sweet family!

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  17. What a happy surprise to wake up to today! Congratulations to you and your family, he is absolutely beautiful. So happy that you had a quick delivery and everyone is doing well!

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  18. Congratulations! He's adorable!

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  19. Oh Megan, he is just beautiful!!!!!!!! Congrats to you and Luke!!!! Beautiful family of 3!!!!

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  20. He's so precious! Congrats to your new family of 3!

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  21. Congrats!!! How exciting!

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  22. Oh wow! He is just precious! Congrats to you and your hubs on your little bundle of joy! Can't wait to hear all about his birth story!

    xoxo
    Elizabeth

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  23. Congratulations! He's beautiful :)

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  24. Congrats on the birth of sweet Eli! He's adorable!!

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  25. Congratulations!! He is beautiful and you look great!!

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  26. Congratulations! How adorable!

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  27. Congrats, he is adorable! I also had no idea that I was in labor, and our little "full head of hair" we saw on the ultrasound turned out to be just a slighly fuzzy little head. :)

    So happy you had a quick labor too! Prayers that newbornhood is going well for little Eli and Mama:)

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  28. Such a sweetie! Congratulations!

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  29. Congratulations!! He's so precious!!

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  30. Are you kidding me!? He's precious...perfectly precious :).

    The other night you tweeted about having the worst menstrual cramps and I had a hunch you were having contractions. Yea for only having to be at the hospital for 3ish hours before he came! (Even more yea for being AT the hospital when he came :) ).

    And right after thinking how cute he was, I too wondered where all that hair was the ultrasound tech predicted. What's up with that?

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  31. awh - he's perfect! congrats!!! you three make such a sweet little family!

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  32. Congrats! He's beautiful & you look beautiful too!

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  33. awh - he's perfect! congrats!!! you three make such a sweet little family!

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  34. Awe! He's such a cutie! Congratulations!!

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  35. Wow!!! How exciting! He is beautiful! Congratulations to you all!

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  36. Oh my gosh, congratulations! That is such a beautiful baby!

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  37. Congratulations!!!! SO excited for you guys, he's adorable!!!

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  38. Oh, congratulations! I'm so happy for you and Luke. Eli is precious.

    xoxo

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  39. Congrats! He is so cute. You are in for the best time of your life!

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  40. I am so so so happy for you all! What a great family! I am so proud of you, too. You're a rock star and I can't wait to hear more. Eli is absolutely beautiful and you have so much to be proud of in him. Still cracking up about the hair. He may even look more like YOU! :)

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  41. Congrats sweet friend!! He is beautiful!! He is just precious and you are just glowing!! Can't wait to hear more!! YAY Eli!!!

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  42. A big congratulations!!!

    So happy for you and Luke!

    He's perfect!

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  43. Congrats! He's absolutely beautiful :) You both will be wonderful parents!

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  44. He's precious!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  45. Congrats!! So exciting! He looks perfect. Hope everyone is doing well. Can't wait to see more pictures of him!

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  46. Congratulations! He is adorable :)

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  47. Congratulations! He is absolutely adorable and your family photo could not be any more perfect!

    Amanda from http://amanda-adventurelife.blogspot.com/

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  48. Congrats! The best days begin now. =)

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  49. YEAH!!! Congrats. He is perfection. So happy for you both.

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  50. Congrats!! Your little family is ADORABLE! Look at the smiles on those faces--you and Luke are glowing.

    xoxo

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  51. Congratulations! You look amazing and Eli is adorable!

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  52. OMG Congrats! I remember you were just having contractions and now he is here!! AH!! He's amazing! So happy for you and Luke!

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  53. Congratulations sweet friend!!!!!!!!! He's beautiful!

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  54. Congratulations!!! He's precious! Such a cute family! :)

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  55. CONGRATS!!! So excited for y'all! He is precious! xoxo

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  56. what an amazing blessing! Congratulations Megan!
    enjoy your time with your newborn and may God Bless all three of you

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  57. I am over the moon excited that Eli is here! He is perfect in every way...just precious! Can't wait to hear all about the details!

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  58. Congrats!!! He is absolutely precious!!! Can't wait to hear your birth story! Amazing you had him so fast! What a beautiful family!!!

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  59. Oh my gosh, congratulations!!! He is so precious! Enjoy every second with your sweet Eli!

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  60. CONGRATS GIRL!! He is so precious. Im so surprised he doesn't have dark dark hair. I can't wait to see more pics. I am so happy and excited for you guys. :)

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  61. Congratulatons!! What a cutie!! He looks like you :)

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  62. Congratulations!! Welcome to the world, Eli!

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  63. Luke and Megan I am so happy for you two. What a blessing that is so great. He is beautiful.

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  64. Congratulations and welcome to the world baby Eli! So happy for your family of three!

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  65. Congratulations! Can't wait to hear his birth story ... and his middle name :)

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  66. Congratulations! You have a beautiful family and such a precious little boy!

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  67. Congrats!!! He is beautiful!

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  68. YAY! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you all.

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  69. Congratulations!!!! He is just beautiful and you look amazing, mama!

    Cannot wait to hear more about it and see more pictures of the lil' man!

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  70. Oh my gosh!!!!! Congratulations!!! He looks NOTHING like I pictured he would but he is SO adorable!! Get a lot of rest and I can't wait to hear more about the birth story!

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  71. What great news, Congratulations!!! Can´t wait to read the birth story.
    xoxo

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  72. Yay! Congratulations on such a handsome little man!

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  73. CONGRATULATIONS Sweet Friend!!! Enjoy this time....breathe it all end. He is absolutely gorgeous!!

    Have a Blessed day,
    Dawn

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  74. Little boys are so fun....he's absolutely adorable!
    No makeup or touch ups required, a new mama is the most beautiful thing!

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  75. wow that is suppose to say in, not end. Oh boy ~~ I need coffee =)

    Love you ~~

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  76. Congratulations! My brother's name is Elias, but we call him Eli.:)

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  77. Little boys are so much fun! I was wondering when this little guy would make his appearance. Not as much hair as you predicted, but he is still a completely adorable little doll of a boy!

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  78. Super great.......and as for this mom of 2 and grandma of 9... love bald babies.
    Again congrats.!!

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  79. So precious! Congratulations!!!

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  80. Congratulations! He's perfect. May this continue to be a time of wonderful blessing and joy for your family.

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  81. I cant believe its finally here!!! He is so handsome and you look beautiful in your family picture! Congrats to you and Luke. Enjoy your little man and we cant wait to hear the birth story and read all about him!

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  82. Yay! That's wonderful! He's beautiful!

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  83. Congratulations!! Eli is adorable. I'm so happy for you. You have such a beautiful family!

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  84. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! He is SO beautiful!!!! Does he have a middle name?

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  85. Congratulations to you and Luke! Enjoy this special time with your little one. Can't wait to hear the full birth story!

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  86. Congrats on your precious baby!! March 9th is a great day!! (my birthday as well)

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  87. Congratulotions! He is absolutely precious.

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  88. Congratulations, Megan! He is precious!!! Such a beautiful family! :-)

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  89. Congratulations! Eli and I share a birthday! March 9th babies are clearly awesome!

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  90. CONGRATS!!! I have been following your blog for awhile and just hopped on to see how you were doing...and here is baby Eli!!! I am so happy for you and the new family!!! Love!

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  91. Congrats - he is precious!! And he definitely had you fooled with all that hair business!!

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  92. Hooray for Eli!!! Congrats to your beautiful family. He is one adorable little blessing!!!!

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  93. Congratulations!!! He looks so precious and you three make a wonderful looking family!!

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  94. Congratulations! What a handsome little boy!

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  95. ahh congratulations Megan! He is beautiful, you are beautiful, y'all are beautiful! :) So happy for you guys! I hope all of you are doing great! It's going to be very hard to stop kissing his sweet little head and cheeks, believe me! ;)

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  96. Congratulations!!! He is adorable! You guys are such a beautiful family!

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  97. Woohoo!! Congratulations from another delighted reader!

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  98. HOOORAY!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! He is GORGEOUS!

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  99. Congratulations, Megan and Luke! He's precious.

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  100. Congratulations friend! He really is perfect and y'all are just a beautiful family! :-) yay!

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  101. I don't know that I've ever commented before, but I used to work with your friend Jayma and have been following your blog through your pregnancy. So happy to see that Eli made his way safely into the world and your arms! Your family is just adorable. Congratulations! I know you'll treasure these first days with your boy.

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  102. Beautiful! Congratulations & enjoy your wonderful baby boy!

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  103. So happy for u all..Eli looks so adorable.. Congrats Luke and Megan.

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  104. Congratulations! Beautiful family!

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  105. Congratulations!!! You have your very own mama's boy :) He is beautiful!

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  106. Congratulations!!! I was so excited to see this post pop up in my reader today. He is adorable!

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  107. Congrats!! He's adorable!!

    That's crazy he doesn't have a lot of hair.. I thought he'd be an exact mini version of your husband.

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  108. He is darling!! Congratulations!!

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  109. Oh my goodness, I promise I'm not trying to be creepy, but last night, I had a dream about you and woke up and thought maybe it was because I was supposed to be praying for you. What a blessing that little Mr. Eli is finally here, beautiful and healthy!

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  110. Congratulations Tree family!! He is so so so handsome and it looks like Mama did beautifully!! Enjoy your new little family!! Can't wait to see more pictures!

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  111. Congratulations to the entire Tree family!! Thank you for sharing the sweet pictures with us all so soon! And who knows, maybe the hair will kick in later =)

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  112. Yay!! He is such a cute newborn!!! Glad all is well!!

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  113. What a sweet adorable blessing he is!! It feels like just yesterday I read your blog where you announced you were preggo. I'm truly happy for you and your family!!

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  114. Yay he's here!! Congratulations!! Hope you are feeling well :)

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  115. Yay!!! Congratulations! What a handsome little man!!!

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  116. Welcom Eli! Congrats to you all.

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  117. Oh how wonderful! Huge congratulations!

    Cxx

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  118. Congrats! He's absolutely beautiful! Our 1st is only 5 wks old and I can't believe how much he's grown. Enjoy the first few days when he's so tiny! :)

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  119. Congratulations! Enjoy your time with him!

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  120. Congratulations! He is so precious!

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  121. He's such a handsome little guy, congratulations to you and your family!

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  122. congrats on little eli. he is so sweet!

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  123. Congrats! He is one handsome little guy!

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  124. I have to tell you, I was out of town with no computer access. My DIL called me and said "You'll never guess who had their baby last night".....Megan! Like we are BFF's or something! He is BEAUTIFUL!

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  125. Congratulations Megan and Luke. I found you trough Kelly's Korner. I am very happy for you! He is a beautiful boy!

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  126. Congrats!! He's a cutie. What did you guys decide on for his middle name?

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  127. Congratulations!!

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  128. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

    He's perfect!!!!!

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  129. I keep coming back to look at his picture...he's so cute!!!

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  130. I know I said it on twitter already, but I have comment here too!!! Congrats to you and Luke!!! He is darling. So glad he's here and you can start life as a family of 3 :)

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  131. Oh honey I'm so happy for you guys! He's adorable. Even without all the hair you expected.

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  132. Beautiful baby boy...Congratulations! Love your honesty and personality on your blog, please keep it up!

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  133. Congratulations! Blessings to you and your beautiful new baby boy!

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  134. he is perfect! what a blessing!! congratulations :)

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  135. OMGosh! Congrats to you guys! A perfect little darling after all that waiting! Enjoy!!!

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  136. he is precious!! congratulations!!

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  137. Congratulations to the new mom and dad. He is beautiful and from the looks of him, he is going to be very tall. Be Blessed My Friend.

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  138. Oh my gosh, I can't believe he's here! Congratulations!! He is adorable and so perfect.

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  139. Awww! Congrats. You all make a beautiful family♥

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  140. Congratulations on your new son!!

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  141. Congratulations! He is absolutely adorable. You have such a beautiful family :)

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  142. WOOOOO HOOOOOO! Welcome to the world, Eli! He is so adorable and your family of three looks so perfect!! Congrats, Megan! Praying for you in these first couple of weeks!

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  143. Congrats!!! So happy for you!

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  144. Congratulations! He's beautiful!!

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  145. Congratulations Megan and Luke! He's beautiful!

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  146. Congratulations!! I was so excited to see what your baby would look like and I have to say he looks a LOT like you, Megan! The eyes especially! Hope you enjoy your time with your little man! Congratulations once again. Keep the photos coming please! I'm so happy for you!

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  147. he's beautiful! congratulations to the tree three!

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  148. Congratulations!!!! He is just precious. I'm glad to hear everyone is safe and healthy and doing well. :)

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  149. He is beautiful! His hair is just the perfect amount. :) Congratulations!

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