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Born at 9am 10/11/12
9 pounds 2 ounces, 21.6 inches

We are so excited to finally introduce our little baby Peanut! Labor and delivery was nothing like we had planned and hoped for – I wanted a birth with as less intervention as possible and drug free but due to my low fluids at 40 weeks 3 days, they decided to induce me. and after 26 hours of labor I ended up with an emergency C-section, but everything was worth it to have this little man with us. Recovery is going super slow and that's why I took so long to share the news here =[

I am very blessed to have my mom and Ken to help me and baby Conner is just an awesome baby, so I know that it will not be so long before I am back to normal. Until then here a few pics of our little bundle of Joy!

It's kind of sad that after we took all of these pictures we ended up having to go to the Emergency Room because I had a 102F fever that was not going away, it was an infection and had to rest even more for the rest of the week. I'm pretty tired of not being able to do much, but at least now I have a little baby to keep me entertained at all times.

I think I'm already biased and can not have enough of this little guy! We are just so in love =]

I hope you guys have a wonderful day!



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Joy Kelley is a Chilean Designer & lettering Artist. Mom to 3 little boys. Crafter. Pattern lover. Color obsessed. Lemon pie dependent. And the hand behind the HowJoyful Studio & HowJoyful Shop. Read more about her & the blog here →

51 replies
  1. Penny Sylvia
    Penny Sylvia says:

    JOY! Congratulations!! So sweet! I remember meeting you at ALT in the calligraphy class … you were so sweet and it’s been fun following your blog! Glad so see you happy and smiling and with your family!!! xoxox Penny

  2. Claudia
    Claudia says:

    Joy, he is amazing. Im sorry you didnt have the delivery you wanted but it must be hard to think about it when you have such a gorgeous little being in your home. Congratulations.

  3. Faydra Jones
    Faydra Jones says:

    Wow!!! What beautiful pics. I hope you’re fully recovered soon…rest, rest, rest. :-) Conner is such a beautiful baby…warm congrats!! ♥♥♥

  4. Rachana
    Rachana says:

    J♥y, He is s♥ cute.Congratulations both of you… was waiting for your updates… :). Being a mother of 10 month old baby i know it is little hard with health… but trust me those days will go soon.. take care .. recover soon… ♥♥♥♥♥

  5. Elly
    Elly says:

    Congratulations, Joy!!! Just yesterday I was visiting your blog to see if there is some news and here it is! May your baby boy give you many happy moments, may he grow up strong and happy. Enjoy every single second of maternity!

  6. Marcia (123 blog)
    Marcia (123 blog) says:

    Congratulations! Little Conner is gorgeous (my one twin is also called Connor but with an o) and looks very healthy.

    I love the yawn pic – tooo precious!

    Have a wonderful time getting to know your little man and spending time with your mom (who you look exactly like, by the way :))

  7. Elijah
    Elijah says:

    Congratulations!!! What a cute baby!!!! You must be so happy!!!! I pray that together, you will be the happiest family on planet earth!!! Have a good time with your little guy and your mom!!! :)

  8. Lori
    Lori says:

    Congratulations on the new man in your life! As far as the delivery not going as planned, that is going to be the story of your life with that little man! ha ha. They never do what you plan on them doing! Stress for mom until they hit about 40 or 50 years old ;). Get your rest and enjoy these first precious months with your new little family.

  9. Evie
    Evie says:

    How could you not be in love with such an adorable bundle?!?!?! Congratulations to you both. Welcome to the world, little man.

  10. Andaira
    Andaira says:

    Enhorabuena cariño….es un bebé muy hermoso….ya verás lo ocupada que vas a estar…te parecerá mentira el tiempo que te ocupará esa pequeña gran personita, menos mal que en estos primeros momentos está tu madre contigo…eso da mucha más seguridad.

  11. Heather
    Heather says:

    Congrats! Sorry it didn’t go as planned, but take care of yourself. He is very cute!

  12. Lora
    Lora says:

    CONTRATS!!! You and hubby are truly blessed!! As a momma of a now grown son, I wish you all the best and offer this little bit of advice….SAVOR every moment with your little man, whether it’s a fussy all night up after shots or the sweet little smile after his latest meal, enjoy, cherish and savor every moment, because before you know it, he will indeed be a man and you will still be looking for the little man you now hold. God Bless!

  13. Elke
    Elke says:

    Congratulation! All the best for you and your family! Hopefully you getting well quickly to enjoy your little prince without any problems. Best wishes from Germany with our two prinesses next to me (3y and 1 y). Best wihes, Elke

  14. Charmaine
    Charmaine says:

    Congratulations Joy! So excited when I got your post…and your little one was born on 10.11.12…how fun…that was my nephews 18th birthday.

  15. Sheryl
    Sheryl says:

    Congratulations to both of you on the birth of such a beautiful little man!!! You have all been through quite a bit and I hope things are back to “normal” soon so you can get back to the business of spoiling you little guy!!! Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures with us!!

  16. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations on a beautiful baby, a successful delivery, and becoming a FAMILY. What magic.
    Absolutely beautiful baby. Awww! Now you can REALLY, completely say HOW JOYFUL!!!!! Welcome to the club of motherhood.

  17. maya pique
    maya pique says:

    congratulations ! my first comment (but not my first visit on your blog) for this little beautiful boy ! congratulations !!! big kisses from France !

  18. nicole j bideau
    nicole j bideau says:

    Congratulations on your bundle of joy, may you be blessed with a good sleeper and many special moments
    hugs from the UK

  19. Marina
    Marina says:

    Joven y linda madre, usted acaba de iniciar la empresa más maravillosa de su vida, que la sabiduría y el amor sea lo que la conduzca por el sendero de Dios, para hacer de su bello vástago lo mejor que El Creador le da a cualquier mujer..¡¡¡¡Felicitaciones de todo corazón a los dos padres, y también a la joven abuela!!!

  20. christine
    christine says:

    Congrats! He is so cute. Know you will enjoy all the years to come. Take care of yourself.

  21. Jennay
    Jennay says:

    Joy-he’s absolutely precious! Glad to hear that you are feeling better and trying to recoop! Congratulations and enjoy your new little bundle!!

  22. Val Shepley
    Val Shepley says:

    Joy of joys! What a lovely baby! Such a blessing from a wonderful God. May he live a blessed and happy life. Hope you feel better very soon.

  23. Abiola
    Abiola says:

    Congratulations Joy. I follow your blog from Nigeria and I am so happy you are doing fine with Peanut, you are indeed blessed (he’s so cute and adorable)…You will be fine in no time..

    All the best.

  24. Sewing Princess
    Sewing Princess says:

    Enhorabuena! Me alegro que todo fue bien. Seguro te vas a recuperar muy pronto.

  25. Rosario
    Rosario says:

    Felicidades!! Conner es precioso y que bueno que tu mama pudo estar contigo y tu esposo. Que alegria que ya estas mejor tambien, no puedo esperar por cuando estes de vuelta en el blog, te extrañamos mucho <3

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