Alexander John Heddleston

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Xander was born Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 1:18 am, weighing 6 pounds 8 ounces and 19.75 inches in length. Edited to add: we went to Xander’s first pediatricians appointment on Monday and his length is actually 18 3/8ths inches. What a little peanut!!

We arrived at the hospital at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, March 14 and after a quick labor, our bundle of joy was born! I’ll be writing up my (quick) birth story soon. Here are some pictures from Xander’s first few days of life.

After his first bath in the hospital:

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Leaving the hospital Saturday afternoon:

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Arriving home Saturday:

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Xander’s first pack and play nap on Sunday:

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Sigh. What a precious baby — we are so in love with him. Baby, Daddy, and I are doing really well. Thank you everyone for your well wishes over the weekend, these have been the best days of our lives!


The Heddleston Family

PS. I had no idea that I would go into labor the same day as I posted the Baby Heddleston baby pool — wishful thinking, maybe? It’ll be fun to tabulate the results!


  1. 1

    So happy for you. Happy Heddlestons :-)

  2. 2

    Awww! So sweet!!! Congrats!!!!

  3. 3

    Oh, wow! Congratulations on your handsome little man!!!

  4. 4

    congrats again hun. love you guys!

  5. 5

    Congratulations Baby Xander is a precious.

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    Congrats to you and your lovely family :)

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    Congratulations! He is so precious. Daddy is just glowing :-)

  8. 8

    What a handsome little man and just look at John’s beaming face. Love it. Congratulations, again! I love the name, too!

  9. 9

    Whoa! Congrats! Baby is adorable and you look great as well. Blessings on your little family. :)

  10. 10

    Congrats! He’s precious!! Must’ve been the full moon!

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    I like how you call him Xander. He’s beautiful. Congratulations on the precious family addition.

  12. 12

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby.

  13. 13

    Yay!! Congrats!!

  14. 14

    He is adorable! Congrats! Can’t wait to hear all about it :)

  15. 15

    Such a cutie! He is so precious. Congrats!

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    Congrats on your baby! I can’t wait to hear the story;) enjoy these first days with your son!

  17. 17

    congrats! so excited about your little beautiful family!

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    OMG, Katie, he is seriously just perfect. So excited for you!!

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    He is PERFECT!! Congrats to you both!!!

  20. 20

    He’s so beautiful, congrats, and I totally have that baby blanket! Yes, have, as in I still have it. I love how it has not changed one bit – except Alex’s is certainly not as faded as mine is now 😉

  21. 21

    congratulations!!! he is beautiful!!!!!

  22. 22

    I thought the same thing – that poll must have been the trick! Congrats to all of you. He is precious!!

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    OMG! I was offline from blogs, twitter, FB and you had the BABY! I can’t believe I’m just seeing the news…CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

    He’s gorgeous and I LOVE the family picture. You both look so happy! I’m thrilled for you! xoxo

  24. 24

    Congratulations! Eat up your first few days with Alexander!

  25. 25

    Congrats Katie!! He is adorable!

  26. 26

    He is so precious! Congratulations, can’t wait to hear the birth story!

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    Aw :) He’s got a beautiful head of hair!

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    I’ve been waiting for this post!!! he is adorable! Glad all is well and can’t wait to hear more. :)

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    congrats lady!!! yay!

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    I’m just catching up on your blog and I just want to say congratulations!!!! He’s beautiful and you’re a beautiful mother!

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    What a cutie!! Congratulations!!

  34. 34

    Congrats Katie! Looks like you’ve got yourself a perfect little man!

  35. 35

    Congratulations!!! He is adorable! :)

  36. 36

    Congratulations on the bundle of joy!

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    Congratulstions!!! He’s beautiful and you guys are in for such a huge adventure :)

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