Welcome to the World Sweet Baby James!

posted by Andrea | 07/15/2015
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He’s finally here!

I’m so excited to introduce you to the newest member of the Dekker clan…

James Robert Dekker

new family of 5

James arrived on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 01:10am… after less than 2 hours in the hospital.

He’s a little peanut; weighing in at 7 pounds, 5 ounces andย only 19″ long.

He is perfect!ย 

dad and James

James isn’t necessarily named after anyone — although both Dave and I have uncles who share this name. It’s simply one of my all-time favorite boy names, and Dave really liked it too.

His middle name, Robert, is after my Dad and my Grandpa (who passed away earlier this year).

I know we probably “fooled” everyone by switching it up and going with a 1-syllable first name and a 2-syllable middle name, but it was honestly just a coincidence that both Nora and Simon’s names worked out that way.

And speaking of Nora and Simon, they are both excited to have a new brother!

Well, Simon doesn’t really understand, but Miss Nora is THRILLED! She is already devising plans for dressing him up, feeding him, and holding him — all of which she’s hoping to do frequently!

I’m planning to go home later this evening and will hopefully be taking it easy the next few weeks.

I’ll share more about James’ entire birth story and his new nursery in the next week or so… but for now, just know that he’s FINALLY here and we are all doing well.

Thanks so much for your thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes!ย 

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70 comments

  1. Elena

    07/24/2015

    Congratulations, Andrea and Family!!! I’m so happy for you ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to your family updates.

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  2. Sarah

    07/22/2015

    He’s beautiful Andrea-Congratulations to you all!

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  3. Andrea

    07/21/2015

    Hooray!!! Welcome James Robert!! We’re all so glad to have you here!! You are one of the luckiest little ones in the world. Your entire family is AWESOME!!!!

    Andrea – Best wishes to you and your growing family. Congratulations!! I love your site and how you generously share so much of yourself with so many of us. We appreciate you immensely. Thank you for being you!!

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  4. Andrea

    07/21/2015

    Hooray!!! Welcome James Robert!! We’re all so glad to have you here!! You are one of the luckiest little ones in the world. Your entire family is AWESOME!!!!

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  5. sheila

    07/20/2015

    Awe there he is! I’m only a week late! He’s a keeper! Hope you’re doing well! You look amazing!

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  6. Debbie W.

    07/17/2015

    Congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Marsha

    07/16/2015

    Congratulations!! So glad to hear
    he’s finally arrived. May The Lord richly bless you all!!

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  8. Sandy K

    07/16/2015

    Congratulations to all of you. Beautiful family!

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  9. Juds

    07/15/2015

    Best eyebrows ever.

    Congratulations.

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  10. Ruthe

    07/15/2015

    Congratulations!! Your family is so sweet! I love all the happy faces!

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  11. Sharyl

    07/15/2015

    Wonderful! What a beautiful family! Sending you congratulations from ND!

    Now rest and let Dave pamper you for awhile! So very happy for you all! Sharyl

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  12. Michelle

    07/15/2015

    Congratulations! He is absolutely adorable. What a cute little family. We just found out the other day that grandbaby number 7 is on the way. We can’t wait!

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  13. Stacie

    07/15/2015

    Congratulations to you and your whole family!!! So happy for yous! God Bless!

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  14. Babs

    07/15/2015

    So glad James Robert is here! We are all wishing you a happy, wonderful time at home. Do take care of yourself. You do need the rest, mentally and physically. Good that Dave can be there this time! Best!

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  15. Deborah Walker

    07/15/2015

    Congratulations on the birth of James! 2 hours, wow great job! Try and take it slow and enjoy the sweet moments with your family.

    Best, Deborah

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  16. JoDi

    07/15/2015

    Congratulations! Welcome to the world little James! Great names! (Robert is my Dad’s name too so I’m just a little biased . ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Miss Nora is going to make a great mom some day just like her mama! Enjoy the next few weeks together!

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  17. Candis

    07/15/2015

    Oh my goodness. Congrats congrats congrats, he is beautiful.

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  18. Lynda

    07/15/2015

    Congratulations and welcome James!!!

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  19. Michelle

    07/15/2015

    Congratulations! A great name and a beautiful family. Prayers for your family!

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  20. Bobbye

    07/15/2015

    So excited for you all! You look great! James is so beautiful as are Nora and Simon!
    God bless each of you during this precious time.

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  21. Nancy

    07/15/2015

    Congratulations! God bless all 5 of you with good health and much happiness. Andrea, I must say that I KNOW I didn’t look that good right after I delivered my children. You are one capable woman (in more ways than one, I need to add). Oh, and I’m not forgetting that you’ve chosen one heck of a partner in life!

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  22. MU

    07/15/2015

    Congratulations ! I followed your blog at least 2 years, it’s my happy time to check your new post everyday. I’m so happy to see Dekker #3 and wish everything in your family goes smoothly: )

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  23. Stephanie

    07/15/2015

    Congrats! Name fits well in your family. And two hours at the hospital is the best. I’ve never been their longer either. hope all continues to go well today and as you transition home. I had my first 3 in under 4 years too. Two boys and a girl as well. Just the opposite of you. My first two were 14 months apart and both boys, my girl came 2.5 years later. Now waiting on number 4 to arrive. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  24. ophenic

    07/15/2015

    Congratulations on the blessed arrival of your bouncing baby boy…i enjoy reading your blog!!

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  25. Emily

    07/15/2015

    Congratulations Dekker family on the birth of sweet James Robert!! Love his name! ๐Ÿ™‚ Andrea, you look great! Hope you are able to rest and recover now and enjoy that precious boy! Lovin Nora’s expressions in all the pictures. She looks thrilled!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  26. Fenton Clendenin

    07/15/2015

    Congratulations! I love the pictures!! What a beautiful family!!

    Peace and joy to all!!

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  27. Dyticia

    07/15/2015

    I’m so happy for you! I remember when you had Nora and looking up all the tips you had on saving money. Seems like way back when, but now you have 3 little ones! So blessed! Congratulations!!!!

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  28. Elaine

    07/15/2015

    Congratulations on the birth of your son! Very happy for you!

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  29. martha lawson

    07/15/2015

    Congratulations!! Another beautiful baby!! I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and watching the children grow. It is a highlight of my day to see what Miss Nora and Mr. Simon are up too. Thanks for the pleasure.

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  30. Amy

    07/15/2015

    Congratulations on a beautiful little boy! He is adorable and Nora looks so excited and happy in all the pictures. Enjoy your newest member of the family!

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