Welcome to the World, Simon John!

posted by Andrea | 03/5/2014

baby simon

He’s here! 

Dave, Nora, and I are ecstatic to introduce you to the newest member of the Dekker family…

Simon John!

He was born yesterday (3/4/14) at 11:52 — less than two hours after getting to the hospital AND right on his due date!

He weighed in at 8 pounds 11 ounces and measured 22″ long.

Sheer perfection!

And take a look at those lips and that cute button nose…

I’ll share lots more details in future posts, but for all of you who were waiting in anticipation for his name to be announced on the blog, I’ll just tell you that he’s named after Dave’s Grandpa (Simon) and Dave’s Dad (John).

So both of our kiddos first names are after a great-grandparent and both of their middle names are after a grandparent. And yes, his name fits all my “baby name requirements“!

Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers thus far… we feel loved!

Now the fun begins!

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147 comments

  1. Kimi

    03/06/2014

    What an amazing blessing! A beautiful healthy baby, and a smiling Nora! I pray for a wrinkle free transition!!!! Enjoy the journey! Love to all!

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  2. Stephanie

    03/06/2014

    Congratulations on the safe arrival of Simon! Something we often take for granted is the safety and health of both Mother and baby. What a miracle pregnancy and delivery is!
    Hope it felt good to be home. And hope the adjustment period goes quickly.

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  3. Jeanne

    03/06/2014

    Congratulations to the whole Dekker family. What a handsome boy. In some of those pictures I fancy that can see a family resemblance to Nora! She looks just as thrilled as the both of you. Best wishes for a smooth adjustment for all. You are so blessed!

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  4. Emma

    03/06/2014

    Congratulations! What a little cutie pie!

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  5. Kristine

    03/06/2014

    He is PERFECT! Even born on his DUE date! Now that is perfection! Sounds like things are going to go JUST perfect this time around and smooth out all the rough parts! God Bless your beautiful family!

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  6. KarenBHL

    03/06/2014

    Beautiful family. Simon is beautiful just like Nora. God gives the best gifts. Congratulations on your lastest blessing.

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  7. Carle

    03/06/2014

    Congratulations and enjoy your beautiful son! :)

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  8. Justina

    03/06/2014

    How cute! Congratulations! You have a beautiful family. I’ve been praying for you. His grace is sufficient.

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  9. Corinne

    03/06/2014

    So many good wishes to your family, Andrea! Congratulations!

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  10. Ofelia, from Mexico City

    03/06/2014

    Congratulations! Second pic is my fav. Lovely baby and beautiful mother. No make up at all and stil gorgeous!

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  11. Kathy

    03/06/2014

    Wow………he is adorable…love new babies…it’s still a miracle when you see them for the first time knowing they were inside you but here they are out in the world…still hard to believe sometimes. Here’s hoping he is a good little eater and sleeper for his Mummy and Daddy. Congratulations to the both of you and 2 hrs after getting to hospital……awesome. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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  12. Jen

    03/06/2014

    Ahh, congrats!! He’s perfect. Can’t wait to hear details!

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  13. Sallie

    03/06/2014

    Congratulations to everyone! :-)

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  14. Beth

    03/06/2014

    Congratulations to you & your family! He is definitely beautiful!! And quite a big boy :) my son was 8 lbs 7 oz almost 21 in. Boys grow very fast! My 4 month old is already transitioning into 9 mth clothing so I’m just warning you to be prepared ;) Nora looks so excited. I’m so happy for you that you & Simon both are healthy & hope it all continues to go well! Many well wishes!

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  15. Trina DeCamp

    03/07/2014

    Congratulations on the birth of your precious little man! Andrea, you made me laugh. Even his delivery was punctual and efficient ( 2 hours and on his due date!) He’s going to fit right into the Dekker clan quite nicely I think. Very happy for you and the family.

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  16. Maria A. Rodriguez

    03/07/2014

    Congratulations Nora, your little boy is indeed sheer perfection. The miracle of Life, wrapped up in a blanket. Best wishes for you and your entire family.
    With love.
    Maria A. Rodriguez, from Crown Point, IN. USA.

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  17. Marie

    03/07/2014

    Congratulations to all of you! Hope you have some help because you really look tired in your pictures. Hope Nora can get a decent sleep pattern going for you. God Bless!

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  18. Elena

    03/07/2014

    Congratulations to the entire Dekker family!!!! Nora will love being the big sister:) I’m very happy for you all.

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  19. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    03/07/2014

    Congratulations and best wishes to the New!Improved! Dekker family!

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  20. Deni

    03/07/2014

    Congratulations Dekker family!!! Such a beautiful little boy!!! Blessings to your little family!!!

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  21. Jodi

    03/08/2014

    Congratulations! You have a beautiful family.

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  22. La

    03/08/2014

    Beautiful, beautiful boy! Welcome, Simon John!

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  23. Caitlin

    03/09/2014

    Congratulations! Love the name! He’s very cute!

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  24. Chrissy

    03/10/2014

    Congratulations Andrea! I love the name! Hope you are doing well in this period of adjustment and I’m sure Nora will make a great big sister.

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  25. Ellen

    03/11/2014

    Congratulations! My husband is named Simon, it’s a beautiful name with a beautiful meaning. :)

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  26. Morgan

    03/13/2014

    Congratulations on your newest addition! What a joy! He is precious. xoxo

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