Your gentle touch, your tender care. A smile as bright as sunshine; a heart of no compare.
A spirit that will glow forever, in the memories that we share.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Welcome, Quentin Joseph!

With Mommy recuperating nicely, Daddy is filling in as guest blogger.  While my digital grunts and monosyllabic phrases can in no way suffice for Christy's beautiful prose, at least you're getting a few pictures to distract you from the poor quality of writing......Anyway......

Quentin Joseph Silva arrived to greet us this morning, February 4th, at 8:08 this morning! He weighed in at 7 lbs., 11oz. and measured 21 1/2 inches.  He put the world, or at least Chester County, on notice with some throaty yells and cries to announce his arrival.  Apparently he was not very impressed, for he then proceeded to fall asleep soundly as he adjusted to his new surroundings. 


Later in the day, big brother Devin came to meet his new little brother.  Not sure Devin could have been more proud, and he was very gentle, loving, and to be honest, giddy at the sight of Quentin. 


Quentin may have set the Pennsylvania state record for the most photographs in a 12-hour time period; we're checking official records.  So these are just a few.  Check back often, for there is a good chance you may get to see one or a few thousand more.  Thanks to all of you for your thoughts, good wishes, prayers, and love sent our way.  We felt it, and we still need it.  With today being both the arrival of Quentin and the five-month mark to the day of losing Aidan, it was a surreal experience filled with a gazillion simultaneous emotions.  The gift given to us today helped make the world a bit more right.  More to follow.  Love you all.

14 comments:

  1. We love you all so much! I can't wait to get my hands on that little lovebug! Hooray for all of you. Welcome, Baby Q! xoxo

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  2. You do boys, indeed, and so well. Congrats on another beautiful boy! Love how Devin isn't wasting any time making his little bro an Eagles fan!:) Lots of love, Michael, Tanya, Owen and Viola

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  3. Congratulations! He is beautiful! We are sending you lots of hugs and kisses. Love you all, Alison, John, Megan, and Andrew

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  4. He's beautiful! And you all look fabulous--when did the hair and makeup team have time to arrive in the midst of all those pictures? Love you all and can't wait to meet my new little cousin!
    xxxoooxxx

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  5. I am so happy for you all! Quentin looks just perfect! And big brother Devin looks so happy and proud! Gregory was looking at the pictures with me and he loved the one of Devin and his little bro! Congratulations and Best Wishes! Can't wait to meet him!

    Hugs,
    Sara

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  6. He is beautiful. We love you and are prayers are with you.
    Zac & Sharon

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  7. Just amazing! We love you guys so much, and can't wait to see Quentin J, Devin, and you guys. Much love - Jenna, Steve, Ryder, Maycie, and Carly

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  8. Congratulations! He is adorable! Best wishes to you all!
    Jen, Hassan, Will, Elizabeth and Kate

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  9. Congrats!! Love the pictures.. keep them coming!! :)

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  10. Congrats to a great family!

    Love & Best Wishes from the "Western" McKiernnans

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  11. Essie McKiernan, MinneapolisFebruary 6, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Beautiful baby, beautiful brother, beautiful parents, very happy for you all!

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  12. He is gorgeous! Sending happy, happy wishes and many prayers to you and your beautiful boys.
    Love- Lisa, Kevin, Joseph, Annie & Mike

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  13. I waited all day on Feb. 4th before succumbing to my intense curiosity. When I gave in and texted Carmen, she was on her way to the hospital to welcome the little man. Oh how I wished I could have been there to do the same. Yet, I think to myself, if we hadn't moved to Minnesota, we never would have had the privilege to meet such a special family. Now a week later we welcome Quentin into his new home and his new life. What a precious gift. And how wonderful that all are healthy and smiling. Thank you again for this blog and for your willingness to be so open about sharing your life with all of us who care so much. Steve, while your wife is a true author, I would not diminish your literary skills. I was impressed. Hugs to you all - Jim and Susan Erickson

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  14. I can't, can't, can't wait to get out there to give ALL of you big hugs and kisses! You are all amazingly wonderful. Oh, how I love thee... let me count the ways. Wait. I can't count that high. I ran out of toes.
    Love you big!

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