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William. Billy. Will. Liam. Billiam. The birth story.

Feast your eyes on this sweet sweet baby face! I can’t stop staring into it!

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I had him on Thursday of last week, September 11th.
I’d been having contractions on going for days and it seemed like they were getting stronger and a bit closer together. I’ve been in labor before (of course) so I knew for sure that I wasn’t right in the meat of it or anything but with Christian my water broke and I progressed really fast so I was nervous about not showing up in time. Plus I hadn’t gotten my results from the Group B Strep test yet and I knew I wanted to be there long enough for the meds to run their course at well (which takes 4 hours)
So I hesitantly decided to go in to the hospital and get checked.
From the minute I walked in the doors I was absolutely certain they’d be sending me home.
They set me up to the machines and checked me I was dilated to 2.5 CM which was exactly what I was dilated to a week before at my Doc appointment. She also said I wasn’t having very many contractions according to the monitor. So much for being in labor!
I quickly texted my mom that it was a false alarm and not to bother coming over.
The nurse was really sweet and she said we should wait another half an hour or so just so she could check me again and then she could send me home.
I was starving and ready to go eat some lunch and even though the thought of having the baby was exciting, I was happy to let him cook a little longer.
A little while later she came in to give me another quick check and get me on my way.
She instantly got a shocked look on her face and said “um…you’re at a 4 now…so I’m going to go call your doctor, stay put.”
An hour later she check me again and said “Well, you’re at a 5 now. Looks like we’re having this baby today!”

Nick started to get so nervous and excited. He said it was like Christmas, his birthday and Masters week all wrapped into one times 100! I was excited but nervous since I was just barely 37 weeks. Christian was born at 37 weeks and 2 days and he spent 10 days in the NICU. I really didn’t want to see this baby go through that. My doctor was so sweet and he said at this point it was only a 5% chance he’d be underdeveloped so not to worry too much.

At about 10:30pm I was at a 10 and ready to go. As soon as he came out they laid him on me and I couldn’t believe how much he looked like Christian! I kept asking if he was grunting because I was so scared that he would be (that’s what they do when their lungs are struggling) they took him over to the table on the side of the room and said they were sorry but yes he was grunting but they might be able to get it under control. My doctor could tell I was really concerned and he kept saying, let’s believe he’s not in the 5%. After 15 minutes the nurse, who happened to be one of my friends, said she still couldn’t get him to stop grunting so they need to take him over to the NICU but they wouldn’t admit him right away, he might come back in just a few hours if we got lucky.
I was really trying not to be a baby about it but when they took him out of the room I started balling. The last thing I wanted in the world was to be separated from him and for him to be struggling. My doctor came over and said he was really sorry and he knew that was my biggest fear but that he still had a few hours to get better and I shouldn’t lose hope just yet.

I was praying for him and hoping he’d be able to come back soon.  Nick and my dad went over to where he was and gave him a special prayer as well, which did make me feel a little better.

I had an epidural and even though I was pretty sure I could walk (I could move my legs the whole time and still felt everything on a MUCH smaller scale) the nurses thought it would be best if I got some rest before heading over to the NICU. About three hours later they called my room and said he seemed to be doing really well, was acting really hungry and wondered if I wanted to come down and try to feed him. I hurried down and was thrilled when he latched right on! (it took like a million tries with Christian) His breathing had improved a great deal and once the feeding was over they said we could take him up with us!
I can’t even explain how happy and relieved I was to have him back in my arms and doing well!

We brought Christian in the next morning and he is so in love. He keeps saying “He’s really cute to me!” and he’s got his own name for him. Billiam. It’s so adorable when he says it!

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Anyway I know that was a  LOOONG story but I just think that babies are such incredible miracles and I could hear birth stories all day long, so I wanted to share:)

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For the next couple of weeks I am going to be all wrapped up with this teensy tiny baby and to be honest beauty is bound to be the last thing on my mind! But I thought it would be fun to go through some of my very favorite old posts dust them off, freshen them up and have some “Greatest Hit Reruns” I just feel like there are so many awesome tips that get buried and this is a perfect chance to let them shine! (I also might throw a few new ones in the mix with content I’ve already created before baby arrived. So keep an eye out for that as well.)
Love you all!!
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246 Comments

  • Reply
    Cat Pham
    September 15, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    He is soooo gorgeous, Cara!! Congratulations, Mama!

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    Alexa
    September 15, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    God bless you, your newest little miracle, and your precious little family of men. This is happiness. <3

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    Chelsey Patti
    September 15, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Congrats CARA!!! He’s gorgeous!!! Enjoy your time off!
    -Chelsey
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    Chrissie Dyson
    September 15, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Congratulations on your beautiful precious little boy. I have a photo just like yours of my two boys. You have a beautiful family. Rest and enjoy!

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    claralarala
    September 15, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Congratulations Cara!!!! That last photo with the little grin is precious. I’m pregnant with my first and have been keeping up with yours but didn’t expect to read that post today! xx

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    Theresa
    September 15, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous baby- this little beau is all the beauty you need to share. Enjoy the magic!

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    Christine
    September 15, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Oh my gosh, what a doll. He’s perfect! Christian looks like he’s going to make an awesome big brother. Congratulations!!

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    Sena
    September 15, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Omg SO happy for you guys! What a fairy tale for you and Nick! :))) Congratulations! He is beautiful and the shot with Christian made me tear up. Get rest mama!

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    Cora
    September 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I am so happy for you and a total broody hen right now! Haha! Congratulations for you and your entire family! May you all be happy and healthy and shiny! <3

    Enjoy your time with Billiam and don't feel pressured to post for us! We'll be just fine, and waiting here patiently. Right now it's all about you! XOXO

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    Angelica Marquis
    September 15, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Ahhhhh! So absolutely ecstatic for you! What a wonderfully handsome baby 🙂

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    Chara Russell
    September 15, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Congratulations! He is just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing this special blessing with all of us! And the picture of Christian holding him is so precious. Take your time just enjoying them! 🙂 God bless your little family!

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    Whovian Gran
    September 15, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Congratulations! What precious boys! Thank you for sharing your special story. God bless.

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    jadegrrrl
    September 15, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Congrats he’s divine <3

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    Karen
    September 15, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Congratulations! He is beautiful!!

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    ioannax91
    September 15, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Congratulations on the birth of your new bundle of joy! Beautiful!

    Ioanna | http://www.hearting.co.uk

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    Robin C
    September 15, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    He really is perfectly beautiful. Congratulations!

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    Fanny
    September 15, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Cara, congrats on this little cutie!!! Best from Germany!

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    Niki
    September 15, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Wow! Congratulations Cara! He’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing the story!

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    Kristina
    September 15, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Awwwwww what a beautiful baby and little boy you have! Congratulations!!! Sooooo glad you didn’t have to be in the NICU! Good luck with your first few weeks!

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    Ariadna
    September 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Congratulations on your “Billiam”! He’s adorable! As well as Christian, he already looks like a great big brother!! Enjoy your new little family!! We’ll be here when you are ready!

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    Miki
    September 15, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Congrats!! He’s beautiful. That’s so wonderful. Birth is so amazing, I agree. That’s awesome you could still walk/feel somewhat. Haha my legs were totally numb. Anyhoo … Don’t stress out. My son was born at 35 weeks, and he was a trooper! His lungs weren’t fully developed but he didn’t even act like it bothered him LOL. Really the only issue we had was jaundice. He powered through both. He was in the hospital for a week, and that was really only an extra precaution, and he came out of it unfazed. He’s one tough crazy kiddo. He’s a super healthy and very active kid now 9 years later.
    P.S. Old posts are always great to see again! There are tons of old gems. You go take care of that little angel.

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    Holly Zdolyny
    September 15, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Congratulations on your little miracle! It sounds like you went through a lot but its always worth it in the end! Lovely story!
    http://www.hollyeverafter.com/

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    Liz Tea Bee
    September 15, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful.

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    PauliinaN
    September 15, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Congratulations!! Just yesterday I was checking the blog for new stories and I was like she must be having the baby now, and yes I was right!! 🙂

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    danielle
    September 15, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I feel the same way about birth stories. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing! Congratulations! He is beautiful!

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    Jenni
    September 15, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Congratulations!! He is just beautiful!:). That picture of him and Christian is just killer! Have fun soaking it in!!:)

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    flgirl18
    September 15, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Congratulations on your new little bundle of joy!!!

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    Angela
    September 15, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    There is absolutely nothing like it! Congratulations to the whole family! Thanks for the beautiful post.

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    Jamie
    September 16, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Congratulations!!!! He is soooooooooo precious! I’m happy he is doing great and didn’t have to be admitted to ICU. Two beautiful boys, cara!!

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    Maria Wright
    September 16, 2014 at 12:06 am

    He is perfect! Congratulations! You are surrounded by amazing guys. I am so happy for you and your growing family. Thank you so much for letting us be a part of this experience with you. I feel like I have known you for years and am just overjoyed for you. Many blessing and beautiful thoughts are being sent your way

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    Dee
    September 16, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Congrats Cara! You did awesome. Love the pic of Christian & “Billiam”. That is so precious. Love love love to all of you.

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    Lucie Palka
    September 16, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Congrats and all the best!

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    Rosey
    September 16, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Congratulations to you all.What a wonderful time it is.Love Rosey from Australia!

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    Cami
    September 16, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Congrats! He is such a handsome little man!

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    Debbie Verdon-Smolka
    September 16, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Congratulations to you all. He’s a beauty. Love from Debbie in England! xx

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    Perrine
    September 16, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Hi Cara, congrats on your new little baby he is soo sooooo cute 🙂 a beauty just like his mom. I’m from France and I am so addicted to your blog, I’ve been reading it for a long time now and enjoy it so much !!! it’s the best blog out there for me.

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    Angie
    September 16, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Congratulations! He is just perfect! I love birth stories too, so thanks for sharing! I’ll really look forward to the ‘greatest hits’ posts- what a great idea! (But take your time!) Many blessings to you and your family.

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    Deanna
    September 16, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Congratulations! Enjoy your beautiful family!

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    pruttybird
    September 16, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Congratulations. He is absolutely adorable!!!

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    Bobette
    September 16, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Oh so glad all is ok! Much love to you and your sweet family!

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    Summer
    September 16, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Omg he is beautiful!!! Congratulations!!

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    kristie
    September 16, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Adorable, congrats!!

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    Amanda
    September 16, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Congrats to you and your family, he’s absolutely precious!

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    Bridgette
    September 16, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Congratulations!! He is precious!! Both your boys are adorable! Enjoy all the “first” moments all over again with William. Take care of yourself 🙂

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    shandalbaxter
    September 16, 2014 at 1:27 am

    So so beautiful. Congratulations on this most beautiful gift. ENJOY my friend ENJOY!

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    Miss Viola Swamp (@imaqt209421)
    September 16, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Congrats 🙂

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    Christine N
    September 16, 2014 at 1:40 am

    Many blessings to you, your beautiful baby boy and your entire family!

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    Mary
    September 16, 2014 at 1:41 am

    I just knew that is why we didn’t hear from you!! You sure are blessed with a beautiful family. Enjoy all the wonderful in your life.

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    Wendy
    September 16, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Congratulations. He is so precious!

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    Heather Z
    September 16, 2014 at 1:58 am

    He is so beautiful! Congratulations to you and your family! I’m so very happy for you! I have followed you from the very beginning, I love and enjoy everything you do and give us. Now is your turn to just love and enjoy, and concentrate on you. Take in all those special moments!

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    Lisa
    September 16, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Congratulations, he is perfect!!

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    Lexie
    September 16, 2014 at 2:07 am

    Congratulations to you all!! I’m very happy for you xx

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    Erica
    September 16, 2014 at 2:10 am

    Aww congratulations! ! He’s so beautiful! And that picture of him and your big little is too precious. Although I must say I’m jealous. 😉 I’m 37w3d with twins and very much ready for this pregnancy to be done lol

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    Eryn P
    September 16, 2014 at 2:13 am

    Congratulations!!!! Love his little smile! So happy for you and your family 🙂

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    Katie
    September 16, 2014 at 2:18 am

    SOOOO glad everything turned out ok! He’s gorgeous, and I hope you’re doing well.

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    Kristy
    September 16, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Congratulations! Your baby is beautiful! What a blessing he is healthy!!

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    Holly
    September 16, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Aww, he is so sweet! Congratulations!!

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    Marie
    September 16, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Congrats from another mom of two little boys! Your story made me tear up, so happy for you and your family!

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    beautyandbikes
    September 16, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Congratulations! Both are so beautiful.

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    Sadie
    September 16, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Congratulations!! What a great story and such a sweet blessing he is already! God bless your family and enjoy every minute!

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    Kathy
    September 16, 2014 at 2:31 am

    Such a beautiful and precious moment in your life! Thank you for sharing. Congratulation!

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    Liz_H880
    September 16, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Congratulations on your precious new baby! So glad he’s doing fine! Enjoy every minute with him!!! We will still be here when you’re back in full swing again 🙂

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    Betsy
    September 16, 2014 at 2:36 am

    Beautiful! Congratulations…your little miracle is so sweet!

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    Patty L
    September 16, 2014 at 2:43 am

    Congratulations! Both of your babies are just adorable! 🙂 So happy for you! Enjoy them!

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    jenine482
    September 16, 2014 at 2:44 am

    He is beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to share your story, I could read birth stories all day long too. I know the pain of having your baby whisked away after birth, I’m happy to hear it was just hours and now days. Congratulations to you all 🙂

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    Shelly S
    September 16, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing a part of your life with us. He looks like a picture-perfect baby!

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    Melessa
    September 16, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Congratulations, he’s precious!

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    Sarah
    September 16, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Congratulations! I’m so happy that he’s here and healthy! Both of my boys arrived around 35 1/2 weeks and totally understand how scared you were. Enjoy your time with all of your handsome men.

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    virginia
    September 16, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Congratulations on your little blessing! He is downright adorable! Enjoy this special time 🙂

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    Twirly Skirt
    September 16, 2014 at 3:05 am

    He is perfect! Such a blessing. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family. Enjoy this precious time of life! xoxo Jen

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    Dana
    September 16, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Congrats to you and your family!!! He is absolutely beautiful!!! 🙂

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    chameleonstampede
    September 16, 2014 at 3:11 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you so much for sharing your story… he is simply beyond beautiful! So happy for you and your family 🙂

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    Elizabeth
    September 16, 2014 at 3:12 am

    Congratulations!!!! I had no idea when I saw the post in my inbox it would be a birth announcement!!! So happy for you and that baby is doing fine. He is beautiful!!! Hope to see more pics of this little guy soon. God bless!

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    Laura
    September 16, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Congratulations, he’s gorgeous

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    myfairdaily
    September 16, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Congratulations Cara! He’s so beautiful and I love that picture of him and Christian together! I’m glad you and the baby are alright and I hope you have a wonderful next couple of weeks (and I hope u get a chance to sleep occasionally lol).

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    Nancy Lacke
    September 16, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Congratulations on the newest little man in your life!

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    Shannon Verucchi
    September 16, 2014 at 3:28 am

    Congratulations!!! Reading your story I could feel your excitement!! Brought me back to 19 and almost 16 years ago when my boys were born. Praise God for a healthy beautiful baby!! He is so beautiful!!!!

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    Ana R.
    September 16, 2014 at 3:30 am

    He’s beautiful, congratulations!!

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    Jenna
    September 16, 2014 at 3:32 am

    Congratulations! You have such a beautiful family!

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    Kate
    September 16, 2014 at 3:36 am

    So sweet! You are blessed 🙂
    When did you have him?

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    Nancy
    September 16, 2014 at 3:43 am

    He is perfect, Congrats!!

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    Stephanie
    September 16, 2014 at 3:44 am

    He’s SO cute!!! Congrats, Cara 🙂

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    Ivonne
    September 16, 2014 at 3:45 am

    Congrats Cara! Your boys are gorgeous! Bless your family!

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    Marie
    September 16, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Congratulations!!! Much health and many blessings.

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    Cait
    September 16, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful.

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    Lori
    September 16, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Congratulations to you and your family! What a little sweetie, enjoy every minute with him.

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    kathleen
    September 16, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Congrats to you and your family. He is beautiful.

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    Angela
    September 16, 2014 at 3:55 am

    Congratulations! What a gorgeous baby.

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    Corinn
    September 16, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Congratulations to you and your family Cara! He is adorable! That picture of him with Christian is THE CUTEST. The look on Christians face says it all!

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    Whitney
    September 16, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Cara, congratulations! He is so beautiful. I found your blog when I was pregnant and wanted to thank you for bringing me so much joy. I had hyperemesis for 9 months and was too sick to really do much of anything. Visiting your site was one of the things I could enjoy! Your sweet nature and honesty comes through in all of your posts and videos. Just wanted to congratulate you on your precious little ones and thank you for helping me through a difficult time!

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    Marylisa k
    September 16, 2014 at 4:02 am

    God bless you and your family. Especially baby “billiam” so happy it was a happy ending and greatest hits is the best idea!!! Enjoy this special time with your new baby and Christian their bond will be wonderful. They look like twins. Enjoy!!!

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    kkcallaway
    September 16, 2014 at 4:05 am

    CONGRATS ON YOUR LITTLE MIRACLE! He is so very PRECIOUS! XOXOXO

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    Jacque
    September 16, 2014 at 4:26 am
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    Lizzy
    September 16, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Congratulations!! Enjoy the adventure of 2 boys! 🙂

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    Hillary
    September 16, 2014 at 4:35 am

    CONGRATS!! You enjoy every minute with your sweet baby and family. This time is yours to take off and enjoy<3 Thank you for sharing…. Beautiful Family!

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    Heather
    September 16, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Congrats! All of us beauty junkies will be just fine while you take a much needed step away from the blog and love on that precious little man!!!

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    LiAnne
    September 16, 2014 at 4:39 am

    What a beautiful addition to your family little Billiarm is. Enjoy every minute! Congrats!

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    Victoria
    September 16, 2014 at 4:40 am

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby. Enjoy this precious time!!

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    Tracey
    September 16, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Beautiful! Congratulations!!

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    Melissa
    September 16, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Perfect precious miracle! Blessings on your sweet family~

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    Dominique
    September 16, 2014 at 4:59 am

    Congrats Cara! He is gorgeous (but we all knew he would, with such good looking parents and big brother…)
    Hope you are all doing well. Enjoy every minute, they are so precious.

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    Heidi D.
    September 16, 2014 at 5:03 am

    Congratulations, Cara! He is soooooooo beautiful and that picture of Christian holding him is beyond precious. Enjoy these next days.

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    Ingrid
    September 16, 2014 at 5:04 am

    Congratulations! He is absolutely beautiful! There is nothing more beautiful than a new baby. Thank you for sharing you joy with us.

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    Kara
    September 16, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful. So glad he is doing well, that’s scary. Love the picture of Christian holding him! Beautiful family.

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    Beth and Beauty
    September 16, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Congratulations! He is absolutely beautiful!

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    Kamilla
    September 16, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Congratulations Kara, he’s a keeper! I didn’t realize our due dates were so close together. I am 37 weeks along with a boy as well. This made me all excited, babies are the best!

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    Melanie
    September 16, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Enjoy and get plenty of rest if you can. All the best to you and your family.

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    Britney
    September 16, 2014 at 5:31 am

    I’m so happy for you and your family! I just had a baby boy 4 months ago, and your story made me feel the joy of that day all over again! So glad he’s healthy and doing well! Take care!

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    Alisha
    September 16, 2014 at 5:36 am

    He’s a beauty – Congratulations!!!

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    Dana
    September 16, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Congratulations on another beautiful son!

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    Megan
    September 16, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Congratulations Cara and family! Our little guy is ten weeks today and I loveeeee hearing birth stories 🙂 Thank you for sharing yours! And I love the name William 🙂 We almost named our guy William (after our best friend who passed away), but we decided to keep it on the back burner for (maybe) another boy in the future. Love seeing other little Williams out there. 🙂 I’m so glad that he is healthy and didn’t have to be kept away from you. Enjoy your time with your family, we’re not going anywhere! I’d be thrilled if you just posted pictures of Christian and William for the next few months 🙂

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    Kristen
    September 16, 2014 at 5:38 am

    A beautiful baby boy! Congratulations!

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    Niki
    September 16, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Congratulations Cara, he is absolutely precious!! Your family must be so full of love in their hearts right now 🙂 Enjoy your time with the little one since they seem to grow up over night.

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    Maggie
    September 16, 2014 at 5:42 am

    congrats! I had my William last August. He is the sweetest baby in the world. It is a good name. I love reading your birth story. Like you I can hear a hundred birth stories and not get tired of them. Good luck. And don’t forget you will be wrapped up in the best purest beauty there ever was.

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    Julie
    September 16, 2014 at 5:45 am

    He is just. perfect…… Congratulations!! Your strength is such an inspiration 🙂

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    Elizabeth
    September 16, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Congratulations!! He is beautiful and I am so happy for your gorgeous family : ) Rest well and feel the love we all send to you!! xooxoox

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    Kate
    September 16, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Congratulations to you, Cara, and your whole family! He’s beautiful! Your story made me cry and I’m glad everything turned out to be okay! Enjoy every minute with him! I swear the time goes faster with the second baby than the first one! 🙂

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    penny
    September 16, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! Congratulations

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    Danielle
    September 16, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Oh. My. Goodness! He is absolutely perfect. What beautiful boys you have; welcome to the “Two Boys Club”…it’s a wild ride, so hold on mama! My boys are 5 and 3, and I absolutely love their dynamic. Before you know it, they’ll be chasing each other through the house, riding bikes together, wrestling, and creating their lifelong bond as best friends.

    Blessings to you all, as you adjust in this new way of life.
    xo

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    jennifer
    September 16, 2014 at 5:53 am

    he’s beautiful!! congratulations!

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    Jan W
    September 16, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Congratulations! William is truly blessed to be a part of your family.

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    Kathy S
    September 16, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Congrats! He is precious. Enjoy your sweet boys.

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    Noelle
    September 16, 2014 at 5:59 am

    Ah! Yay! Congratulations! He is adorable. 🙂

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    Marcia Bergenfield
    September 16, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Look at the smile on your baby’s face! He’s so beautiful! Congrat’s and make sure you and your son get rest.

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    Brenda
    September 16, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Awww Congrats Cara to you and your family, he’s so adorable! I recently found out my daughter is pregnant again.:) So blessed to have a 3rd grandchild to love and spoil.

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    lorena929
    September 16, 2014 at 6:09 am

    “You (God) made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous-how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me! Psalm 139:13-18

    May both your sons grow to surrender to Jesus and serve Him all the days of their lives. May you and your husband be the examples they need to do that. Blessings,

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    Jaime
    September 16, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Congrats! So excited for you. I am glad he is doing well. He is such a cutie. While I (and many) will certainly miss you, you certainly deserve a break and some time with your little precious. Enjoy!

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    Faith
    September 16, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Congratulations Cara! He is beautiful and perfect! I am glad everything turned out OK, I know how scary it is. You just focus on your family now. We’ll be here when you’re ready to come back. Take care!

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    Kimmie
    September 16, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Congratulations! So glad you had a safe delivery and that baby William is healthy! What a huge relief that must be!

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    Jackie Smith
    September 16, 2014 at 6:20 am

    What a little love nugget!

    Congrats!

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    Linda
    September 16, 2014 at 6:20 am

    What sweet little men, congratulations!

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    Heather Gaffney
    September 16, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Congratulations on this most beautiful of miracles – such a blessing from God.

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    Mia
    September 16, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Congrats to you all! He is beautiful.

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    Jessica Pierson
    September 16, 2014 at 6:30 am

    CONGRATS TO YOUR WHOLE FAMILY!!!! Especially Christian on his promotion to Big Bro 🙂 He’s beautiful. And good for you for surviving that Utah summer heat while pregnant!

    Can’t wait to see more pics. Congratulations again!

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    Dawn McPherson
    September 16, 2014 at 6:31 am

    so happy for your family… omg he is beautiful
    congratulations!

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    spereelan
    September 16, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Agree! I could also listen to birth stories all day long! Such a true miracle! So happy for you & your sweet family! Enjoy every second!!!

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    Casey
    September 16, 2014 at 6:49 am

    He is so sweet Cara. 🙂 Congratulations!!!

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    Kenzie Spafford
    September 16, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Congratulations! I can’t get over that picture of Christian holding him; it’s so precious!

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    Bobbi C.
    September 16, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Oh Cara, I’m so honored to have gotten up this morning to find Billiam’s birth story waiting for me! He’s just precious, and Christian’s going to be such a great big brother! I’m also so glad you all didn’t have to go through another long trial in the NICU. Lastly, I can’t believe you took all this time to post about it, so please take all the time you need – we’ll still be here when you’re ready! Take Care.

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    Tara
    September 16, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Congratulations Cara and your sweet family!!!

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    Sally
    September 16, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Congratulations, Cara! Such a sweet little one. That face!

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    Danica
    September 16, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Congratulations and all the best! I must say he is one of the cutest little guys I’ve seen!! I love following your blog and how down to earth and real you are,your the best! I loved hearing about lil Billiam’s birth story! Congrats again. <3

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    Virginie
    September 16, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Congratulations!!! He is absolutely perfect!! I’m 27 wks pregnant and just had a little scare so I’m on bed rest so this little one can bake longer. Your story just gave me the push I needed to make SURE I follow orders so he can stay in as long as possible. I’m so so happy for you and your family, so glad he only needed a couple hours and could be reunited with you. All the best xoxo

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    runtspickins
    September 16, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

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    Karen J
    September 16, 2014 at 7:40 am

    So precious. Take all the time you need. We are going anywhere!

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    hollie
    September 16, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Congratulations!! He’s beautiful!! err.. handsome…whatever! Babies are all beautiful!!

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    Hope Howland (@HHDesigns)
    September 16, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Oh so great.. congratulations!!!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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    Cyrena
    September 16, 2014 at 8:26 am

    No way Cara! I was due on the Oct. 1st and had my 5lb 3.6oz little guy 2 weeks ago, exactly one month early. I went in to be checked, just like you, expecting to be sent home ,and had him that night. I was super worried about the NICU, the hospital where we were did not have one. So he would have to be sent to a separate hospital from me, ahh! But through a tender mercy of Heavenly Father’s, he was deemed healthy and strong enough to stay in my room with me! Where he belonged:). So happy for you guys and excited to share special moments and blessings like these.

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    Ashley H
    September 16, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Congratulations!! He is so beautiful!! I can’t wait for springtime when my baby will arrive.

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    1111
    September 16, 2014 at 8:38 am

    bawled*

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    Abby
    September 16, 2014 at 8:39 am

    wow–what an adorable baby! he is so, so handsome. congratulations!

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    Jen
    September 16, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Ohmygoodness, congratulations!!!! Your two boys are about the cutest things I’ve ever seen!!

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    Lorie Stennis
    September 16, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Congrats! He’s beautiful 🙂 Glad to hear everything turned out all right.

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    elleee3
    September 16, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you! What a beautiful little one!

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    Lauren @ She Tries It
    September 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Congratulations!! Cutest family ever 🙂

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    Jen
    September 16, 2014 at 9:10 am

    congratulations!!! he is truly a gift from heaven!

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    Anna
    September 16, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Angelic!!! Congratulations to you and your family!

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    Rachel
    September 16, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Congratulations! I’m glad that he is healthy and strong! I hope you have a quick recovery and that he will let you get some sleep once in a while. 😉 He’s a lucky boy to come to a family with so much love.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Hailey
    September 16, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Congrats Cara! He is sooooo cute.

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    Boni
    September 16, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Congratulations to a very beautiful girl!!! Babies are the most precious! I adore babies, it is a privilege to have these little beings! Get plenty of rest and enjoy these incredible moments. XOXO

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    Elvia
    September 16, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Loved reading this!! So glad he is ok! I agree, babies are miracles. Congratations on your beautiful baby boy!! 🙂

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    Clare
    September 16, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Congratulations to you all x

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    Wake Up For Makeup
    September 16, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Oh Cara. He is JUST BEAUTIFUL. The photo of Christian proudly gazing at his new baby brother just melts my heart. Thank you for sharing this with us and congratulations to your darling family <3

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    cindy
    September 16, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Cara, he is simply beautiful!! Congrats to you and your family! What a blessing!

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    Susann
    September 16, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Congratulations, Cara, that was a charming story. I’m really glad his breathing straightened out. Time for the next adventure in life!

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    Kristin
    September 16, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Congratulations, he’s so beautiful! I love how excited your husband and son are to have William in their lives 🙂 Can’t wait for the reruns!

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    Katie
    September 16, 2014 at 10:45 am

    So adorable! I had my son Liam on September 9th 2011, and I thought for sure he was going to be born on the 10th anniversary of September 11th! Coincidentally, he was born on the same day as my brother William, so I found our name choice quite fitting. 🙂

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    mitchypoo
    September 16, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Congratulations Mommy! Your new baby is really beautiful!

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    Tinag
    September 16, 2014 at 11:20 am

    He is amazing just like you! Enjoy every second you can with him.

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    Lela
    September 16, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Congratulations Cara and family! Billiam is beautiful :).

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    Yvette
    September 16, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Congratulations from Georgia! He’s adorable!

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    Sneza
    September 16, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Oh, that little face ::bursts into tears::

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    Mariana
    September 16, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Thank you for sharing a very personal story — I’m a sucker for baby tales myself! Totally understandable you’ll be busy! Wishing you a speedy recovery <3

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    Linda
    September 16, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Congratulation!!! I am so happy you and baby and happy and healthy. Thank God!! What a beautiful baby.

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    Miranda
    September 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Congrats on your beautiful baby!

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    Mocha And Moccasins
    September 16, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Congratulations to the beautiful family! 🙂
    xx

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    Deborah Sacchi
    September 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Sweetest thing ever!!

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    rindymae
    September 16, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    He’s so beautiful. CONGRATULATIONS!

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    Sheila
    September 16, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Congrats to you and your family!

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    cindy
    September 16, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    He is a perfect little boy to complete your family. Congratulations!!!

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    Sarah
    September 16, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Congrats Cara – he’s a beautiful baby 🙂

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    Sara
    September 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Congratulations Cara! He is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I loved hearing your story also! I could hear birth stories alllll dayyy too 🙂 I’m so thankful he didn’t have to go into the NICU for too long!

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    FilipinaMacBarbie
    September 16, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    How ADORABLE Congrats!!

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    Brooke
    September 16, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Congratulations!!! The picture of your boys together is SO sweet! We added our second little one 9 months ago. Two kiddos is such a fun adventure! Great job, mama!

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    Cynde
    September 16, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Congrats!!…he’s beautiful!!!

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    Mila
    September 16, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Congratulations Cara, he is beautiful! Very happy for you!

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    shay
    September 16, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Oh my goodness!!! Congratulations, and I love his name!!!!! <3

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    denisethornton62
    September 16, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Congratulations you take care of that baby they grow so fast and you don’t want to miss a thing!!! Working can always wait! The children are Beautiful

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    Amber
    September 16, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Oh he is just perfect, so glad you’re all healthy and happy and together!! 🙂 Congratulations beautiful mamma!!

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    Kemari
    September 16, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I have a baby Will that my husband calls Billiam, too 🙂 Your little Will is so sweet!

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    Rosey
    September 16, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    So happy for you! Little boys are so much fun! Babies are a wonder! And so fresh from Heaven. Drink him up!

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    Amy
    September 16, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Congratulations!!! He is adorable, and your son looks so sweet holding him 🙂 Enjoy your time with your family!

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    Heather
    September 16, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Congratulations! That wasn’t a long story at all! I thought it was just right.

    I have to say that I read quite a few blogs but I don’t think there are any other bloggers that I admire quite like you. You have a light and are truly a beautiful person. I am so happy that this sweet baby got to come to such a special soul.

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    h
    September 16, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    He is beautiful! Way to go Mom! Enjoy the sweet, sweet moments. If this isn’t nice, I don’t now what is. 🙂

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    Amy
    September 16, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Omg I had a lump in my throat whilst reading this, im so glad he is ok now! He is just gorgeous! xx

    beautyadmirations.blogspot.co.uk

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    Mary Beth Knapp
    September 17, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Congratulations and love to you and your Billiam:

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    Lee M
    September 17, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Congratulations, Cara! Best wishes to you and your whole family. 🙂

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    Cylia Moreau
    September 17, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Congratulations, Cara!! 🙂 What a beautiful little baby boy and lovely pictures!

    Cylia<3
    http://noshandchat.blogspot.dk

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    Andrea
    September 17, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Congrats what a perfect little boy. Enjoy!

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    Mags
    September 17, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Congratulations! He is beautiful and perfect. I love hearing birth stories as well. Much love and happiness to you and your family.

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    Tammy
    September 17, 2014 at 3:51 am

    He looks absolutely precious!! Enjoy!!

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    Lisa Santos
    September 17, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Such a beautiful, perfect baby boy! And the way he is smiling in one of the photos.. !

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    Celestine
    September 17, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Such a precious story. Glad everything turned out okay. Congrats!!

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    Kelly M
    September 17, 2014 at 6:26 am

    My goodness, your boys are adorable. Congratulations to you and the family! Thanks for sharing your birth story.

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    Marja
    September 17, 2014 at 7:30 am

    What beautiful children. I love your story and the pictures are gorgeous. Congrats to Christian too. It is an awesome responsibility to be the oldest!

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    sara
    September 17, 2014 at 8:05 am

    i wish you and your lovely family all the best! 😉

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    Melody
    September 17, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Ah … love that pic of the brothers!! SO beautiful. Enjoy that sweet baby!

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    Mallory
    September 17, 2014 at 10:19 am

    A big congrats! He is gorgeous, just like his mama!

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    Karen Hohenstein
    September 17, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

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    Savannah
    September 17, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Not that you’re going to have the time to read all of these comments, but what a great story, what a handsome little man, and congrats on this new addition to your lives!

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    Tammy
    September 17, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Oh Cara! What a beautiful baby boy! God bless you…enjoy every minute…I look forward to more posts 🙂

    xo

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    Kristin Grigsby Rasmussen
    September 17, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    What a beautiful baby!! Congrats!

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    Amy W
    September 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    He’s amazing! So happy for you and your family 🙂

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    Colleen
    September 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    What do you mean that was a LOOONG story?? I wanted more! What a good looking kiddo (both of them!) – you are just so lucky lady!

    Our September son is turning a year tomorrow – the pics you’ve shown of Christian remind me of our son, Gavin (he was a day less than 37 weeks).

    Make sure you get some rest and shamelessly remind friends and family that ready-made meals are the best gifts ever!!!! hint, hint if they are reading this now.

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    kellysparklesshoes
    September 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Oh my goodness, he is absolutely precious! Congratulations!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    Katie
    September 17, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Huge congratulations! Babies really are miracles and I love hearing all the details of birth stories too. That last picture of him smiling is probably the cutest ever! Melt my heart!!

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    Charlene
    September 18, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Congratulations on the beautiful addition to your gorgeous family.

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    Lisa
    September 18, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Hi Cara- I love birth stories too and yours was so lovely! Your baby is so beautiful! It is too soon to say he looks like you? Congratulations to you and your family. I am so happy and thrilled for you! God bless and lots of hugs and well wishes.

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    Joi Lopez
    September 18, 2014 at 4:12 am

    Congratulations! My youngest daughter turned 1 on the 11th. My due date was October 1st last year. She came at 37 weeks as did my first! He’s beautiful!

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    Reenie
    September 18, 2014 at 4:48 am

    Adorable ~ congrats!!

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    Jen
    September 18, 2014 at 5:16 am

    That picture of Christian holding little baby Billiam just took my breath away. So sweet, I’m so glad you captured that tender moment. I have found memories of the look on my 3 year-olds face when he first saw his newborn baby brother and that picture brought them right back. Take care of yourself Cara and take it easy! Love you!

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    Laurence King
    September 18, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Congratulations! He is beautiful 🙂

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    Anne
    September 18, 2014 at 8:40 am

    He’s adorable! Congratulations! Enjoy this precious time with your boys!

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    Demi Lopez
    September 18, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Congratulations!! He’s so beautiful! Happy for you and your family 🙂

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    Rebecca Hedden
    September 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Congratulations on your happy healthy handsome baby boy!! You have so much to look forward to!

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    Diana in Vegas
    September 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Great job, honey! Get some rest and enjoy that new sweet spirit fresh from our Heavenly Father. We’ll be here waiting with baited breath for your return xo <3

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    Nona
    September 18, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    You’re perfect. He’s perfect. They’re perfect. You’re all perfect.

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    holly
    September 19, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Congratulations! I’m so happy that you have gotten your happy ending!

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    Janine
    September 19, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Congratulations!!!! Gorgeous!!!!

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    groceryshrink
    September 19, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Congratulations! I love reading birth stories. I was surprised to see this one so soon–I stilt thought we had weeks to wait, lol. But he is beautiful and Christian looks like such an amazing big brother. I love your husband’s description of knowing it was the birthday. He’s a keeper for sure.

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    Leslie
    September 19, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Oh, my he is so gorgeous! He does look like Christian! Congratulations to you and your family!!

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    Morgan
    September 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Congratulations! What a handsome boy. Blessings to your family!

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    Erin
    September 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Sending much love to your whole dear family from California!!!

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    Julie
    September 19, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Congratulations! Much Love from Florida. Your two boys are so precious. Welcome,
    Billiam!

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    Mel
    September 21, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Love and best wishes from Alberta! He is simply beautiful. Take care.

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    Cheri
    September 21, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Congrats! I love to hear birth stories. Enjoy your ‘time off’!

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    Heather
    September 22, 2014 at 5:54 am

    My little girl turned one on the day he was born! Two little 9/11 babies. I find it so sweet that God’s grace now sheds light over what is typically a very sad, somber day. Congrats!

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    Lara
    September 22, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Yay! He has a great birthday — it’s mine, too 🙂 Congrats!!

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    Dusa
    September 22, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    I got all sniffly reading your post. Congratulations to all of you, heal quickly, and smooch all your boys for us!

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    shan
    September 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Congratulations! Isn’t he something with that little smile. Your sons are so precious. Miracles indeed.

    Glad you reposted the makeup you did on your mom. So beautiful – and I do think you brought out all the things you attributed to her as a person.

    So talented. Get some rest and enjoy those cutenicks you made.

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    Heather Hammel
    September 23, 2014 at 5:03 am

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://dogmomchic.blogspot.com/

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    Lilly F
    September 24, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Congrats to you and your beautiful family!

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    Jillian
    September 25, 2014 at 9:21 am

    omggg so so yummy!! congratulations enjoy every minute!!!!!!!! <3 <3 god bless

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    Becki Cullipher
    October 4, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Precious!!! Congrats and enjoy!!

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    Danee Kaplan
    October 18, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Birth Stories are NEVER too long. Congratulations he is gorgeous as is your entire little family. Enjoy it…it goes so fast. You blink and they are driving cars and bring home boyfriends.

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