Introducing Ian Gregory!


On March 20—my due date—Ian Gregory was born! He was 8 lbs. even and 20.5″ long (his big brother was 8 lbs. 1 oz and 20.5″ so they were so close!). I think a lot of people were surprised he wasn’t a girl. 🙂 We’re all doing really well and adjusting to being a family of four.

Zachary has been a-maz-ing with little Ian. He came to visit at the hospital, and he held him and just wanted to look at him (well, and pet him – hah). The day we came home, we all went together to pick Zachary up from school, so they could enter our home together. Zachary gave Ian a tour, telling him what all the rooms in our house were. He has since been narrating his life to him (Look, Ian, I’m eating my chicken! Ian, I went to the potty!), telling him “It’s okay” when he looks fussy, and always asking about him. It’s been making my heart melt into a puddle.

Unfortunately, the night we got back, Zachary came down with a fever that reached over 104 the following day. So, we felt bad but we basically had to try to keep him from being too close to Ian. The next morning, I ended up with pink eye, and the following night, my own fever/chills. Oh boy. So, we’ve had a bit of a rough start in that regard, but everything else has been great.

We feel more confident as parents this time around, I think, and we’ve actually managed to get things done while trying to divide attention between the boys (which I’m sure will become incredibly more difficult once I go back to work). We’ve even managed to cook a couple meals at home – which I don’t remember doing for a long time after Zachary was born.

So, in that regard, I hope to have some  food updates for you soon (and I already have a few pics/meals waiting in the wings), but bear with me as we get into the swing of things.

Introducing Ian Gregory!

  • Wendy W.

    So very sweet! Congratulations!

  • Congratulations!! He is so cute. 🙂

    (Aaahhhhh…this makes me so excited to meet our own little son in a few weeks!)

  • Congrats!! I LOVE the name so much. This is probably TMI of the depressing variety, but Ian Gregory is the name of my nephew that died in utero at 29.5 weeks (brother to Grace and Sam, frequently featured on my blog). So that particular name will always hold a special place in my heart. He is absolutely adorable! So happy you are settling in, and even if it gets harder, at least you had SOME time where things felt tolerable 🙂 (despite the fever, pink eye, etc)

  • Janell


    Ian has such a perfect little, round baby face.

    You and your family come first. Blog when you have time or wish, but don’t stress about it!

  • Aw he’s adorable! Congratulations! And you know, he shares my birthday, so he must be special! 😉

  • He is SO cute! What a lovely baby!! Glad you are feeling okay and that Zachary is doing so well with him. I adore the love between my two sons- it makes my heart so happy!

  • Congratulations!! He is so adorable

  • b*schus

    Congrats! He is precious and I love hearing how the siblings are getting along so well. Enjoy these early days.

  • Congratulations!!! He’s a cutie!

  • Congratulations! He is beautiful!

  • bmk112302

    Congrats again! He is gorgeous. You got some great pictures! I hope you all start to feel better soon. That is a rough start! I love watching my two boys interact. There is nothing better!

  • AliceB

    Congratulations! He is so handsome 🙂

  • lacey

    Congrats he’s so adorable! That’s so exciting! Way to go big bro Zachary!

  • Congratulations – he’s beautiful! All best wishes to the 4 of you!

  • Congratulations!! He’s beautiful! Good luck to you guys!!

  • Glad to hear our newest neighbor is doing well.

  • Congratulations! How wonderful.

  • Alison Mazurak

    Congrats! He’s perfect … and those are such sweet stories of Zachary already loving his little bro and wanting to show him the ropes : ) Hope all your days are as special as these.

  • Elly, na sou zisei…a nice addition to your family!

  • Congratulations to you and your little family. 🙂 He’s absolutely beautiful!

  • He’s adorable! Congratulations!

  • Precious!

  • congrats elly! so adorable!!

  • Congrats, what a handsome little man!! I love the brother pictures…they are going to be best buds for life!!

  • Congratulations!!! He is adorable. And the two boys together…so precious. I couldn’t be happier for you!!

  • Anne

    Congratulations! I started frequenting your blog after my long-time vegetarian self got married and had to learn to feed a North Dakota meat and potatoes boy. March 20th is my birthday too, what a great day to be born! (Also the birthday of Mr. Rogers and Big Bird). Congratulations again and may health and happiness follow your family.

  • Donna

    Welcome to the world, Ian Gregory! Wishing both your boys a long and happy life!

  • Congratulations! Your two boys are so precious.

  • Congrats!! I love hearing about how Zachary is taking to being a big brother. So adorable!

  • Kat

    Congratulations! What a cutie!

  • Marcia

    Congratulations! He is so cute! My oldest son was born on the first day of spring too!

  • Congratulations to your whole family! Little Z is being so sweet to him and I can’t believe how much they look alike. I’m sorry about the rough start, but it sounds like you’ve got the swing of it now. Take all the time you need coming back to blogging–you’ve got more important (and much cuter) things to worry about!

  • Congratulations! You know my feelings about boy v. girl, but since Ian Gregory is such a fantastic name, it seems like that didn’t matter at all. He’s gorgeous. Jon says he already looks like you!

  • Congratulations! He is precious!

  • Congratulations – he is adorable! The one photo made me think that Ian was laying in a pile of sprinkles. =)

  • Congrats!!!!! He is beyond cute!!

  • Congrats! You are one proud mama and big brother looks pretty proud too, so sweet!

  • Irene

    Congratulations! Na sas zisei!

  • Jillian_R

    Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Ian is very cute, as is Zachary. Sorry to hear you were sick, and i hope you all are better soon.

  • He is so stinking cute! Congratulations!

  • What a beautiful baby! And take as much time off as you need; the blog will be there.

  • Congrats again Elly!! Little Ian is so adorable and Zachary sounds like he’s been so cute with him 🙂

  • Jen

    He’s lovely, and I don’t say that about a baby unless I really mean it. 🙂

  • He’s handsome! Congratulations!