Toby is Here!

My loves! As you may have guessed from the radio silence, I went into labor on Monday night, and, on Tuesday at lunchtime, we welcomed Tobias Paul Goddard-Williams into the world! He weighed 5 pounds 15 ounces and has blue eyes and brown hair. He is tiny and wrinkly and just the sweetest thing in the world. We are beside ourselves and completely in love.

I’ll be taking the next month off to dote on the little man, and some guest posters will be here (I’ll pop in now and again with baby photos!). Then I’ll be back on July 1st and am looking forward to sharing more baby photos, the birth story, and regular posts, too, of course. Thank you so much. xo

Sending a huge kiss to you…and the whole world!!!

Love, Joanna, Alex, and (now) Toby

Update: Our birth story.

  1. Anonymous says...

    toby is a beautiful boy.!!! john lennon said so, and so do i, my god this photo touched my heart, he was so small you were holding him with your thumbs, and he was looking at you as if to say yo, whats up!! lol he is so innocent looking, congratulations on your bundle of joy. GOD BLESS

  2. hello joanna.
    i’m a french reader. here in france it’s early in the morning, 7:04! my Baby Marius, born in may 28th and I we are awake since a long, and we are surfing on internet, into the big blogs world!! then we had read the birth story of Toby and te mother I am is so touched!
    you kissed the whole world, and you see we received!!
    sorry for my dreadful english… hum hum.

  3. Awww how adorable! Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations – he’s so beautiful! :)

  5. Gemma says...

    Congratulations!!! What a sweet sweet boy – a heart breaker for sure! Xx

  6. Oh there he is, brand new. Lovely :)! My warmest congratulations Joanna. /Elisabeth

  7. ooooh he’s beautiful!!!Congratulations to you!!!

  8. Congratulation! He is such a cute little boy. Enjoy!

  9. What a happy family you will be! Congratulations! Toby is adorable!

  10. elena says...


  11. he’s beautiful and we love the name tobias!

  12. There is something incredible about the very moment of the transition from just being you to suddenly being somebody’s mother. I remember that I when I made that transition, in an utter instant I went from distracted and ego-centric to focused and self-sacrificing. I was suddenly worrying about things like global warming and world peace when I hadn’t before given them even a moment’s thought. It’s amazing how mothering an actual person, (as opposed to a cat or ferret, say), can motivate us to rise to the occassion and become bona fide adults. Congratulations, Joanna. May Toby’s life be long, healthy, and enjoyable.

  13. CONGRATULATIONS!! Tobias.. what an absolute cutie :) Well done, he is going to be soooooo loved with the coolest parents EVER! :) Love Barbiekayle xxx

  14. Wow!!! I’m so behind on my blog reads… and I am delighted to meet your beautiful Toby! He’s absolutely perfect… you must all be over-the-top! What a wonderful time of year to welcome baby Tobias. Congratulations!!!! ox Barbara

  15. Your baby is so cute, so lovely, so beautiful!
    Congratulitions to you all!

    Kisses and hugs from Portugal

  16. Welcome to Toby. He is so cute.

  17. Congrats!!!! I’m so happy for you both.

  18. oh my goodness joanna, toby is beautiful! congratulations to you & alex! very much looking forward to your posts…hope you enjoy your time off :)

  19. congratulations!!!! hes adorable! :)

  20. He is just a tiny little man. So darling. Soak him up. He’ll be in Kindergarten before you know it.

  21. Contratulations!!!! Toby is just adorable…xo

  22. Oh congrats a million times over!!!! A beautiful baby for a beautiful family!


    Miss B

  23. congrtulations! He’s so cute…. I hope you are all ok!
    Can’t wait to see more pics!

  24. Congratulations Jo and Alex! He’s just lovely. So very happy for you, enjoy this special time! xx

  25. What a whirlwind of a ride. Congratulations!!!

  26. Congratulations! He is too cute!!
    You will never, ever forever the first moments that you hold your own baby in your arms. Enjoy your month with the new man in your life.

    Take care xx

  27. welcome to the world, toby! and congrats to you and alex, joanna!

  28. congratulations!!!

  29. Congrats!!!! Enjoy your sweet bundle. He is a cute one!!! So glad he is here and healthy! xo

  30. Congrats!!! He is beautiful.


  31. He is PERFECT! I’m getting all choked up – I can’t wait to meet my little one (due on August 23, 2010). You must be in heaven! xoxo Congratulations!!!!!!! Toby is beautiful!

  32. so cute! isn’t baby skin so perfect?

  33. He is so perfect! Can’t wait to see more photos of him. Congrats, Jo!!

  34. Congratulations!!!

  35. Ahhhh congratulations!! :)
    He’s beautiful!! :)
    Looking forward to your birth story and all…:) Hope all is going well!! :)

  36. SOOO tiny and adorable!

  37. Oh, sweet, sweet congratulations! He is lovely!

  38. ohhhhhhhh, ahhhhhhhh, owwwwww

    he is ADORABLE!

    congratulations from Spain.

  39. Anonymous says...

    Congratulations from sunny Amsterdam! Hope you and Tobias are doing fine. He looks super cute!

  40. Huge congratulations! He’s gorgeous. Enjoy your month of relaxation with the new fella.

  41. Welcome to the world!!! Congrats momma and daddy!

  42. Laura says...

    oh my goodness!!!!!!!!! cutest baby EVER!!!!!!!!! congrats xoxo

  43. Congratulations Joanna and Alex! He is adorable, and I love the name Tobias, with Toby for short!

  44. Dearest Joanna,
    Congratulations!!! It’s been a delightful and lovely journey traveling your pregnancy together. A very warm and sunny hug to each of you, Joanna, Alex and Toby! Love, Loren

  45. Wow…he is so gorgeous. Beautiful baby.

  46. RIE says...

    I’m your blog’s fan in Japan.
    He is so KAWAII! (cute in Japanese)
    Wish him a great great life ahead.
    Thank you for sharing the photo.

  47. he already looks like you!! congrats sweet little family!

  48. Congratulations to you and your little man!
    Blessing to you and your family!

    Felicia, This Time Now

  49. Heather says...

    Holy cow! NPI! Congrats and what a cutie! Enjoy!

  50. oh my gosh! he’s beautiful! well done mama (&papa). Enjoy your time away!

  51. congratulations jo!

    he’s a perfect bundle of joy – enjoy.

  52. Oh Joanna-

    He is just perfect. Love to your sweet family. And thank you so much for all the kind comments on my blog and the link-



  53. awww congratulations! what a great gift :)


  55. Congratulations! Beautiful baby, beautiful name. It’s magical, isn’t it?! enjoy every moment :)

  56. Congratulations!!! he is so handsome!!!

  57. Congratulations! He looks beautiful and has a great name!

  58. All the best for your new little family!

  59. Congratulations!!! My new niece was born early this Sun morn! (9obs 14oz!) Loving all these new beauties. He’s adorable!

  60. he is incredibly precious!!!! congratulations :)

  61. OMG!!! Congrats! He’s is BEAUTIFUL! Enjoy him!!! :D

  62. He is gorgeous! Congrats Mommy Joanna :)

  63. He’s beautiful! Congratulations. I’ve really enjoyed following your pregnancy through your blog. Thanks for sharing with us!

  64. He is so adorable. Congrats to the three of you! xxoo:)

  65. Simply gorgeous. Congratulations!

  66. congratulations for u and alex..!!

  67. Congratulations to all three of you! Looking forward to more updates.

  68. Congratulations! He is adorable!

  69. He is truly beautiful. Congratulations!

  70. Congratulations :D
    will wait till july, take care both of you :)

  71. A HUGE congrats! He is adorable and have such loving, proud parents! Lots of luck and love for you three!

  72. Congrats! He is so precious!!! I hope you both are resting well!!

  73. Joanna,

    I’m a new follower and I just wanted to introduce myself by saying CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your life will be forever enriched with love, joy, and a little chaos too:).

    …Look forward to reading through your archives, since I feel a little ‘late to the party’ when I look at your blog! -but a party definitely worth attending.