Motherhood

The Baby is Here!

The Baby is Here!

We are so thrilled to introduce our sweet sweet little boy, Anton James Goddard-Williams. He was born on Friday morning at 4:30am after an exciting and quick labor. Can’t wait to share more over the next week or two. He has the loveliest demeanor and looks like an 80-year-old man. We are over the moon and exhausted, as to be expected:) Lots of love and thank you again for all the well wishes! xoxo

  1. your baby like an angel, congrat u and your family, i’m in week #31, exciting to see my angel newborn :)

  2. You are a radiant and beautiful second-time Mommy, congrats!!!!! Hooray for the quick labor!

  3. Congratulations! :)

  4. Congrats to you and your family, he is perfect! Wishing you a lifetime of even more love + happiness!

  5. Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! He’s adorable! x

  6. congrats! how wonderful :)

  7. Congratulations to you and your sweet family, he’s precious!! Can’t wait to hear more. Hugs!

  8. Congratulations! What a gorgeous little addition to your family! I hope it’s filled with a lifetime of happiness!

  9. oh congrats!!!!!! and i wish him a lot of happiness!!!!!
    we are french reades and we love your blog!!!
    xxo

  10. congratulations! and the name is great. like my dear grandpa.

  11. So happy for you and your beautiful family!!! I wish you a lot of happiness and health for you all! Welcome Anton, it’s a beautiful name… May you settle well and congratulations! Kisses Claudia

  12. Adorbs! Congrats to you and your family! Enjoy!

  13. Quel beau bébé! Félicitations aux parents! Anton est un prénom merveilleusement bien choisi…

  14. Quel beau bébé! Félicitations aux parents! Anton est un prénom merveilleusement bien choisi…

  15. congrats to you!
    He is perfect, beautiful and healthy.
    What a good mom you are..
    Many blessing to you Jo <3

  16. Congrats, we’re all so happy for you!

  17. Congrats, we’re all so happy for you!

  18. Oh my goodness, he is so precious! I am so excited for your family’s adventures with this sweet little one! Congrats, Joanna, Alex and Toby!

  19. oh so tiny, so wrinkly, and SO SO outlandishly beautiful!
    Congrats to my favourite blogger from the South of France

  20. Congratulations on the new family member! Can’t wait to hear about how everyone adjusts to this wonderful new life.

  21. Welcome to the world little Anton! He looks very wise and very sweet. I hope you are enjoying your newest family member x

  22. Congratulations, Jo! He does look like an 80-year-old man, in the best possible way! xo kristen genevieve

  23. Congratulations.
    I was thinking about you yesterday before I found time to check the blog.
    I had my baby girl on the 6th. But with the time difference between New York and Brisbane Australia, we might’ve had our little bundles at around the same time. They might be kindred spirits
    Anton is gorgeous.
    I love that second photo, my baby has those eyes that you at you suspiciously, like they are thinking “your not how I pictured you from your voice but I love you anyway” :)

    2 boys lucky you they will be best friends with 2 interesting characters.
    Hope you are getting lots of rest

  24. How funny is this.
    I was thinking about you going a few days over and how you would go over the weekend.
    We probably had our babies at around the same time.
    My baby was born on the 6th of July but in Australia we are a few hours ahead of you so it was the 5th your time.
    I had a little girl. They are so lovely at this age.
    You can already see the difference between little Anton and Toby when he was a baby, so I think you’ll have to very different characters there.
    Good luck with every thing

  25. Congratulations!! What an exciting time for you and your family! :-)

  26. Congratulations! He is absolute perfection!

  27. So beautiful! Congratulations!!

  28. Congratulations, Jo and family!!! What joyful news. May you all rest well and find abundant joy in each other’s presence :)

  29. He’s beautiful! Congratulations!

  30. Fabulous! He looks like a little gentleman!

  31. Congratulations! He is absolutely adorable! :D

  32. Congratulations! Always to be lucky and healthy :-)))

  33. Congratulations to you, Alex and Toby on your family’s new arrival! So pleased to hear about Anton’s safe arrival – we readers have all been watching anxiously for the happy news. :) He is adorable!

  34. What an adorable baby boy Joanna! I’m glad you and Alex made up your mind about the name, it’s a beautiful name btw. Congrats and all my love to you and your family!! xoxo

  35. Adorable! Congratulations

  36. Congratulations and welcome Anton! I do love seeing little babies bundled up into a tiny baby packet.

  37. Congratulations! What a sweet boy, and love the name. Funny how labor with the second baby seems to go so quick! Can’t wait to hear the birth story.

  38. Oh My God!! He is a beauty. And he does has your grandfather´s lips :) So Cute. Congratulations!

  39. Hooray hooray! Congratulations! What a little sweetheart : )
    I hope the transition into a family of 4 goes smoothly.
    I can’t wait to hear about the birth.
    xoxoxo

  40. Congratulations!What a precious little face! Love the name!

  41. Congratulations from Spain!!!!

  42. Welcome baby Anton!!! Many, many congratulations for his wonderful mum!!! And a huge hug for all of you, big family!

  43. Congratulations! Such lovely news and what a beautiful baby! He’s soooooo adorable and squishy :) My best friend is two days over her due date and i have been reading your blog and keeping her updated so she will be pleased to hear you have had your baby… fingers crossed hers comes soon too xx

  44. Congrats!! Really happy for you and your family! Can’t wait to read about it!

  45. Congrats!! Really happy for you and your family. Can’t wait to read about it!

  46. Mo says...

    OMG! Congrats! He definitely has your grandfather’s upper lip!

  47. Congrats!! Such sweet joy! :)

  48. what a handsome fella! many congrats to you all!!!

    xo

  49. congratulations!! he is such a sweet little baby! love how his lip is just like the ultrasound!

  50. Congratulations!!! Such a beautiful baby…makes me long for another. I hope you have sweet sleep, and Toby enjoys being a BIG brother!

  51. Congratulations, lovely family! Anton is darling and I can’t wait to read more about him. He and Toby make a super little duo!

  52. Congratulations from Argentina! All the luck in the world for you and your adorable family. Special congrats to big brother Toby.

    God bless you all.

  53. Congrats! I love the name, enjoy that baby!

  54. Congratulations!!!

    You are such a lovely family :)

    Love from Portugal

  55. congratulations! welcome, anton! & look at that sticky-outy top lip, just like your grandfather’s, that you saw in his sonogram :)

  56. Congrats!! I will feel like I am happy for a good friend :)

  57. congratulations!!!! cant wait ti hear the story, glad labor was quick. and another sweet baby boy :) he is precious.

  58. What a beautiful boy! Huge congrats to you and the whole family, Joanna! xoxo

  59. I agree with @Bugsy! He looks just like your dad. So cute!
    And I’m sure this will sound a little weird/creepy, but Anton James Goddard-Williams is a very sexy name. Haha … I mean when he’s grown-up, ya know? In any event, best of wishes and love to your family.

  60. M. says...

    he’s beautiful, joanna! congratulations!

  61. Congratulations and welcome to Anton! He’s beautiful!

  62. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! WELCOME TO THE LITTLE ANTON JAMES AND BIG HUGS TO YOU AND ALL YOUR FAMILY ! <3

  63. Congratulations Joanna! He is too cute!

  64. I was just thinking of you today and wondering if you’d had the baby – perhaps my thoughts came while you had him! Congrats and rest up, Mama! xo

  65. What a sweet little guy…and great name!

  66. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

  67. Jo,

    You are back again at the beginning.
    The beginning of motherhood, of life.
    It’s been almost a year since Martin, my son, was born.
    How is it there? I ask.
    Can’t imagine a second time around yet.
    It is still overwhelming at times.
    It feels so rare how close I follow.
    It is the first time I write but I’ve been here a lot.
    Mondays helped me through the year.
    For that, thanks.
    Hope I can be there for you as well.
    And to your tiny one, a warm welcome to the blog. He is precious.

    Karen Dana

  68. CONGRATULATIONS!
    Such a beautiful little boy…I’m truly happy for you :)

  69. Congratulations!!!
    Such a precious cute little thing! :-)
    Congrats tothe whole family!

    xx,
    A.

  70. Yeah he’s here! Having 2 boys is fun and an adventure…enjoy the 1st few days of wonder and amazement.

  71. Oh how lovely! Congratulations to all four of you. x

  72. Congratulations, Johanna, Alex and Toby!

  73. He looks fantastic!! We hope you get as much sleep as you can. How is Big Brother Toby? Congrats again!

  74. Congrats to you and Alex! And to Toby on becoming a big brother! I can only imagine the fun these two are going to have growing up together! Enjoy these early days with tiny little Anton! :) xo

  75. Congrats to you and Alex both! And to Toby on becoming a big brother- I can only imagine all the fun these two are going to have together! Enjoy these sweet early days with tiny little Anton :) xo

  76. Congrats Joanna and Alex!! I’m so glad to happy to hear all is well with you and the new babe. All the best to you and your growing family! Enjoy these sweet early days :) xo

  77. Congrats Joanna and Alex!! I’m so glad to happy to hear all is well with you and the new babe. All the best to you and your growing family! Enjoy these sweet early days :) xo

  78. He’s gorgeous!! Oh, congratulations to you and your family!! Wishing you all the best in life…and a little extra sleep! XO

  79. Your little Prince can grow up with the other Prince or Princess! in England, that is!

  80. Oh Joanna, he is a dream. Congratulations!

  81. Congratulations! James is my first son’s middle name as well! There’s nothing like a new baby. Enjoy! :-)

  82. Congratulations to you and your family, Jo! So cute!!! <3 from Germany!

  83. Awww- how exciting! I thought that the “later” post on Monday meant that a baby had arrived. Congratulations- you both look beautiful. I’m in my own countdown for baby #1, due August 5th. Jealous that your munchkin is already here (and that your labor was quick!!) xoxo

  84. I’m SO happy for you – very best wishes from over the pond! Of course, I couldn’t possibly be an expert, but from afar he looks really quite different to Toby did at that age. So intriguing! I hope you have a beautiful few days in the aftermath of Anton’s birth.

  85. Awwww! How beautiful!! Congrats!

    xo
    Lynn

  86. Congratulations!!! Thank you for sharing yourself, your family and your insights with your devoted readers. Best wishes during this special time.

  87. Congratulations! Can’t wait to hear how Toby is taking to Anton. I bet he will be an amazing big brother.

  88. Felicidades! He is just gorgeous! :)

  89. congratulations!!! mama of two little boys. there’s that sticky-outy lip from your grandfather you saw in his sonogram :)

  90. From a longtime reader, congratulations on your beautiful boy! Can’t wait to read the full story!

  91. Congratulations!
    May Anton always be a happy and lucky boy! :D

  92. Congratulations!!!!!! He is gorgeous!!!

  93. Oh what a beautiful sight!!! wishing you and your newly expanded family so much happiness, a little sleep and hoping you aren’t feeling to terrible!

  94. He is beautiful! Toby is a big brother YAY! Congrats to you and your family!

  95. YAYAYAY! I love the name. You look lovely. I am SO HAPPY for you and your family. This news has put me in a great mood. Congratulations Jo, Alex and Toby!

  96. He is beautiful! Congratulations to you, Alex & Toby! xo

  97. Congratulations, that is so exciting and such wonderful news!

  98. cg says...

    Congratulations! I totally predicted a boy! :-) YAY for little boys! I’m sure Toby will make an awesome big brother!