Monday, August 29, 2011

I Would Like To Introduce You To Henry Strong

On August 25th we welcomed our son Henry Bihl Strong to the world. We have not stopped smiling since. The whole experience has been breathtaking and more than words could ever express.
Henry is Patrick's middle name and was his Grandfather's name. Bihl is my Mom's maiden name.
We have spent every day since just staring at this face...and thanking God for such a blessing.
Thank you all for all the e-mails, calls and comments. You don't know how much they have meant to me. I am so lucky to have such amazing and wonderful people in my life.

74 comments:

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

He is precious! Congratulations!

Meg said...

Congratulations to you both. What a sweet little guy!!! Enjoy this crazy, exciting and emotional time!

Jennifer John said...

There really is no better feeling in the world until they are finally here! So precious! Congrats to ya'll!

Jennifer

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

Such beautiful and wonderful news to wake up to! He is beautiful as are you in your new mommy roll. Sending big hugs and kisses to all of you!!!! xoxoxo

Mary said...

Remember this day as it will be best day of your life. I am so excited for you both.
He is such a cutie!

Maria Pope said...

So happy for you both! He is beautiful!

Zoe Elmore said...

What a cutie pie!!! May the Lord continue to bless your family with His presence. Enjoy these first days of motherhood, take tons of pictures and savor every moment.

Kat said...

What a beautiful baby boy! Congrats:)

Pickled Blu said...

Congratulations! He is a doll baby!

Jesse said...

what a sweet baby boy! congrats to you!

Sarah said...

Oh he is absolutely perfect, including his name! Enjoy this sacred time, soak it all in, and just rest in the comfort that God will give you rest when you think that you just can't keep going. You'll be a pro in no time at all...and i promise you will feel normal again. It just takes time! Sending you and little Henry a big hug!

bluehydrangea said...

Marianne,
Congratulations!! Henry is adorable!! And you look fabulous!! Lots of love to you and your sweet family! xo Sissy

Kim @ keller-creative said...

Congrats to you and your husband!

Courtney and Co. LLC said...

He is so precious!! And I feel lucky to share a birthday with such a sweet little bundle:) Glad mom and baby came through healthy and happy! Congrats to you and your husband!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Oh, my goodness!!!

I want to congratulate both of you for this wonderful blessing in your lives. I feel deeply happy for you!!!!

Henry is so, so cute... I even called my kids to show them how adorable he is. They loved seeing him also.

God bless the three of you, always!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Jennifer said...

Marianne,
That mother son moment when you are holding Henry brings tears to my eyes! What a beautiful moment!
He is absolutely adorable! Congrats to you and Patrick!

Livyb said...

He is so very beautiful. Congratulations to you and your husband!

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

He's amazing, you look wonderful, so happy for you!

under spanish moss said...

Oh how precious! Kiss those babies sweet little feet for us and give yourself a big hug because he's beautiful!!! Welcome Bebe Henry Bihl!

XO,
Renee and Angela

susanj said...

congratulations on a beautiful and healthy baby! You won't believe how quickly it goes by so enjoy it and don't get sweat the little stuff. There is nothing Henry wants more than you and your husband!

Ashley said...

Henry is adorable! Congratulations to you and your husband, Marianne!

maggie said...

Congratulations on your beautiful little baby boy! Welcome to the world, Henry!

A Perfect Gray said...

made me cry. he is beautiful. many, many good wishes and blessings for a healthy and happy life together. love to you all, donna

glorystory said...

He is so sweet! Congrats and many blessings to you!

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

Congratulations!!! Such a beautiful family!

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Congrats on precious Henry! Such a blessing!

paula said...

I am in love already!!!!

Splendid Sass said...

Congratulations, Marianne!
I know that you are so elated! He is simply adorable.
They grow up so quickly, so enjoy every minute!
Teresa
xoxo

Shera said...

congrats...enjoy every moment!!

lizziefitz said...

BEAUTIFUL HENRY ! Welcome to the world sweet baby boy! Congratulations:)))))

Sherri Cassara said...

Oh my gosh ... He is adorable!!! He looks so content and almost smiling in the photo. And I love how you came up with his name.
You look darling and soooo happy! Congratulations to you all - you are going to love being a mommy (and daddy Patrick)!

Jennifer said...

so precious!! thrilled for y'all!

Agnes said...

What a beautiful face, so adorable! Congratulations!!

My Interior Life said...

Oh, Marianne, congratulations to you and Patrick! Henry is BEAUTIFUL, and this is such a special time. Enjoy it, and of course, share lots of baby pictures!

kara hebert said...

Marianne!!! He is PRECIOUS,i love the one of you holding him close! what a blessing.
thinking of you,
kara hebert

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Henry is precious! You look beautiful. I hope y'all are settling in at home.

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Congratulations! Henry is just adorable and I couldn't be happier for you and your family!

Kerry said...

Congrats Marianne! He is absolutely perfect! What an adorable little man! I know exactly how you are feeling and I am so happy to hear you are both enjoying every single moment with him! :) xo

Christina said...

Congrats! He's absolutely beautiful!
xo

24 Corners said...

So happy for you both...congratulations!!! Henry is as precious as they come, not to mention completely adorable, as are the smiles on both of your faces...a blessing indeed!
Enjoy this very special time...
xo J~

Julie said...

Aww, congrats Marianne! He is just such a cutie! Enjoy it, it goes SOOO fast you won't believe it!!

MrsB said...

What a doll! He will be a heartbreaker for sure....sweetest smile.
You guys need to get some rest!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Congratulations, Marianne!! What a cutie. Two of my best friends were born this day... so it must be a good one :)

Stephanie Sabbe said...

sweet baby! that second picture brings tears to my eyes. best. thing. ever! Enjoy every.single.moment!!

Susie (So Blessed) said...

What a beautiful blessing...congratulations!
"Every good and perfect gift is from above..." James 1:17

Jamie said...

So happy for you and congratulations on your beautifully handsome son!!!
Blessings,
j
www.beneaththeacaciatree.com

Big D and Me said...

Congratulations! He will only get more amazing as time goes on - Enjoy your beautiful little blessing

JMW said...

How wonderful! Congratulations! Love the name Henry - such a classic name. You two look like you are completely in love with your son - it's the best feeling in the world, isn't it?

Simple Dwellings said...

Congratulations! He is absolutely precious! How wonderful for you and your family. I am so happy for you! Try to sleep whenever he does! :)

Alicia said...

Congratulations!! He's absolutely precious.

Chic Coles said...

Omg! He is so adorable! Congratulations! I LOVE his name!

Ana Antunes said...

OMG! (In Portuguese) OH MEU DEUS!!! I love the picture of you holding him and from a mom of a boy of 5, I tell you, You will cry everytime you'll look at that picture. All the best for you and that litlle Angel. from Ana.

Megan said...

Many, many congrats on the arrival of Henry. Enjoy every second of this special time!!

Mary Catherine said...

Congratulations! He is precious!

Karen said...

What a lucky little boy! Congratulations!

claire said...

congratulations! he's beautiful. love the name! we have a henry, too. henry robert...8 weeks old.
enjoy!

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

He is perfect! Congratulations! I know you are going to be a fantastic mother!

kayce hughes said...

He is so beautiful! I miss those foggy days and nights with a new little one. Nothing can compare.

carolyn bradford said...

Oh my word....he is sooooo precious!! I am so very excited for you and your husband!!! Enjoy every minute of these early years...they go by way too quickly!!! What a true blessing and miracle Henry is!!! Praying for a speedy recovery for you, rest for all of you and blessings beyond measure!!!
Carolyn

traci zeller designs said...

Oh, congratulations, Marianne! He is just gorgeous!! I am so happy for you and your hubby. What a beautiful little boy. Such a blessing!!! xoxo!

Katie (Refresh Design Studio) said...

Congrats, Marianne! He's beautiful!

les filles de la colline said...

bienvenue à cet adorable Bébé Henry,
Félicitations aux heureux parents.

designchic said...

Such a thrill. He is absolutely beautiful and one lucky little boy to have you as parents. I have my first grandchild due in less than 4 weeks(a boy), and this gets me sooooo excited!!

Julie said...

Congratulations Maryanne!!! It is truly a blessing. Good luck with everything!

Rebekah said...

Oh MA, he is so precious, look at that perfect sweet boy and mama I see the love all over you. God bless ya'll!! xo

Pink Wallpaper said...

OMG he is so adorable! I am so happy for y'all!! enjoy!! xo- Shannon

Emily A. Clark said...

Beautiful! So proud for you and your husband. May God bless your family!

Si said...

Oh my goodness! There is nothing like a new baby. He is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy this time in your life! Blessings to your new, sweet family.

Linda in AZ * said...

*** LIVING PROOF!!!~~~~ "The BEST things DO come in SMALL PACKAGES!!!" ***

So THRILLED for you all!!!!!! You have truly been blessed! (And he's SOOOOO CUTE!!!)~~~

Warmest,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.et

Maurie(GraciousInteriors) said...

Your photos are proof of the verse: "Children are a gift from the Lord."!!! Blessings and happy mothering.

carolina postcard said...

Just wanted to say congrats! It's a bit overwhelming at first, but just gazing at that sweet face will get you through many of sleepless nights. Best of luck & congrats again on such a beautiful little man!

ps: love the name - Henry is my dad & grandad!

Laura Casey said...

Congratulations!! I was hoping to stop by and see a baby update. He is precious and the one of you two in the hospital bed is beautiful and made me teary! Enjoy every moment. XO

3 Peanuts said...

Oh Marianne!!!!! Congratulations!!!! I am so thrilled for you and your hubby! Lil Henry is adorable:) As I read your posts I could not help but think back to the time when we transitioned into a family of 3 (now we are 5). It was a challenging time for us but also magical. Cherish every little second. You only have one first baby and while I adore all 3 of my peanuts and adding them to our family was special and unique....the first baby is magical. You will never have this experience again no matter how many children you have. So drink it all up.

Big hugs!

Kim

Kathysue said...

I have big tears in my eyes and a smile on my face, he is just beautiful and the images of you two looking at him is priceless. Little Henry is adored and he doesn't even know it yet. He will in short order!! Congrats and God Bless you all, Kathysue