We’re thrilled to introduce the newest member of our family, baby Teddy!
On Wednesday, April 16th at 8:51 am, Theodore Freeman Petersik was born
wielding a tiny drill weighing in at 8 lbs on the dot and measuring 19.5 inches long. We’re crazy in love with him, including Clara who just can’t stop kissing and snuggling “her baby.” Especially when he whimpers or coos, it becomes her personal mission to soothe him.
Teddy was named after my dad’s dad Theodore (who went by Teddy his entire life) and his middle name honors John’s maternal grandfather (Freeman is John’s middle name too). Teddy is already proving to be a little spitfire like his sister, although he came into the world a lot less dramatically, for which we’re eternally grateful. We’re both so relieved and overjoyed that he’s healthy and here in our arms.
Thank you all so much for the love, kind words, good vibes, prayers, and well-wishes that you’ve sent our way throughout this pregnancy. The c-section delivery went flawlessly and I’m feeling great, so it’s a nice contrast from my last rodeo. Our little family of five (Burger counts!) has never felt so blessed.
Speaking of Burger, we’ll be in the hospital through this weekend, so he has yet to meet his newest bestie/crumb provider (he’s at our house with the grandparents, being spoiled to no end), but we’re sure they’ll be fast friends. We hope to be back to blogging on Monday when we’re home, albeit on a slower schedule. Until then, we’ll leave you with this:
Look at all that hair!
SO HAPPY FOR Y’ALL! He’s adorable! LOVE the name!
He is so beautiful. I think he looks like Clara! Other YHL project completed!!!!lol
I think he looks like Clara too!! Congrats Petersik family!!
I’ve been refreshing this page the entire morning! Congrats! LOVE the name he is beautiful! Welcome little guy!
Hahaha, of course you have! And so funny that they just upgraded their site to add lots more ads, right in time for their new bundle of content! I bet they totally didn’t plan that at all! xoxo
Not sure what you mean about adding ads (we used to have 30+ private sponsor ads and have downsized to 5 ads total on our site). It’s clear that if we wanted to monetize more we’d write sponsored posts and accept freebies, but we have policies against both of those things.
Congratulations! And for the record I see four ads total on your page. I like the new layout – thanks for keeping it fresh!
If J&S are really an evil corporation masquerading as a happy family with a cute new baby, what are you even doing here? Just spreading your rays of sunshine? LOL.
Such a perfect baby guys! I have a boy and I will tell you, boys are the best! The absolute best!
Congratulations on your beautiful baby. What a precious miracle. I’ve checked on here often too because I was excited to see him.
I’ve always heard that if you can’t say something good, then keep your mouth shut. Too bad a particular poster on here wasn’t taught that.
Congratulations!! Teddy is beautiful, and what a great name. How sad that “Dalila” has only negative comments. Must be a bleak existence if that’s what you think when you see a post about a new baby.
John and Sherry, so happy for you and Clara. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Sherry (and Teddy – getting born is hard work), good health for all, much joy and laughter, a baby who is a great sleeper, and another awesome breastfeeding experience (if that is one of your goals). Thanks for sharing your lives and home with us. Looking forward to hearing about life as a family of 5!
I won’t comment on how disrespectful the above comment is especially on this post, but all the same: this is their livelihood. They have a right to earn a living.
Hey there Dalila,
what’s it like to be so petty?
I’m sure a thousand miles away
you just sit there at the ready
to be rude.
The internet’d better without you.
I swear it’s true.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist. It’s still cool to do Plain White T’s parodies right?
Anyway, congratulations! Look at that hair! Both of our babies were pretty much totally bald. Hope you guys are able to slow down and enjoy this time.
Congratulations! He is beautiful! Welcome to our world, little Teddy! :)
Rebekah Anderson says
Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! Boys are so much fun!!!
Congratulations you guys. He’s so precious and boys…they are so much fun.
Congratulations!!! Absolutely adorable!!! Enjoy this special time!
He is so beautiful! Congrats guys!
congrats petersiks! i’m glad everything went smooth!
Thanks so much guys! We’re so excited about this little man of ours.
Congrats! What a beautiful little boy!
Congratulations you guys, Teddy is adorable!!
Congratulations! Adorable baby, great name. Love that hair!
Austin Schneider says
YAY!!!!!!! Congratulations to the Petersik family!!!! He’s beautiful.
Congratulations! Love the name Teddy and glad everyone is feeling great. Uneventful births are wonderful! Enjoy your days as a family of 5!
Kate s says
Best post ever! Other than Clara’s birth announcement, of course. Your family is precious and I am so happy for you! Welcome to the world Teddy!
Mommy Beerest says
Welcome to the world!
Mommy Beerest says
PS. He looks like John!
Congratulations! He’s perfect. Glad to hear everything went smoothly.
Katrina @ 'Sota is Sexy says
He’s beautiful! And I just LOVE the name! Congrats, you guys!! xoxo :)
Amazing amazing amazing! What a gorgeous little boy. Congratulations to the whole family and well done Sherry. Can’t wait to see him debut in his beautiful nursery!
He’s perfect! Congrats Sherry, John, and big sister Clara!
Oh he’s gorgeous!! Congratulations!!!
CONGRATULATIONS to you all. You’re an adorable family, that just got more adorable-er, if that’s possible! I love your blog and am so happy for you all.
He’s beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats to all of you!!
Congratulations to the Petersik family. He is beautiful!
Kris Mays says
Congratulations! He is beautiful!
We are anxiously awaiting our own little gift any day,now. Baby #7 and a gender surprise. Can’t wait to hold our own package.
Congratulations to the whole family! May he bring you endless joy.
Congrats!!! He is precious!!
Lisa D. says
Sherry, you look so beautiful au naturale. And LOVE the pic of Teddy and John – captures the moment of fatherhood part 2 perfectly. Thanks for sharing this piece of your life with us. Enjoy the next few days of blog-free family time!
Lisa T says
Thought I’d chime in with Lisa D. to say “ditto”. Sherry, you look so beautiful and radiant! I saw that gorgeous mommy and Teddy pic and wanted to tell you how refreshing it is to see a “famous” person like you all natural and glowy. I wouldn’t think less of you if you had been all done up with make up, but I think MORE of you that you didn’t get all gussied up for those pics. Does that make sense? Hope it doesn’t sound rude because that is in no way my intention.
Congrats to all of you! Love the name and Teddy looks so sweet and at home with all of you!
I’ve been checking here off and on all morning waiting for this post, so happy for you all, he is precious! Congratulations Petersik family!
Congratulations on a beautiful new addition to your family. Thank you for sharing with those of us that have enjoyed being part of your journey. So glad all are healthy and happy and enjoying this time together.
Hannah Wallace says
So many congratulations! So happy for you guys. He is so beautiful!
Congratulations! Nothing compares to the joy of a new baby!
Congratulations on a safe delivery and a healthy baby and mama!
Rachel S says
He is so cute!!:) I’m so glad everything went well! Congrats!
Congratulations to you all. Lovely to see such a lovely happy family.
Rebecca | the lil house that could says
Oh my god, the hair!! So cute guys, congrats to everyone!
Congratulations and welcome Teddy! Enjoy the next few days of baby newness :) and finding your groove as a family of five! He is a beautiful boy. Love and snuggles and good sleep to you!
Congratulations, guys! He is absolutely beautiful and looks just like Clara did when she was little! Teddy is such a fantastic name :) wishing you guys the absolute best!
Mike Grant says
Congratulations to the both of you. I hope you both take a break, you deserve it.
Such a sweet little boy! Congrats John, Sherry and Clara and welcome to the world Teddy! :)
Oh YAYAYAYAY! These pictures brought me to tears. Just thinking of the newborn skin that is softer than butter, and the happiness of a labor/delivery gone RIGHT…oh, congratulations!! He is a perfect doll.
(And the name is absolutely fantastic!!)
Teddy and I share a birthday !
Happy Birthday to you Angele :)) Warm Wishes :)))
Complete perfection! Welcome to the world, baby Teddy! Our hearts are overflowing for you!! Enjoy this amazing time. What joy!!! <3 <3 <3
He’s precious! I’m so happy to hear the delivery went smoothly and everyone is happy and healthy!! Congrats all around!! :)