Our Little Peanut

Born April 12, 8 pounds, 19 inches long.

This time it’s not a joke…our little guy has finally arrived! To avoid ever making this blog private, we’re keeping his name off my blog. If you know his name, please leave it out of the comments. I believe I will be referring to him on here as The Peanut, so keep any naming to that.

We are so thrilled to have him here and love him more than we could have ever imagined…I promise to have more pictures soon. He’s getting cuter by the second!



  1. Camille says:

    I still can't get over that hair! Smart about the blog – I actually just barely thought of that myself and went through mine this morning and changed all references of my little guy to JBallz (unfortunately). Can't wait to see more pictures!

  2. Lisa says:

    What a cutie!! Congrats, I'm glad you are done, now the real fun begins!

  3. Congratulations! He's adorable! And I'm sorry to not know his name, but it seems like a really smart idea (and after a while, I tend to forget that it's a nickname, anyway).

  4. Chelsea says:

    He really is cute! I always love it when a baby's hair sticks up everywhere! Tell him to enjoy it now, there will be a time when it won't be so adorable!

  5. RaewynD says:

    De-lurking from New Zealand to say totally gorgeous, congratulations!

  6. RA says:

    Congratulations! He is totally adorable. I love how he is just chilling in that picture. "No big, Mom."

  7. Oh he's darling! Congrats you guys. I hope everything went well. I can't wait to see more pictures.

  8. cari says:

    He's beautiful. Congrats you guys.

  9. Mary says:

    He is so cute! I Love his hair! (I always want my babies to have lots of hair and they never do.)

    When we started our blog I was so naive and used our last name and everything. I may have still used first names, but if I could do start it all over I would have never used our last name. So you are smart to leave his name off from the get go (which is a cute name, by the way).


  10. HE is SO CUTE!!! COngratulations!!! I hope you are both (well, all three!) are getting lots of rest!!!congrats to you guys!!!

  11. Lisa says:

    He is adorable! Congratulations to the whole family.

  12. He looks like you! He is so adorable 🙂

  13. megan says:

    Darling! I love his hair. Nice job, Merrick (and Phillip)!

  14. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! I was so excited to get your text! 🙂 So excited for you guys and you're totally right, he IS super adorable. Congratulations!!!

  15. craftyashley says:

    Congratulations! He is so adorable! And that hair! How fun! Welcome to motherhood! It's a crazy, wild ride!

  16. Bethany says:

    Oh goodness, he is so precious! What an angel. Huge congratulations!

  17. YAY! You've officially joined the ranks of parenthood! Can't wait to meet him. Hope you're getting a little sleep! Love you guys!

  18. Marie says:

    What a little man! So glad he's finally here. Can't wait for more pictures.

  19. BrittWilk says:

    yeah!! congrats merrick! he's adorable!

  20. sam says:

    I LOVE HIM!!! congrats!

  21. Mary Frances says:

    Also delurking to say congratulations on your new arrival! He is positively adorable.

  22. Jenna says:

    We had our boys on the same day! Oh how fun. My little one was 8 lb 4 oz 21 in at 2:40 pm. Hope you are recovering quickly!

  23. Olivia says:

    Congrats Merrick. He is so handsome. Hope your doing well adjusting to being a mom. Its such a neat experience even with all the ups and downs. Enjoy.

  24. Camille says:

    WOW- it's a little Phillip! Congrats!

  25. Packrat says:

    I'm away from computers for a few days, and look what you do! What a beautiful little boy. Love all that hair. Hope all went well and that you are feeling okay. I'm sure you are very tired.

  26. Noelle says:

    Congratulations Merrick and Phillip! He's a cute one and I LOVE the room you designed for him! –Noelle (Janssen's friend)

  27. Meg says:

    Congrats Merrick! He's a cutie. Is your husband still serving in the bishopric in the singles ward? Nate is getting released this Sunday. Just wondering if I will see you guys back in the married ward again.

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