My “Tax Day” Baby! He’s finally here…

YES…if you’re wondering why I haven’t posted a blog in the last couple of days…we have had our second baby! His name is Leyton O’Neal Hedrick! Leyton is pronounced Lay-ton and means: garden or of the field and O’Neal is his dad’s middle name, his grandfather’s middle name and his great-grandfather’s middle name…all these men were/are radical men who loved Jesus! That is a legacy we wanted Leyton to know and be a part of. After asking for all of your opinion, I hope you like our choice for his name!

So, here’s the short version of the story…I had a regular doctor’s appointment on Tuesday and was admitted into the hospital at 3:15pm and Leyton was born at 7:28pm! It felt longer but it wasn’t! He is absolutely gorgeous and has captured our hearts forever. He weighed 6lbs and 14onces and was 19 1/2 inches long…this is great for being born 16 days early 🙂

We came home on yesterday and he continues to do wonderful. Adriah can’t get enough of him! It’s so beautiful watching her “take care” of him. We’re in transition and I’m wishing I could have more sleep but I wouldn’t trade this for anything. I’m so happy! I can’t stop kissing him. He’s so tiny and precious…it’s so weird to think that a couple of days ago I was pregnant and now we’re a family of 4!

I’m working on all the pictures we’re taken over the past few days and I’ll put together a slide show soon but until then here’s a couple for you to enjoy!



Here we are getting ready to leave the hospital…Leyton and “the girls!”


Isn’t he beautiful?


calissa - April 18, 2008 - 7:22 pm

CONGRATS!!! He’s precious!
Very impressed to see you’ve already posted a blog post! 🙂

Chelie - April 18, 2008 - 7:37 pm

congratulations!!! he is beautiful and adriah is gorgeous like her mom. enjoy this special time!

Angie W - April 18, 2008 - 7:49 pm

Congrats! He is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy him, & God bless!

April - April 18, 2008 - 9:24 pm

He is beautiful! Congratulations to you and your family! What a special day too for Adriah, oh how I loved my daughter loving on my sons as you said she is! Such a sweet and precious time!

Maureen - April 19, 2008 - 2:56 am

Yay!! sooo exciting, and so adorable!

Kate - April 19, 2008 - 5:16 am

He’s gorgeous! I love your choice of name too. Best of luck!

Cecilia - April 19, 2008 - 5:34 am

Thankyou Noemi for sharing such wonderful news. I’m delighted you and Leyton are doing so well. God bless you and all your wonderful family. How proud Adriah looks with her new baby brother, and what a lucky little boy he is to have such a doting sister. Your amazing pictures made me rush to get out my own snapshots of my first daughter holding her new baby brother. It brings back such wonderful memories for me.

Rebecca - April 19, 2008 - 6:13 am

Leyton IS just beautiful! Congratulations!

Shanda - April 19, 2008 - 6:50 am

Leyton and I share the same b-day, tax day! Congrats to you all.

EG in MN - April 19, 2008 - 6:59 am

HE’S ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!! Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy….keep the pictures coming!! 🙂

Kris - April 19, 2008 - 7:26 am

Congratulations! He’s so beautiful!

Staja Studios - April 19, 2008 - 7:53 am

Congratulations, he is a cutie! We figured you were probably at the hospital. Hope all is going well and you will be able to get at least a wink or two of sleep 🙂 – Jason & Stacey

Heather - April 19, 2008 - 9:38 am

Congratulations! I love the name…my dad has the same first name but is spelled Leighton. (Jeremy Johnson is my brother) 🙂 Congrats again! I remember the excitement of my first daughter when we had our second! In her words: “so much better than a doll!”.

Anna Clayton - April 19, 2008 - 11:55 am

Noemi…He is beautiful!

Pamela Greig - April 19, 2008 - 3:17 pm

Congratulations to you and your family on the birth of your more than beautiful son and brother. Leyton O’Neil is a wonderful name, powerful yet soft and being the newest generation to bear the name O’Neil is of “Princes and Kings”. Welcome Leyton, you may be the person most likely to change the world. Take care and take lots of fotos to share.

kind regards,

Pamela - April 19, 2008 - 8:22 pm

He’s beautiful (so are you and Adriah). Congratulations!

Melissa - April 20, 2008 - 8:53 am

Congrats! He is beautiful! Enjoy having a little baby around again…I miss thought days since the girls are now 10 1/2 months old. I know it is hard, because of the little sleep, but oh so worth it.

I am so happy for you and your family of 4 now!

PS: Love the name! Nice job 🙂

Kristen - April 20, 2008 - 9:07 am

Congratulations on your new addition! Blessings to you all!

Dolce - April 20, 2008 - 9:15 am

Noemi, he’s adorable! You look wonderful and so happy. If you need anything, I am here!! I’m so happy for you! ~Kristi

Cyndee - April 20, 2008 - 1:05 pm

Congratulations! He is so sweet and tiny! 🙂 And you look WONDERFUL!!! Enjoy!

Emily - April 20, 2008 - 10:09 pm

Congratulations Noemi & Family! 🙂
Looking forward to more photos of course!
Take Care…

Rachelle Sparks - April 21, 2008 - 10:54 am

Congratulations!! He is such a cutie. Love the name!!

KS Dallas - April 22, 2008 - 7:42 am

So glad the little guy made it and is healthy, not to mention beautiful! Congrats from TX!!!


alex albojer - April 23, 2008 - 8:03 am

Welcome to the family Leyton! 🙂

Onsite Minnesota Wedding Photography - April 23, 2008 - 5:45 pm



Theresa - April 24, 2008 - 10:35 am

Congratulations!!!! So happy for you. He is beautiful. I am so impressed that you posted to your blog so soon after having your baby. You don’t look like you just had a baby in that picture.

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