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He’s healthy and happy. Seven pounds, twelve ounces. Born at 4:05 am on August 8, 2007.

Michele is doing very well (now that it’s over!) after a very long two days.

We’ll be posting tons of photos, of course. For now, only one. I’m beat.

Off to the hospital to see my baby and my son.

She’s at New York Presbyterian Hospital (under Michele Boudreaux) if anyone cares to send a card or anything. She will be there until Friday morning (standard protocol). Alternately, you can make a donation in Emory’s name to BARC – our local animal shelter.

Tuesdays with Murray will be retroactively published when she gets home :)

Smooches, all of ya.

-tobyjoe

101 Comments

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    Already gushed on the Flickr photo, but OMG, this warrants double commenting. :-)

    I am so very happy for you both. He is beautiful, perfect, wonderful! Can’t wait to hear Michele’s story of the delivery.
    Glad they are both doing well!

    xoxoxo!

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  2. On the name: Emory is derived from Emmerich, which is an old Germanic name meaning something along the lines of “home strength” and is also the root of America. Francis is a secular nod to St. Francis of Asisi, Patron Saint of Murrays (er, ANIMALS) and the Environment.

    Boudreaux is a word meaning, roughly “raised in a trailor” and is a staple in many prisons and mental institutions in the southern United States.

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  3. Woohoo! I live across the street from NY Pres. It is taking all my restraint to not run over there for a visit.

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS YOU GUYS!
    He’s so perfect!

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  5. Congrats to you both! What a handsome son.

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  6. Congratulations! So glad to hear that everything went well with Michele and the delivery! What a beautiful baby boy.

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  7. ahhhh! CONGRATS! He looks beautiful and smart, just like his parents. This is so exciting! Love the name! Congrats!

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  8. Congratulations Toby & Momhow !!!

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  9. holy moley! he’s adorable, i’m so happy for your two, congrats! <3 <3

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  10. Guys, that’s so rad! Congratulations!
    I love the name too (its the name of our cat!).

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  11. WOW!! Congratulations! What a beautiful little boy! Sending my best wishes to the new parents!

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  12. Aww!
    Welcome Emory Francis Boudreaux!

    Hugs to the whole family :)

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  13. Oh! Yay! Congratulations! I’ll stop calling him Ndugu now. :)

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  14. He is beautiful and big, who knew? Michele, way to go working the hospital system to get the most out of your two nights in the hospital. Mazel tof!

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  15. Congratulations!

    He looks like a “keeper!”

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  16. he’s absolutely beautiful! welcome to the world little nephew. I can’t wait to
    meet you!

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  17. he’s absolutely beautiful! welcome to the world little nephew. I can’t wait to
    meet you!

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  18. Awesome, CONGRATS Toby and Michele!!!!!!!

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  19. Yay!!!!! All my best to the three of you. It’s been an amazing journey up until now. Now that he’s here, the fun is about to begin!!! Love you guys!

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  20. He’s beautiful. Congrats!!!

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  21. What a beautiful little boy. Congratulations to you both.

    And best wishes and blessings to Emory for a long, happy and healthy life full of joy and wonder.

    xoxoxox

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  22. Oh my goodness, look at that face! He is gorgeous. Congratulations!

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  23. He is handsome! Well done you two! LOVE the name.

    So happy to hear everyone is doing well. Hurrah!

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  24. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you all.

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  25. Congratulations! Your son is gorgeous. I’m so happy for the two of you. Thank you for sharing your experience with all of us.

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  26. HOORAY LITTLE DUDE!! so happy for you both!

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  27. awwwwwwwwwwww. congratulations. my 3 year old just told me he wants to come see him

    btw, francis was one of my picks for a middle name too :)

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  28. What a beautiful boy. Congrats to you all—a new little family! He looks a lot like both of you, I think.

    That package is a-comin’, I swear.

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  29. Congratulations… he’s a handsome little guy. Now get to work on the siblings!

    My middle name is Francis.

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  30. I’m usually a lurker and I don’t think I’ve commented before – but if there’s ever a time to start, it’s now!

    CONGRATULATIONS! And what a beautiful boy. He’s managed to skip the crinkly old man stage and ride straight into already cute.

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  31. I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes and a huge grin on my face – he is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations, you guys!

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  32. What a handsome little guy! Welcome to the world, Emory, and congratulations to you all!

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  33. Now there’s a handsome lad! And what a gorgeous photo.

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  34. So happy for you guys, and congratulations! Welcome little Emory! (I love that name!)

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  35. Wow – congrats folks! What a good looking little guy!

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  36. Congrats to the three of yous. A fine looking young sportsman you got there.

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  37. He is a handsome little man. Emory & I have one thing in common: we share a birthday! Congrats!!!

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  38. Emory is soooooo beautiful! I can’t believe he looks so ALERT on his first day in this world!! Congratulations Tobyjoe and Michele!!

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  39. Super cute!!!Congrats you guys!

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  40. Congratulations to all of you!

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  41. Hurrah! Congrats both.

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  42. Ohh I forgot to mention….I weighed the same thing when I was born 28 years ago. :)

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  43. awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!….i was just thinking that i haven’t been around in quite a while and bang there’s an awesomely most beautifullest new little human being staring at me from my monitor. i’m soooo happy for yinz!

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  44. Congratulations! Emory is a great name! I hope everyone is doing well. Can’t wait to see more pictures. So happy for you both! That’s going to be one cool kid.

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  45. Welcome Emory and congratulations to both of you! I look forward to hearing about his arrival when Michele feels up to it.

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  46. awwww. welcome emory and conratulations you two. so good to hear everything went okay. can’t wait to see more pic. sending hugs and smooches and love from germany over there! :)

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  47. congratulations!!! She’s at NYP? Right around the corner from my home… I’d love to pop in for a visit if that’s ok. Toby, drop me an email with a yea or nay?

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  48. so awesome, congrats. he looks like a spry one: good work guys :)

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  49. What a gorgeous, alert, healthy, sweet boy. Congratulations to you all.

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  50. What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!! Love to all three of you!

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  51. Holy Tiny Boudreaux! That kid is crazy cute.

    You have a son! You are mommy and daddy!

    [It makes me laught to think that she might have asked for you to make a note about Tuesdays with Murray after just giving birth. I think it might be Tuesdays with Emory for a bit…]

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  52. beautiful kid, great name… congratulations, enjoy…

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  53. Congrats, Mihow (and TJ)—YOU DID IT! And he is beautiful! I can’t wait to hear all about life on the other side of pregnancy!

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  54. Delurking to join the rest of the gushers. He’s a perfectly adorable little boy. Congrats to all of you!

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  55. He is beautiful—congratulations!

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  56. word up. its boo dreux 2.0!

    ho ho ho!

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  57. THAT FACE IS PRECIOUS! welcome Emory!!
    thanks for the update Toby Joe. a big hug to Mihow from us.

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  58. That is a great looking newborn. Congratulation to you both! and thank for the update.

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  59. Fresh newborn photos always make me cry, especially this one. Can’t wait to hear about it all. He’s beautiful, congratulations!!

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  60. What a cutie! He seems so relaxed and unperturbed in his new environment! Whose hands are those? :)

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  61. OH my good godness!!
    Mazeltov!!!! Welcome to parenthood, Toby and Michele – and Emory, welcome to planet earth you are blessed with two of the best parents any boy could possibly hope for!

    We (Catherine, Clara and me) send our best wishes and big hugs!

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  62. Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

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  63. I forgot to ask… when does he get his first tatoo?

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  64. Oh, and was the photo taken with the D200? That is a great looking b&w.

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  65. Oh my goodness. He is just gorgeous.

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  66. Congratulations!!!!!!! Emory is simply gorgeous.

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  67. He’s wonderful and amazing! And so cute!

    Question: Does his first name have two or three syllables? Just want to make sure I say it correctly in my head. :)

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  68. Yay! Welcome to the world little Emory! We are so happy you are here! Especially your mommy and daddy!
    We hope to meet you soon!
    Big hugs,
    Cathy, Mike, Isabel and Aubrey

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  69. One more thing, I just want to confirm that he was born in this year 2007 instead of next year in 2008 as you listed! :o)
    No worries, Toby! We understand what it is like as a new parent. Mike listed the wrong date on our announcement when Isabel was born too! :o)

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  70. He is gorgeous!

    Congratulations!

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  71. Congratulations, you guys! So lovely to see your little son here! We are sending all the best wishes for much joy, good feeding, and SLEEP.

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  72. Leah, it is three syllables and Meshbetty I changed the date above.

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  73. WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOO! Congrats. Can’t wait to see more photos of Emory and fam. What a wonderful name.

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  74. OMGOMGOMG!

    Seriously – he is the cutest newborn ever! What a face! He’s already taking everything in…

    Congrats to the whole family!

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  75. way to go kids!!! he is amazing!!! much love to you and your beautiful family! :)

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  76. he’s gorgeous and perfect and so precious!
    congrats to you.
    i can’t wait till you settle in at home and share stories and photos.
    love to the whole family!

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  77. Congratulations! He is absolutely beautiful and that is the greatest name! Glad to hear everyone is doing well.

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  78. Holy shit, you have a kid.

    Is that a Beaner nose and Mihow set of eyes? Hard to tell until his newborn face unsquishes a bit.

    Congratulations. See you soon, Boudreauxs.

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  79. yay! he’s here! congratulations!

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  80. Congrats – definitely a little criminal mastermind!

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  81. He is BEAUTIFUL! Congrats and hugs to all!

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  82. Congrats! Can’t wait to see him!

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  83. Big big congrats to all three of you, he’s beautiful and what a killer name. Best of luck with sleep and rest. We’re thinkin’ of ya.

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  84. Congratulations and God bless you all! He’s perfect!

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  85. Felicitations to all three of you. Hello, Emory!

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  86. P.S. Hope your place is ok after the tornado yesterday :)

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  87. by the way, he is just too cute….i printed out the picture and he’s on his way to my refrig!!!!! i have quite the collection of baby pics, he’s gonna have so many new friends here in western pa!

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  88. I second the wonderment that you all thought about “Tuesdays With Murray” at a time like this and am so blown away by your thoughfulness re: BARC. Emory is one lucky critter!

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  89. He’s gorgeous! Congratulations, I am so happy for you both. Can’t wait to see more pics of the little guy.

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  90. Congratulations! You know, they say babies make the world go ‘round so you guys are helping to keep the world go ‘round. Wait, do they say that? Maybe I’m confusing what they say or said. Probably. Anyway, congratulations and all the best to the two of you.

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  91. Hey little Emory. Welcome to this crazy world, you have a great head start with your awesome Mom and Dad. Zak, Leslie and Gage want to come see you sometime. Congrats Toby and Michele

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  92. Holy cow, y’all. Thank you so, so, so much for all the awesome welcomes and congratulatory awesomenessness. :] It’s been one long, up and down, down and up, week but we are all home now, safe and sound and I can honestly say I have never been happier.

    Thank you again. Will update soon. In the meantime, we put up a few more photos over on Flickr. Check ‘em out if you’re interested.

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  93. Congratulations! I cannot wait to read about the adventures of your new non-furry child! He is beautiful and what a lovely name. All the best!

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  94. The flickr photos are wonderful to see. I like Toby’s note about the first photo…

    Gotta shower and get back to see my baby and son.

    At first I thought it was a typo, then I figured it out… and thought it was the sweetest thing I’d ever heard. :)

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  95. i hope you had a great first weekend at home with your two boys. :)

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