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Baby, Birth, Delivery – Our Newborn Son Has Arrived!!!

After nearly 42 weeks of pregnancy, my wife had a scheduled Casearean section this morning at 9:30am.

The surgery lasted less than two hours and it was completely complication-free and uneventful. Except for the fact that at 10:08am, the newest addition to our family – Salvatore (Tor) James Constantino, T.J. for short – entered our world.

My wife is doing great and is with our newborn son as I write this. The early steer from the medical team is that she’ll have a speedy recovery; however, we’ll have to stay an extra two days in the hospital because that’s their policy and protocol for all C-section deliveries. We had family drive down from New York to stay with the girls – who are all on their way to see the baby for the first time.

This truly is a miracle and blessing from God! We’re so thankful that both Kim and our newborn son are both healthy, happy and here!!!

Following his baby-birth delivery, T.J. weighed in at 8 lbs. 14 ozs. and was 21 inches long with a full head of dark hair.

From the picture below, it’s easy to see where he gets his rugged good looks ;-)  Well, I don’t mean to be rude but we’ve waited so long for him arrive – I’m going to spend a lot of quality time with my boy.

We appreciate all of the well wishes and support we’ve received during the past nine months when we first announced this journey right through the baby’s birth and delivery.

Since then I’ve written dozens of blogs about our impending visitor. So much so, that I was a bit worried that I’d run out of things to write about when he arrived – but now that he’s here I don’t think that will be the case.

Two Salvatores

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  1. Congratulations to you and your wife! So happy for you. God bless you all!

  2. Kim Lawall says:

    Wonderful news! Cant wait to hear how your parenting perception has changed since the girls were born. Having that same age split in our house, I am eager to read about your experiences.

  3. CONGRATS Tor!!! What a blessing! Enjoy this time with your son and wife!

  4. Congratulations!! I don’t think it’s a coincidence that T.J. and StandardTheme v3 have the same bday :)

  5. Deena Perdicho says:

    Congrats on the arrival of your precious and handsome son!

  6. Congratulations Sal. God bless you all.

  7. Congratulations! I’m glad to hear that everything went well. You look like a proud daddy :).

  8. Donna Cavanagh says:

    I am so happy for you guys!!!! Congratulations and lots of love and good wishes going your way!!

  9. Meredithmcnerney says:

    We send you our very best wishes!!!! God bless.


  11. tammyhelfrich says:

    Congratulations!! So exciting! They are such amazing gifts.

  12. Congrats!

  13. Congrats and best of luck with the new arrival.

  14. Awesome!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Congrats to you and your family. Now you have many more years of blogging material.

  16. Awesome!!! It’s interesting watching the difference between boys and girls. I bet the girls will spoil him and boss him around.

  17. congrats, papa!

  18. awesome.

  19. Donovan says:

    Mazel Tov!

  20. Gratz man! I pray that TJ has a long, healthy, and happy life!

  21. Ricky Anderson says:

    Congratulations, Tor! I knew you could do it.

  22. Nice work you two. Handsome, healthy and heavy. Now get some rest and soak up some family time.

  23. theromanticvineyard says:

    So happy for you both! Enjoy every cuddly minute.

  24. Congrats man! Very excited for you guys!

  25. I have no idea how I missed this, but congratulations!!!!

  26. AbbieGael says:

    Congratulations, Tor!!! T.J. is an absolute doll. Your Edelman friends are so excited about your newest bundle of joy.

  27. Leanne Shirtliffe (Ironic Mom) says:

    Congratulations, Tor! An excitement, indeed! May the sleep angels be with you all.

  28. Congrats Tor! Enjoy your time with the new boy!

  29. Nicole Bandes says:

    Congrats Tor. My son’s name is Thomas James. He went by T.J. until he turned 15 and decided it wasn’t grown up enough sounding… Now he goes by Tom. I much prefer T.J.

  30. Happiest congratulations to you and your amazing wife. As you know, parenthood can be expensive, frustrating, and inconvenient but it still manages to brings the most incredible kind of joy.

    Bless you all with joy! And sleep!

  31. Congratulations!

  32. Tor and Jen I have meant to write and wish you and the girls – well, your entire family a hug mazal tov on the birth of TJ!!!! If I could just figure out how to get my arms through this silly computer screen to give each of you a big hug I would. Roy has kept me up to date – we are thrilled for you and wish you continued joy from this remarkable miricle of life. With each passing day my your son in the tradition of his two siter’s and loving parents bring you all that your hearts desire for him. I can’t wait to tell him Welcome TJ in person. Sue


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