Welcome to the world Nico Boon!


Our gorgeous boy Nico arrived on Thursday morning (6 days after his due date. So much for my prediction he would come early!) and we couldn’t be more in love! More details to come, but it was a great delivery and we are all healthy and recovering. Thank you for holding the space for us while we waited! We felt your love and blessings and still do…

Nico Boon Passmore
Born at 9:58 AM, November 4th, 2010
8 pounds 10 ounces (record breaking in my family for sure!)
21.5 inches
Boundless cuteness.

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  1. claire

    Oh how happy! Many congratulations to you all on the arrival of Nico! He’s perfect as his big brother BEN!!! x

  2. Jessica

    SPLENDID! I had been checking on the blog and cheering for you, Andrea, as we were due about the same time but my boy came LAST thursday (Oct. 28th) and I so wanted you to to have a good delivery! Awesome! Nico looks like it was a breeze being born : ) Gorgeous! Well done!!! Congratulations!!! Cheers!!! And a lovely name (I also have a Nico)

  3. amy z

    Congratulations! Enjoy this very special time!

  4. Jen in Ohio

    Congratulations to your entire family on the beautiful addition. He is precious and it looks like Ben is already well on his way to being the awesomest big brother in town!

  5. marilyn

    congratulations, beautiful family. so much love in these pics. i just love ben’s facial expressions, and you and your man look so charmed by both of your boys.

  6. W. Lotus

    Welcome, little Nico! I look forward to watching you via your mommy’s blog.
    I am glad everyone is doing well. Ben looks like SUCH a big little boy next to baby brother!

  7. Yolanda

    Another beauty! Welcome Nico. Wishing a speedy recovery and an ease into new rhythms for all.

  8. Chalaundrai

    Andrea, I just knew that he was here and kept checking back to see if there was any news. He is as beautiful as Ben. I love the first picture of Ben looking at him and the second one with Ben holding Nico. Happy Belated Birthday Nico! Welcome to this great big beautiful world.
    Andrea, I am so glad that the delivery was wonderful. I am sending you and the rest of the family many good wishes.
    Mazel Tov!

  9. Chalaundrai

    Tell Ben that he looks so handsome holding his little brother.

  10. sue at nobaddays

    Congratulations to you all, Andrea, and welcome Nico! You are a very fortunate little man being born into such a rich family!

  11. April

    Congratulations!! He’s a beauty 🙂

  12. Kim

    What a cutie pie… all 8lbs, 10 oz and 21.5 inches of him! xox – Kim

  13. Robyn

    Congrats Momma! Nico is adorable & Ben looks so proud to be his big brother!

  14. D

    Congratulations Andrea! So happy for you four.

  15. elaine Hovey

    Congratulations! What a sweet baby and a beautiful family!

  16. Victoria Winters

    Congrats, congrats, congrats! He’s lovely and Ben looks like a great big brother already! 🙂

  17. Leah

    Congratulations!!! I call my son “Boon” sometimes because he is one–don’t know if that was your inspiration too or if there’s some other source but it’s a lovely name.

  18. susie m

    Mazal tov! What a beautiful family you have!

  19. Stephanie

    Congrats and welcome baby Nico! I’ve been checking back, too and thinking about you guys. 🙂

  20. zan

    Wonderful news! Congratulations to you and the family! (And hey, Nico: your mom is a wonderful woman. You’re a lucky kid.)

  21. Candice

    How wonderful! I’m so happy for you and your family. I love the picture of all 4 of you, brings back such wonderful memories.

  22. Nolwenn

    Congratulations !!! Welcome to the world, Nico <3

  23. tonya

    congratulations. he’s a beauty.

  24. Jolie

    Welcome, Nico! So happy for you.

  25. Melissa

    Congrats! Glad to hear you are doing well!

  26. Alessia

    your mom called my mom about your being close to your due date so I checked and wow another cute pie! Adorable and love the name…

  27. Micheline

    It looks like Ben was made for that job. I love the little sticker he’s wearing. Nico is perfection. No wonder you are all swooning over there. Congratulations to everyone.

  28. Colleen

    Welcome to the world baby Nico! Many blessings to you all…

  29. cjm

    Oh my goodness, the cuteness! Congrats! So happy to read this today.

  30. Heather

    Congratulations to you and your family- Nico is beautiful! And Ben just keeps getting more and more handsome. 🙂

  31. Gabi

    Welcome to the world, Nico! Congratulation to the whole family.

  32. Karen

    And your heart just grew ten times bigger! Isn’t it funny to remember how worried you were about how he would fit in your lives and heart now that he is here!
    Welcome Baby Nico!

  33. Megan

    HOORAY!!! What an amazing name, too. And the pic of Ben and Nico together? Unnnnnh! My ovaries! CLENCHING!!! Hope you’re healing well and having an amazing first few days together!

  34. marilee pittman

    Welcome Welcome Nico, what a wonderful family to be born into. Lots of love and silliness coming your way. And to Big Brother Ben, you are just the man to show Nico the way…

  35. mary catherine

    Many many congratulations! Ben looks immediately like a big brother, and you all look so happy. Really exciting. Can’t wait to read more adventures from your awesome family!

  36. Andrea

    He is beautiful and your family is just lovely!!! Many congratulations and blessings to you!

  37. Jennifer Gandin Le

    Congratulations, Andrea!! And welcome to the world Nico – I LOVE his name. You all look happy and wonderful.

  38. Marilyn

    congrats!!! he’s so handsome! and that photo of Ben holding him…swoon. xoxo

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  40. Anna

    Welcome, Nico … you are one lucky guy — you landed in one my favorite families in the world.
    Congratulations to the whole family!
    I love the picture of Ben looking at his baby bro and Matt looking at Ben look at Nico! I am sure you are telling Ben something very special and important about his expanded family.
    Much love to all…

  41. kimberly/tippytoes

    He’s beautiful! Congrats to you and your family. Ben looks so happy to be a big brother!

  42. Tara

    That pic of your two boys just melts me.
    Beautiful family.

  43. Andrea M

    Yay! Congrats! I’d been checking and checking on you…

  44. Jeanne

    Another handsome son.
    Love to you all

  45. Lucia

    Oh, so beautiful, all 4 of you. So glad it was all OK. Love the name too. Heal well. x

  46. Olivia

    Welcome to Nico! He’s gorgeous! Congratulations to you and your family!

  47. Elise

    Congratulations! What a beautiful family you all make.

  48. Sandybee

    Well done, Mama! He’s a cutie pie.

  49. Kari

    I have been waiting and watching for this announcement, Congratulations!!! He is definitely a handsome little guy and Ben looks like a pro at being a big brother! You have a beautiful family:)

  50. andrea

    so so happy for you~~

  51. Mary Daniel Hobson

    Congratulations! Many blessings to you and your family.

  52. Sandy

    Welcome to the world, baby Nico! And congratulations to the whole family. SO happy to see this news today!

  53. Nadine

    Congts on your new addition to your family. Ben looks very happy to be a big brother..

  54. Susanne

    CONGRATS!!! 🙂
    He looks soooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!! <3 Well done, you both!
    And i love the name. And i wait for more pics to come!!! So happy with you!!!!
    And the day Nico is born it’s my mothers birthday too! 😉
    All the best from Germany,

  55. lifeineden

    Congratulations — he is big and beautiful! Feel well.

  56. deezee

    congrats! and I love the name Nico. That last photo of the brothers is so darn sweet.

  57. Paige

    I am SO HAPPY to hear the news! Be very kind to yourself while you adjust to 2 precious boys. You will do great! I remember feeling immense guilt that my 2nd (newborn) was taking away time from my first. This passes in a flash, give yourself a few months leeway. It was nice to hear other mommies felt like I did. You may not experience this, but if you do – know that Ben KNOWS you love him and your feelings are all normal!
    Yay for brothers!!!

  58. Susie

    Mazel Tov, Andrea! He is beautiful! So glad the delivery went smoothly. You all look so happy! Enjoy precious little Nico – love his name, by the way! Susie <3

  59. Paula

    Welcome, Nico! Congratulations to you all. I knew he was here but am still gobsmacked by the sweetness.

  60. Sandra

    Congratulations, Andrea! The look on Ben’s face is precious. Enjoy

  61. Sonia Mascaro

    Nico is beautiful as his adorable brother Ben!

  62. elizabeth

    Congratulations! I think my heart just skipped a beat while reading your announcement. I am so very happy for you and your family. Cherish this time……

  63. rebecca

    yay 🙂 Congratulations! And happy day before your birthday to you 🙂

  64. Lisa on Maui

    Aloha Andrea,
    So happy to see gorgeous Nico & awesome big bro Ben. I was checking in everyday to see. The joy of your family leaps off the computer screen. Mahalo!

  65. nina

    That is a great name! He’s beautiful…and he looks pretty blissed to be here!

  66. robin

    What a gorgeous newborn! Congratulations!

  67. beth

    congratulations….ben looks absolutely perfect as a big brother and i think even a whole lot in love with the little person who will soon be his best friend…..

  68. Michelle Shopped

    yay! been checking constantly too — the only reason i even turned my laptop on after work tonight! so happy for you and the name is wild — totally fab! thursday’s child has far to go!
    and a happy birthday to you mama!

  69. amy Komar

    WONDERFUL NEWS! Love the name – Nico!! He is a beauty!
    Big love to your family. xoxo

  70. Anne Marie Ferguson

    Congratulations, Andrea! Is Boon a family name? At 8+ pounds, he should be a good sleeper! Ben looks entranced!

  71. Mel

    Fantastic news! So many congratulations to you all, and I must say Nico is very lucky indeed to have such a fabulous big brother as Ben. (I too have a big brother called Ben and they’re pretty special.)
    What a beautiful baby, Andrea, with a lovely name, and who is now part of a great family.

  72. linda

    Yippee! I see the look of love and pride in Ben’s eyes.

  73. SarahWT

    Oh my goodness, Andrea – I’ve never seen more beautiful kids! 🙂 Many congratulations to your family!!

  74. Sam

    Andrea, I am in love with your two boys! (Can you believe it? What a blessed, blessed woman you are!) Nico is precious indeed. I really love his name! Wishing y’all the sweetest time together!

  75. Annie

    Congratulations and welcome to the world of being a mama of 2 boys — it’s a blast!!

  76. Patricia

    Ben, Andrea and Matt – Congratulations on the safe arrival of Baby Nico. Yours are the first faces I saw this morning: you all look happy and ready for this next adventure. Thank you for sharing such precious photos; I couldn’t think of a better way to start my day.

  77. Erin Wilson

    Wow, you two sure make beautiful kids!
    Congrats. Hope you savour every bit of this time.

  78. janharp

    Such sweetness — you DO make beautiful boys! Much happiness to all of you.

  79. Sheena

    Congrats Andrea, Matt and Ben on the arrival of your new sweet addition!
    Much love and light!

  80. jenv

    congratulations to your family. so happy to hear all is well and everyone is healthy and happy. that pic of ben and nico is amazing. ben all the sudden looks so grown up next to his tiny little brother.

  81. pixiemama

    Oh, congratulations on your little ray of sunshine!

  82. Sharon

    As a mother of three boys I can tell you – you are in for so much fun! Congrats!

  83. {tinniegirl}

    Welcome to the world Nico. Big hugs and love to you all, and very special congrats to Ben on becoming a Big Brother. xxx

  84. janet

    Congratulations! Hello, Nico!

  85. Jen

    Welcome Nico! Like many others, I’ve been checking daily for updates. I’m glad you’re well and happy!

  86. Melissa

    Yay! All the best to you. Welcome to the world, Nico.

  87. Laura

    Hello gorgeous new boy! Ben looks so grown up and responsible as a big brother- wonderful stuff 🙂
    Congratulations guys, so happy to hear that things went well.

  88. melissa

    many congratulations. so happy for you and the whole family. he is beautiful, and your photo of the two boys together…absolutely delicious. happy bonding time. xo

  89. Jennifer in D.C.

    I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you. And excited. I’m Hapcited.
    So happy to know he’s here and healthy and I LOVE the name NICO. So funky and cute and hip.
    Blessings to you, Andrea Superhero.

  90. fatemeh

    how much he is cute

  91. christie

    Congratulations! He is just perfect and peaceful and in such good hands. Would love to hear about your birth at some point…
    Enjoy the feeling of your heart expanding ~ there is nothing quite like that feeling of fullness when you look at another child you created. Best of luck! You have a gorgeous family! Deliciousness!!!!!!

  92. Alexandra

    What wonderful news! May the four of you have a long life together filled with huge love and amazing adventures of the heart and spirit always.

  93. mamie

    yippeeeeee! hello, little lovely. and the smile on ben’s face is so good. i have something for big brother ben, but i will email you about it. until then, congratulations family of four! you are looking so wonderful and happy.

  94. Puanani

    Welcome To The World, Sweet Nico!
    Blessings on you and yours…Xoxoxoxo

  95. tali

    Congratulations!! You have such a beautiful family!

  96. lisa

    Andrea, I found you when you were struggling with infertility (and so was I), so it seems magical to me that you have two beautiful little ones (and so do I!) I feel like you’ve been my soul sister through mamahood. Rock on with your superhero family!

  97. carey

    Congrats Andrea and fam. And congrats to the big brother (batman) ben.

  98. rebecca

    mazel tov!!!!
    ben looks *so* big in the second picture. what a great big brother he’ll be.
    hope all is well. go, mama, go!

  99. mira

    congratulations! blessings. i love the image of Ben looking at nico. so much in that sweet little face. very delighted for you and your whole family. hang in there through the newborn period. you are held and loved.

  100. -L

    Congratulations on baby Nico!!! Yay:) I’m so happy for you all and so glad you had such a happy and healthy birth! Hope you are all having the most warm cuddly special time together and hope you can get some rest! xo-L
    P.s. Happy Bday tomorrow to you! My Sam will be four tomorrow (can’t believe it) and baby Noah six weeks! Someday we have to get all four of our boys together (each so close in age) for a fall/winter cupcake bday extravaganza on the beach;)

  101. L

    Welcome to the world little Nico! Congratulations to a beautiful beautiful family!

  102. Marcia (123 blog)

    Congratulations, Andrea and Matt.
    I love the pic of your two boys – they are both super gorgeous!

  103. christine

    Congratulations Andrea!

  104. Aebbe

    Congratulations to you all!

  105. marina

    many many congratulations for beautiful Nico!
    thank you so much Andrea for your words and these so sweet and beautiful photos, I had been thinking of you and wondering whether your new boy had been born.
    I am so happy to know that the delivery was smooth and that you are all healthy!!
    lots and lots of love to all four of you, and wishes to be fully present in these initial days and weeks of life in your enlarged family.

  106. Elizabeth

    Ver, very happy felicitations! What a beautiful family. I wish you all joy and happiness.

  107. Anja

    Congratulations – he’s beautiful! Hope you all have a very happy time together being a new family of four 🙂
    Makes me long for my own little one, still six weeks to go 🙂

  108. Leslie

    Congratulations….lovely family

  109. kaori

    Congratulations! What a beautiful family!

  110. kim

    Congratulations!! Happiness to your lovely family!!

  111. Trish

    Mazel Tov!!!!!

  112. Ramona

    congratulations to you all.

  113. Laura Neff

    Congratulations mama, papa and brother Ben! Welcome, Nico! (He is *beautiful*!!) xoxo

  114. Beth

    Congratulations! Nico looks exhausted, not surprised! Glad to hear it all went well. What a gorgeous family

  115. simone

    Gorgeous boys! What a sweet baby!…so perfect! I love his name too.

  116. Aylin

    He’s beautiful! You’re all beautiful! Teary-eyed here. Congratulations!! xoxo

  117. Sharon

    What a beautiful family. Congratulations on Nico’s arrival. Blessings to all of you!

  118. gigi

    Congratulations! What a beautiful family!

  119. Maggie Mason

    Hooray! He’s gorgeous, and such a happy name. Can’t wait to snug him.

  120. Chloe

    Yay! Many congratulations to you all. Beautiful. xx

  121. bk

    Argh! I love this.
    Def boundless cuteness!!
    And Ben’s face is awesome, his ‘Big Brother’ tag is soooo cute. 🙂
    xoxox to the Passmore’s

  122. Em

    Congratulations Andrea….another Superhero in the making! He is lovely.
    Enjoy getting to know little Nico!

  123. Jennifer

    What a family tribe you guys are – many congratulations!!

  124. jen

    isn’t it amazing how much older your first born seems as soon as your birth your second? many blessings onto the family of four! xoxo

  125. KathyB

    Beautiful boy with a fabulous name. Welcome, Nico, and congratulations to the whole family.

  126. Yulia

    What a beauty!
    Congratulations to the whole family – may your beautiful boys grow on healthy, happy and strong.
    So happy for you, Andrea.

  127. Christy

    So happy for you and your beautiful family!

  128. Annie Lewis

    Congratulations! What a beautiful addition to your family! Love the name Nico. So glad to hear everything went well and everyone is healthy.
    Much love,

  129. Mariella

    This gives me goosebumps!! I am so happy for you and your family!! Beautiful photos. Congratulations!! Much love… ~ M.

  130. Carrie Hamilton

    Love the name! Congrats to you & your family!

  131. Elizabeth

    Congratulations! He is so cute. And what a great/happy photo of Ben/Nico.

  132. Dave

    Congratulations, Andrea! I’m very happy for you, and wish that cute little family of yours all the best.

  133. Sunny Passmore

    Oh, I haven’t seen that second picture. How very sweet! Such precious boys. Can’t wait to meet Nico! All our love!

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  135. regan

    Congrats to you and your newly expanded family!

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  137. terri

    What a beautiful family! Congratulations to all – and welcome to the world, little Nico!

  138. Jill

    Congratulations… Such a blessing! And strange how sweet little Ben, like overnight looks older, mature and soooo big brother-ish!!! God bless you all..!

  139. robyn

    Earlier today I saw a card online that said “Your chromosomes have combined beautifully” and that is all I can think of after seeing these pictures.
    Congratulations Family, and welcome to the world Nico!

  140. julia Jones

    Man, you two make some really gorgeous children together! Congratulations, they are both beautiful.

  141. carolS

    heartiest congrats from a blog fan across the seas.
    he looks gorgeous.

  142. Carole

    Congratulations!!! I am so glad the delivery went well, and will be thinking of you in this transition to home and family-of-four-ness. 🙂 AWESOME!

  143. M

    Congratulations!! so glad everything went well and you are all happy together 🙂 good luck with this new adventure!!

  144. Lucille

    OH!!!!! I have been checking your blog every day waiting for the change of pic!!! YAY!!! Welcome NICO!
    And the top pic, where Ben is looking down at the baby, is PRECIOUS. He looks so in love!

  145. Dr. S

    You all look beautiful together. And Nico might be the biggest newborn I’ve ever seen — good work, Superhero! Congratulations! and I’m glad you’re all well!

  146. Stacy (Mama-Om)

    Yay! Oh happy day!!
    Welcome to Nico and congratulations on your new family constellation! <3

  147. Jennifer

    congratulations on your growing family.

  148. Catherine

    ok that just made me so so so happy to see and read. Congratulations Andrea and family! I look forward to getting to know him on your blog and to hear about your adventures with this new amazing blessing in your life.
    Sending you SO MUCH LOVE.

  149. ~moe~

    Congratulations! Nico is adorable! I’m so very happy for you!

  150. Robin t

    delurking to say congrats, he is beautiful and perfect and Ben looks lovely with him!

  151. Gwendolen

    Sweet little Nico- welcome to the world! Congratulations Andrea! You sure do make cute boys! xo.

  152. Stephanie

    Congratulations Andrea!
    Nico is absolutely adorable, and what a proud big brother! SO happy for all four of you – Having 2 boys ROCKS!
    Love to you,

  153. Ilene

    Congratulations! Nico was born on my birthday – destined to have a happy life for sure! Hold him as much as you possibly can!

  154. Asako

    Congratulations!!! Beautiful!!!

  155. sparkyd

    Yay! So beautiful! I can’t wait to see more pictures of everyone!

  156. Amy C.

    Congratulations!! Love the name (also what everyone calls my French hubby, Nicolas).
    Yea for you, Matt and Ben!

  157. Mel

    Marvellous news! Congrats to you and your family!

  158. nicole

    Congrats Andrea! Best wishes to you and your family…and great name by the way!

  159. Suki

    He is beautiful. Congrats to the new family member.

  160. Deanna

    Congratulations Superhero Family! He’s precious.

  161. Julia

    Congratulations! Welcome to the world, lovely Nico!

  162. Bel

    Congrats! Such a gorgeous boy. Just wondering if you have any advice on the hospital bag now that you’ve just been through it again?

  163. dunski

    Hoooray! what a beautiful family! what a magical son and look at his great cute brother!
    Congratulations! And I hope all went good and you’re resting now. Cheers!

  164. Jennifer Stager

    Super congratulations! I am so happy for all of you! Many years ago Maggie M. suggested that my son, Soren, looks a lot like Ben. Tonight while I was reading you post on lovely Nico Boon (great name, btw), Soren was looking over his shoulder and asked if that picture of Ben and Nico was a picture of him with his little brother.
    Enjoy settling in with your new addition! I have two boys too and they have a lot of fun together.
    Hugs, Jennifer

  165. Mo

    lovely lovely lovely new life. he is a lucky boy to have you guys I reckon

  166. pamela

    Dear, dear Andrea! You look unbelievably radiant and rested … how do you do it? You are all just glowing and velvety!
    So you had your second boy on my husband’s birthday and your first on my mother’s! I’m enjoying that commonality. I love watching your inspiring family grow. I will enjoy following the evolution. Ben … I just can’t believe how grown-up he is! Where does the time run off?
    Congratulations and much joy to all of you.

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  168. Rebecca Vavic

    Andrea, Matt and Ben… CONGRATULATIONS on the safe arrival of gorgeous adorable Nico {beautiful name!}… enjoy. Love. Awesome!

  169. french toast girl

    YAY! Congratulations and big hugs to you and your whole beautiful family!

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