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happy friday + a new addition…



Happy Friday all. So, guess what? Our little lady was so eager to come into this world, she arrived a week and a half early on Wednesday morning! We're thrilled and in love with this tiny person in a way I never knew possible. I promise to share photos and her name after the weekend once we've had a chance to settle back in at home. For the next couple weeks, as I spend some extra time with my daughter {can't believe I'm saying that!}, I've got some guest posts lined up from some awesome fellow bloggers to fill in for me. We'll still have posts from all the usual Oh Joy contributors {plus a brand new one}, and I'll pop in from time-to-time to say hello with posts I've planned in advance and an update on baby. Have a great weekend all… โ€” Joy

{Cho family portrait by Rifle Paper Co.}


  1. Congrats to you Joy! Couldn’t be happier for you and your lovely family. Hope we’ll have the chance to meet your little one sometime!

  2. Welcome love! Your daughter and I share a birthday – I’m sure she’ll live up to her creative and lovable libra-ness.
    Enjoy every moment.

  3. WAUW! How great. Congratulations. I loved watching your Friday growth images as I’m 27 weeks now myself. But this is EVEN BETTER! Take your time and enjoy your new baby girl. To get to know one another and adjust to your new role as a mommy.
    And Rifle made an amazing family portrait. I’m secretly jealous…

  4. Massive congratulations, such amazing news! Enjoy all the snuggle time with your little one, the first few weeks are amazing (and all the weeks after too of course!).. enjoy! ^_^

  5. Congratulations Joy! What a blessing! I’m due any day now too with my first baby. <3 I can't wait to read about your stylish adventures as a new mom.

  6. Congrats Joy! I just about flipped out when I read that lol. Total surprise. Can’t wait to hear the name!!!
    Enjoy your little one. โ™ฅ

  7. Aww!!! Congratulations guys!! What a nice surprise!! And October 12th is the best day for a birthday. I know, because it’s mine too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy every minute with your sweet little girl. I’m sure she’s a cutie with an impeccable fashion sense!

  8. Congratulations on your new addition!! Such an exciting time! Wish you both the best as you adjust to your new roles of parenting! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Huge congratulations! As a daily reader, I want you to know how much “joy” you bring into the world, but nothing compared with what has just been brought into yours.

  10. SUPER BIG CONGRATULATIONS. Daughters are the best thing ever. I would give anything to re live the beginning. Enjoy every second, if flies by.xo

  11. CONGRATS!!! I’ve been a follower of your amazing blog for a while now, and I’m so happy for you and your (growing!) family! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

  12. Happy Friday, indeed!!
    Congratulations on your new little bundle of joy!
    Enjoy for mama-and-papa-hood!! :o)

  13. You were beautiful in pregnancy and now you will be beautiful in motherhood. Congratulations to you and yours. Take great care of each other.
    xo, Theresa

  14. Congratulations from NZ!! Enjoy every luscious newborn minute! And try and relax (easier said than done), hehehe ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Thanks so much everyone for your kind well wishes! Were tired and happy and thrilled all at the same time.
    More to come soon….

  16. Congratulations! Take time to enjoy the little moments. When I had my first daughter, Matilda, a dear friend said to me, “the days are long, but the years are fast.” how true this statement was that was said to me 14 years ago….Enjoy!

  17. Congratulations! Thought I’d finally leave a comment after reading your blog for so long ๐Ÿ˜€ hope you and the baby are doing great!

  18. Congratulations!!! I wish your new baby girl and your little family all the best! This brightened my morning, I’m really happy for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Just waited for this post ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congratulation to you three and all the best.
    so excited about the name and looking forward to see the little lady!
    best wishes from Munich – Germany

  20. Joy! soooo excited for you and your husband! i LOVE the name and everything plus i love <3 Rifle paper.. my sister's old roommate is a friend of Anna Bond's... i have tons of their stuff! love it! the portrait! enjoy every moment with your new little one!

  21. How do I order a “little family portrait” for my family? Your portrait is absolutely adorable!


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