pregnancy silhouette

dress – $25 and came in handy many times in this pregnancy

We welcomed a healthy little boy, Theodore “Theo” Thorne, into the world exactly one week ago on March 15, 2022, and he is a delicious dream, sent straight from heaven. Both names happen to be family names on my side, and when I looked up the meaning of Theodore and saw it meant “gift of God,” there were no doubts that this little baby would be Theo if a boy.

theodore thorne

I shared a short reel video on Instagram here of some of our favorite moments. I may have watched this video 20x and I think I cry each time.

Theodore comes from my great uncle and Thorne was my grandmother’s maiden name (along with my dad and sister’s names – we probably now have over 20 Thorne’s in the family). A fun fact – we didn’t name Hudson until the day he was born because we were undecided between Hudson and Theodore. So we always knew if we had another boy, his name would probably be Theo. So it’s extra exciting and wild that he now exists and is here with us!

Our girl name was the same girl name we had for Hudson if he had been a girl… so we will have to see if it ever gets used. 🙂

I look forward to sharing more about Theo’s birth story later on when we have settled in a little bit more. For now, we are all working on adjusting, healing and finding our new rhythm with our boys.

baby boy

This pregnancy was so different than my first, both in how I carried the baby as well as my symptoms, nausea all throughout my first and third trimesters, back pain, etc. At times I thought it could be a little girl which would have been magical also, but knowing my two boys will be two grades apart and grow up playing together gives me so many happy feelings. My sister and I were four years apart and it took a long time for us to really be “friends.” I was always envious of those with same-gender siblings close in age. I can’t wait to watch their relationship as they grow older. Christian and his little brother are back-to-back and lifelong best friends.

Thank you so much for your encouragement, love, and warm wishes. We are in a newborn fog but joyous, grateful, and in awe of the miracle of this healthy addition to our family. Knowing how quickly these weeks and months pass does make us look at them differently this time around. Don’t get me wrong – it’s still exhausting but fleeting for sure.

PS – a few posts you may like if you like this one:

A Letter to Our Second Baby

A Letter to Hudson

Hudson’s Birth Story

Hudson’s Nursery Reveal (and also Theo’s Nursery)

Love you guys and thank you for this time – XO –

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22 thoughts on “Welcome to the World Theo

  1. Congrats! He’s absolutely adorable. My uncle is also named Theodore and goes by “Theo”

  2. CONGRATULATIONS on Theo! My boys who are now 29 and 30 are great friends and very close, even though they fought like brothers when they were little and still throw shade at each other now. It’s a true gift to have them be close in age and you’ll enjoy all of the fun things the boys do together.

  3. Congratulations! It is all of those things: exhausting, joyous, fleeting but OH so sweet.

  4. Congratulations! I am pregnant with my second, another boy, and it’s so different when you have a toddler to chase around. Knowing about Christian and his brother gives me so much hope. I don’t know a single pair of brothers who are friends in adulthood, and it’s my greatest hope that my boys will always be friends. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Aww congrats on your second baby! I think it really varies family to family. Some siblings are close and some aren’t, but hopefully raising them to love and play together will help. Crossing my fingers for both of us!

  5. Hi Kathleen!! Congrats on that sweet, sweet boy! I hope you and the family are getting plenty of rest and soaking in every second, as they say.. “it goes by in the blink of an eye!” I was so excited to see this post this morning. Thank you for keep us all updated, even in the midst of the newborn stages! You rock, mama!!!

  6. Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby! I absolutely love his name! I have two boys two years apart and it has been the biggest blessing- built in playmate, best friend, etc. And as a parent it’s just everything x2 which dare I say makes it easier! Praying for continued blessings for your precious family!

    1. I LOVE hearing that. It’s my hope for having two same-gender kids back to back. Praying they are best friends. Thank you for sharing! xo –

  7. My youngest is two months younger than Hudson and my oldest is 4. Both are boys and are the best of friends! It’s so sweet how much they miss each other when the oldest is in school. You already know you’re in for a treat to watch their relationship blossom. Congratulations to the whole family!

  8. I gave up social media for lent but I remembered you were due soon and came here to see the wonderful news! Two boys are the best. Congratulations! I adore the name (I swore you were having a girl!) hope you are feeling great! xx

  9. Well done to you and Christian for bringing Theo into the world, he sure is a lucky boy to have you as his parents. I have a nearly two year old Theodore, he mostly gets the nickname Teddy but I love how the name can grow with him and he will be able to choose what he likes! All the best xx

    1. I love that we both have a Theodore! We love the name and feel so blessed that he’s here with us on the outside. Appreciate the love!

  10. Congrats on baby Theo! He is just darling! I have a sister two years younger than me and we are thick as thieves! Siblings are truly one of life’s blessings. Enjoy every moment! XOXO

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