Loyette has arrived!!

Our bundle of joy is here!! She was born at 2:13 PM, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and she's 21 inches long. She's got a full head of brown hair, and she's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. :)

UPDATE: Here’s a photo of me with Loyette:

P.S. For anyone who may have missed my earlier posts on the topic, “Loyette” is the baby’s blog nickname. She has a real name, obviously, but we’re not revealing it on the blog because we don’t want her to be easily and instantly Google-able from birth.

59 Responses to “Loyette has arrived!!”

  1. The Stones says:

    Congratulations to all!!! What a wonderful gift to start the new year with. Pretty punctual, too! Enjoy every minute together!


    Bonnie, Tom and honorary aunt Kim

  2. Mike says:

    Congrats. For those keeping score, Josh Rubin won the baby pool.

  3. Liz Janelle says:

    Congrats Brendan and Becky! She looks absolutely beautiful, and I can’t wait to see more pictures. What a great way for 2007 to come to a close. Congrats again!

  4. Leanna Loomer says:

    God bless her. Most beautiful indeed.

    :) :) :)

    Love to the 3 of you,

    Leanna & Joe

  5. V says:

    Congratulations! Way to get that tax break! She’s beautiful. I’m so happy for the two of you!

  6. Uncle Stan and Aunt Phyllis says:

    Welcome, Baby! Congratulations to Mom, Dad and all Grandparents!

  7. jlr says:

    She’s beautiful: congratulations. Get that shotgun ready, Brendan, you’re going to have to keep the boys away for quite some time!

    And did you really make Becky take that picture of you and Loyette? Hasn’t that poor woman been through enough today?!?

  8. john says:

    congratulations, and welcome to the next chapter of your life.

  9. Sergio says:

    She’s adorable! Congratulations!!

  10. Jay Johnson says:


    And congratulations and stuff.

  11. Antonia says:

    All morning , well really for the past 10 days I have been watching the blog like a hawk.. waiting, waiting… so I go out to lunch and BAM you have the Baby!

    CONGRATULATIONS from the bottom of our hearts.

    I am so impressed that she was born on her due date!

    God Bless you 3! a beautiful family!

  12. johnny carson says:

    It’s a baby.

  13. BK says:

    Congrats!!! And just in time for the tax break!

  14. Anonymous says:


  15. kcatnd says:

    You look so fatherly…must be the baby you’re holding. This is really a good time to say things like “Hey, she wasn’t born yesterday!” when she shows the inevitable signs of genius.

    Congrats you two!

  16. Briandot says:


    (Start saving for college now)

  17. Lisa says:

    Congratulations! She’s so beautiful and adorable! And since she was born before the end of the year, I think her name should officially be changed from “Loyette” to “2007 Tax Deduction.” ;)

  18. Kay Torg says:

    She is beautiful…. congratulations. Born in the middle of bowl season, I know she is going to be a huge fan!!!!

  19. Adrienne says:

    Congratulations you guys!!! Just in time for her to see another USC victory in the Rose Bowl. (:

  20. David K. says:

    She’s adorable! Welcome to the wide wonderful world Loyette, you are one lucky girl and your grandparents are probably gonna spoil you rotten ;-)

  21. Anita says:

    WOW, so lovely. Anybody else notice how perfectly BROWN Brendan’s hair is in the picture?

  22. Marty West says:

    From one father to another…


  23. ScottF says:

    Congratulations! Now get back online for some site maintenance. :-) The link to your tip jar is broken (missing actually) and I had to go to the archive comment page to find a good link and drop in some diaper money. I’m sure others may want to do the same. I suspect you’ll be needing a lot of diapers soon.

  24. Mad Max, Esquire says:


  25. jess says:

    Yayyyy! She is beautiful and right on time! Congratulations, you two. We’re so happy for you.

  26. Megan D. says:

    Much congrats!!!! She’s absolutely beautiful!! As others have expressed what a wonderful way to usher in the new year! And wtg on the tax right off!! ;-)

  27. Megan D. says:

    OMG no I’m not a moron just at work trying to do to many things……that would be “tax WRITE off” LOL Congrats again!

  28. Becca says:

    Yay!! Congrats on the most lovely of babies! Welcome to earth, kid.

  29. David K. says:

    FYI, at 1 lb under and 1 in over on Length, and being next closest in term of time, I think Mike’s Brother Matt should get a prize too, maybe half the prize that Josh gets for first…wait…oh it was nothing…well shoot.

  30. Evana Young says:

    Congratulations Brendan and Becky. I remember your birth Becky, and recall the joy it brought to your parents.I am certain that you feel as much joy and love now as they did then. Congrats also to Ted and Ginny. Thanks for letting me know about this wonderful event. The universe is unfolding as it should.

  31. Trisha says:

    Congrats Becky and brendan! She is so beautiful, just like her mama ;) What a wonderful way for you two to ring in the New Year!

    Welcome to the world, Loyette!

  32. Jenn says:

    Congrats to you both !! And what a nice way of her to not only come on her due date but give you a very nice tax break.

    As a mom of three I never have had more joy than when each of mine were born. I know you will cherish her and each other.

    She is so beautiful !

    God bless and Happy, Happy 2008 !

  33. Chris A says:

    Congrats! It is very important that she not wear any USC gear during infancy.

  34. Andrew and Bea says:

    Amazing, absolutely amazing. Congrats you two, we are so happy for you guys! :-)

  35. Fresh Girl says:

    Congratulations to all of you! Especially Loyette for being born in Tennessee. ;)

    She’s beautiful!

  36. KG2V says:

    Congrats to the 3 of you

    Who’da thunk it – a woman on time for something ;) Might start a trend ;)

  37. Tbone says:

    Congratulations to you and Becky! Way to stick it to the tax man, baby Loyette!

  38. Marissa & Keith says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Happy New Year!

  39. anonamom says:

    Such a beautiful way to begin this new year.

    And what a journey you’ve begun!

    As Billy Bragg so aptly put it:

    “If parenting doesn’t change the way you see the world, then you probably aren’t doing it right.”

  40. Alec says:

    Congratulations Becky and Brendan!

  41. Fax Paladin says:


  42. Kat says:

    Congratulations to both of you! She’s beautiful!

  43. Sissy Willis says:

    Tears of joy. God bless. :-)

  44. Tom Brosz says:

    Congratulations! Nice timing, too. My son slid into the world on New Years Day 17 years ago, and cost me over $600 in taxes. Well worth it, though.

    Welcome to fatherhood. You’re going to love it. It’s a whole new world.

  45. Carol Duggan says:

    Brendan and Becky, Now you are three. Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! Brendan, I hope she will have her own leprechaun shoes for St. Patrick’s day! Enjoy every minute with your new daughter! Mrs. D.

  46. Gardner says:

    Congrats to all. Enjoy your sleep when you can get it

  47. Kristy & Sara says:

    What a beautiful baby girl!! Is that red hair though?? We wanted red hair. Daddy- you better plan ahead cuz your baby girl is going to have one heck of a 21st bday when she gets to celebrate it on new years eve ;)

    Love you both or should we say, love you ALL!

    Much love,

    The two of us

  48. Sean says:

    Goldurnit. This is what happens when you don’t have home internet. You’re the last one to offer congratulations.

  49. Keri says:

    Congratulations! (And ditto on Sean’s home internet comment.) Isn’t she lovely….

  50. Suzanne says:

    CONGRATS B and B!!! She looks so cute. New Year’s Eve is a FABULOUS birthday. XOXXOXO

  51. 2nd Cousin from WI. Andrea & Ron says:

    We are so thrilled for You Two having such a beautiful baby girl! Congratulations! Our love to your family.

  52. Bryan says:


  53. Steve Clock says:

    Congratulations, she looks beautiful and Becky does too!

    What a cool thing to experience.

    Bless all three of you!