Hong Kong Bundle: Francis Xavier.

Our little bundle arrived quite peacefully on Saturday morning at 7:42am.

As it turns out, the birth of your child is every bit as incredible as everyone says it is. It left me shaking; literally from the adrenaline, but also from the emotion of seeing Francis for the first time. We really couldn’t be happier with him and really do find every little look, hand gesture, or squeak enchanting.

Our first post-shower family picture!

The view from our hospital terrace was pretty amazing after the thunderstorm Francis was born in cleared.

Francis Xavier was named after Father Xavier, our dear friend and the priest who married us, as well as after the Saint who was one of the first missionaries to Asia and who died off the coast of Hong Kong, trying to reach China.We’re back home now getting to know one another in between naps!

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60 responses to “Hong Kong Bundle: Francis Xavier.

  1. God bless you! What a beautiful, sweet baby!

  2. Congratulations!!!!!!!!! He’s such an adorable baby and I just LOVE his name!

    God bless you all.

  3. Congratulations! How precious!

  4. Ah! What a great name and fitting patron. Congratulations!

  5. Have been waiting for this post! Francis is just adorable and I love all of these photos. So, so happy for your new family of 3!

  6. Yay! I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hooray!!


  7. OH my gracious he is beautiful!! I have been a reader for over a year now (I found you through Like Mother, Like Daughter) and I feel like your a neighbor. I am so glad everything went well with the delivery. Thanks so much for sharing your new little miracle with us. He is a keeper for sure. Blessings Francis Xavier! Welcome to the big beautiful world little one!!

  8. He’s beautiful! And you don’t look too bad yourself! πŸ™‚ Congratulations to you both.

  9. Hi Natasha,

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful. I wish you guys the best. My sister had a baby boy on the same day and I can’t get enough of the photos. I hope you post many as well!


  10. Yay! I can’t get enough of Francis Xavier!! I’m a very proud auntie!!
    Natasha, that sleeping photo is just so beautiful. I’m tempted to do a painting from it!
    He’s soooooo cute. Can’t wait to meet him! xoxooxx

  11. Nick & Natasha,

    Congratulations on the birth of Francis Xavier! I’m so glad to see the Lawler family growing growing and growing!

    Also, it’s pretty solid that when he grows up he will be able to fluently speak to 2.5 billion people; have him learn Spanish and it’ll be upwards of 3 billion!

    Best wishes from the other side of the world!


  12. Beautiful! That picture of you two sleeping together is my very favorite part of the newborn phase. I miss it so! It is strange to feel so proud of each tiny little way they grown and learn, each ounce they gain, each sign of growing strength and awareness, and yet wish they would stay just as they are just a moment longer!

    Congratulations, he is so beautiful!

  13. Congratulations! You look fantastic!
    May you all thrive together for many happy years.
    Warmest good wishes and blessings,

  14. Hooray and congratulations!
    How could you leave that gorgeous hospital so soon? I think I’d have booked a room for a month! And received all my guests there and then went home.
    I know! I know! Home is where the heart is….

  15. So happy and proud of you all! Love that baby! XOXOXO

  16. Melissa (McWilliams) Cherry

    Congratulations Nick and Natasha!! He is beautiful! Little boys are so much fun – mine just turned one and it has been the best year of my life. Enjoy every moment – they grow up too fast!

  17. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How wonderful – he is simply adorable. What a fantastic name, too – Francis Xavier is an incredible patron saint.

    Enjoy your sweet new baby! Lots of love and prayers. πŸ™‚

  18. WOW that sweet little baby was a world traveler to make it to his aunts weddings

    Natasha- you look so beautiful

  19. Oh beautiful Lawlers. Four more sleeps and then I get a cuddle. Can’t wait.

  20. Coming over from LMLD to say congratulations. Beautiful boy, beautiful name. Love the name. And born on a double anniversary? Divine. You look remarkably beautiful, too! Enjoy every wonderful moment. They go so fast. Just soak up the love.

  21. What a little precious – welcome, little Francis Xavier!

  22. Oh!!! He is simply gorgeous! Congratulations! And what a pretty name you chose for him… very nice.

  23. Congratulations! [Came over from LMLD – I cannot resist baby boys!] He is adorable and you look fabulous! The photo of you both napping is the sweetest thing ever. Enjoy your precious little guy, they grow up so fast!

  24. What a precious little peanut! Congratulations!

  25. Coming over from LMLD to see your sweet boy! He is adorable. He has such a wise little old man face. I love that on a baby boy! Enjoy your babymoon!

  26. awww, congrats! He’s perfectly sweet! You all look so happy. Blessings to you in these first days of adjustment.

  27. Enjoy your baby moon! It is a most spectacular time πŸ™‚

  28. Popping in from like mother, like daughter. He’s impossibly adorable! Congratulations!!!

  29. Congratulations! You look great after just having a baby! πŸ™‚ And I love the name. So sweet.

  30. Oh, Natasha – how wonderful! I love the background on the name, the photo of Nick and Francis and the sweet, sweet photo of you and Francis napping. Congratulations and enjoy!

  31. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post! I am so happy for you all. God Bless your wonderful family!

  32. Congratulations to you both!! I love the photo of Francis Xavier sleeping on mom! God bless you and your new beautiful bundle.
    Anne and Frank Hougham

  33. Congratulations! We’re so happy for you two (three)!

  34. Dear Natasha and Nick,

    CONGRATS on the birth of your gorgeous baby boy! Alex and I are so happy for you both. I can’t wait to meet him when we are in HK in Oct.



  35. He’s beautiful! Congratulations!

  36. Very, very happy for you; congratulations, and good health to you all.

  37. Such beautiful pictures. Thanks so much. Love you all.

  38. Dear Nick, Natasha, and Francis! In from LMLD. Congratulations and All Very Best Wishes! Also, to all your wonderful extended family! Can’t wait to see more pictures. Especially of Francis and Pippo! Will Francis have a nick name? Just will enjoy hearing anything of the wonderfulness you are willing to share. Blessings! Sheryl

  39. Congratulations Nick and Natasha! He is absolutely beautiful and such a wonderful name. I am so happy for your new little family!

  40. Congratulations, such a beautiful baby, and beautiful name and a beautiful family – enjoy. You have the right idea napping together – wonderful. – God bless.

  41. Congratulations! He’s beautiful and what a perfect name.

  42. Congratulations!! I love the story behind his name. Sending you all many blessings & best wishes from the states.

    xo, Brandy

  43. I’m so happy for you!!!
    All three of you look so beautiful and happy!!

  44. Popped over from LMLD, too.

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful.

    Enjoy him – every minute!

  45. To the Mr. & Mrs. & Sweet Little One,
    After reading the happy news posted by a proud Grandma, I hopped right over to add my best wishes. Instead, I got caught up reading your delightful blog. I was so busy enjoying your posts that I almost left without leaving a comment. Francis Xavier is adorably handsome, a perfect blend of mom and dad. You are so blessed. God is good.

  46. Congratulations to your new little family! Hopping over from LMLD’s blog because the Grandma, of course, had to post about the birth.;) You all look amazing! You are all very beautiful people, I must say.:) The last photo is precious. I think it should be aptly titled, The Nap.

    Enjoy these precious moments with baby Francis. You have a very powerful saint interceding for all of you…God bless!

  47. Newborn naps are the best! Congratulations to all three of you!

  48. What a beautiful baby boy!!!!!!

  49. Congratulations! He is pure sweetness. These early days are so precious, but it just gets better and better.

  50. Hi, coming over from LMLD and just wanted to say what a beautiful little baby you have and that I love the name you picked. Congratulations!

  51. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I’m so happy for you all, and well done on the name choice!!! That’s a great one!

  52. What a little miracle Francis is! He is such a happy boy with a wondeful mom and dad! I have so enjoyed getting to know him these last 10 days. I don’t want to fly home-I will really miss him!

  53. Thank you for all the love everyone! It means so much!!

  54. Congratulations Natasha! Us SF blog gals were anxiously awaiting news from you…so glad to hear everyone is happy and healthy, and he is just perfect…Love to you, hubby and little Francis! xxx

  55. Congratulations Natasha! What a beautiful little guy! So so so happy for all of you!

  56. Natasha!!!!! That last image of the two of you is pure bliss…..heaven on earth. xoxox

  57. Congratulations, Natasha! He is absolutely gorgeous and love his name! So very happy for you all!

  58. Just gorgeous. Congratulations πŸ™‚

  59. Congratulations!!! What a beautiful family. God’s best to you three!

  60. congratulations Natasha, Francis is precious.

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