Our little, adorable bundle of joy!

Baby Perks


Lily Frieda Perkins


Baby Perks


Born October 27, 2013 at 2:48 a.m., weighing 7 pounds 10 ounces, and is 20.5 inches long.


Baby Perks


We are absolutely smitten!





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  1. Courtney says:

    Oh my goodness! What a precious little girl :) Congratulations to both you and your hubby!! Enjoy every moment!

  2. Congratulations. I can’t wait to read her birth story.
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  3. SO CUTE!!!!! You look GREAT!!! I can already tell Lily is a mix of you both! I do see a little Bailey in her, but Jared, too!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! xoxo
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  4. Christen says:

    Congrats Annette and Jared!!!! She is precious!

  5. Oh Annette – CONGRATULATIONS!!!! She’s beautiful – so worth the wait!! Welcome to the best club in the world :)
    Sammy @ Peace Love and Ice Cream recently posted…WOD – October 27, 2013My Profile

  6. Congratulations!!!! I am SO SO SO happy for you! Can’t wait to hear all about it :)
    Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family recently posted…Running in My Third TrimesterMy Profile

  7. Ahhh CONGRATS!!!! I can’t believe she’s finally here! What a little cutie!
    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats recently posted…Weekend and Workout RoundupMy Profile

  8. I’M TEARING UP OVER HERE!!! So so so overjoyed for you both! Lily is just beautiful. I love the name! I can’t wait to meet her! Love you!
    Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries recently posted…Feeling BlessedMy Profile

  9. Ahhhhhhhh!!! Congrats!!! Shes beautiful

  10. ahhhh! She’s ADORABLE! Congratulations! :)
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  11. Ahh congrats girl! Lily is absolutely perfect – so gorgeous! :)
    Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life recently posted…The Last October WeekendMy Profile

  12. Adorable! Congrats…you are in for an amazing journey :-)

  13. Lily is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!! :)
    Rebecca @ Soft Serve and Squats recently posted…A Festivities-Filled WeekendMy Profile

  14. Congrats!!! She is precious!
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  15. Congratulations!! & I love her name. What a beautiful girl (and family!).
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  16. Aaahhhh! So, so happy for you guys!! I have been thinking of you non stop the last two day! She is so beautiful and perfect!
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  17. Naomi says:

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful, and I love her name :)

  18. Congrats! She is so precious and I LOVE the name! I can’t wait to hear all about it.
    Nicole @ Fueling Happy recently posted…14 Weeks – Pregnancy QuestionnaireMy Profile

  19. Kristin says:

    Congratulations!! She is a doll. :)

  20. amelia says:

    Congratulations!!! She is finally here and so beautiful! Precious family. :)

  21. Congratulations!! Beautiful :)
    Kelly @ Femme Fitale recently posted…Being ‘Suzy’My Profile

  22. Such a beautiful family. I absolutely love the name Lily — it fits her, as she is BEYOND gorgeous. SO MUCH LOVE <3 <3 <3.
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  23. Congrats!!! She’s beautiful!!
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  24. Nicole says:

    YAY!!! She’s arrived! Everyone looks so happy and healthy! Sending lots of joyful thoughts as you welcome Lily to your home – and the world! BIG HUGS to all of you!

  25. She is so beautiful, with a gorgeous name to match! Congrats to you and your family, I’m so happy for you!! <3
    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles recently posted…MIMM: Birthday in Pictures.My Profile

  26. Oh I’m SO SO SO happy for you!!! Your little girl is finally here! You look amazing and she is beautiful <3
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  27. She’s here!!! Yay!!! Congrats mama!
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  28. CarolineO says:

    Both of you are gorgeous!! Congrats :)

  29. Congratulations!!! I am so happy and excited for you! You look gorgeous after labor! Lily also is breathtaking beautiful!
    Heather @fitncookies recently posted…Low Key, Baking Kind of Weekend- MIMMMy Profile

  30. Congratulations!!! She is beautiful and looks so, SO healthy <3 enjoy this special time together!!!
    Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life recently posted…MIMM #28- Bringing back the 20s & brunchMy Profile

  31. Congrats! She’s gorgeous!!
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  32. Awww! Congratulations!! She is so beautiful! I was really hoping to see she had been born over the weekend…made my day!! God bless!!

  33. Congratulations!!!! I’m so excited for you! She is absolutely beautiful and I LOVE the name!
    Davida @TheHealthyMaven recently posted…{MIMM} Weekend Recap 10/25-10/27My Profile

  34. YAY CONGRATS! She is beautiful just like her mama!!
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  35. Congrats!! She is adorable.. and you both look so happy :)
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  36. So happy to see this post! Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl. Can’t wait to read about her birth!
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  37. congrats! lily is absolutely adorable – SO worth the wait!! =)

  38. Chatelaine says:

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY She’s so beautiful! Congratulations! and thanks for posting so quickly! So happy for your little family :)

  39. Oh congrats!!! I’ve been waiting for this post! I’m so happy for you both! LOVE the name!! (I have a 14 month old Lily) And you look AMAZING! I can’t wait to hear how everything went, and I hope you are feeling well!!

  40. Congratulations!!! She is absolutely beautiful!!! :-)
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  41. Congratulations!! She looks perfect. Can’t wait to hear more about everything!! Enjoy your new family member. :)
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  42. Yay! She’s finally here! you both are adorable!
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  43. What a wonderful start to the week!! :) Congratulations to you and Jared! And welcome to the world Lily! We’ve been waiting for you. :) She’s beautiful Annette. I hope you’re feeling good and you all get to go home soon.
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  44. Congratulations! Glad to see that she finally decided to make her debut!
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  45. Congrats! Thanks for sharing the pictures. She is adorable!!!
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  46. Congrats!! She’s precious;)
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  47. Heather K. says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful family!

  48. Congratulations!! She is beautiful. :)
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  49. Beautiful! Congratulations and Blessings!

  50. OOOOOOOOOOO CONGRATULATIONS! she is amazing! you all look fantastic! Couldn’t be happier for your family!
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  51. Congrats! She’s gorgeous! And the same is too perfect!
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  52. Hi Annette! Fairly new reader over here, but de-lurking to say CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful baby girl <3

  53. Yayyy!!! Congratulations, Annette! I’m so happy for you and your family! Can’t wait to hear the birth story … those are the best!

  54. Larissa says:

    Congratulations Annette!! She is adorable and you look amazing! :) SO excited to hear about your experience.

  55. She came!!!! WAHOOO. And so worth the wait- beautiful bubba. Can’t wait to hear all the details. Welcome into the world beautiful girl xx
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  56. GORGEOUS!! Congrats sweet friend! xoxo
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  57. Ahh, Congrats!! She’s a little beauty and you both look overjoyed! :)
    Heidi @ Idlehide recently posted…Weekend RecapMy Profile

  58. WELCOME TO THE WORLD, LILY!! She is already blessed to have you two as her parents. So very happy for both of you! May she fill your lives with love and your hearts with happiness. Many blessings for memorable first moments (and sleep!) in the days ahead!!! (P.S. She’s adorable!!!)

  59. So happy this post has finally come! Congrats to both of you. Lily is quite the cutie :)
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  60. Congratulations!! She is absolutely beautiful. Best wishes!! <3
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  61. I was SO HAPPY to see this adorable little face pop up on my Facebook feed today! Congrats- she is PERFECT!
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  62. Krista says:

    So precious, congrats!! Love the hair ; )

  63. She is so beautiful!!! Congrats! Did she come out dancin’?
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  64. So adorable!!! Congratulations!!! Such a pretty name too!
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  65. I’m so, SO happy for you and your beautiful Lily! <3
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  66. Congratulations!! She’s finally here:)

  67. Loooove!!! What a precious baby :) you look SO dang happy 😀
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  68. so, so thrilled for you! congratulations!
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  69. Hooray!! She is gorgeous. Love the name, too (same name as our daughter!) :) Hope you recover well and adjust quickly to life as 3. Enjoy her!!
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  70. Congrats!!!!! She is adorable!!! Love love love
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  71. Congrats!!! She is absolutely perfect, beautiful and a little blessing. Enjoy :)
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  72. Congratulations!!!! The pictures are beautiful, and I love the name!
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  73. danielle says:

    Geeeezzzz what a precious little gem!!!! Oh my stars, you and J make the most adorable little bundle of cuteness, it’s impossible not to smile :)
    I love her name, Lily!!!! I’ve always loved that name, my mother is Lili Anne, and in Chinese it sounds like “Lee Lyen” so pretty.
    Congratulations my darling, you are such an inspiration and gorgeous mother, wife, sister, daughter… all of it!!!
    <3 <3 <3 xoxoxx


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