Meet Baby Jack!!

Meet Baby Jack!!

This week’s issue will be very, VERY abbreviated.

On Monday morning, 08/28/2017, at about 7:30 a.m., the Hoy’s daughter, Ali, began having contractions.  She and her husband, Justin, went to the hospital while Angela and Richard notified me by text. By noon, Angela and Richard had joined the excited couple at Ali’s bedside and labor was in full swing!

Well, I’d like to say that everything went swimmingly, and that little Jack popped out like a spring chicken. But, the Hoys never do things the easy way, and Ali’s labor went on until around 2:29 a.m. the next morning. Little Jack had a big head (it runs in the family) and he refused to come into the world the traditional way so off to surgery they went.

Since then, it’s been a whirlwind of pain management, vitals checks, feeding lessons, more vitals checks, etc. Everyone is operating on very little sleep – including the Hoys. But it’s looking like Ali and Justin will be headed home today with little Jack.

What a lucky kid! How many newborns get their own Internet article? 😉

-Brian Whiddon
Managing Editor,

Waiting for Jack’s Arrival:

Happy mom-to-be prior to the real fun.

Ali and Justin awaiting Jack’s grand entrance.










And, Here He IS!!!


Looks like a cute little elf, doesn’t he? 8 lbs, 11 oz, 21 1/2 inches, and strawberry blonde hair!











Mother and son.



Father and Son


And, new parent exhaustion means the grandparents get playtime with Baby Jack!

And, check out that curly hair!



WritersWeekly will return in its entirety next week. For now, the Hoy family is focusing their time on helping Ali, Justin, and little Jack get settled in.

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33 Responses to "Meet Baby Jack!!"

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  2. Andrea Z.  September 5, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Congratulations to the Hoys. He’s a cutie!

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  5. jennifer krieger  September 1, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Congratulations!!!! Jack looks like a real trooper!!!

  6. Laura L Lander  September 1, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    He is beautiful. Love the hair! Congratulations to all, blessings on the new family.

  7. pamelaallegretto  September 1, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    He is absolutely yummy! Congratulations to the Hoy family! All my most heartfelt wishes! Thank you for sharing these lovely photos.

  8. Diane Craver  September 1, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Congratulations! Jack is a cutie and love his name. Sorry about the long labor but glad he’s here now. When he sleeps, you rest too. Blessings to the whole family! Thanks for sharing pictures – love seeing them. Ali, we still remember your thoughtfulness when our daughter had Grave’s Disease. So happy for you and Justin!

  9. sublimeds  September 1, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Congratulations, Hoys!

  10. Chris Norbury  September 1, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Congratulations to the Hoy family. Glad all turned out well.


  11. Walt  September 1, 2017 at 12:08 pm


  12. Jil  September 1, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Congrats! So glad Mom and Bany are doing well. I had an emergency c section…just take your time recovering is my advice…and all will be well

  13. Terrie Leigh Relf  September 1, 2017 at 2:37 am

    Congratulations! The Relfs never do things easily, either! Blessed be, Mazeltov, and sending love and Reiki for your daughter’s healing from surgery. What a joy it is to have a new member of the family! May you all know the joy that new life brings!

  14. Patsy Stockton  August 31, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Congrats on Baby Jack, He is beautiful, healthy and happy. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Jeanna  August 31, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Congratulations to the Hoy family, and other family and friends. Little Jack is perfect and such a cutie.

  16. patriciaplake  August 31, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Congratulations to all of you! Yes, he is beautiful. So great that you took all those pictures. Best wishes as you all continue your make your way through the jungle of life.
    Lovely family.
    Patricia Plake

  17. Jennifer Ruth Jackson  August 31, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Congratulations to everyone in the family. He’s so adorable!

  18. Wendy Jones  August 31, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    An adorable baby.
    But don’t count on that curly hair staying there. Sometimes, what you see at birth is just a ‘fooler’ and will morph into — well, who-knows-what later on.

  19. Cheryl Tuskes  August 31, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    So glad to meet you Baby Jack! Congrats Hoy family!

  20. clbeishline  August 31, 2017 at 8:37 pm


  21. Carla Schult  August 31, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Sincere congratulations and blessings! What a joyful event. Thanks for posting those precious photos.

  22. Shannon Lowe  August 31, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Wahoo! Congrats to the parents!

  23. AC Cooper  August 31, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Congratulations and God bless you all!

  24. Kathy Finfrock  August 31, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    He is adorable. I could be wrong here, but I think I’m spotting a pretty proud grandma nearby this cute couple. Congratulations on your new family member.

  25. Cheri Black  August 31, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Oh this is so exciting. Thanks for sharing all the photos and a little of the experience.

  26. Johnny Townsend  August 31, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Congratulations! The upside of all the pain and stress is that now Ali has a good way of making Jack feel guilty as he grows up if he doesn’t do what she wants! 🙂

  27. Rick Benson  August 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Congratulations. Nice to hear all is well after a difficult entry into the workd with Jack!

  28. Sarah Bates  August 31, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Congratulations from a member of the Booklocker author list!

  29. writerleenda  August 31, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Congratulations and best wishes and of course blessings. But then you have been blessed!

  30. Jim Lawrence  August 31, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Congratulations to all the Hoys! My children were both born the same way…At 38 and 40 now, they’re happy, healthy and yours will be too.

  31. Margaret Tessler  August 31, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    So precious! I’m delighted for all of you!

  32. bronx_bee  August 31, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    he looks a lot like mason!

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