Benedicta Maribel

Born at 12:02 a.m. Dec. 8. She is 8 pounds, 14 ounces. Both baby and Mama are doing great.

  • Theresa

    Congratulations! God bless you over the next couple days and weeks and months as you all adjust to the newest member being home! :)

  • Wendy

    How wonderful to be born on the feast of the Immaculate Conception!! Congratualtions, Fisher family!

  • Claire

    Congratulations Simcha! Blessings to you and your family.

  • Erin Manning

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful! And what a lovely name!!! :)

  • Tiffany Thompson

    Hooray for new babies! : D

  • priestswife

    May God grant her many blessed years in health and happiness

    she is so sweet- and the name…is amazing!

  • Lyn


  • Anna

    Yay! Congratulations on a gorgeous girl!

  • MightyMighty

    That’s wonderful! Congratulations! Perfect timing too.

  • Kara

    What a wonderful day to be born! Congrats! She’s beautiful!!

  • Sarah

    Congratulations!! Beautiful name!

  • Hilary

    Simcha and family, congratulations! She is lovely.

  • Heather

    She’s beautiful! Congratulations! :)

  • Gnat

    Congratulations! I love that she was born on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Enjoy every moment!

  • pat

    Congrats! How’s the Jerk? Why do we husbands always get left out when our world gets turned upside down?

  • Jess

    Congratulations! What a gorgeous girl. And what a lovely blessing for your family!

  • bearing

    oooooo love the name.

  • Jeanne G.

    Yay! Congratulations. A beautiful baby with a pretty name!

  • Kristen

    She is just so precious! Love her already :)

  • Cathy J

    Congratualtions on a lovely girl! Enjoy the heated blankets!

  • dad29

    Wunnerful, jus’ wunnerful.

    –Lawrence Welk

  • Bryan Swingle

    Congratulations and many, many blessings to you and your family!!!

  • Nancy B

    Yay! I was wondering when you were going to give birth! What a beautiful birthday for her. Congratulations and I really enjoy reading your blog.

  • kiwords

    Ooh, welcome to the air, baby Benedicta!

  • Kyra

    Hooray! I hope the nurses and hospital food are fulfilling all your desires.

    She’s so beautiful.

  • Mary Kate

    Congratulations and God Bless!!! What a wonderful birthday!!

  • Rebekka

    Yea!!! Love the name. Congratulations, she’s beautiful! Such newborn goodness… Yummy.

  • Marissa

    Woo-hoo! Big congratulations! She’s beautiful. Good work, Simcha!

  • RebeccaF.

    Congratulations to you and your family! I would be tempted to try to work the feast day into a nickname or some such – but I’m Mexican, so there’s that.

    Welcome to the world, Benedicta Maribel! Lovely name for a lovely baby.

    Rest up, Mama!

  • Elise

    Love the name – always wanted a Benedicta myself. She’s lovely, and happy that all is well.

  • Anna Macdonald

    So, she was just *determined* to make that her birthday, eh? It’s so funny that she just barely squeaked in. And… Congratulations!!!!

  • Carolyn A


  • Lisa Burnham

    All babies are beautiful, Mrs. Fischer, but this one is especially lovely. Enjoy your day wrapped in heated blankets and eating food you didn’t cook. I love her name and she was born on the perfect day! Heartfelt congratulations.

  • Sarah


  • Kate Wicker

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful. God bless your growing family.

  • jen


  • samcarter14

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby and she has an awesome name.

  • Jessica

    Congratulations! I love her name!

  • Allotmentgirl

    Congratulations. She is lovely.

  • corita

    Hope you got those heated blankets! If I lived nearby I would definitely bring you some food you didn’t have to cook. Congratulations and many, many blessings!

  • RR

    Congratulations! God bless you, your family, and Benedicta!

  • anna lisa

    She looks like heaven…Ohhhhh what a blessing. I suspect she is named after an epic, Carmelite saint???? :) 8 lbs 14 oz ouch. You’re a hero!

  • JoAnna


  • Charlotte

    Congratulations! Hope you’ve got warm blankets and you’re eating some food you didn’t make!

  • Jeannine


  • A Girl

    Congrats on little Benedicta. She’s a sweetheart.

  • Denise

    Oh, what a beauty! And a beautiful name to suit her. God bless you with peace and serenity for at least a few days! :)

  • Erica


  • Tina

    She is beautiful! I wish I could bring a meal to your family, but it’s the thought that counts, right?

  • Cathy Carey

    Welcome to your beautiful new daughter.

  • sara

    Yay! Congratulations!

  • bob cratchit

    Congratulations Fisher family on your new baby girl! She’s precious

  • Jess G.

    What a gorgeous baby! Congratulations!

  • Julie

    She’s so cute and chubby. Perfection.

  • mamabenedikt

    Joyous congratulations, Simcha! We had our “blessing” last February and gave him the name Benedikt. May you and your family continue to be abundantly blessed!

  • Laura

    Congrats! Great festivity to be born

  • http://Ihavetositdown Lani

    How adorable! Congratulations!

  • Alison bernhoft

    WHAT???? you mean, this is the only post your hungry fans will get today? and all on account of a pretty average sized baby . . . don’t know what mothers are coming to these days

  • http://http// Tori

    Congratulations!! I just had my third on Sunday. I think we had the same due date. Glad to hear you are doing well, we will you keep you in our prayers and please keep us in yours.

  • Kelly


  • Jessica — Living in a Still Life

    yeah for heated blankets! And beautiful little babies! Congrats!! : )

  • Christie @ Garden of Holiness

    Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! What a picker that baby is! What a birthday!

    Rest, eat food you didn’t have to cook, and recuperate.

  • Elaine S.

    Congratulations Simcha — can’t believe you actually found time to post :-) And what a beautiful name too… maybe she could be called Beni for short?

  • Karen Edmisten

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  • Annie

    Congrats, Simcha and Damien! What a beautiful name and a beautiful day on which to be born!

  • Liz

    God bless you on your newest little blessing! Great name. Enjoy these first precious days…

  • The Ironic Catholic

    What a beautiful girl. Warm Congratulations!

  • The Sheepcat and Mrs Sheepcat

    Beautiful baby, beautiful name, wonderful birthday! Congratulations, Damien, Simcha, and little Fishers! There can never be too many Hebrew Catholics.

  • Cathy Koenig

    So sweet! Mazel tov!

  • Saint Velvet

    Beautiful girl, beautiful name – and that baby’s pretty cute, too. Congratulations sweet family!

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  • Danya Marvin

    Congrats! She’s lovely and so is her name!

  • Jen a

    Beautiful Baby! Wonderful news!

  • Ellen Donnelly

    Congratulations! Hope all was well in your delivery – bless you and all the little fischers!

  • jenn


  • Melissa

    Congratulations to you and your beautiful family. Thanks for posting a picture so soon. You will continue to be in my prayers.

  • tlsouthard

    Congratulations on a beautiful girl!

  • b

    She really is very beautiful. Best wishes!

  • ceciliamaria


  • SteveG

    Yaaaaay! Congratulations!

  • Amelia B.

    The first baby born on Immaculate Conception! You win a lifetime supply of Miraculous Medals, don’t you? Congrats!

  • Claire

    Congratulations! Beautiful baby, beautiful name. I have a friend named Maribel and I find myself finding excuses to mention her in conversation just so I can say her name.

  • Syd

    She’s gorgeous—Congratulations!

  • Grace O.

    Congratulations! Great name.:)

  • Cheryl

    Congratulations!!! She is so beautiful! What a wonderful day to be born on!!!

  • Natalie

    Congrats to the whole Fisher Family! She is adorable and what a wonderful birthday she has. Enjoy your new addition to your family. God Bless! :)

  • Tracy

    Congratulations!! She is beautiful and you’ve chosen a beautiful name for her! Prayers for your recovery.

  • StephC

    “You know, Mrs. Fisher, all babies are beautiful, but this one is really something special. [I wish I could send you some food] that you didn’t cook, and when you’re done, you really must take a nap.”

    Welcome, Benedicta Maribel! Nice job, Simcha! May Our Lady wrap you all in her warm, warm, mantle!

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  • Connie

    Oh, how wonderful! She is just beautiful! Congrats to you and your beautiful family!

  • Margaret

    Good news! All blessings to you and your whole excited family!

  • Veronica

    What a lovely baby, congratulations!!! Is it just me, or does it look a lot like her mama? :)

  • Ann

    Praise God! What a beautiful baby! I’ve been praying for a quick and (relatively) easy delivery for you every time that I’ve thought of you, which included yesterday. Now I’ll start praying for a smooth and peaceful transition, and for children who respond the first time you call their names…:)

    • Rebecca

      Will you pray that MY children will respond the first time they’re called?? Heehee :)

  • Sarah Cox

    woop woop! so happy for you, she’s lovely.

  • Mary

    Good Job! Congratulations!

  • Clara

    Congratulations! Prayers to you as you settle in at home.

  • Amanda Steed


  • Elizabeth McDonald

    I had a feeling this was happening yesterday….

    I hope you are feeling well. Are those forceps marks on this lovely little soundly sleeping bambina? I hope things were not too difficult for you, but thank God you have made it through to the end and little Benedicta is here. Cute name but I keep thinking of that photo of Edith Stein at her profession and how beautiful she was..what a truly great intercessor she will be for this little one!

    Sleep well, Simcha, you have earned it and then some.

  • richard

    Privileged to have been born on the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

  • Maureen

    Congratulations! What a beautiful and blessed family.

  • Kristi

    Adorable!!! Congratulations, new babies are so fun!

  • Becca

    Beautiful, beautiful. Congratulations!

  • Thimble-full

    Many congratulations! Love the name (coming from the mother of a Benedict)!

  • Madcap

    Congratulations Simcha et al! Not that I’m religious or against birth-control or anything, but babies are good folk, y’know? And any baby being raised to know right from Kinkade is bound to turn out alright. Hope you find some sleep in the next ten years or so. ;-)

  • maryjohn

    Beautiful baby; beautiful name; beautiful blessing! Congratulations to the whole family and double blessings on you Mom.

    May Benedicta start sleeping right through the night soon!

  • Rebecca

    What a wonderful birthday to have!!! Congrats to the Fisher family on their new baby!!! And Congrats to you Simcha, you don’t have to make dinner for the next few days (if you’re really lucky, the next few weeks!) That’s my favorite part about having another baby!!! J/K (sorta)

  • L.

    CONGRATS! And hey, that’s MY birthday, too! Not that you know me from a hole in the head, but still.

  • Marie (“McLaren”) Sforza Roberts

    I’m feeling smug: your Benedicta a December child, like me. :)

    Seriously, many blessings on the birth of this beautiful child. I know her brilliant protectress, Benedicta, will ask Our Lord to bless your little one with wisdom and grace.

  • Colet

    Congratulations, blessings, naps and heavenly peace to you and little Benedicta!

  • mandamum

    Congratulations :) :) More Simcha-ness in the world, hooray :)

  • AgnesRegina

    Absolutely gorgeous name… and oh my gosh, we get a mini-Simcha! Can’t wait to see what this one’s blog is like :P

  • Eileen

    Beautiful Baby! Beautiful Name! Congratulations!

  • Mary

    Congratulations! I needed a beautiful baby shoot today to brighten my dour mood! Thanks!

  • MamaE

    Congratulations on your beautful baby girl, with the beautiful name!!