Baby News of St. John Has Arrived!!

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Well folks, we have some very exciting news to share with all of you today… Baby News of St. John has arrived!! How exciting is that??!!

Dalton John was born this past Sunday, July 1st, at 12:42 p.m. He decided to make his debut 16 days early, which came as a bit of a surprise to us! Clearly he knows how much I love the Fourth of July and wanted to be a part of this year’s festivities!

Dalton and I are both doing great, as is daddy Mike, who some of you know from being the GM of Joe’s Rum Hut. (And now you know how I have all the inside scoop on what’s happening over there and at Wharfside… :) )

We’ll have our 10 month post-storm pics for you tomorrow, but after that, we’re going to take a few days off to simply enjoy Dalton and to enjoy life. In the meantime, please check out a few pics I’ve taken over the past three days. Have a great day everyone!!

me and daltondalton tiedalton nosj onesie

78 comments for “Baby News of St. John Has Arrived!!

  1. Donna Broderick
    July 5, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Congrats Jenn (and Mike). I LOVE his name!

  2. John & Cindy
    July 5, 2018 at 6:45 am

    Congrats Jenn, love the name Dalton! All the best.
    John & Cindy

  3. Nancie Moore
    July 5, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Wonderful news! So cute! And happy to hear you’re all doing well. Looking forward to more pics of your sweet, soon come St. John beach baby.

  4. Gary
    July 5, 2018 at 7:02 am

    He’s beautiful! Congratulations Jenn! And to Mike as well. Guess the next thing is to get baby Dalton on island!!!

  5. July 5, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Congrats! The Salsa Company

  6. Clare Pearson
    July 5, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Congratulations to you Jenn & Mike! Dalton is a beautiful baby!

  7. Philip Yachmetz
    July 5, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Congrats Jenn and Mike!! 31 years ago my Caneel conceived baby girl was born on July 1st! She gets very embarrassed when I remind her of where she was conceived as we drive past Caneel when we are on island. Her husband thinks it’s hysterical!

  8. Sandy Beaches
    July 5, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Congratulations to the 3 of you!!! Looking forward to meeting him!!

  9. Jheri Curl
    July 5, 2018 at 8:25 am


  10. Joan
    July 5, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Congratulations Jenn. He’s just adorable

  11. Angelic Atheist
    July 5, 2018 at 9:02 am

    This is so sweet! We are just delighted for your family. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Debbie Maples
    July 5, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Congratulations!!!He’s beautiful!

  13. Ellen Hagen
    July 5, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Congrats to you both. Thought about you last weekend while playing St Johnopoly. I ‘owned’ Joe’s Rum Hut.

  14. Donna
    July 5, 2018 at 9:23 am

    He is so precious. Congratulations to you and your family!

  15. Eve Rassiga
    July 5, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Welcome to the world, Dalton! You chose great parents. Congratulations, Jenn and Mike! We ;look forward to seeing you all on island.
    Eve and Norm

  16. Jackie
    July 5, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Congrats Jenn and Mike on your beautiful son. Enjoy the new journey as a family.
    Best wishes from WI!

  17. Melissa
    July 5, 2018 at 9:46 am


  18. Chuck Finnell
    July 5, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Thank You for sharing the Great pictures of baby Dalton!

  19. Mika
    July 5, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Congratulations to you and your family! Thank you for sharing. We’ll congratulate Dad personally next time we are down at JRH! God Bless you all.

  20. Burt & Sue
    July 5, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Welcome to the world baby boy “Dalton”!!!
    Jenn & Mike .. CONGRATULATIONS & JOY!!
    Another bright light added to our beloved St. John.

  21. Cindy
    July 5, 2018 at 10:27 am

    What a BLESSING on the 4th
    He is a DOLL!

  22. Lori Murray
    July 5, 2018 at 10:44 am

    What a blessing! Enjoy every sleepless moment with your new little island boy! “He’s an island boy…a stones throw from St Croix…”

    • Minnesota Mike
      July 6, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      “And living life where stress is the enemy”

  23. Linda Amme
    July 5, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Congratulations. He’s beautiful. ❤️

  24. Thad Dall
    July 5, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Congrats, such a sweet little face

  25. James Ritchard
    July 5, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Congrats! Suzy and I are both balling our eyes out right now we are so happy. News of St. John is our life and we love you. We feel like your baby is ours too!

  26. Bonnie
    July 5, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Congratulations to you, Mike, and Baby Dalton as you begin a new journey as a family. The photos of Dalton are precious and it’s obvious that he’s already filled your hearts with love and joy. Enjoy your little island baby….blessings to you and your new family.

  27. Denise
    July 5, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Congratulations to you both! He is beautiful!

  28. julie f
    July 5, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Congratulations! And don’t blink! He’ll be shaving in a hot minute! Enjoy every precious second.

  29. Christy
    July 5, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Congrats Jenn! He’s beautiful!

  30. Larry and Kate
    July 5, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Congratulations to you and Mike. Dalton is a handsome island boy who’ll grow up to be as special as his parents. I know you and Mike will relax and enjoy the first days of the rest of your lives as an island family. This is the BEST News of St. John ever !!!

  31. Diane
    July 5, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Congratulations He’s a cutie!!!!

  32. Jillian
    July 5, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    I’ve been waiting for this wonderful news! He’s beautiful. Congratulations to you both and thanks for all you do to keep everyone informed. Can’t wait for JRH to reopen!

  33. Darryl
    July 5, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Congratulations Jenn and Mike!

  34. Maria Childrey
    July 5, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

  35. Mike
    July 5, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    That’s great! He is beautiful. 16 days early? Definitely not an “island time” kid. Congratulations!

  36. Sophie C.
    July 5, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    I’ve been crying for three hours straight now when I got the news that the baby was born! I’m so happy and dancing and jumping up and down awesome!

  37. Lynn
    July 5, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Fabulous news!! Congratulations to the entire “new” family!

  38. Bruce
    July 5, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Congratulations Jenn and Mike!!! Happy for both of you!!

  39. Michelle Thompson
    July 5, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Yay! Congrats!! He’s a beauty!!!

  40. Ernest Elmore
    July 5, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    We are plannng a trip in one month. Is August a deadly hurricane time? We really don’t want to have our roof blown off.

    • Minnesota Mike
      July 6, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      Hurricanes that develop in August are non-lethal. You have a better chance of being killed by falling coconuts.
      Book your trip, have some rum and listen to some Chesney. Life is too short.

  41. Tracy
    July 5, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Dalton is beautiful❣️ Congrats!

  42. Suzanne
    July 5, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy♡

  43. Mary
    July 5, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    What an adorable little fellow. Love your blog and hope to hear more about Dalton in the future. Congratulations!

  44. Burt Harbison
    July 5, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Jenn & Mike,
    Heartiest congratulations to you both on the birth of Dalton. When we took our tour with you, Jenn, we felt the vibes and have been following News of St. John daily ever since.
    My father-in law was born on July 1 and he was one of the finest, kindest men I have ever known. He was also the father of my wife of 52 years. Sue and I will be back next March, along with Doug and Liz and their two children. Hope we can connect with you, however briefly.
    Burt Harbison

  45. Laurie
    July 5, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Congratulations!!! He is absolutely beautiful!!!

  46. Peg Doherty
    July 5, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Our baby boy (now 25) surprised us this past Sunday by flying down from VA for a week. May your little one fill your life with endless joy!

  47. July 5, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Congrats to the happy parents and darling baby Dalton, great name. Especially love the News of St John onesie! Perfecto!

  48. Mary Brockway
    July 5, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Congratulations and Best Wishes on your bundle of joy!

  49. Sherry H.
    July 6, 2018 at 1:09 am

    Congratulations! He is beautiful!

  50. Gerald Everett
    July 6, 2018 at 4:49 am

    Congratulations! He has such a nice place to start his little life. Sand and Sea, and lizards and birds.

  51. Betty Ann Camera
    July 6, 2018 at 5:20 am

    Congratulations Jenn! You have a beautiful family.

  52. Laura V
    July 6, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Congratulations!!!! So cute!! Best wishes !

  53. Norma Forster
    July 6, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Enjoy keeping up with st John thru your pics and blog. Congrats on your bundle of joy. He is beautiful.

    • Patricia Sweetland
      July 6, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      Congratulations! Beautiful baby boy!

  54. July 7, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Congrats! A Beautiful Baby is one of life’s most precious blessings. Thank you for all you do to keep St. John “family” informed! Now – take a few days off and stare into Daltons eyes….He is amazing.

  55. Michele
    July 7, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Congratulations Jenn and Mike, get ready for the best life changing event ever!

  56. Karen Colman
    July 7, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Congratulations, Jenn & Mike! (hmm…something vaguely familiar there….) God bless Baby Dalton and may you enjoy every moment of the new adventure he will take you on.

  57. Lenny Clementine
    July 7, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Minnesota Mike,
    I too am terrified of these falling coconuts. Supposedly they kill more people than crocodile and shark attacks combined. I’m also terrified of undertows and I hear the green flash could make your head sore if you stare at it.

  58. Mary Atwater
    July 8, 2018 at 12:58 am

    WoW! Congrats! We have 3 and one just married a wonderful gal, so 4, yeah!!
    Congrats.. Enjoy your early bonding time. So essential to Dalton’s early development.

    Best wishes,


  59. Mike Corbett
    July 9, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Congratulations to Mom and a warmest welcome for her handsome baby boy Dalton.
    All the best to your family.
    Cathy and Mike

  60. Mark
    July 13, 2018 at 7:02 am


  61. Wendy Messick
    July 13, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Congratulations!!!! He is such a beautiful boy!
    PS: Just wanted to say how much I appreciate your “News of St John” for keeping me current on all of the happenings on thus beloved paradise island❤️ It’s such a blessing & I can’t wait to return☀️

  62. Karen
    July 13, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Congratulations Jenn and Mike! Baby Dalton is beautiful!!

  63. Diana
    July 13, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Congratulations Jenn! He is so precious and St. John is a great place to raise kids!!

  64. Kelly L
    July 13, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Awwww he’s so sweet. Enjoy that sweet little one. Congratulations to you and Mike.

  65. Paul E Newell
    July 13, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Congratulations from a loyal reader !

  66. Diane
    July 13, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Congratulations – Love the name!

  67. Janice
    July 13, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Congratulations! Welcome to a whole new life!

  68. Kevin Farrell
    July 13, 2018 at 7:25 pm


  69. Diane Dudenhoeffer
    July 13, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Many congrats Jen & Mike!

  70. Clark and Mary
    July 15, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Congrats Jenn and Mike!
    Sweet pictures! Best wishes for the future.

  71. marc
    July 15, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    that’s a lucky little guy! Congrats!!

  72. Tonia Castiglioni
    July 16, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    He is Beautiful and congrats to all.

  73. Denise
    July 19, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Congrats from Orange,CT! He is beautiful, enjoy this special time!

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      July 19, 2018 at 12:24 pm

      I grew up in Milford!!

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