Email to congratulate someone who's just given birth to a bady

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7palmtree:
A colleague of mine has just given birth to a baby boy. This is their second baby boy. I want to write them a congratulations letter for the occasion. I've never written such a letter and my how-to references don't give me a clue either.
Can someone help me out with some nice cheerful English phrases, please?
Thanks for advising!
Scott
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Purl Gurl:
[nq:1]A colleague of mine has just given birth to a baby boy. This is their second baby boy. I want ... my how-to references don't give me a clue either. Can someone help me out with some nice cheerful English phrases,[/nq]
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Your new debut
Belongs in a zoo

Purl Gurl

So many are stumped by what slips right off the top of my mind like a man's bad fitting hairpiece.
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joetaxpayer:
[nq:1]A colleague of mine has just given birth to a baby boy. This is their second baby boy. I want ... me a clue either. Can someone help me out with some nice cheerful English phrases, please? Thanks for advising! Scott[/nq]
How about, "John, I just heard the good news and I would like to congratulate you on the birth of your son.
Best wishes to you and your family,
Palmtree"
The recipient isn't likely to scrutenize the email. Nor, since you wrote "I would like to.." will he come back and say, "ok, go ahead." If you were really good friends, you'd mention the correlation between the number of diapers he changes the next couple years and the amount of sex he's likely to have for the rest of his life. But I gather you're not that close.
Joe
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John Varela:
[nq:2]A colleague of mine has just given birth to a ... some nice cheerful English phrases, please? Thanks for advising! Scott[/nq]
[nq:1]How about, "John, I just heard the good news and I would like to congratulate you on the birth of your son. Best wishes to you and your family, Palmtree"[/nq]
Since it was the colleague who gave birth, I doubt she's named John.

As the father of three boys I can say that the birth of a second son is reason for only qualified celebration, and that it is a mistake to go for a third in hope of getting a girl.
[nq:1]The recipient isn't likely to scrutenize the email. Nor, since you wrote "I would like to.." will he come back ... amount of sex he's likely to have for the rest of his life. But I gather you're not that close.[/nq]
Probably not a good idea if the colleague is indeed the one who gave birth.

John Varela
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joetaxpayer:
OOps.
How about, "Jane, I just heard the good news and I would like to congratulate you on the birth of your son.
Best wishes to you and your family,
Palmtree"
I'll call it quits there, as no clever episiotomy jokes come to mind. Joe
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