Introducing Hudson

by Ashley on July 22, 2011

As you might have guessed, I went into labor early! Hudson Paxtyn was born Sunday night. And he’s perfect and wonderful and we are so over the moon about him. I still can’t believe he is here and that we are all home together.

We had set up my weekly bump photo on Saturday, scheduling it for Monday, but we were surprised in the wee hours of Sunday morning when my water broke. So thank you all for the well-wishes for a restful maternity leave… but so much for that! What is it they say about “best laid plans”?

We’ll be taking some time to get to know this precious little boy–though I have a feeling I won’t be able to help myself and will pop by from time to time. A few guest posters have been kind enough to contribute some wonderful posts, so I hope you’ll check back. There will also be some terrific guest posters on Hither and Thither, if you want to check in over there, too.


Kathy July 22, 2011 at 8:57 am

Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

jess O. July 22, 2011 at 9:04 am

perfection! congratulations and enjoy every moment 😉

jodi July 22, 2011 at 9:08 am

congratulations!!! he’s so beautiful. so happy for you!

Clare July 22, 2011 at 9:08 am

He is just amazing, what a beautiful baby you have created. Well done to you both, particularly the new Mummy for bringing him safely into the world. Best wishes!

michele July 22, 2011 at 9:15 am

YAY! He is gorgeous! Beautiful family!

Heather from the bar July 22, 2011 at 9:16 am

Congratulations! Enjoy every moment!

Sarah July 22, 2011 at 9:17 am

Oh, he is so beautiful! Congratulations!

Sarah R July 22, 2011 at 9:46 am

Congrats!! He looks adorable!

courtney July 22, 2011 at 9:54 am

Congratulations! He is so precious. I had my first baby (girl named Lorelei) on May 24th so it’s been lovely to read about your excited anticipation and think back fondly as I sit bleary-eyed in front of the computer…

Eeny July 22, 2011 at 10:24 am

Congratulations. He is darling. Enjoy every single second with this cute little bundle of sweetness.

Claudia July 22, 2011 at 10:38 am

Congratulations. Beautiful little man 🙂 Take care ans enjoy every second!!! xox

JWK July 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

CONGRATS!! Such a handsome little man!!

ashley July 22, 2011 at 11:19 am

he’s so adorable! i love his name, as well. congrats.

Jessie July 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Congratulations – he is perfect! 🙂

Kathryn Hager July 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Oh! How wonderful! I am so excited for you guys. I am due in approx 8 weeks and seeing your little one makes even more excited! babies are so precious 🙂

Kara July 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm

He is magnificent!!! blessings to all of you.

alyson July 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm

oh he’s beautiful!!! congrats you two.

nicole July 22, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Welcome to the world Hudson! Congrats on your little man!

Whitney July 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Oh my goodness, he is absolute perfection. Congratulations and enjoy getting to know your new buddy.

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) July 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Hooray for Hudson! Great name. Can’t wait to hear all the details of his arrival. Best to the new family.

Maggie July 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm

many many congratulations and lots of joy and happiness to your little family!!

Hannah July 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Woohoo! Congratulations Ashley and Aron! Hudson is beyond adorable…

She Used To Walk Fast July 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Hurrah and huzzah and mazel tov and every other congratulations out there. He is adorable and look at all that beautiful hair! Welcome to the world little one!

Meaghin July 22, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Ashley & Aron,

That’s wonderful news! He’s adorable. Congratulations!

Anna July 22, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Congratulations!! He’s so cute! Love the name 🙂

Shruti July 22, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Congratulations!!! he is adorable and such a beautiful name. Looking forward to more posts on babymine.

tamara July 22, 2011 at 9:26 pm

congratulations! he is beautiful, and what fantastic pictures. i’m loving your new blog.

Samantha July 23, 2011 at 4:18 am

Oh Ashley and Aron he is such a perfect little button!!!!!! Congratulations and so much love!!!!

Jane July 23, 2011 at 6:32 am

Lovely! Can’t wait for details. All the best.

blythe July 23, 2011 at 2:47 pm


amy July 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm

i left a congrats on hither and tither too, but hudson is just too adorable to not congrats you twice! 🙂

welcome to your new adventure in parenting. enjoy every second, every cry, every stretch, every nap, every snuggle.

Ashley August 1, 2011 at 10:03 am

Thanks for the doubly nice notes, Amy!

Jill V. / TerraSavvy July 23, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Oh my! What a sweet baby boy. He is stunning!

Enjoy the deliciousness of your new little one! It makes me want to have another.

Rest and breathe him in.

See you back here soon (or whenever) we will all be waiting for updates on Mom and baby.

La Franglaise July 24, 2011 at 9:39 am

Congratulations Ashley and Aron! What a handsome little man with a beautiful name. Enjoy these magical moments. xx

Ashley July 24, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Thank you so, so much, everyone!! It’s so nice to share this news with you and to hear all of your amazing comments. It’s made us feel very cared for. Hudson is amazing and I can’t believe he’s a week old already (in an hour)! Courtney’s use of the word bleary feels appropriate: teary with joy, blinded by love, and dreary from lack of sleep… all good stuff, though!

Heather K July 24, 2011 at 7:48 pm


i hope you are healthy !

Clairsy July 24, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Oh goodness he is beautiful!! And so are those photos – just perfect. Welcome little Hudson!

Martina July 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Oh my goodness, amazing! Congratulations! Wow, how quickly the time goes!

Jill July 25, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Congrats! Enjoy every minute of him!

It’s crazy how fast life changes.

I find myself just watching him because there will be a time soon when I cannot just sit and watch him like I do now and I’m going miss that time dearly.

Enjoy and congrats! What a sweet baby boy…

PJ July 25, 2011 at 9:26 pm

He is precious! Congratulations to you both!

Jill July 26, 2011 at 11:15 am

Congrats Ashley and Aron! Hudson is perfect!

paige July 26, 2011 at 3:54 pm

i’d love to hear about your l/d experience…maybe you’ll get around to it one of these days… 😉
enjoy your little one, my dear…he’s so, so handsome!

Kate July 27, 2011 at 8:40 am

Such sweet pictures. Congratulations! Hope you both enjoy getting to know Hudson.

Cathy and John July 31, 2011 at 12:27 am

Dear Ashely and Aron, Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! He is so adorable. Just finished reading you Blog. Loved it. I saw your comment about the keepsake box. I’m glad you are enjoying it. I love that you showed what was inside. Can’t wait to see Hudson in person.
Hugs and Kisses to you all. Love, Cathy and John

Ashley August 1, 2011 at 10:04 am

Thank you, Cathy! And we’re collecting lots of little treasures in our box!

Ashley August 1, 2011 at 10:05 am

Thanks again everyone! We love sharing our little love with so many sweet friends!

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