Our Baby Aidan Benjamin Is Here!

February 14, 2014

Oh my goodness you guys… I’ve been wanting to write this post ALL WEEK LONG! Our baby boy, Aidan Benjamin Becker, has arrived!  Aidan means fiery (pronounced with a long A – din) and my husband and I both chose this name without the other one knowing and so when we shared it one morning over breakfast when I was newly pregnant, we were shocked that we had selected the same name and not only that, but because neither of us had ever brought the name up before in our life. It was the most unique experience to have that happen so we knew Aidan was it! He was born this past Sunday, February 9th in Hannover, Germany and is the most darling little bundle ever. I know every mother says that but this little guy is absolutely beautiful and so sweet.

Our Baby Aidan Benjamin Is Here!

My husband and I had a very rough start to his birth, but in the end the prize of the fight was worth it when I gave birth to Aidan with my husband by my side. It was an amazing moment in our lives and I’m so happy to share this arrival news – it has forever changed our life and we’ve been in a total baby bubble since last Friday when I was admitted to be induced (41 weeks + 3 days overdue), hence the delay in this post… But oh wow, have I got a birth story to share with you next week once I am able to get on track again with blogging. I’m thinking it will really inspire you all so much whether you have children or not because my story is one that all women share because it’s truly a story of having FAITH – in yourself, in what you are doing (or about to do) and in body confidence – knowing you CAN do it.

Our Baby Aidan Benjamin Is Here!

So these photos above are a few iPhone snapshots of baby Aidan and our birth announcement that I worked with my good friend Tara Hogan to design, which will be letterpress and sent to our family and friends – so of course I had to share them with you, too!

Okay, so I’m going to get back to our baby now but I wish you all a beautiful weekend (this is quite a lovely date to post the birth of a baby, don’t you think – February 14th?) and I’ll try to blog again next week as time permits to share some wonderful things with you.

Much love from our family to all of you,

Holly, Thorsten & Aidan Becker

(images: iphone by holly becker)


  • Reply TH February 15, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Have been following updates, esp on Instagram. What an exciting time and journey ahead. Enjoy it.

  • Reply Anna February 15, 2014 at 12:04 am

    He is beautiful! You did so amazingly! Enjoy him! X

  • Reply Joy Hall February 15, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Just over-the-moon thrilled for you!!

  • Reply Kate February 15, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Congratulations – have been checking each day for the news!!! Little boys are just wonderful…Aidan is a lovely name too!xxx

  • Reply dana gault February 15, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Like everyone else I’ve been checking your blog several times a day and I’m THRILLED for you! Love and hugs xo

  • Reply Margaret February 15, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Congratulations on your beautiful little boy Holly! That’s a good strong Irish name he has :) Enjoy every precious moment of getting to know him.

  • Reply Maria Schneider February 15, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Greetings from Austria!

  • Reply Faith | Ordinary Mommy Design February 15, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Oh, Holly, what an exciting adventure bringing a baby into the world! So glad he is here, and you can wrap your arms around him.

  • Reply Bai Yang February 15, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Thank you Holly, for letting us be a part of your life like this. It is beautiful to behold and a wonderful life journey!

    All love, Bai Yang

  • Reply mel February 15, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Oh Holly, that baby bubble is so perfect. Aiden is adorable and such a great story about choosing his name… I’m wishing you three the most wonderful life together, my heart just swells remembering the place you’re at right now..! So happy for you and Thorsten! Mel x

  • Reply Annie February 15, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Congratulations to you and your husband on the new arrival, Aidan.

    He certainly is a sweetheart.

  • Reply Hajni February 15, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Welcome baby Aidan and congrats to you two. Wishing you a thousand smiles with your baba enjoy every minute of it.

  • Reply Mary Rae February 15, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Congratulations -!!

    Aidan is just Beautiful – All the Best to you Three-!!!

  • Reply Lisa February 15, 2014 at 12:58 am

    What a beautiful boy, Holly! Congratulations to you and Thorsten!!!

  • Reply Camilla Hill February 15, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Long time reader, first time writer….oh my goodness! He’s here! Congratulations and well done! You clever clever things, all of you. Enjoy you gorgeous new baby boy! Take in that newborn smell! X

  • Reply Ashley Pahl February 15, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Dear Holly & Thorsten,

    Congratulations! He is beautiful (and lucky to have such kind and inspiring parents!). I wish you all the very best during this special time.

    Much love,

  • Reply Esther February 15, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Huge congratulations to you and Thorsten, Holly. The baby bubble is such a precious time so enjoy every single minute with your gorgeous Aidan :-)

  • Reply deborah February 15, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Congratulations to you both on the birth of your beautiful baby boy. What a lovely name, he’s a week old now!

  • Reply Jill February 15, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Congratulations! He is truly beautiful. He’s the exact same size (weight and length) as my son, now ten months old. Isn’t it magical?

    So, I’m really very reluctant to be this person and say this, and you may hate me for it (because who wants unsolicited advice?), but I will anyway because I would want to know. It’s really very dangerous to strap infants into their car seats in puffy overgarments, because it’s impossible to tighten the straps enough. I might not have believed it myself, but I’ve seen videos of crash tests, and they can slide right out in an accident, even after the straps have been tightened as much as possible. Those videos were with five point harnesses as well, so a three point harness would be even less secure. Obviously you would never do anything to harm your baby, but it’s just something to think about or research yourself, if you choose. In any case, enjoy these moments with your son! Newborn cuddles are the best.

  • Reply Anke February 15, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Congratulations and all my best wishes for your little family. I love your blog and I’m actually reading your book ” Wunderbare Wohnideen”. It’s great!
    Have a wonderful time.

  • Reply Susan MacDonald February 15, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Hi Holly, Congratulations to you and your husband of the birth of your son! He is precious. Heaven touching earth!
    Susan MacDonald

  • Reply Stephanie D. February 15, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Congrats! He’s beautiful! Und ein kleine Schatz! :-)

  • Reply Amy Johnson February 15, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Holly!! Congratulations to you and your sweet family!! Best wishes to you!! Amy

  • Reply Hilu February 15, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Congratulations on the birth of your darling baby boy! The name is perfect – he looks as though he is ready to take on the world. Herzliche Glueckwuensche und alles Gute!

  • Reply ananda February 15, 2014 at 2:43 am

    congratulations dear holly!!! aidan is absolutely gorgeous!! i have been a fan of your wonderful blog for almost a year and this past 2 weeks i’ve been checking DAILY for your baby news! yeah you did it! =)
    lots of love and best wishes to you and your family <3 (btw, i can't wait to launch my blog and join your ecourse in a month!)

  • Reply Katia February 15, 2014 at 2:46 am


  • Reply Tracy A. February 15, 2014 at 3:01 am

    I am so thrilled to be the first to post my congratulations here! What wonderful news and I am so very pleased for the three of you! You lives are indeed forever changed. Enjoy this journey! Congratulations!

  • Reply Julia February 15, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Congratulations! He is truly adorable.

    And those few weeks are such a magical time, soak up every minute! :-)

  • Reply Jessica February 15, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Congratulations Holly, to you and your family! Baby Aidan is beautiful.

  • Reply Lori Byrne February 15, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Yay for you guys!!!! Congrats on the new bundle that will make your heart ache with love!!!!! So happy to hear this news, especially on Valentines day!!!! Xoxo to new little Aidan from across the ocean!!!

  • Reply Cecilia February 15, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Holly! Congratulations to you both! It is a miracle – isn’t it! Holding your child for the first time and being so overwhelmed with a love you never knew was possible until that moment!! Be well and Rest well!

  • Reply Angela February 15, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Congrats!! a new baby is the most wonderful thing. enjoy every second, they grow up so fast :)

  • Reply Sabbie Narwal February 15, 2014 at 3:43 am

    He is beautiful!! Congratulations to the Beckers! Enjoy your time with your precious little bundle of joy, we will wait patiently for your return :)

  • Reply Wrenaissance Art February 15, 2014 at 3:52 am

    So very happy for all three of you. Many best wishes to your family as you start your new adventure!

  • Reply Heidi @ Fabric Mutt February 15, 2014 at 4:10 am

    I am so very happy for you! He’s just adorable. Congratulations!!

  • Reply Jessica Senti February 15, 2014 at 4:13 am

    So lovely! He is just the cutest! Much love to all three of you! xo

  • Reply Ellain February 15, 2014 at 4:27 am


  • Reply Sheryl Spencer February 15, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Congratulations! Enjoy this wonderful new world.

  • Reply Missis Pf February 15, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Dear Holly, i cannot congratulate you enough on your wee baby boy! Having children is THE meaning of life. Our little daughter is 5 months now and every day with her just a gift! No wonder tears sprang to my eyes when I read Sheeran’s lines… I so need to listen to that song!
    Wish you all the best with your newborn miracle, Wanda

  • Reply Gwen. The Makerista February 15, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Congrats, Holly! What a sweet baby boy. I love his name and the story behind you all choosing it. And thank you for sharing the song, beautiful!

    I can’t wait to hear about your final stretch (labor isn’t for sissies, is it?! :) ) and how motherhood is going.

    Congrats again!

  • Reply Mary Glenn February 15, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Congratulations on your son. I have 3 and know that boys loooooove their moms and dads too.

  • Reply Angel February 15, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Congratulations, I can’t believe you’re blogging already :) I’m looking forward to hearing your birth story.

  • Reply Svenja February 15, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Congrats. The moment that changes your life forever. Welcome beautiful baby, you are loved already. Enjoy the holy first weeks and try to bottle up that baby smell ;-)

  • Reply Elizabeth February 15, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Congrats to you and your growing family!! Your little boy is absolutely beautiful :) I look forward to reading about your experience as I am due any day now and could use some confidence boosting! Again, congrats!!

  • Reply Sarah Stäbler February 15, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Congratulations, and way to go, Holly!! He’s so precious! Enjoy this time with your little man!

  • Reply Corinne Korda February 15, 2014 at 7:58 am

    He is so sweet!!! Wish you all the happiness in the world and congratulations to Thorsten, too, of course.



  • Reply Elena Ineichen February 15, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Congratulations on the arrival of beautiful Aidan (wonderful name!). I’ve been keeping watch for your announcement and am thrilled to read that all went well. I’m so happy for you. God bless you all and enjoy this special time in your lives. Elena xo

  • Reply Nancy Rempel February 15, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby boy! God bless your little family!

  • Reply Christine E-E February 15, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Oh, my gosh! I love this song! Congrats! The first few weeks will be filled with sleepless nights, feedings, shower less days and moments of gazing at your babies sweet face. Enjoy!

  • Reply Maria February 15, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Congratulations on your sweet baby boy! Enjoy your time. The first few weeks are amazing ♥

  • Reply Corinne - Emerald Green Interiors February 15, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Dear Holly and Thorsten, congratulations on the birth of Little Aidan, who will transform your lives a day at a time. A birth is indeed an adventure but it looks like you faced its challenges with the right attitude. Have a lovely weekend.

  • Reply elisabeth buehler February 15, 2014 at 9:35 am

    OOOOHH so many and heartful congratulations!!!! I´ve been waiting with you every day and now it is the same day as our daughter´s birthday and nearly the same time!!! She celebrated her 9th birthday and now we are all thinking of you and your family and wishing you a wonderful and cosy time!!! Love, Friederike

  • Reply Bex February 15, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Nothing else to say other than a massive congratulations! Enjoy this precious time with your beautiful family. Xx

  • Reply Sarah February 15, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Das sind zauberhafte Nachrichten…wir warten auch täglich auf unsere Maus und können es kaum abwarten

  • Reply Sophia February 15, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Confratulations! So beautiful! In due in one month and I wonder where/how you have made the birth poster with the giraffes, it’s so cute!

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  • Reply Isabelle February 15, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy !!! A truly beautiful miracle ! Cherish the first few days of his life ! Blogging free !! :) Blessing to you 3 ! ( mum of a 16 months old baby boy)

  • Reply Tina February 15, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch…geniesst die Zeit !!!
    Grüße Tina

  • Reply Nina February 15, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch zur Geburt von Aidan. Ich mag diesen Namen besonders gern.

    Alles Liebe

  • Reply Sheneela Akram February 15, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Oh Holly! Many many congratulations. So happy for you. It’s such a wonderful feeling to hold a whole new life in your arms. It’s just incredible. I can’t say more…am out of words. Seeing these pictures I just remember the moment when my sister first became a mother in 2004. My mom and I couldn’t hold our tears back in happiness.
    Lots of love and happiness to little Aidan. May he gets the best of health and happiness in life and become a true pride for his lovely parents.

  • Reply sara olmos February 15, 2014 at 11:16 am

    ohhhh… :****
    So happy for you!! What a beautiful baby is Aidan!!

  • Reply Niamh February 15, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Holly, huge congratulations!!! That was a beautiful post and made me emotional about the birth of my own daughter 2.5 years ago!

    Well done, you :-)

  • Reply Nicole Antar February 15, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Many many congratulations to you Holly and Thorsten and baby Aidan, welcome to this beautiful world! xx

  • Reply Stine Helgesen February 15, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Congratulations on the beautiful baby boy ! What a lovely name you choose for him. Hope you have e great weekend.
    Best wishes Stine

  • Reply Martina Fuchs February 15, 2014 at 11:44 am

    What a lovely coincidence -I’m born on the same day – so from aquarius to aquarius – I wish Aidan a wonderful live with lot’s of Love, Wonder, sunshine and blessings ahead! Congratulations to all of you!!!

  • Reply Vicky February 15, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Congrats!!! Aiden is so beautiful !!!! enjoy this new life!

  • Reply Dean February 15, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Oh congratulations! :) He is beautiful :)

  • Reply Fi Hocking February 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Such wonderful news Holly and Thorsten, a beautiful baby boy to bring much joy and happiness to all your lives, welcome Aidan much love Fi x

  • Reply Gret February 15, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    What delightful news! Well done and Congratulations, he is just adorable and that photo of his first ride home….so so cute! Enjoy these precious early days. They are irreplaceable.

  • Reply Elizabeth February 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby boy, enjoy this very special time together. I’m a new reader of your blog and loving all your posts already. xox

  • Reply All things nice... February 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm


    Congrats to both yourself and Thorsten, he is a wee bundle of joy! Aidan is a lovely name too, it is a nice strong name for a boy and I think it may be originally an Irish name too :) Hope all the Becker family have a lovely weekend and can’t wait until you post again with more updates for us

    All things nice…

  • Reply Larissa February 15, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Congratulations to your beautiful family of 3 !

    Such exciting news Holly, enjoy this amazing time, get as many photos and videos of him as you can. My baby boy is 6 now and I remember it well but it fades.
    Just enjoy holding that little man who has been hanging out to meet both of you. Aidan looks so cuddly and snuggly:).

    Always makes me want to have baby number 4. Look forward to the birth story !

    Much love to you all,

    Larissa xxx

  • Reply Anemone February 15, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Your lives are forever changed in the most special way.
    What a beautiful name.
    Happy happy sleepless times…

  • Reply Aby Garvey February 15, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Congratulations, Holly! He is beautiful.

  • Reply Liza February 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Gongratulations from Holland! Wauw what a pretty boy you have. Good Luck to the three of you.

  • Reply tehmna February 15, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Congratulations on the arrival of baby boy Aidan.

  • Reply Dana February 15, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    He’s gorgeous!!! Congratulations xxxx I love the name, Aidan is one of my favourites.
    Have a wonderful weekend with your little beautiful baby xxxx

  • Reply Radish February 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I am so happy for you. I look forward to your reports.

  • Reply Melissa February 15, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Congratulations, Holly! Aidan is absolutely precious. Children truly are the best gifts! Thank you for sharing such wonderful images with us. Enjoy your new arrival.

  • Reply Kerstin February 15, 2014 at 3:54 pm


  • Reply Alice Golden February 15, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Congratulations!! How exciting and I’m thrilled for you and your husband. Enjoy these first few months with your new baby boy – such a special time.

  • Reply Sara February 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Congratulations! What a cute boy, he looks adorable!!! And what a lovely birth announcement!

  • Reply Kathryn SK February 15, 2014 at 4:24 pm


  • Reply Kajsa February 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Oh, what wonderful news! Congratulations to all of you! Enjoy the baby days <3

  • Reply Petra Ferweda February 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Congratulations with your beautiful little boy! This is such an amazing time,
    I remember it very well. Enjoy each other and take it slow. Thank you for sharing this great news on your beautiful blog! greetings from Holland.

  • Reply Ariana {And Here We Are...} February 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    So wonderful, Holly! He is beautiful– great job!

  • Reply Kathie Vezzani February 15, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Congratulations, you have so much joy ahead of you!

  • Reply Liz Noonan February 15, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    What a beautiful baby boy!!! Can’t wait to hear all about the birth! Congratulations!

  • Reply samantha hahn February 15, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    can’t wait to read your birth story!!!!

  • Reply samantha hahn February 15, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    also Tara did a gorgeous job!

  • Reply Mary February 15, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Wonderful news! Congratulations to you, Thorsten and baby Aidan (he is a lucky baby)!

  • Reply Joy and Janet February 15, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Sending you big congrats and hugs – enjoy the moments! :)

  • Reply Patty Palmer February 15, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Congratulations, Holly! What wonderful news. So glad to hear mom and baby are doing well. This is a most precious time so enjoy all that it brings. Love the name, too!

  • Reply olive February 15, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    How adorable! Congratulations to your whole family! I LOVE the picture of him in the car going home! SO sweet!!! Have fun !!

  • Reply ewenique February 15, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Many congratulations on the arrival of your precious little one!

  • Reply Nicole February 15, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Oh Holly, congratulations again to all of you 3! Welcome Aidan! This post is shining! … and I feel immediately thrown back, as I gave birth to my Mathilda, 7 years ago. What a magical time! I am so, so happy for you!

  • Reply Constance February 15, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy!!! I am SO happy for you and Thorsten. All the very best for you and your little family.

  • Reply Constance February 15, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    p.s. Beautiful name for a beautiful baby.

  • Reply Dianna February 15, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Congratulations!!!! I’ve been waiting for this…beautiful baby and family! Xo

  • Reply Penny February 15, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Congrats! So incredibly adorable!

  • Reply Neza February 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Congratulations dear Holly and Thorsten and Aidan!
    Best wishes to a lovely family!

  • Reply Maike_sky February 15, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I love, love, love this song!

    All the best for you and your little family.


  • Reply Sue Schlabach February 15, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    May life unfold in a rich and wonderful way. I love the story of Aidan’s name.

  • Reply Kathi February 15, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Congratulations! There is nothing more miraculous in this world than the birth of a baby. Look forward to hearing your stories and and getting a few more peeks at your sweet boy.

  • Reply Kim February 15, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Congratulations! Get some rest!

  • Reply Nina Akersveen-Davis February 15, 2014 at 8:47 pm


    ~ Love, Nina ~

  • Reply Alexis February 15, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Mazel Tov! I only wish he grows and knows strength and happiness always. Remember to appreciate every one of his breaths and moves. They grow fast. He is such a blessing.

  • Reply Alexis February 15, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Mazel Tov! I only wish he grows and knows strength and happiness always. Remember to appreciate every one of his breaths and moves. They grow fast. He is such a blessing.

  • Reply Genelle February 15, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Congrats! Beautiful baby boy!

  • Reply jay February 15, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    congratulations on your new boy!

  • Reply decor8 February 15, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    So, I’m really very reluctant to be this person and say this, and you may hate me for it (because who wants unsolicited advice?), but I will anyway because I would want to know. It’s really very dangerous to strap infants into their car seats in puffy overgarments….

    thank you for letting us know! we only had this for him to wear and he was strapped in good and tight plus we live around the corner from the hospital so it was a short ride. but again, thanks for the great advice! no one at the hospital mentioned it!

  • Reply Barbara Ismailovic February 15, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    sweet little baby :) congratulation both, wish you all the best and happy moment :)

  • Reply maks February 15, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Congratulations on your little miracle!!! What a beautiful baby boy! Glad you are all well. Take it slowly ;-), I’m sure you enjoy every minute as a family and you should, they grow up too quickly ;-). Much love – maks

  • Reply Petra February 15, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Congratulations dear Holly, Thorsten and Aidan :) Enjoy the family life

  • Reply Andjela Tiganj Malbasa February 15, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Congratulations Holly to you and your family!!! Such a beautiful baby boy!

  • Reply Katherine February 15, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Congratulations, he is beautiful! I know a couple of children called Aidan, they are lovely boys.

    (Oh and I hadn’t known the thing about puffy clothes in car seats until my son was several months old, I don’t understand why it’s not more widely publicised.)

  • Reply Maike February 15, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Welcome to parenthood-world ;-) and congratulation!!!
    A very cute little baby with a wonderful name (reminds me of -hope this note is not inappropriate- one of carrie bradshaws boyfriends. The most handsome guy!!).
    enjoy the fascinating first weeks!! And i am sure all your readers can wait for a new post from you (as long as we know you are happy..)- take your time.

    All the best from berlin.

  • Reply Maike February 15, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    And, holly: giving birth with red painted fingernails! Wow, this is real style!! ;-)

  • Reply Susan T February 15, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Congratulations!!!!!! It made me smile to see your son’s name. Same first and middle names as my first child, who turns 10 in a week. Enjoy this baby time. It goes too fast! :)

  • Reply Janet Wilson February 15, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS to all and a big welcome to Aidan :)

  • Reply Melissa Selmin February 15, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Absolutely adorable! Congratulations!

  • Reply kate granado February 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    congratulations. i am a sunday, february 9th baby. and i have to tell you that i have totally enjoyed the outlook that being born on a sunday and on february 9th has brought to my life for the last 67 years. and aidan is a divine name.
    blessings for the three of you

    kate granado

  • Reply Lynne February 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Congrats Holly and Thorsten!!!! What a beautiful little baby boy with a beautiful name too! He is a lucky little guy to have you both for parents. You three are truly blessed.

  • Reply zuhauseundunterwegs February 15, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    welcome little Aidan Benjamin ! congrats dear Holly – he’s so cute and so zauberhaft:))) xxx daniela

  • Reply Nicky khan February 15, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Many congratulations!
    So happy for you Holly and Thorsten.
    Such a cute baby!
    Wish you lots of love and happiness x

  • Reply Dianne Conner February 15, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    How wonderful!! My son was also born of February 9 – but 27 years ago and I cherish every February 9th!
    Heartfelt congratulations! It will be fun to watch him grow!
    my grandfather was born in Hannover in 1873 and immigrated to the US in 1891..

  • Reply Chedva February 15, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Congrats, Holly, Thorsten and baby Aidan Benjamin!

  • Reply renate widera February 15, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    welcome little baby boy……big hughs from germany

  • Reply Libby February 16, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Welcome to the world Master Becker! Enjoy your bundle Holly – this is such a great time. I’m also happy to see your little man shares a birthday with my little man – good things abound on February 9th.

  • Reply Jen February 16, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Congratulations!!!! :) He is adorable and I love the name!

  • Reply Vanessa February 16, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Congratulations on your beautiful boy!

  • Reply Chelsy February 16, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Congratulations! Be easy on yourself and enjoy these sleepy snugly baby days- they’ll be gone before you know it!

  • Reply Nitasha February 16, 2014 at 2:40 am

    Congratulations Holly!
    I have been checking your blog regularly waiting for your exciting news!
    He is simply adorable……
    Enjoy your time with him!

  • Reply aidel.k February 16, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Aidel is just adorable! And such a nice size. Congratulations to both of you!

  • Reply aidel.k February 16, 2014 at 3:28 am

    Of course I meant Aiden there. My phone uncorrected!

  • Reply Debbie February 16, 2014 at 4:20 am

    Huge Congratulations to you both on the birth of your beautiful son! Enjoy every moment…time flies once you have children xx

  • Reply Tina Slocum February 16, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Blessings to your wonderful Family! It’s so dreamy to see 3 names signed at the bottom of the announcements isn’t it? Your hearts must be swelling with love and joy,

  • Reply Barbara Cortili February 16, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Your boy is one of the most beautiful babies I’ve ever seen! Congratulations to mum and dad. You must be very proud!!!

  • Reply Lil February 16, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Congratulations Holly & Thurston on the arrival of Baby Aidan, such a beautiful journey and hew beginning as he officially is home! I will love reading your stories both visual and written as your life has been enriched forever…

  • Reply keren radomsky February 16, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Congratulations, I wish you all the best. YOU Wrote the meaning of the first name, so I thought … maybe you’re interested in the meaning of the second name. That is a very Israeli name, has been in the last 3000 years. … Benjamin is the only sons of Jacob who was born in Israel. {out of his 12 boys}
    He was the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel, his beloved wife. The name Benjamin means “son of my right hand” BEN=SON//+//YAMIN=RIGHT = in Hebrew: he will help me, will be on my side
    wonderful name, good meaning
    Besides, I admire your great work/// kiss

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  • Reply Cigale Bin Nun February 16, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Grate post/

  • Reply Galina February 16, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Congratulations from Israel!!!
    Mazel Tov!

  • Reply Anika February 16, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Congratulations:) You’ve got a really lovely babyboy:) Wish you three all the best, and enjoy the first months, they fly away so fast!

  • Reply Emily February 16, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Congratulations to all three of you! Enjoy this precious babymoon bubble time. Such a wonderful period for you all and what beautiful, exciting and cute adventures you have ahead of you xxx

  • Reply Jutta von Kreativfieber February 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Congratulations to both of you on the birth of your baby boy! Aiden is a beautiful name!

  • Reply Kaffiknopf February 16, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Yay yay yay Hurraaaa! :) The warmest welcome wishes to your sweet pea Aidan! So glad to hear he is born safe and sound. And that birthdate is a very pretty one – it was the birthday of my beloved Oma Emmi.
    Snuggle in and enjoy your new person. :)

  • Reply Barbara February 16, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    congratulations!!!!!! such sweet little baby-boy!!

  • Reply Vero Palazzo February 16, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Congratulations!!! he is so cute!

  • Reply Anu February 16, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Congratulations to three of you! He is gorgeous!

  • Reply Cathy February 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Congratulations Holly! Aiden is beautiful and I wish you and your family much happiness and joy in the future!

  • Reply uschi February 16, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    congratulations, dear holly – i am so happy for you and your family !

  • Reply Rose McClement February 16, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I anticipated that making a comment on this post, would be like joining the back of a terribly long que – but worth the wait.
    Congratulations Holly, to you and your hubby – sending so much love to the three of you and wish you every best wish on your new journey as a young family. Aquarian babies and children are sooo amazing and delightful. My daughter is one, I know. The joy of your life ahead.

  • Reply Vandana Choudhury February 16, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Dear Holly,Congratulation to the new parents!Baby Aiden looks angelic!Stay blessed!

  • Reply mireya pizarro February 16, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Oh he is so adorable! I love the picture of you holding him and the one where he is sleeping……well I say you got the best Valentine ever!!!

  • Reply Aga @ Passion shake February 16, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Once again congratulations :)

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  • Reply Irene February 16, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Welcome! Happy, happy for you! May he live a long and good life, and may you be blessed with Truth and Light.

  • Reply Sandy Deasey February 16, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Congrats Holly! Well done, you! Enjoy him.

  • Reply Laurence Rüß February 16, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Dear Holly! Félicitations! Congratulations on your little boy! Enjoy this lovely time! Greetings from Berlin

  • Reply Marianne February 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Yay! How lovely. Congratulations to you both. He looks very sweet indeed – great name too!

  • Reply Sara February 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    What a lovely, beautiful boy! Gongratulations to your family!

  • Reply Rachel Wrightson Naylor February 16, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Holly, I am wishing your little family such happiness with your beautiful new little addition. Just knowing you through the online world I can see that sweetness shines out of you!! I’m thrilled to be able to follow along. Sending love, Rachel Naylor

  • Reply Ray February 16, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    The Most precious Moment in Life !!! All the best to you and your beautiful baby boy!

  • Reply Debbie Kelly (GirlWhimsy) February 16, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Congratulations on your bundle of joy! What a blessing! And, he is a total cutie pie! Enjoy him to the fullest!

  • Reply the chronic utilitarian February 17, 2014 at 12:09 am

    congrats to you & your lovely family.

    holly, there is nothing like being a mother.


  • Reply NancyV908 February 17, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Did you hear my daughter and me going “Awwwww” from all the way across the ocean? What wonderful news–I am so happy for you. He is beautiful!

  • Reply Maggie February 17, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Oh Congratulations! All the best wishes to you and your family!

  • Reply Suzzy February 17, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Massive congratulations again- induction is never fun (my son was born c-section after a failed induction) but the pure rush of love you feel afterwards is indescribable isn’t it? Absolutely incredible. Can’t wait to hear more about your birth story once you’re ready- it can be very private so make sure you’re ready to share it first.. X

  • Reply Elaine February 17, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Congrats Holly, exciting times ahead for you all : )

  • Reply Polly Rowan February 17, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Congratulations Holly! He really is absolutely gorgeous. February 9th is my birthday too :)

  • Reply Michaela February 17, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Congratulation to your lovely babyboy Aidan.
    It’s every time a wonder.
    Have a nice start as a family…

  • Reply Maria February 17, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Welcome, Aidan! Mommy and daddy gave you such a beautifulname. You did great, Holly! Congrats and love to all of you

    p.s.: Holly, I have 2 little boys. I’ve read many books after they were born. The most wonderful book I found is “Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids” by Laura Markham. It’s incredible. May be you like it too. Hug

  • Reply Adele February 17, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Congratulations! He is beautiful!

  • Reply Lauren February 17, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Congratulations, Holly! He’s absolutely beautiful x

  • Reply Nina February 17, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Holly,
    I also checked your site often to see whether the little one was here. I am delighted to know that everything went well and your baby is here with you and that you are happy!!!!!!!!
    I wish you lots of haüpy moments and health and love to all of you!!!!

  • Reply Gulla February 17, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    He’s beautiful! Congratulations to you and Thorsten :)

  • Reply The Funster February 17, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Congratulations! Adrian is so delightful! Enjoy your beautiful new life together!!

  • Reply Valentina February 17, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Dear Holly, I’m excited and reading this with a little tear in my eye. This is happy tear ofcourse. Your story and a little drama at the beginning reminded me of both ob my birth. Both my boys choose to come to this world with a dramatic start ;). I wish all the best for you family and sending you all a warm hug.

  • Reply Lia February 17, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Congrats! Beautiful baby boy! Enjoy this magical, sweet time! I highly recommend the group “Carseats for the Littles” too. They give great advice/tips on all things related to car safety for little ones. Including how to keep baby super warm AND safe in a car seat in the winter. Too much padding under carseat straps isn’t recommended for safety reasons. I didn’t know any of this stuff until I got more into carseat safety. Anyway- congrats again!

  • Reply Andreia February 17, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Congratulations Holly!

    So sweet moments! beautiful baby!

  • Reply Rachel Low February 17, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Congratulations! He is so beautiful. Wishing you all the best with your new bundle of joy. xo

  • Reply Pascale February 18, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Congratulations! This is one of the BEST post you have created ;-D
    Wishing you all the best with your new bundle of love and joy. Xoxo

  • Reply orit February 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Wish u all the best!

  • Reply Anny February 19, 2014 at 11:39 am

    We send you all the best wishes for your little family! Soak up that smell of a newborn and enjoy watching him find his way into the world!

  • Reply Joshtyn February 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    What a beauty!! Congratulations!

  • Reply Inge February 21, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Congratulations!!! Aidan is such a cutie pie!!! Enjoy your cute little wonder as much as you can! And all of my best wishes to you and your family,
    Much love, Inge x

  • Reply susan February 21, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Having known you since 2006, I secretly have hoped that you would choose to have a child. I know your forthcoming work will have a wonderful new dimension to it as these powerful tiny beings take us to (even more) beautiful places in our hearts and minds. Congratulations to you both on the birth of your beautiful baby boy!

    • Reply decor8 February 21, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      @Susan – Thank you so much! I really made my priority my career and my marriage, building up a business I could run from home, then relocating to Germany since we wanted to have and raise a child here. But, when I landed, I immediately started writing books and then the book tour and launch parties and now, three books later, it was just time for me to say NO MORE CAREER FIRST because I was indeed running out of time. Thankfully, my friends Charlotte, Laurie and Leslie sat me down and in those three conversations, they made me really THINK about my life and this important goal I had left behind – to have a family – and when I realized what I had done I was feeling sort of down about it. Like, what if it’s too late? Or my pregnancy is somehow one that doesn’t last? My friend is 39 and had 5 miscarriages in two years. I have other friends who waited until they were late 30s early 40s and lost their babies too, one in a stillbirth. It just terrified me but on another level I knew I had to JUMP or else it wasn’t going to happen. I also had to let go of fears and worries and just lose all of that and the moment I did, I got pregnant a few months after my husband and I really started to talk about the subject heart-to-heart. Honestly, I was shocked when I got pregnant with no effort – did not expect that on the first try so to speak – then I was surprised I carried full term – I went overdue but still, it was fine in the end. And now I have a healthy baby boy and all I can say is that to whoever is reading this – don’t let fear keep you from something you may want – a job, a child, moving, whatever. Remove the fear and insert the dream in its space. It can happen.

  • Reply sarah lindsay February 21, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    super sweet!

  • Reply Mary-Ellen February 22, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Congratulations Holly! Adian is the cutest little thing. What a joy and a special moment for you both. Sending you all my love from the UK.

  • Reply lucia February 22, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    So happy to see this post! Congratulations for you and your husband! you are a beautiful family! and your baby boy is so cute! Cheers from Uruguay

  • Reply Iro Nassopoulos February 24, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Hello to you and your wonderful new, small & lovely family Holly!

    Congratulations on giving birth and bringing to the world your precious baby boy. W e l c o m e to the world little A i d a n ! May angles always be with you and protect you { asides mum & dad }

    Even though currently not pregnant – and still undecided* about becoming a mother or not soon to enter 39th year of age – * I guess that is my mind and fears and doubts speaking – however my heart and wishful thinking include images of holding in my arms and bringing up the child of the man I love deeply and loves me back exactly as much, as deeply, beyond doubts, beyond shortcomings, beyond troubles & hard times… it all just feels so incredibly right, warm & wonderful… like heartache of… centuries will just melt away that very moment when we’ll be a little family.

    It is really sad to hear about your friends having difficulties, I wish them all the best! My first cousin in London and a very dear friend got naturally pregnant and had rather uncomplicated pregnancies both with 41, resulting with bringing to the world wonderful, healthy children.
    Here is to some positive thinking about motherhood starting later, something more and more noticed in our current societies.

    On another notice, I can relate to your fears – it seems that I have been needing A LOT OF energy in dealing with mine throughout my whole life & lately it feels that it has really been e n o u g h , for there is really not a perfect moment in life than the one you really just decide to DO IT { the perfect moment could simply just be NOW } despite fears or whatever might be keeping us from enjoying the life we fully envision and desire each one for ourselves. That whatever it is I / WE CAN { like you said in the comment above I happened to just read } really do it & deserve it all the way for the work I’ve been investing in achieving it.

    In this contest it is just a m a z i n g and very very touching & moving to read & see! how you managed through ALL that was hard for you and eventually are now feeling the absolute Joy and Completion that holding in your hands the baby of you and the man you’ve been for so long loving, brings and beholds.

    I’m wishing you all the very, very best!
    My kindest and warmest regards to your beloved Thorsteen, too
    Iro xo

  • Reply Daniela February 24, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Congratulations to you both on the birth of your baby boy! Aidan is adorable! And he has such a beautiful name too! Welcome baby Aidan!

    Wishing you health, happiness and all the best to you and your lovely family!

    Warm hugs,

  • Reply Consuelo March 27, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    maybe it’s a little late but congratulations!

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