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Our Baby Aidan Benjamin Is Here!

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.

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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.

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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)

Posted by decor8 in kids on February 14, 2014

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  1. TH commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:04am

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

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  2. Anna commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:04am

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

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  3. Joy Hall commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:05am

    Just over-the-moon thrilled for you!!
    Joy Hall´s last blog post ..Dreaming of Spring

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  4. Kate commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:07am

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

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  5. dana gault commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:08am

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

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  6. Margaret commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:17am

    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.

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  7. Maria Schneider commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:20am

    Wonderful!
    Congratulations!
    Greetings from Austria!
    Maria
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  8. Faith | Ordinary Mommy Design commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:21am

    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.

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  9. Bai Yang commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:27am

    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
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  10. mel commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:29am

    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
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  11. Annie commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:31am

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

    He certainly is a sweetheart.

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  12. Hajni commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:51am

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

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  13. Mary Rae commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:58am

    Congratulations -!!

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

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  14. Lisa commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:58am

    What a beautiful boy, Holly! Congratulations to you and Thorsten!!!
    Lisa´s last blog post ..Flower Making Workshops in 2014

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  15. Camilla Hill commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:59am

    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

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  16. Ashley Pahl commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 1:12am

    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,
    Ashley
    Ashley Pahl´s last blog post ..Knowing When to Let Go of Goals and Dreams

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  17. Esther commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 1:16am

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

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  18. deborah commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 1:18am

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

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  19. Jill commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 1:20am

    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.

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  20. Anke commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 1:44am

    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.

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  21. Susan MacDonald commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 1:51am

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

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  22. Stephanie D. commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 1:55am

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

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  23. Amy Johnson commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 2:00am

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

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  24. Hilu commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 2:11am

    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!

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  25. ananda commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 2:43am

    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!)

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  26. Katia commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 2:46am

    Congrats!!

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  27. Tracy A. commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 3:01am

    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!
    Tracy A.´s last blog post ..Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  28. Julia commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 3:02am

    Congratulations! He is truly adorable.

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

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  29. Jessica commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 3:16am

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

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  30. Lori Byrne commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 3:22am

    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!!!

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  31. Cecilia commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 3:33am

    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!
    Cecilia´s last blog post ..5 Trends from #NYFW Fall 2014

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  32. Angela commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 3:35am

    Congrats!! a new baby is the most wonderful thing. enjoy every second, they grow up so fast :) http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/
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  33. Sabbie Narwal commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 3:43am

    He is beautiful!! Congratulations to the Beckers! Enjoy your time with your precious little bundle of joy, we will wait patiently for your return :)
    Sabbie Narwal´s last blog post ..Polka dot joy!

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  34. Wrenaissance Art commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 3:52am

    So very happy for all three of you. Many best wishes to your family as you start your new adventure!
    Wrenaissance Art´s last blog post ..On my walk: A snowy day

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  35. Heidi @ Fabric Mutt commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 4:10am

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

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  36. Jessica Senti commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 4:13am

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

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  37. Ellain commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 4:27am

    Congratulations!!

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  38. Sheryl Spencer commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 6:10am

    Congratulations! Enjoy this wonderful new world.

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  39. Missis Pf commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 6:15am

    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
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  40. Gwen. The Makerista commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 6:19am

    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!
    Gwen. The Makerista´s last blog post ..Snapshots of the Dominican

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  41. Mary Glenn commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 6:20am

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

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  42. Angel commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 6:46am

    Congratulations, I can’t believe you’re blogging already :) I’m looking forward to hearing your birth story.
    Angel´s last blog post ..Review: Nursery Works Aerial cot pros and cons

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  43. Svenja commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 6:57am

    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 ;-)

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  44. Elizabeth commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 7:31am

    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!!
    Elizabeth´s last blog post ..An Earring Giveaway Winner

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  45. Sarah Stäbler commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 7:49am

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

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  46. Corinne Korda commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 7:58am

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

    Hugs,

    Corinne
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  47. Elena Ineichen commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 8:10am

    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
    Elena Ineichen´s last blog post ..Vintage Poster Exhibition at Galerie Un-Deux-Trois in Geneva shows Swiss Winter Pastimes in All their Glory

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  48. Nancy Rempel commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 8:37am

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

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  49. Christine E-E commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 8:49am

    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!
    Christine E-E´s last blog post ..HAPPY HEART’S DAY…

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  50. Maria commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:03am

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

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  51. Corinne - Emerald Green Interiors commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:25am

    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.

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  52. elisabeth buehler commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:35am

    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

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  53. Bex commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:36am

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

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  54. Sarah commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 10:24am

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

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  55. Sophia commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 10:26am

    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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  56. faciledecor commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 10:35am

    congratulations!!!
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  57. Isabelle commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 10:48am

    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)
    Isabelle´s last blog post ..Zara Spring/Summer 2014

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  58. Tina commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 10:50am

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch…geniesst die Zeit !!!
    Grüße Tina

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  59. Nina commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 11:04am

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

    Alles Liebe
    Nina

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  60. Sheneela Akram commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 11:09am

    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.

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  61. sara olmos commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 11:16am

    ohhhh… :****
    So happy for you!! What a beautiful baby is Aidan!!
    sara olmos´s last blog post ..100 Cups of tea and a cupcake Print 8 x 11.5 – Romantic original collection of decorate cups. by teconlene

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  62. Niamh commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 11:21am

    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 :-)

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  63. Nicole Antar commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 11:34am

    Many many congratulations to you Holly and Thorsten and baby Aidan, welcome to this beautiful world! xx
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  64. Stine Helgesen commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 11:37am

    Congratulations on the beautiful baby boy ! What a lovely name you choose for him. Hope you have e great weekend.
    Best wishes Stine
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  65. Martina Fuchs commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 11:44am

    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!!!

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  66. Vicky commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 11:47am

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

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  67. Dean commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:02pm

    Oh congratulations! :) He is beautiful :)
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  68. Fi Hocking commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:11pm

    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
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  69. Gret commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:36pm

    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.

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  70. Elizabeth commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:41pm

    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

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  71. All things nice... commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 12:41pm

    Holly,

    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…
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  72. Larissa commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 1:29pm

    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

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  73. Anemone commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 1:35pm

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

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  74. Aby Garvey commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 2:27pm

    Congratulations, Holly! He is beautiful.

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  75. Liza commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 2:36pm

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

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  76. tehmna commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 2:42pm

    Congratulations on the arrival of baby boy Aidan.

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  77. Dana commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 3:06pm

    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
    Dana´s last blog post ..Vintage Victorian & Edwardian Glass Buttons, Antique Glass Buttons by honeyandsea

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  78. Radish commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 3:17pm

    I am so happy for you. I look forward to your reports.
    Radish´s last blog post ..February 14, 2014

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  79. Melissa commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 3:21pm

    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.

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  80. Kerstin commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 3:54pm

    Congratulations!!!!
    ♥Kerstin
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  81. Alice Golden commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 3:55pm

    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.

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  82. Sara commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 4:00pm

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

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  83. Kathryn SK commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 4:24pm

    Congratulations!

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  84. Kajsa commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 4:34pm

    Oh, what wonderful news! Congratulations to all of you! Enjoy the baby days <3
    Kajsa´s last blog post ..Fish quilt

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  85. Petra Ferweda commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 4:44pm

    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.

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  86. Ariana {And Here We Are...} commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 4:50pm

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

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  87. Kathie Vezzani commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 4:57pm

    Congratulations, you have so much joy ahead of you!

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  88. Liz Noonan commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 5:05pm

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

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  89. samantha hahn commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 5:08pm

    can’t wait to read your birth story!!!!
    samantha hahn´s last blog post ..The view

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  90. samantha hahn commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 5:08pm

    also Tara did a gorgeous job!
    samantha hahn´s last blog post ..The view

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  91. Mary commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 5:14pm

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

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  92. Joy and Janet commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 5:35pm

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

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  93. Patty Palmer commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 5:42pm

    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!

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  94. olive commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 6:04pm

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

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  95. ewenique commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 6:44pm

    Many congratulations on the arrival of your precious little one!

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  96. Nicole commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 6:45pm

    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!
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  97. Constance commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 6:47pm

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

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  98. Constance commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 6:49pm

    p.s. Beautiful name for a beautiful baby.

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  99. Dianna commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 6:59pm

    Congratulations!!!! I’ve been waiting for this…beautiful baby and family! Xo
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  100. Penny commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 7:46pm

    Congrats! So incredibly adorable!
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  101. Neza commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 8:00pm

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

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  102. Maike_sky commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 8:21pm

    I love, love, love this song!

    All the best for you and your little family.

    Maike

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  103. Sue Schlabach commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 8:37pm

    May life unfold in a rich and wonderful way. I love the story of Aidan’s name.
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  104. Kathi commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 8:37pm

    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.
    Kathi´s last blog post ..White Antique Bowls . Small Dishes . Set of Ten . Iroquois China . 1915 . Restaurant Ware by allthingswhite

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  105. Kim commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 8:40pm

    Congratulations! Get some rest!

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  106. Nina Akersveen-Davis commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 8:47pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    ~ Love, Nina ~

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  107. Alexis commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:00pm

    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.

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  108. Alexis commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:00pm

    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.
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  109. Genelle commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:05pm

    Congrats! Beautiful baby boy!

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  110. jay commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:09pm

    congratulations on your new boy!

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  111. decor8 commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:10pm

    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!

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  112. Barbara Ismailovic commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:19pm

    sweet little baby :) congratulation both, wish you all the best and happy moment :)
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  113. maks commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:24pm

    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
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  114. Petra commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:27pm

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

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  115. Andjela Tiganj Malbasa commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:28pm

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

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  116. Katherine commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:29pm

    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.)
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  117. Maike commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:40pm

    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.
    maike

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  118. Maike commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:42pm

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

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  119. Susan T commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:46pm

    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! :)

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  120. Janet Wilson commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:46pm

    CONGRATULATIONS to all and a big welcome to Aidan :)

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  121. Melissa Selmin commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 10:09pm

    Absolutely adorable! Congratulations!
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  122. kate granado commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 10:11pm

    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

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  123. Lynne commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 10:17pm

    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.

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  124. zuhauseundunterwegs commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 10:41pm

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

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  125. Nicky khan commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 10:45pm

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

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  126. Dianne Conner commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 10:56pm

    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!
    and
    my grandfather was born in Hannover in 1873 and immigrated to the US in 1891..

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  127. Chedva commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 10:58pm

    Congrats, Holly, Thorsten and baby Aidan Benjamin!
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  128. renate widera commented
    February 15th, 2014 at 11:08pm

    welcome little baby boy……big hughs from germany

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  129. Libby commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 12:07am

    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.
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  130. Jen commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 12:52am

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

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  131. Vanessa commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 1:05am

    Congratulations on your beautiful boy!
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  132. Chelsy commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 2:05am

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

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  133. Nitasha commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 2:40am

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

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  134. aidel.k commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 3:26am

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

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  135. aidel.k commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 3:28am

    Of course I meant Aiden there. My phone uncorrected!

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  136. Debbie commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 4:20am

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

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  137. Tina Slocum commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 6:47am

    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,
    Congrats!

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  138. Barbara Cortili commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 7:30am

    Your boy is one of the most beautiful babies I’ve ever seen! Congratulations to mum and dad. You must be very proud!!!
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  139. Lil commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 9:59am

    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…
    Lil´s last blog post ..9 months later and ‘Taking stock’…

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  140. keren radomsky commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 10:09am

    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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  141. Laurence W commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 10:56am

    Congratulations!

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  142. Cigale Bin Nun commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 11:18am

    Congatulations!
    Grate post/

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  143. Galina commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 11:28am

    Congratulations from Israel!!!
    Mazel Tov!
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  144. Anika commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 12:19pm

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

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  145. Emily commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 1:14pm

    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
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  146. Jutta von Kreativfieber commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 1:33pm

    Congratulations to both of you on the birth of your baby boy! Aiden is a beautiful name!
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  147. Kaffiknopf commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 1:50pm

    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. :)
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  148. Barbara commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 1:59pm

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

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  149. Vero Palazzo commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 2:07pm

    Congratulations!!! he is so cute!
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  150. Anu commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 2:16pm

    Congratulations to three of you! He is gorgeous!
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  151. Cathy commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 2:37pm

    Congratulations Holly! Aiden is beautiful and I wish you and your family much happiness and joy in the future!
    Cathy´s last blog post ..Shared girl’s room with vintage touches

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  152. uschi commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 2:38pm

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

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  153. Rose McClement commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 3:18pm

    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.

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  154. Vandana Choudhury commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 3:36pm

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

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  155. mireya pizarro commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 5:46pm

    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!!!

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  156. Aga @ Passion shake commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 5:57pm

    Once again congratulations :)
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  157. Hena Tayeb commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 6:12pm

    congratulations
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  158. Irene commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 6:45pm

    Welcome! Happy, happy for you! May he live a long and good life, and may you be blessed with Truth and Light.
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  159. Sandy Deasey commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 7:16pm

    Congrats Holly! Well done, you! Enjoy him.

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  160. Laurence Rüß commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 8:06pm

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

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  161. Marianne commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 8:52pm

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

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  162. Sara commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 9:43pm

    What a lovely, beautiful boy! Gongratulations to your family!
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  163. Rachel Wrightson Naylor commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 10:37pm

    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
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  164. Ray commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 10:47pm

    The Most precious Moment in Life !!! All the best to you and your beautiful baby boy!
    Ray´s last blog post ..Die Buchstabenfamilie ist komplett!

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  165. Debbie Kelly (GirlWhimsy) commented
    February 16th, 2014 at 11:55pm

    Congratulations on your bundle of joy! What a blessing! And, he is a total cutie pie! Enjoy him to the fullest!
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  166. the chronic utilitarian commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 12:09am

    congrats to you & your lovely family.

    holly, there is nothing like being a mother.

    xo
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  167. NancyV908 commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 1:04am

    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!

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  168. Maggie commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 4:52am

    Oh Congratulations! All the best wishes to you and your family!
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  169. Suzzy commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 8:48am

    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

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  170. Elaine commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 9:42am

    Congrats Holly, exciting times ahead for you all : )
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  171. Polly Rowan commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 11:09am

    Congratulations Holly! He really is absolutely gorgeous. February 9th is my birthday too :)
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  172. Michaela commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 12:38pm

    Congratulation to your lovely babyboy Aidan.
    It’s every time a wonder.
    Have a nice start as a family…
    Michaela
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  173. Maria commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 1:09pm

    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
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  174. Adele commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 1:23pm

    Congratulations! He is beautiful!

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  175. Lauren commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 2:55pm

    Congratulations, Holly! He’s absolutely beautiful x
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  176. Nina commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 3:04pm

    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!!!!
    Nina
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  177. Gulla commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 3:39pm

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

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  178. The Funster commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 5:46pm

    Holly,
    Congratulations! Adrian is so delightful! Enjoy your beautiful new life together!!
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  179. Valentina commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 6:10pm

    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.

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  180. Lia commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 8:24pm

    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!

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  181. Andreia commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 8:26pm

    Congratulations Holly!

    So sweet moments! beautiful baby!

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  182. Rachel Low commented
    February 17th, 2014 at 8:53pm

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

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  183. Pascale commented
    February 18th, 2014 at 11:54am

    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

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  184. orit commented
    February 18th, 2014 at 1:34pm

    Congratulations!
    Wish u all the best!

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  185. Anny commented
    February 19th, 2014 at 11:39am

    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!

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  186. Joshtyn commented
    February 19th, 2014 at 8:07pm

    What a beauty!! Congratulations!
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  187. Inge commented
    February 21st, 2014 at 9:37am

    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
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  188. susan commented
    February 21st, 2014 at 1:51pm

    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!

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  189. sarah lindsay commented
    February 21st, 2014 at 1:57pm

    super sweet!

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  190. decor8 commented
    February 21st, 2014 at 3:25pm

    @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.

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  191. Mary-Ellen commented
    February 22nd, 2014 at 9:09pm

    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.
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  192. lucia commented
    February 22nd, 2014 at 11:30pm

    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
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  193. Iro Nassopoulos commented
    February 24th, 2014 at 10:46am

    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
    Iro Nassopoulos´s last blog post ..Calmess, collectivity & … b a k i n g !

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  194. Daniela commented
    February 24th, 2014 at 4:02pm

    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,
    Daniela.
    Daniela´s last blog post ..Tropical Fusion – A surface pattern design blog-hop event that celebrates 2014

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  195. Consuelo commented
    March 27th, 2014 at 9:52pm

    maybe it’s a little late but congratulations!

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