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. aidanbenjaminbecker

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)