I had a baby!


In case you missed the news on Instagram or Twitter, I had my baby boy on Tuesday! I am madly in love with this little peanut (who isn’t so little huh?)

The birth was harder than I could have ever imagined, but so rewarding and empowering. (I’m still riding my birth high!)

In the coming weeks I’ll write out and share my home birth story, but for now- I’m just gonna stare at him some more and munch on those toes! :)


I have recipe posts scheduled for the next week or two, but please be patient if I take awhile to respond with any questions or comments!

(photos courtesy of Hugo’s Auntie Nadia!)


  1. Ahhh! Congratulations! I am so proud of you mama! Nine pounds, amazing, absolutely amazing! He is sooooo adorable!

  2. Congratulations what a beautiful baby, You dont say what time he was born. You and your husband should only have joy from him. Enjoy him tremendously and cherish every moment with him

  3. CONGRATULATIONS! I’m due in less than a month and so excited/terrified! I look forward to reading your birth story!


  4. Wow, congrats Audra!! No, he definitely isn’t s small baby, he has such big hands! :-) But he is so adorable, wishing you all lost of happiness! And yes, I’m curious to hear why you choseto give birth at home and how it was, and also what inspired you to choose Hugo, it isn’t such a frequent and conventional name :-)

  5. Congratulations he is so cute he’s going to be the best thing you’ve ever made.lol xx

  6. Congrats!!!! He is gorgeous. Welcome to this wonderful world of been a mom of a big cute boy. I have 2 boys. Joie(9years old) was 9lbs 7oz – 21″ and Kennie (17 months) 8lb 14oz – 20″.

  7. Congratulations! This news has made my day!

    “Welcome to the world, little one. We’re glad you came!”

  8. He is the most adorable little guy ever! I don’t blame you for wanting to munch on his toes (they are so cute too!). Enjoy this time with him, they go by to quickly and before you know it (they’re BIG). Congratulations to you and your husband, by far your BEST creation ever!

  9. He missed my birthday by 3 days… He is awesome and beautiful and Im so glad his birth went well. Congratulations, mama!!!!!!

  10. congratulations on such a handsome boy. He is a nice big boy, good for you.

  11. Congrats! Big boy you’ve got there and congrats for having a home birth! For 3 of my 4 children I had home births and they were wonderful but hard too (all 8+ pounders). Would have had the first at home too if I would have known the midwife then! How wonderful for you! Enjoy being a mommy – it’s a great thing!

  12. He’s spectacular. I hope you get some rest (nearly impossible, but hey — maybe you can manage to squeeze in a nap or two when he’s asleep), and enjoy your beautiful son.

  13. Congratulations!!! He is absolutely beautiful!! Sounds like you cooked him to perfection!! Enjoy every precious minute!

  14. Hello Audra!

    I am so excited for you! A home birth, wow, so extraordinary! Your little boy is absolutely perfect. Congratulations to you and your husband on this amazing gift! I cannot wait to read your birth story. But even now I am so inspired by your strength and courage!


  15. Congratulations to you and your husband, Audra! What a beautiful boy – he looks so much like his Mommy :) Enjoy every minute with him. My boys are 41 and 40 already – not sure where the time went. I really miss the days that you are experiencing now. Hugo – what a wonderful, strong name! Take care, rest when you can, and most of all have fun.

  16. Congratulations, Audra! Thank you for your wonderful blog; it has brought me so much entertainment and inspiration! I wish you the happiest for your family!

  17. How wonderful!! Big congrats!!
    Rest up and enjoy your time with Hugo, awesome name, no need to rush back, we’ll be here. :-)

  18. Just wanted to say congratulations and he is beautiful and love his name!!
    Rest when you can and enjoy!!

  19. The next 21 years or so will be filled with some sadness, and much joy. The followiing 21 years you will be yearning for the first 21. God bless you as you enter this wonderful magical time of your life. Zena

  20. Awwww! What a sweet and handsome little fellow! Congratulations! So exciting to have the birth over now, right? I remember those days — it felt so good to have baby on the outside! :)
    Congrats on the home-birth too! I had all of mine at home (4) and to me it is the only way to go! Can’t wait to hear your story!
    In the meantime, have fun “playing doll”. ;) Soak in all the wonderful-ness of it all! It goes by really fast!

  21. He is gorgeous. Congratulations to you and your husband. Hugo is going to be one of those boys who grows up saying, “this doesn’t taste as good as my mom’s……”! Oh, the joy he will bring.

  22. Your perfect baby boy is gorgeous! Congradulations on this blessed event and am amazed you delivered him at home. You rock! Love his name one of my all time favs. I can’t say enough about how wonderful this is & how happy I am for you. We can’t wait to hear the details but please take all the time you want to enjoy your new little one. So glad you put your announcement out via email since I don’t follow instagram or twitter (but want to just fear I would become addicted).

  23. So Beautiful! The best to you and your family. Please don’t forget abouy taking care of yourself. Motherhood can be overwhelming. Ask for help when you need it and always do something nice each day for yourself. Pat

  24. Congratulations!! he is beautiful! Great job with the home birth, so brave! Enjoy this special time :)

  25. The most uniqe experience woman has in life…I can imagine.
    New love is born! :) Best wishes from Slovenia to you & your family :)
    Cant wait to have my own too:)
    Pure love and happiness.

  26. A belated congratulations to you and your family! He’s absolutely beautiful! You rock for birthing at home! I’ll keep reading in the future to see new adorable baby pics and your fantastic recipes!

  27. Congratulations! I can’t wait to read your birth story. I too had home births with my two daughters and am planning to do it again for my third baby who is due May 2.

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