She is here!


There is a baby in my arms!

After a long awaited arrival, she is here! Aida Widlund (pronounced with a long “A” and a silent “I”) was born on Thursday, March 29th, at 6:29am. She was 9 pounds 6 ounces and 21 inches long. She has here daddy’s eyes and my mouth, but neither of are sure where she came into her height and her size. Regardless, she is beautiful!

My heart has doubled (at least), since Aida made her debut. I never knew I could be so in love with two people (Eben & Aida). I also never knew I could find such patience in a state of “new parent” exhaustion.

Thank you all for boundless support through this adventure of becoming a parent.



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21 Responses to She is here!

  1. elise says:

    super!! GRIN

  2. Sarah says:

    Chris – I am over-the-moon happy for you and Eben in welcoming little Aida into the world. She took her time getting here, but her presence is all the sweeter thanks to your patient waiting.

    Bright moon, warm sun,

    Sarah Spencer
    Got Clicks

    • Chris says:

      Thanks Sarah. This little one was determined to be here with us. But she had her own schedule. Either way we are ecstatic that she is here with us now.

  3. Gina says:

    I’m so happy for you both! I happen to think that little March baby girls are extra special! Not that I’m bias or anything! (my Skylar turned 4 on March 31st!) Lol! 😉
    Take care,

  4. Ellie says:

    Welcome to parenthood, Chris and Eben! I love, love, love the name Aida (one of my dearest friends shares the same name). As I navigate the ‘tween years, may your journey be as rich, growth-ful, wild and wonderful as mine has been. Love and hugs to you all!!!

  5. Ann Bunting says:

    Congratulations Chris and Eben! The birth of a child is such a momentous time in one’s life. Welcome Aida.

  6. joey says:

    Awww…what a sweetie! And you and Eben look so happy! I can see why your heart is bursting, Chris. Many, many congratulations! So glad for you both.
    Best wishes for the wonderful unfoldings of each day.

    • Chris says:

      Thanks Joey. Each day does bring its own adventure. Just when we think we have something figured out, change happens. I think that has become the new mantra of my life. Who wants to make the bumper stickers?

  7. judy blackman says:

    Chris and Eben – Congratulations!!! She took her time – but look what you have – she’s beautiful! Best wishes as you start along the road of parenthood. Remember those famous words-“sleep when she sleeps” – the house will still be there. Please keep the photos coming.
    luv ya, Judy and Heather

  8. Sandy says:

    Chris and Eben, congratulations to both of you. She is so beautiful! She was a big girl wasn’t she? Enjoy each day with her as they seem to change every day with new facial expressions or movements. Love the name Aida seems to fit her.

    • Chris says:

      Thanks Sandy. Yes she was big but thankfully not quite the 9 pounds 14 ounces they were expecting. Hope you are enjoying your time getting ready to be a grandma.

  9. Nancy Berard says:

    Omg she is just Beautiful!! I have to say I have been checking the pictures out on fb!!
    I am so happy for the two of you!! MOTHERHOOD is just wonderful!CONGRATULATION’S TO BOTH OF YOU!
    I will see you soon Love,Nancy

    • Chris says:

      Thanks so much Nancy and thank you for the beautiful flower arrangement. It brightened up my room on the maternity floor.

  10. Kathleen says:

    CONGRATS to you guys!!!! She is beautiful!!! : ) Keep the pictures coming of your new bundle of joy!! : )

  11. Pat says:

    Welcome little Aida. You have great parents and will enjoy a wonderful like.
    Congratulations to the happy family.

  12. Samantha says:

    Oh! This is so sweet to see a photo of all of you. It has been so long. Congratulations! I have something coming your way special for her…probably in May. 🙂

    Thinking of you both, couldn’t have happened to a nicer couple. 🙂


  13. CindyStockwell says:

    Chris and Eben and Aida,
    Heartfelt congratulations to your beautiful family! Aida is beautiful and her parents are beaming! Aida … what a beautiful name! Not sure how I could have missed your note when it originally was sent … but I sure enjoyed the treasure I just discovered! Thank you so much for sharing your joy! So happy for you!
    All the best,

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