What are little boys made of?
Snakes and snails, and puppy dog tails.
That’s what little boys are made of.
–author unknown

We are absolutely thrilled to announce the arrival of

Benjamin Hudson

he was born less than an hour of twelve days late
11:05pm, May 5, 2012
weighing in at 8 chubby pounds plus 10 more ounces
20 short inches

hudson - blog pic

He is named after his wonderful father, and after the missionary Hudson Taylor.
We will be calling him Hudson.

More details later! :)

~clarita for the thrilled little family
{daddy, and three little mommies}

46 thoughts on “What Are Little Boys Made Of?

  1. totallycherished

    We did this too….two little girls and then a little boy.
    I remember feeling a bit hesitant at first ~ feeling like I didn’t know what to expect mothering a little guy.  Now, well….i wouldn’t trade it for the world!

    I know you’re going to have a blast being introduced to the world that little boys know and love!
    Congratualtions, Clarita!!!


    Since I can’t be there in person, I guess I’ll just communicate with you in every way possible: phone, FB, xanga, snail mail?? oh and then there’s texting . . . and we could get into tweeting and instagram if we had cool phones. Oh well . . . just wanted to tell you again how excited I am for you, and how cuUte he is. What a sweet, sweet blessing! Praying for you as you transition into three children and being a family of FIVE!! {Doesn’t that just sound crazy??} Love you.

  3. goingfortheprize

    Congratulations! What a sweet little boy! You will have lots of fun with a boy in the family. He will add some “snails and puppy dog tails” to the girls life! I’m so happy for you! Enjoy your newborn!

  4. mytoesareblue

    when i saw this on facebook i literally squealed!!! so excited for you. i know how you were waiting for his arrival. i adore the name you have chosen. i hope your daughter isn’t too disappointed that its not ‘jack’ ;) have a great time loving on your new little one and getting used to your new five person family!!! sooo excited for you guys! Congrats to you and Ben and the girls!!! love this. thank you God!!!

  5. grace_to_be

    sitting in a hotel in the middle of west virginia with a big old smile on my face~ so so happy!! love you. love him. can’t wait to hear more…

    ~from your thrilled little friend amber

  6. fruitloops115

    congrats again! so glad you are on this side of labor, and are gettting to love on your little boy
    Can’t wait to see more pics, hear about the labor (hint) and hear what the big sisters think

  7. song_of_praise

    Congratulations! He is so adorable. So happy for you. I remember how excited we were to welcome our first son after our two daughters. He has been an incredible blessing, as your little Hudson will be, too!

  8. jostoltz

    Boys are so much fun too, i remember after having a boy after my girl thinking ok, so do you call boy’s sweeties too? and if not what then, bud??? :) but it will be soo much fun for you to see the big difference in the 2 genders! You have so much fun ahead of you!!!! take care of yourself, takes a little more effort with 3 little ones around, but it’s still needed!

  9. foreveranoatneygirl_n2Hisown

    so happy for you! was so fun and totally cute to see your parents excitement today! i’m so glad they are getting to come down and love on him and you! take care of you and enjoy all that is the wonder of little boy Hudson!!!

  10. redladybug18

    Congrats on the little man! so excited! Love the name! Guess he did finally decided to make his appearance :) Rest up as much as you can and enjoy him!

  11. singingrachel

    just so happy with you and your family on hudson’s arrival. drink deeply from the joy and wonder of a newborn. it is gone so quickly. congratulations.

  12. deansgal

    congrats and blessings to you all. my sister just had a baby boy the same day as you…he also was very over due. i think it was 11 days, and he was a big baby as well…10 lb. hope you are feeling well. take care and can’t wait to hear more about life with a little boy.

  13. jennieanne84

    oh wow – i LOVE the name!!!! that was the name i had hidden away {{incase we ever wanted it}} :) congrats, congrats! so HAPPY for you!

  14. Anonymous

    Congratulations! Such a cute little name for such a handsome little fellow. Somehow I thought you’d have a boy this time…no idea why. Hope you able to just soak up and enjoy these days of newborn sweetness!

  15. H0LDfast

    happy! happy!! birth day to you. darling boy he is & his name is a good one!
    hope you’re doing well. enjoy every bit of newness.
    ps – the pictures of you from the beach …. you’re a beauty!!
    congratulations ~

  16. Anonymous

    Have read your blog for many months…it’s just so beautiful!  Congratulations on your precious baby boy…he’s gorgeous.  Looking forward to hearing more about him.  Boys are wonderful, and will certainly stretch you in different, fun ways! : ) BTW, really enjoyed your last post on the 5-star bed!  It challenged me and is giving me ideas… 

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