So very much more to say on this topic but at the moment I have the use of just one arm – the other is engaged in infinitely more important business: holding our son.

So to be brief: Hugo Jürg Hefti joined Stéphane and I Monday morning, October third at 11:46. I was able to have the natural, non-medicated birth we were hoping for (ouch) and after an hour and a half in the birthing tub and fifteen minutes on the birthing stool, Baby Cub is here.

Stéphane caught and placed Baby Cub on my chest, face down. We were so excited that BC was here that we didn’t even think about the gender until one of the nurses asked! We then flipped him over and…

Version 2

Baby Cub is a boy!



Welcome to the world, little Hugo.




Love at first sight.



Lots of sleeping going on.




Proud papa.



Our little man.





Mom, dad, and Hugo Bear are happy and healthy. Mom and dad are sleep-deprived but Hugo is getting tons of food and sleep and that’s what matters.


Lots more photos and stories to come.



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    • Anonymous on October 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm
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    • Judy on October 15, 2016 at 12:52 pm
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    Amazing pictures. So happy for your family!

    1. Thanks Judy!! So good to hear from you! Hope all is well- what’s new in your world? Where is Adastra these days?! Big hugs to Bob!!


    • Tamara Klimek on October 15, 2016 at 1:50 pm
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    He is beautiful! Congrats on your expanded family, Sara!

    1. Thank you so much Tamara!! It’s been a pretty surreal couple of weeks so far, that is for sure. I could use about a month of sleep right about now 😉


    • Silvia on October 15, 2016 at 2:23 pm
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    Elles sont magiques ces photos ! Quel émerveillement ?
    Bienvenue mon schnäcki Hugo ?
    Et bravo Sara et Bubi ???

    1. Merci Tante Silvia!! Gross bisous de Maine!!!

    • Jonathan kish on October 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm
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    Congrats guys. So many adventures await him!

    1. Thanks Kish!! He is one special little man and will most definitely have a life of adventure with us (at least that’s the plan) 😉

    • Lynne Myavec on October 15, 2016 at 3:11 pm
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    He is wonderful!! So happy for you 🙂

    1. Thanks Mrs. My!!!

    • Veronica on October 15, 2016 at 3:34 pm
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    Just discovered your awesomesauce blog! Perfect timing with this first post featuring Hugo. I love the palpable joy in these photos❤️ Congratulations Mom and Dad and I’m so happy to welcome Hugo to our world. ? It’s a far from perfect place but always improving with the three of you in it.

    1. Thank you Veronica!! Hugo is one special little man and so, so loved. You need to stop by at some point to meet him!! We are going to bring him by the base at some point here soon too 😉


    • Anonymous on October 15, 2016 at 8:35 pm
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    He is just beautiful! He’s a lucky little man. You are going to be awesome parents. Oh, the adventures ahead of you! Cherish them all. ♡

    • Sally Seehafer on October 16, 2016 at 7:34 pm
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    Our Dearest Baby Hugo,
    Welcome to this place. They’ll show you everything . . . with arms wide open.

    Our Dearest S&S,
    He is so beautiful. So happy that you 2 have brought this amazing little human being into the world.

    Tons of love and hugs to you 3.

    • The Pylar's & Grandma on October 18, 2016 at 12:57 pm
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    congrats s&s and baby hugo he is adorable I cant believe for natural birth how perfect the shape of his head is lol he is beautiful we are so happy for you three. hugs and kisses love the pylars and grandma

    • Julie Lloyd on October 18, 2016 at 3:12 pm
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    Congrats to you both on the wonderful birth of your healthy Baby Cub son Hugo!! He is beautiful — love all the pix, especially the one ‘Love at first sight’ and the three of you together.

    Each day will be a new adventure, made all the more special with little Hugo’s growth and changes. Will look forward to more pictures and updates as you have time (?!).

    Get some sleep….. Will look forward to seeing you all soon~

    • Carrie Hennekam on October 19, 2016 at 2:26 pm
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    Aaa www he is just the cutest most perfect little Hugo Bear!!!! Nice work you two and especially momma for getting him out…..yeeeeks! Love you and can’t wait to hold him! Love, Care Bear

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