It was a happy New Year indeed for Eli Young Band’s Jon Jones and wife Sarah! People.com reports that the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Hudson Lennon, on New Year’s Eve at 1:30 pm. Weighing in at 7 lbs., 8 oz. and 21 inches long, Hudson and his parents were home in time to watch the ball drop.
“We are ecstatic about this beautiful baby boy that came into our world,” the couple told People. “Words cannot describe our excitement and joy.” Hudson made his parents wait for his arrival. He was due on Christmas but waited a full week to make his debut.
“Sarah and I feel very fortunate that we were able to stick to our birth plan and have Hudson naturally,” Jon said. “The birth was extremely smooth. We left our house at 10 a.m. for the birthing center when contractions were four minutes apart and he was born just a few short hours later. We had a great birth team who helped us through everything.”
Eli Young Band had a New Year’s Eve show in Oklahoma, but Jon was able to have the night off to be with his wife and newborn son. “The rest of the band went on stage without me for the second time in our careers,” Jon said. “They are truly great friends for letting Sarah and I share this wonderful experience together. We were home within four hours of the birth to celebrate New Year’s Eve as a family — mostly holding Hudson in amazement.”