Eventers Jessica and Doug Payne welcomed their first child, son Hudson William Payne, on Dec. 24.
Hudson was born at Aiken Regional Hospital in South Carolina and weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces at birth.
“I guess it’s the beginning of a roller coaster, but it’s obviously incredibly exciting,” said Doug, 35, of Aiken. “We’re really looking forward to our life with him. I’m biased, of course, but I think he’s pretty great. Jessica is doing well. They both came home today, so all looks good. It was perfect timing—got it in the off-season, so that worked out well. I’m sure he’ll be out cruising around by the spring.”