Ashley Hebert & JP Rosenbaum’s Baby Boy Makes His Debut—Plus, Duo Talks Parenting, Picking the Name Fordham & Having More Kids!
Our hearts are bursting from this cuteness overload!
Just a few weeks after welcoming their first child, Bachelorette stars Ashley Hebert andJP Rosenbaum have introduced their absolutely adorable baby boy Fordham Rhys Rosenbaum to the world, and exclusively spoke to E! News about all things baby— including adjusting to parenthood, picking out such a unique name and whether or not more children are in their future.
“It’s so hard naming a human being,” the couple tells us. “Well, we knew we wanted a name that was unique, masculine and would be a good fit throughout every stage of his life. We must have gone through every name on the planet! Many of the names were actually New York-inspired. Ashley thought of ‘Fordham’ and it just clicked with us. We also figured it be a great name if some day he wanted to be President.”
(No pressure, Ford.)
As for how their little world leader is doing, the new parents say, “He is such a good baby! He sleeps well, he eats well, he’s healthy and happy. We know it’s only been two weeks, but we are definitely spoiled.”
JP, who noted that he’s now making the transition back to work since his son’s birth, couldn’t help but gush about his ladylove’s maternal instinct. “Ashley was born to be a mom. She has such a motherly way about her. She is totally in love with this child and it shows in every ounce of her being. She is just glowing.”
And the feeling was mutual. “Seeing JP as a father has made me love him even more,” Ashley tells us. “He helped tremendously during a long recovery and seeing him care so deeply for our family has brought us even closer together.”
The new mom added, “I’ve always imagined what it would be like to be a mom and love someone more than everything. Nothing could prepare me for the amount of love and adoration I feel for our little boy. Being a mother has brought a sense of peace to my life and has shown me what really matters.”
Near the end of Ashley’s pregnancy, the pair decided to move to Miami and settle down there. Hebert and Rosenbaum got themselves a place and went straight to work on the baby’s nursery with the help of Vanessa Antonelli.
“It’s definitely our favorite room in the apartment. Ashley worked with Vanessa Antonelli to create the perfect nursery and she wasn’t disappointed! Ashley didn’t want too much of a baby-themed nursery, but more of a masculine room that Ford could enjoy for years to come. We always find ourselves in the nursery admiring all the little details. It’s a very warm and inviting room,” JP tells us.
Antonelli explains to E! News the idea behind Fordham’s nursery theme. “Ashley and JP have many memories of traveling together, so the nursery features a subtle travel theme…There’s also accessories throughout the room like sailboats, maps and airplanes that complement the theme without being too over the top. The color palette is neutral tans, beiges, grays and creams, which is exactly what Ashley wanted.”
So, are more babies in the lovebird’s future? “I think so! We are going to enjoy this one for a while, but we both feel it would be nice to give Ford a brother or sister.”
Make sure to catch our interview with Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum on E! News tonight at 7 p.m. & 11 p.m.