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Updated Story (October 24, 2014): Baby Dodson has finally arrived! How I Met Your Mother’s Ashley Williams and her husband, Neal Dodson, welcomed their first child, son Gus Williams Dodson, on October 5.

According to People, the couple’s bundle of joy was born at home, weighing 8 lbs., 8 oz., and measuring at 20-and-a-half inches long. “He’s gorgeous and healthy. So far he’s soothable and calm. Knock on wood!” the 35-year-old mama gushes to the magazine, adding, “His name is Gus. For no other reason than: Who doesn’t love a guy named Gus?” Well, we love him already!

As for Ashley’s at-home birth, she reveals that she and her husband “felt so safe and so lucky to have had such incredible support.” That support included a team of midwives, a doula — Ashley’s actually a certified doula as well! — and a chiropractor. They also had the tunes of Alexi Murdoch to help make the experience peaceful. Something tells us Ashley’s experience with aiding in over 50 births prior to her own definitely helped in her successful labor and delivery.

Congratulations to the new family!

Original Story (July 30, 2014): Ashley Williams won’t have to wait 9 Seasons to meet her baby, she’s only got nine months! That’s right, the How I Met Your Mother actress is expecting her very first child with husband of three years, producer Neal Dodson, this upcoming October!


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“After years of waiting for the perfect moment to have a child, we decided to go with this moment instead. And we couldn’t be more thrilled,” Ashley exclusively confirms with People. As if that statement wasn’t enough, the mom-to-be took to Twitter to share a snapshot of her growing belly!

“This is FOR REAL,” she captioned the photo. “So many reasons to dance. #babydodson”

This might be the couple’s first foray into parenthood, but Ashley has a lot of baby experience under her belt. Aside from her acting gig, the 35-year-old starlet is also a certified doula — a person who aids a mother both before, during, and after giving birth.

What’s more, Ashley has lent her services to over 50 births! Sure sounds like her pregnancy will be a piece a cake. But the above experience doesn’t include her role as an aunt to her sister and fellow actress, Kimberly Williams-Paisley’s kiddies.

The Father of the Bride starlet and her husband, country crooner Brad Paisley, have two young boys of their own, Huck 7-and-a-half, and Jasper, 5.  We’re sure Ashley’s nephews will be over the moon to have a little cousin to play with come fall!

Congratulations to Ashley and Neal!

Source: People