Julie Hadden and family welcome a son; Introducing Jaxson Hadden

04/28/2008 at 02:37 PM ET

Julie Hadden, 35, joined the cast of The Biggest Loser 4 to live a healthy lifestyle and be a role model to her husband Mike and son Noah, 7.  Now that Julie has accomplished that goal, she has gone on to achieve another one. She and Mike welcomed their second son, Jaxson, in late January through adoption.  Julie wrote on her blog after Jaxson was born,

Adoption, in my opinion, is the most sacrificial example of love in today’s society.  We will be forever grateful for the gift the birth mother gave us.  He already feels like he’s always been a part of our family.  Our seven-year-old son (many of you all saw Noah on TV) feels as though this was his idea.  We brought him into the loop early on to make sure that he also was at peace with the idea of going from only child to big brother. 

As soon as we told him about the baby (even before he was born) Noah responded "That baby needs us … and we need him."  Out of the mouth of babes, right?

Never before has anything transpired so smoothly or beautifully.  It was the hand of God at work because every obstacle was removed from our path.

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Source: Julie’s MySpace Page

Thanks to CBB reader Jenn.

Fashion info below.

RalphlaurenmadrasshortallJaxson is wearing Ralph Lauren’s Madras Shortall ($40).

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susan on

Look at all that hair! Such a well dressed and handsome young man. He is lucky to have them and they are lucky to have him!

michelle on

Look at the hair on that beautiful baby. Loved Julie on the show. Especially when she won the car. :) She kicked butt. :)Congrats!!!!

madison on

That little guy is too cute! And look at that head of hair…..

Court on

What a cutie! I loved Julie on the show and remember she talked about wanting to have another baby. She looks great too!

erica on

oh my goodness, he’s like a little man with that hair! SO cute! congratulations to julie and her family.

RB on

OMG, his hair!! That is a style..not just a bunch of hair. He is so cute!

Jamie on

I am not sure I agree with her sentiment “Adoption, in my opinion, is the most sacrificial example of love in today’s society.”

The birth mom in many instances has made a bigger sacrifice, of giving up something that is so difficult to give up, for no reason other than the love of the child and the recognition that she is unable to do as much for this child as someone else. I wish Hadden did not make such broad characterizations.

Sarah on

Jamie, I thought that was what she was saying in regards to the birthmom.

I love that outfit.

Abbey on

Wow, he’s a cutie. He looks like a little man with the hair and plaid shortalls – too cute!

Also, although that initial comment could be taken either way, I think she was referring to the birth parent(s) rather than to herself and to her family.

Shaunie on

He’s a cutie, love all that hair!

I think she is referring to the birth parents the line after “its the most sacrificial example of love in today’s society” She says, “we will forever be greatful to the birth mother to gave him to us.” Which makes it sound like she’s saying that give up the baby is the “most sacrificial example of love”.

Kit on

I think it was pretty obvious she was referring to the sacrifice the birth mom was making considering her second sentence was “We will be forever grateful for the gift the birth mother gave us”.

L on

How old is the baby? My Mother gave up a son many, many years ago and I believe that she gave her Aunt and Uncle who were unable to have children the greatest gift of all. I admire her for being able to make that decision and sacrifice. As a mother myself, I am grateful to God for entrusting my husband and I to raise 3 of his children and I admire ALL birth mothers out there that have made the decision and sacrifice to allow someone else to raise their child due to certain circumstances.

brannon on

She obviously meant the “birth mother” – not themselves. What did they sacrifice?

That said, he’s gorgeous :) Congratulations!

Stephany on

What a cutie! I loved Julie on the show. She’s still looking GREAT! Good for her!

Paris on

Good site! It is very creative and includes a wealth of information.

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