Soleil Mariah Trujillo – Born 10-9-2012

Today, after 36 hours of grueling labor, at 2:45pm, we gave birth to Soleil Mariah Trujillo.

Soleil, pronounced: (so LAY), means ‘Sun’ in French.

We’ll call her Sol for short, which has the same meaning in Spanish.

Stevie was an absolute warrior. She is my hero. My inspiration. 

In a country where 80 percent of the births end in cesarean section, Stevie never gave up. Not after 12 hours. Not after 20 hours. Not after 30 hours. She stayed the course and delivered our daughter into the world via a vaginal birth. I’m not worthy. She is my everything!

Welcome to this world Soleil. We are so so so happy you are here.

I wish I could tell you more about the adventure, but Stevie and I are absolutely wiped out. We’re 100% exhausted. Right now we’re spending time with Sol. We’ll stay at the hospital tonight and hopefully head home tomorrow. I promise to write another blog post with lots more pictures later this week.

Thank you for all the amazing emails and Facebook comments you sent us. I read them to Stevie during her labor and they inspired her to push on.

Please join us in welcoming Soleil to this world by leaving her a comment below.




  1. I love you Soleil. Welcome. You are loved by so many. Great job Stevie and Tree. Enjoy these moments they pass too fast.

  2. Yeah! Looks like Mom, Dad and Baby are doing great! Talk about getting the most bang for your buck! Enjoy and keep us posted!

  3. Auntie Alex says:

    Hooray! Sol I love you! Welcome to our family! I can’t wait to hug and kiss you!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Crying of happiness! Welcome welcome beautiful Sol! What a lucky one to end up with you two! Great job Stevie and Tree and thank you for keeping us posted on events during such an amazing event. You all have been in our thoughts and hearts and I can not wait to meet this little gal! Congratulations!

  5. Te Amo mi Amorcita Soleil. I’m so happy and full of joy filled tears. I love you sooooooo much. I will see you soon my little angel.

  6. Heather Dougherty-Acevedo says:

    Welcome to parenthood, it’s as good as it gets. I’m stoked for you both.

  7. Dear Soleil, What wonderful opportunities you are having already, to be born to such great and inspiring people, in the amazing country of Peru. You are blessed. And we are blessed to be introduced to you. I hope to meet you within a year and you’ll be introduced to some amazing dogs! Yeah!!!! love Lorraine, Dog, Bruiser, Luna & Fluffy! xxxxx

  8. This post has me all teared up. I am so thrilled for you both!

  9. Anonymous says:

    OH.MY.GOD. You are gonna call her “Lay,” ADMIT IT!!

  10. Oh yeah, that above comment, didn’t make sense without my name, but I know you knew who it was from once you read it : ) Hee hee…

  11. mamatuyas says:

    Soleil is exquisite. What a privilege to witness the love, tenderness and respect that you and Stevie shared during these two long hard days of labor. Your absolute support of each other is awe-inspiring. And I will NEVER forget Tree, how you would have torn that hospital apart when they tried to take your baby away from you and put her in a “nursery” all alone. Don’t mess with Tree’s Tribe!

  12. Awwwww-congratulations! She is beautiful! I’m so happy for you guys.

  13. Congratulations! Welcome to the world Soleil. You are beautiful. You also share your birthday with John Lennon and my brother 😀

  14. liz Tompkins says:

    Hi Guys,
    We’ve never met yet I know so much about you and your interesting life on the road. Thanks for all the great posts, photos and now a new baby. I have my own personal reality show.
    Congrats on the birth of your baby girl. I LOVE her name and look forward to hearing all about your new life ahead. Now the adventure really begins!

    • Thanks Liz. We also love the name. So perfect in every way for our little baby girl. I’ll explain why in the next post.

  15. Teri Hogan says:

    Welcome to this world precious Soleil. I wish every goodness upon you on this blessed day of your birth. May you know peace in your life and may you always respect your Mother and Father. I think you look like your beautiful Momma. Welcome to your life! Love and Light, Teri

  16. Welcome little soul .


  18. Javiera Tarragó says:

    Bienvenida Soleil!!!
    Eres una niña muy afortunada!
    Se que serás muy feliz, que tus papás cuidarán de ti con devoción y te mostrarán el mundo desde una perspectiva hermosa: libre de prejuicios, con una mente abierta y aventurera. Te enseñarán a amar al mundo y a la gente y a disfrutar cada minuto de la vida.
    Stevie y Tree, amigos queridos, los felicito, no puedo más de ternura con las fotos, se que serán muy felices.
    Un abrazo lleno de amor a los 4!

  19. Wow, I am thrilled for you two! So happy for you! Welcome to the world and to great parents, Soleil!!!

  20. Muy feliz amigos…. la mejor suerte… and just go nuts and enjoy every second….

  21. Congratulations you guys!

  22. Donna Clary says:

    Blessings to the three of you. Sol, perfect name…shining light and warming our planet. She is really the light in your lives as well. Thank you for sharing all your adventures…including welcoming this beautiful soul into the light. With love to all.

  23. I am so happy for all 3 of you. What a blessed family and what adventures you have ahead of you. I look forward to watching you all grow as a family. Congratulations.

  24. Congratulations to all three of you! I only met Stevie once here in Lima and ever since I’m a huge fan of your blog. Stevie it’s amazing how strong you are, well done! Tree, it’s wonderfull to see how much you support Stevie and to see that proud/concerned/protecting look in your eyes on the pics. Soleil, you’re such a cute little miracle!
    If you ever need a babysit, some baby advice or just a talk, let me know ok! Our door will always be open for you guys!

    Take care and enjoy this new journey called parenthood 😉


    • Thanks Ans. Stevie was truly amazing.
      I hope I get to meet you some time as well. We’ll be here in Lima through December. Cheers

  25. Bienvenue dans notre monde petite Soleil! Stevie and Tree a thousand and one well wishes to you both on the occasion of your daughter’s birth. There is nothing in the world quite like experiencing the birth of a baby. I wish you all joy and peace on this day.

  26. Auntie Indra says:

    My last post didn’t go through. It was witty to! What an honor and privilege. I love you all.

  27. Phil Schafer says:

    My favorite blog post yet. Congrats Stevie and Tree. We can’t wait to meet our new niece in December.

  28. Now it begins! The most wonderful ride in the world. Hold each moment precious to your hearts. Marty

  29. Anonymous says:

    Stevie, you were there when Haley was born 15 yrs ago! Now you get to enjoy motherhood w/your daughter! You are going to be a great mom, congrats!!!!!

  30. Anonymous says:

    you two are an inspiration

  31. Kelly Coughlin says:

    Hey Stevie and Tree,

    Congratulations!!!! She is beautiful. I hope I get to meet her someday!!!

    Your cousin,

    Kelly Coughlin

  32. Malia First says:

    Felicidades! Matt and I are so happy and excited for the beginning of this new journey! Stevie you are such an inspiration as a friend, as a compassionate soul in this world and now as a mother. So much love your way!!! Way to go Sprinterlife!!!

  33. Nora Buitron says:

    Congratulations Stevie and Tree! I am so happy for you guys!!! Stevie, you’re amazing 🙂

  34. Brenton & SHannon says:

    Congrats on the new member of your crew! We’re very happy for you guys…have you found a “Baby On Board” sign yet for the Sprinter?

    -Brenton & SHannon

  35. Mariana Rendon says:

    I send you all my love to you and your family of three!

  36. Congrats guys! So happy for you. Can’t wait to meet her.

  37. Phillip Sanders says:

    Congratulations you 3!

  38. Anonymous says:

    Happy tears to my eyes!!!! Wonderful, wonderful!!!!! 🙂

  39. Tori Hooper Burke says:

    Love love love!!!!!!! So happy everyone is looking happy and healthy. Well done Stevie! ( yes… good job tree too 😉 xoxoxo

  40. congrats. one more addition to our amazing family

  41. Anibal Morales says:

    felicidades muchachos…….. muchas bendiciones

  42. Kim Harrington says:

    Tears of joy for all of you!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

  43. Denise X. Lavell says:

    Congratulations!!! Now the fun begins!! xoxo

  44. Kelly Breathe says:

    Congratulations … so much love!! Thank you for making us part of it. I am so proud of you!! Rest well xoxo

  45. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations and much happiness!! :-

  46. Fernando Ângelo Costa says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! All the best!!!

  47. Geoffrey Hill says:

    Congrats to you both, from here it looks like a three way blessing. Awesome.

  48. Brienna Hall-Ricciardi says:

    Crying of happiness! Welcome welcome beautiful Sol! What a lucky one to end up with you two! Great job Stevie and Tree and thank you for keeping us posted on events during such an amazing event. You all have been in our thoughts and hearts and I can not wait to meet this little gal! Congratulations!

  49. Alexis Collette Mobley says:

    Yayyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!! Huge Congrats!!!!

  50. Mariana Rendon says:

    So beautiful Stevie! Congratulation for this beautiful moment!

  51. Justin Gilbert says:

    Congrats! I hope the best for you two and the baby.

  52. Welcome to parenthood. They greatest adventure you will ever know. Congrats!! 🙂

  53. Ronald Tafur says:

    Congratoulations yo mama and papa

  54. Congrats Tree. Un abrazo a los tres

  55. Kara Mispel-Beyer says:


  56. Anonymous says:

    Congrats! So excited!

  57. Christian Petong says:

    Congrats bro!!!!!!, un gran abrazo y la mejor de las suertes!!!!

  58. William Lawrence Ryan says:

    She’s here!!! Congrats!!!

  59. Adam Webb says:

    Congrats guys! Glad another adventurer has been born into this world. You guys will be amazing parents!

  60. Taylor Robertson says:

    Yess! Big congrats from Jen and I!!

  61. April Huneycutt says:

    whoa congrats guys!!!!!

  62. Jody Sherman says:

    Amazing! Congrats to you both.

  63. Audrey Kranz says:

    congrats stevie and tree! welcome to the world beautiful soleil!

  64. Eri Bajrami says:

    Congratulations guys, enjoy your new journey.

  65. Judy Shuman says:

    ” Oh Halleluja! ~ I can’t speak! ~ I’m soooooooooo thrilled for you! Your precious darling is here! ~ Thank you ~ Thank you! ” ~ ♥

  66. Pinda Hall says:

    Congratulations!!!!! 🙂

  67. Anthony Sicola says:

    So many congratulations! Welcome Soliel!

  68. Javier Perez says:


  69. Ivan Prates says:

    OMG she seems so huge and healthy! I’m so happy Stevie made it! What a wonderful arrival, Sol, now you guys go rest and enjoy! Me and Anna spent the day checking FB and now we’re so happy to share the joy with this beautiful family. Congrats brave Stevie and Tree, you’re awesome! Abrazote gigante desde NYC!

  70. Tim Thornton says:

    This is fantastic! Congrats to the whole family!

  71. Carlos Sanchez says:

    Felicidades chicossssssss!

  72. Sophia Flores-villa says:

    Cheers to your family! I am so happy and my heart is filled with joy for and you and your new addition….xoxo!!

  73. Frank Cody Bartos-Ortiz says:

    YAY!! CONGRATS STEVIE AND TREE!! Looks like you’ll need to pick up some accessories for the Sprinter mobile but it sure will be worth it!:)

  74. Layla Morrell says:


  75. Cynthia Rouzee Franken says:

    Congratulations! Feliz Cumpleanos Soleil!

  76. Astrid Sicola says:

    That’s so cool!! I don’t know if congratulations is enough of a word…I wish you all an awesome life ahea

  77. Congrats!

  78. Gwyn Lacross says:

    Yey!!! Congrats!!!

  79. Bernard Barbour says:

    Wow, that is so wonderful. Congrats!

  80. Sean Vierling says:

    Sweeeeeeetttttt! Congratz

  81. Shannon Petrello says:

    Welcome Soleil! Yay Stevie! What a gal. What an inspiration.

  82. Brianna Pribbeno says:

    Congratulations you two! What a beautiful name!!

  83. Anonymous says:

    Life changing experience!

  84. Joe Pulliam says:


  85. Larry Kalb says:

    Congratulations, Stevie and Tree! All the best to you and your new baby girl, Soleil. She looks so strong and healthy! Looks like Noni will have her hands full while you two rest. Sooo happy for the two of you.

  86. Congratulations

  87. Keri Rogers-Paluska says:

    Congratulations! Welcome to parenthood 🙂

  88. Cindy Chischilly says:

    Welcome Soleil!

  89. Bryan Owen says:

    Awesomeness congrats!!!

  90. Tanya Shuman says:

    Yahoo! Congrats! What a beautiful name!!! I am so happy for u both!

  91. Jacob Hue says:

    yeah yeah amazing Mozel Tov I know she is gonna be a hot mama with your genes.

  92. yeahh!!!

  93. Teri Hogan says:

    At last! Congratulations Stevie and Tree and welcome to your life precious Soleil!

  94. Catherine Hiltgen says:

    Congratzzz !!! Awww SOoooo happy for you n your family!!! Love her!!! XOXOzzz

  95. Arlene Burns says:

    Welcome little one! Lucky one. You already have a great tribe!

  96. Afshin Alan Farr says:

    Awesome. Congratulations!!!

  97. Felicitaciones!!

  98. Amber Lamboy says:


  99. Matthew Jewell says:

    awesome! congrats from haunchaco!

  100. Candy Richey says:

    Stevie, you are my hero. What an awesome accomplishment. Congratulations to you and Tree!

  101. Cecilia Paredes says:

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! FELICIDADESSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  102. Mylene Pocorni says:

    Congratulations and welcome lovely soleil. Enjoy yr lovely girl!

  103. Jeff McIntyre says:

    How cool is that!! Congrats!

  104. Sophie Pleshette says:


  105. Sara Hemker Geary says:

    Awwww!!! Yay! Lots of love to you three!! XOXO

  106. Ann Tyderyn Bird-yacullo says:

    Oh how exciting!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

  107. Coen Wubbels says:

    new life – new adventure – new challenges -> enjoy!

  108. Eric Evans says:


  109. Minh Pham says:

    Congrats guys! U r such a beautiful mom! 🙂 what a beautiful name for the baby!! So happy for your family! Babies born in the Year of the Dragon are very good luck. 🙂

  110. Mick Evans says:

    OMG – I’m crying – gorgeous photo, gorgeous parents, Tree’s mum there too, omfg – how beautiful, I’m still crying, and am not ashamed – hugzz to you beautiful parents. OMG I’m stilll crying, dammit I never cry, but, you two have given birth to one crazy girl !!!!!!

  111. Welcome back beautiful little Sol (soul), so happy you are here, good job Stevie…a true woman warrior

  112. David Leher says:

    All right!!! congrats!!!

  113. Candy Benteu says:

    omg I am so happy

  114. Chuck Seaman says:

    congrats, a feeling like no other. TREE you will never be the same. hugs and love

  115. Sarah Leith Bahn says:

    Congrats! Welcome to the best time of your life – even without the sleep!

  116. Justin Wiley says:

    Congrats!! 🙂

  117. Ronald Tafur says:

    I give You all my blessings soléil lovely ñame did do it stevy natural all our love Kelly choco and catalina

  118. Tanya Diaz says:

    Felicidades! Lots of love to you all!

  119. John Wilson says:

    Congrats you two – may all 3 of you live long! Only happy trails for you 3!

  120. Mauricio Arredondo says:

    Right on guys… happy happy….

  121. Miin Chan says:

    biggest love and light to all of you!! you guys are absolute champs and welcome dear little soleil, you have the coolest parents ever! happy travels xoxox

  122. Donna Clary says:

    Beloved star of the sea, sun…perfect name. Congrats to you for a “job” well done. What a lucky child she is…to have you two to love and show her the world through your liberal and daring views…literally! Looking foward to more. Thank you for sharing your journey. Blessings to all.

  123. Great-Grandma Carolyn says:

    What a joy! Stevie, I love you and your family, Grandma

  124. Sandy Moran says:

    Congratulations !

  125. Alexander Roberts says:

    Too Cool – Congrats !

  126. Alex Kornhuber says:

    BRAVO!!! Congratulations and felicitations

  127. Christopher Shinpaugh says:

    Finally! Now that you’re so sleep deprived, you’re ready for the next 6 months. Can’t wait to hold her, Love Chris

  128. Jiro Wiseman says:


  129. Tim Wilson says:

    Awesome!!! Congratulations you guys

  130. Angela Muller Rehm says:

    What a lucky gal. Hopefully, she’ll realize that. We’re always afraid Bode will blame us for everything in therapy. Best of luck, and many sleepful nights to you all!

  131. Renee D'Antoni says:

    Congratulations. That’s a lucky little girl, born to warm-hearted parents and the open road in front of her.

  132. Gilles Gautier says:

    well done for the easy part! Be brave you just signed for an other 20 years+, …

  133. Jennifer Chandler Meyer says:

    Congratulations. Enjoy all of these precious moments! Xoxo

  134. Jonathan Altman says:


  135. Katie Wronn says:

    Congrats to both of you! You are amazing Stevie, 36 hours!!!

  136. Espen Aasen says:

    Congratulations!!! Love from Norway!!

  137. Zayna Zane says:

    WOW!!! BRAVO!!!!!

  138. Anonymous says:


  139. Felicidades amigos!!! Que Dios les bendiga en todo momento, amor, salud y trabajo para poder divertirse como sólo ustedes saben hacerlo !!!!! Pura vida y bienvenida muñequita !!!!

  140. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations !

  141. Zach McDuffie says:

    Congrats you guys!

  142. Liz Meichtry says:

    Stevie… You did an amazing job, I know it wasn’t easy, but you survived like the champ you are! Sol is absolutely beautiful. Tree…I know it must have been incredibly difficult to watch the love of your life be in so much physical discomfort, she is lucky to have a supportive and loving husband right there with her, helping her give birth to an amazing and healthy daughter. Congratulations!!! Now try to get some rest you seriously need it.

  143. Bill Brennan says:

    Congrats Stevie

  144. Warrior! Truest form. ♥ Sol is so lucky to you mommy… so so lucky. As you are to have her. What a wonderful name. All my love…

  145. Karen Guancione says:

    Felicidades Mama, Papa and all!!! Viva Soleil!!!!!

  146. Stevie! You’re a mommy! Congratulations!!!! You look amazing holding your baby! Made me tear.
    Congrats to u two! I’m soooo happy for u!

  147. Tatiana Katarina says:

    Welcome to the world, beautiful ray of sunshine! I think the book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” was written JUST for you, so I hope momma reads it to you soon 🙂

  148. Bienvenue dans ce monde Soleil, tu vas illuminer la vie de tes parents. Je vous souhaite a tous trois une merveilleuse vie.

  149. Oh Stevie & Tree, your blessing is so beautiful! Congratulations!
    Soleil, your life journey has begun so wonderfully; to awesome parents, an amazing abuella and lots and lots of angels to support you! So chase the sun knowing that God is always holding you in the palm of His hand. WELCOME!
    Your new neighbor Carla

  150. Pa and Nana are soooo happy and proud of you two, and so excited and can’t wait to hold our little Soleil Mariah…..such a beautiful name for such a beautiful child. We love you…

  151. A beautiful new life is welcome into this world, congratulations! Your life, which was amazing before, will now be enhanced beyound your wildest dreams! So happy for you all three of you =)

  152. Nevia Mayers says:

    Congratulations! Welcome to this world Soleil!!! Enjoy every minute of it on this beautiful Pachamama.

  153. Scott Brady says:


  154. Ohhhhh !…what a beautiful notice !!!…i was all day thinking of you, of the big labor thru Steve have been pass , and thinking when did the baby was born !!!…
    Thank you for sharing me the great notice !!!
    Congratulation for both of you !!!…
    This is a new and wonderfull begining of a new the step in your lifes !!!!…
    Love, Ursula

  155. Julie Belknap says:

    Congratulations guys:) I love you Stevie:)

  156. DeeDee Collier Lody says:

    Congratulations, so happy for you!

  157. Cathy Fanandakis Alexander says:

    Hello there sweet baby Soleil, welcome to the world! Congratulations and God Bless you!!!!!!! Congrats Mama & Daddy!!!!!! Take Care

  158. Anonymous says:

    I am so proud!!!

  159. Zachariah Zack says:


  160. Jeff Smith says:

    Now you have the biggest responsibility of your life ahead of you: Nurturing another human being for the next 18 to 20 years. I raised 4 (3 boys, and a girl) and I’d do it all over again, if I could. You have some wonderful times ahead of you. Congratulations to the both of you! “Smitty”

  161. Heather Neumann says:

    precious pic! it was all worth every second!

  162. Candy Benteu says:

    All those extreme sports you have been doing won’t hold a candle to the thrill you are going to have with this little one. I love you all and am going to enjoy watching your “wild ride”. Love Auntie Candy

  163. JoHanna Simko says:

    There is no gift more beautiful than a baby girl. We are over the moon for the Trujillo family! Love, best wishes and always available for advice, babysitting or anything else that you need. What a lucky little girl to get you two for parents. Let the adventure begin!

  164. Congratulations beautiful family ♥ ♥

  165. Jim Kimball says:

    Congradulations on your new Tax Exemption !

  166. Christian Argueta says:

    God Bless you both…er… three!

  167. Anna K Laxague says:

    Yeah! So happy for the 4 of you (Kiki too:) and blown away by what a rock star you are Stevie! Amazing. Congratulations and best wishes!

  168. Val Vanderpool says:

    Stevie, you are my hero! I absolutely love her name ♥ besos

  169. Corbin Crimmins says:

    Game on! Congrats!

  170. Madena Bennett says:


  171. beautiful…que soleil, great name…xoxoxo

  172. Justin Venable says:

    buenasa! so happy for yall. strong work on sticking to yer guns mamacita xxx

  173. This pic made me cry. I’m so excited for u! Welcome to mommyhood 🙂

  174. Ed O'Connell says:

    Stevie – to both of you CONGRATS! Wow!

  175. Claire Abbey says:

    Welcome sweet little bundle of sunshine x Congratulations Stevie and Tree

  176. Jun Ko Dowds says:

    Congratulations, Stevie! I can’t wait to see all of you 🙂

  177. Jodi Dailey Tolzmann says:

    Congratulations!!! What a long and arduous journey you three had. Sleep every moment that you can!! Enjoy the treasure.

  178. Richard Hallman says:

    AWESOME – Welcome Welcome!!!!!

  179. Paul Lyttle says:


  180. Paula Angrisani says:

    Lindos , lindos e lindos, a mais pura felicidade para vocês. bjs Paula e Guillermo Grenno Manevy

  181. Anonymous says:

    Someone else said it better…sleep IS the operative word for right now.

  182. Anjali Mahoney says:

    Congrats you guys I dreamed you were delivering weird!!!! Can’t wait to hear the details!!

  183. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations Stevie and Tree! I cant believe you’re a mommy! Soooo proud of u!!!! God bless your family!

  184. Congratulations Stevie & Tree!!!!!!!♥

  185. Jesse Becker says:

    Congrats Tree!

  186. Kristi Lowry says:

    Congratulations Stevie and Tree, she is beautiful. Now your about to have the greatest adventure yet. Welcome to parenthood. : )

  187. Pilar Ryan says:

    Crew Beautifully done!!!! Welcome sweet Soleil! We’ve been waiting for you !!!!..mucho besitos amor!

  188. yeaa alright Stevie. Congrats you guys

  189. Hatun Machay RockClimbing says:

    que lindo,saludos a tu esposa….
    hatun team

  190. Josie Balzano says:

    Welcome little one. Soleil, you already have a little girlfriend waiting to play with you. Gia will see you soon.
    SO much love to you and your amazing wonderful parents. XXOXX, Anthony, Jack and Gia Balzano (and their Mom and Dad too)

  191. Soleil,
    I saw your birth, and how FIERCELY your parents wanted you, and fought for you. Someday I will tell you the story.
    I love you more than all the stars in the sky, and where ever you go, you are in my heart.
    You can ALWAYS count on me.
    Your Noni

  192. Joel Neilson says:

    way to go, kids.

  193. Freida Whiddon Cox says:

    Awesome! congrats…

  194. Jason Rehm says:


  195. Michael Tuohy says:

    Well played friend

  196. Ursula Martìnez says:

    oh dios mio que bellezaaaaaaaaaaaaa por finnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!! felicidades amigos miosss

  197. Beautiful Couple! Beautiful Baby! All is right with the world in this miraculous moment. Love, rest and enjoy!
    Barbara – friend of Angela’s

  198. angela (call me mom) says:

    I honor you, Honey. I have never seen such a Woman Warrior in my life, enduring and trying for so so long. You were AM.AZ.ING! Little Soleil is so so fortunate to have you for a mother, and to be born into a Tribe where her parents adore each other . Thank you for loving my son. Thank you for including me. I love you.

  199. Lisa Labon says:

    Congratulations! I am all teary seeing your beautiful moment. Reminded of my own children’s births and so impressed by your brilliant honesty and courage sharing your truth. Thank you for showing how sacred birth is. We have lost our way in modern maternity. Love you both and welcome sweet Soleil. How perfect you share your day with John Lenon! Xo

  200. Rich Dressen says:

    Congratulations! now keep a shotgun handy because remember there will be boys like us that will want to date your daughter.

  201. Corrin Crone Phillips says:

    Please give her a kiss from me and tell her that I love her. Welcome to life Sol. We’re so happy to have you here. ♥

  202. Wayne Wardlow says:

    Congratulations!!! A beautiful name for a beautiful baby.

  203. Great Aunt Debby and Great Uncle Bary says:

    WOW! We are so blessed to have a new member in our ever-growning circle of love. Sol, you are the soul of your two wonderful parents joined together. We can’t wait to meet you in December. Grow strong with all the love that is pouring out to you and your beautiful special parents.

  204. Welcome little Soleil! I am composing a natal chart for you asap! Stevie, wonderful and brave, Tree, such a great support system you have created, and your energy helped it happen. Oh wow, what a journey you’ve just started on. Congratulations!!!

  205. Anonymous says:

    FELICIDADES..!! porfin sol esta con ustedes esta bella los felicito!! AMIGA eres una mujer de verdadera fuerza.. tu si sabes quees ser madre lo sentisteeee por 3o horas.. ESTOY ORGULLOSA DE USTEDES SON LO MAXIMO COMO PERSONAS, COMO AMIGOS Y SOBRE TODO AHORA COMO PAPAS. soy felizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz meescapare a lima para conocer a mi sobrinita. bendicionesss los quiero muchoooooooooooo!!!

  206. John Cabeza de Vaca says:

    Congratulations Stevie.

  207. Stephanie Dew says:

    Wow congrats…love the name too! Pretty..

  208. Isabel Rodriguez says:

    36 hours!! OMG Stevie, you’re my hero! Soleil, welcome into this world. You’ll see, it’s full of beautiful places and people. And you have the perfect parents to discover all that 🙂

  209. Lisa Riblet Jacobi says:


  210. Sara Martinek says:

    Congratulations Stevie and Tree 🙂

  211. I have been inthralled by this whole process. Stevie you are my hero too. Tree your alright too I guess. Really you are both my heros for living exactly the life that you want with out compromise to the way that everybody think you should raise a child. Sol is going to be the coolest. I can’t wait to meet her next spring. I love you four.

    • I’m still thinking side car for the Sprinter. Come live with us Dragon. We’re gonna need a nanny/rope gun. You’re hired.

  212. Welcome my little libra sister! I can’t wait to meet you. Congrats Stevie & Tree! You life is about to blow you away. Miro didn’t want to come out either, decided to give me a 40 hour labor ride… but like you, it was all worth it! We are sending you and your family to much love & light!!! Congratulations again!!

  213. CONGRATULATIONS Stevie and Tree! Welcome welcome welcome to the world, Soleil!

    I’ve been cyber stalking you two (now three) for a while as we plan our own trip for next year. You are SUCH an inspiration, thanks for being who you are! Soleil is one lucky little girl!

  214. Johnnie Kern says:

    Nice one my man!!! Just checked out the blog for a little bit and wow, you’re stoked. Super happy for you guys!! Enjoy the ride, in my experience it only gets better and better (after he started to sleep)!

    Hell yeah Soleil and Stevie!! Seems like a good team if they can pull through that 30 hrs. Daaamn!

  215. Congrats!!!! So excited for your family 🙂 Now the fun really begins!

  216. Congratulations Stevie & Tree. Soleil – welcome to your new adventure

  217. Emilio Gonzalez says:

    From Patagonia Argentina …….Congratulations !!!!!!!

  218. WOO HOO!!! Congratulations!!! Trish and I are so excited for you guys. Welcome to the world Soleil.

  219. Paul and Renée says:

    Congratulations you all!!! Soleil welcome to this world, you are a lucky born nomad! Stevie and Tree enjoy it!

  220. Brian Thomen says:

    Congratulations to you Tree and Stevie I’m so happy for you 3 Soleil what a wonderful name for a beautiful baby. I love you both I hope to get a chance to me Sol in person in December.
    Peace Brian :-))

  221. happyyyyyy congratulationssss!!!!!!!!!
    well done, enjoy, rest, enjoy, try and sleep, etc etc etc
    xoxox to your happy family

  222. Awesome! Congratulations!!!!

  223. Mirtha Coral says:

    Congratulations!!! It´s sp beautiful to see her now.. This is a really new adventure and it´s going to be FUN 🙂

  224. Welcome Soleil you are loved by so many people. Great job Stevie you are a true warrior. Congratulations Tree you are an amazing Dad.

    What time was she born and what’s the name of the hospital?

  225. Renee Marie says:

    Tears in my eyes. So happy and excited for your little sunshine!

  226. so so happy for all three xxx

  227. Gail Heenan says:

    so very beautiful – baby and mom and dad

  228. Liam Grant says:

    Congratulations Tree and Stevie! Great Pic.

  229. Dave in NOR CAL says:

    Remarkable. I just came across your blog this very hour, it’s fascinating. What a fine couple you are, and now a fine family, congratulations are in order. Wow!

  230. A thousand congratulations! I am so sure Sol will truly be the light of your life for your entire lives!

    take care

    ben and janet

  231. Congrats! Glad all of you doing well! Welcome Sol, you have two remarkable parents! They are inspirational you couldnt have picked better!


  232. Michael Lorenzo says:

    So proud of you guys. God bless to your family and may your adventure be the most amazing journey

  233. Stevie and Tree The pictures of Soleil are beautiful and Stevie you look very pretty as if you didn’t go through 36 hours of labor. Rest now and don’t rush into things! I’m glad Tree’s mothers is there to help!!!! How much did she weigh? She looks like a good size, weight and strong and Healthy ! Congrats!!!! Love Cathy

  234. Greg Lavespere says:

    Congratulations my friend. Your life will never be the same again, which I’m sure you felt the second you held your beautiful daughter.


  235. paul lyttle says:

    Yo Daddy

  236. Jeanine Alexander says:

    Congrats my beautiful cousins. Hope everyone is doing well. Xoxo

  237. Monika Stepp says:


  238. Congrats Daddy!!!!!

  239. Joe Campos says:

    Congrats Stevie

  240. Carlos Fonnegra says:

    Whattttt! Felicitaciones, lo maximo bienvenido al mundo Soleil Mariah Pacifico Trujillo, so awesome!! Love you guys.

  241. Congratulations to the most amazing couple I am privileged to call friends! Stevie…you are so amazing!!! Your beautiful Soleil is precious! Tree, you are so incredibly blessed!!! Your family is special!!

  242. Julio Bonifaz says:

    yeeahe Soleil

  243. Doug Bryson says:

    Congratulations y’all– great news!!

  244. Saro Carpenter says:


  245. Liz Ancona says:

    Your universe just got brighter Stevie and Tree…congratulations on experiencing one of life’s greatest joys and a lifetime of love that you never thought imaginable….♥

  246. Travis Bays says:

    Felicidades!!! HUGE HUGS for all of you, especially Soleil!!!

  247. Lucas Lûdueña says:


  248. Hey There Tree-
    Your boat is safe and sound back at “home”. Again, sorry it didn’t work out.
    BUT, most importantly, Jason shared your news. I wanted to say congratulations Daddy.
    Sounds like a pretty intense (long) process, but the end result is the reward.
    Sending you and yours many congrats on your new arrival-

    Tarkio Kayak Adventures

  249. Lee Nelson says:


  250. congrats! soleil is a beautiful name! hi baby girl…

  251. Nicole Abusaid says:

    Congrats!!!!!!! lots of love

  252. Emily Tarpley says:

    Look how dark her baby hair is!
    I am so happy for you guys. Truly, congratulations. The world needs more people like you two to become parents.

  253. Hey Tree and Stevie,, !!!
    Congratulations!!!! Hell ya so excited for you. Saw your pictures before and after they look great! and really exciting…
    Would love to be there with you both. Tik sends a shot out too.. Wow what an ordeal.
    Yabadaba DOOOO!
    Wick and Tik.

  254. Oh wow – you guys did amazing! What a little sweetheart! Just perfect 🙂

  255. Anne Kaffeekanne says:

    Hey Stevie & Tree! Congratulations!!! Sol looks sooo cute! Stevie, I’m so proud of you, you did an amazing job! – and i’m sure tree, too!
    how can you still look so beautiful after a 10000 hours-dar-luz? you’ re really a mystery to me haha
    i read your fb post in the morning having breakfast and i really had tears in my eyes, i’m so happy for you, i was thinking about you in all these hours and i’m so happy that everything turned out well and that you have such a beautiful daughter! Sol is the coolest name ever and she is sooooo sweet.
    i’m sure you’ll be perfect parents and i wish you just the best with all my heart.

    hope to get to know her soon!!!

    LOTS OF LOVE! BESOS Y ABRAZOS PARA TODOS LOS 3!!!! ( + KIKI, so it’s four )

  256. Veronica Grey KilledtheRadiostar says:

    What an appropriate name for a traveling Cirque du Soleil ♥ ♥ ♥ on behalf of the planet, we apologize for the inconvenience. Open for repairs!!!

  257. Big hugs to the whole fam! We are overjoyed for you guys! We love to see what all our nomadic friends are up to these days, but we have to say, you guys are by far the most impressive (read: we brag about you all the time). A baby on the road is truly legit. And we couldn’t think of a better couple to do it! YOU ROCK! Can’t wait to see more of your beautiful Sol soon!!

    • Thanks guys. We look forward to following your adventures as well. I know our paths will cross again one day. I wouldn’t be surprised if you guys pop out a little one on the road at some point in the future. It’s in your blood.

      nomads for life.

      Love you guys!

  258. Jessica Mans says:

    Beautiful choice of a name! And Stevie you are my hero, 36 hours I can’t believe it. Congratulations you two!

  259. Sean Adam says:

    Congrats from the UK

  260. Fernando Ângelo Costa says:

    An Irish blessing to you:
    “May God grant you always…A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you. Faithful friends near you. And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.”

  261. Miguel Ynclino says:

    Congrats Stevie!

  262. Maddy Davis says:

    What a beautiful name, Soleil. I love it! Congratulations Stevie!!

  263. Yay!!! Congratulations!!!

  264. Tree: You realize it’s now 3 to 1, right?

  265. Leslie Bucari says:

    You guys are really incredible. Hello to our new member of the family. I’m a grand auntie, wow

  266. Congrats to all three of you! Welcome to the world Sol! I can’t wait to meet you and don’t worry I’ll tell you all the crazy stories about your mom. Call me when you can drive! You have the best parents and are so lucky! I love you Stevie. Enjoy your family time right now. I’m here if you need me. xoxo

    • Thanks Julie, Stevie is still in recovery mode but is doing amazing. We’re both so happy! Words can’t describe.


  268. Donna Wilmoth Mayton says:


  269. Trisha Harrison Neese says:

    Congrats girl!!! Love her name.

  270. Congratulations, Soleil is beautiful!

  271. Tree, she’s beautiful! And Stevie has again proved her superwoman status!! Hugs to all 3 of you!! Much happiness!! 🙂

  272. congratulations Tree, and tell Stevie to rest up and get ready for the new road ahead

  273. Peggy Lalor says:

    Wow and congratulations!

  274. Congratulations Tree and Stevie on the arrival on Soleil!! Love that you have a french name for her…very beautiful. Yes, the miracle of natural birth is just jaw dropping and so happy for you both and everyone is healthy and doing well. And Stevie looks gorgeous even after 30 hours of labour!!! xoxo

    • Thanks Liv. We LOVE her name. It’s so perfect for her. And yes, Stevie looked gorgeous through all 36 hours.

      We’ll be posting more photos soon.

      Much love,

  275. Congratulations to all of you. Best of luck in the future – we’re having a beer to celebrate with you here in Sucre, Bolivia.

  276. Sonia Garcia Clyne says:

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S! Can’t wait to meet your new angel someday soon. Enjoy every second. What a blessing!

  277. Way to go SIR! My best wishes to you and Stevie, and you guys are in my thoughts and prayers!

  278. Sara Gepp says:


  279. Walter Burkhardt says:

    Congratulations!! You guys are going to be great parents! -here comes the sleeplessness!

  280. Anonymous says:

    Happy happy happy happiness!!! hope your ray of sunshine will shine on….congrats to both of you…uhhm to all 3!!
    I absolutwly salute you!! I just became a granny myself; my daugter Telana gave birth to Roelane a baby girl on the 25th of Sept 2012……….children such gifts from the Universe!

    I love the name…Sol how beautifull!!

    Lots of white light to your family!!


  281. ALOHA!
    Welcome Sol! And Stevie you are INCREDIBLE!
    Little Lava

  282. Michelle Hamilton says:

    Hi darlin…. Well it’s 346am and I sat up in bed on alert and said ” Stevie had her baby!”… I grabbed my phone n checked fb on ur page!! And sure enough!!! Its been a while since I’ve been on fb- so I felt it
    she is beautiful
    U thought u were on a journey before??? Lol
    Wow!!! Here you go 😉
    Peace and light;) LOVE U

  283. Sonia Garcia Clyne says:

    OMG She is so beautiful. Please give Mama Stevie a big hug from me. Such a blessing.

  284. congrats you two on your beautiful daughter!!!! She is a real keeper!!! Enjoy every moment, they grow so fast!!! what an amazing life she is going to have with you as her parents and to travel the world with you : )

  285. Justin Venable says:

    kia ora beautiful people!

    so stoked for you guys – RAD news. glad the protracted labor was worth the effort and perseverance.

    know you are slammed, but can you send me a POSTAL address for you – i made soliel something from NZ and want to get it to her.

    muchos besos

  286. Daniel Alvarez Villa says:

    How kiut guys, congrats, Sol is looking superbeautiful!!!

  287. Dan Burke says:

    way to go guys!! she is beautiful!! so happy for you both!!!!!

  288. Paula Angrisani says:

    besos para los tres,te quiero hermano

  289. Guillermo says:

    companhero,besos y abrazos para esa familia,que yo me siento parte

  290. Soleil Mariah Trujillo – you are a gift of light and energy and represent the true spirit in all of us.

  291. Christy Palmisano says:

    Words cannot describe…..beautiful spectacular family….most deserving as you will cherish deeply…xoxoAuntie C

  292. Welcome beautiful Soleil! What a wonderful life you have ahead of you. I can’t wait to meet you.

  293. Hello Soleil and welcome to are world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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