Saturday, February 18, 2012

Introducing Oliver John Asher

Allow us to introduce you to our younger son, Oliver John Asher Angle!  He was born at 1:44 pm after about 9 hours (almost 6 since the water broke) of labor.  He weighs 8 pounds, 12.5 ounces.  He is 20 inches tall and is perfect.  He came into the world swimming (see the photo below), with no medications.  He was alert, happy, and recognized his parents and big bro right away.  He lifted his head and looked around as soon as he was wrapped up in his mommy's arms, and his Papa made him smile.

Here are some photos of his - and our - big day.

The minute he was born.

Brand new baby, still in the pool.

Margaret, one of our midwives, showed us how he knows how to swim.  He looks like he's crying, but he isn't.  He loved it. 

Gabriel loves his new little bro!

G connecting with his little bro.

Oliver's very first meal.

Everyone is excited to meet the newest member of our family.

Proud Papa!

He definitely recognizes our voices.


Proud Daddy.

1 comment:

epees said...

How awesome Patty. He is so beautiful!! I envy your water birth. If I'm blessed once more, that's the way I'd like to go. Congrats to your whole family.