So after all the drama, Asher gave his mama a gentle* and model birth--if exhausting (helped by a wonderful midwife). We are just so glad that he came early, since as it was he weighs in at 8 pounds 3 ounces!! We will post pictures and details later, of course, but the short of it was that Katrina went into labor at about 2:30 this morning and after 15 hours of labor including 3 hours of pushing, little Asher is here!!
*Obviously, I mean as gentle as a force of nature can possibly be.
So here is some sort of picture of Asher and his absolutely *incredible* mom. There will be more pictures and details later, but I thought I would get at least something up. We really aren't sure what Asher will end up looking like, though he does seem to take after Katrina's side of the family a bit. His eyes seem dark, and his hair is still a mystery! The reality of his presence is still sinking in. We are just so grateful that his birth went so well.