Aaron and I are proud to announce (to the blog-o-sphere) the birth of our son, Asher Jude Burmeister! Asher was born May 10th, 2010 (our 7th wedding anniversary!) at the Best Start Birth Center, weighing 8lbs 9oz and measuring 22.5".
Asher was born eight days after his due date and a part of me thought he would never come out! When I started to feel that the time was coming close, I resisted my desire to rush to the birth center, knowing that the birthing process usually takes longer than hoped. And so, Aaron and I took our time getting our gear in the car and dropping Abbey off at her Grandma's, etc. By the time we got to the Birth Center I was feeling ready to get 'er done (or get 'im done, I guess?), but our midwife had not arrived yet! We helped ourselves to a room, which was equipped with the water bath that we planned to have Asher in, but we were there alone -- contracting and all that jazz! Yikes! Aaron was mentally preparing himself to deliver the baby solo when the midwife finally walked in. Phew. Water birth was wonderful and we were all done with the whole birthing thing in three hours!
Abbey still likes to think that she is the baby of the family (as evidenced by the picture below), but she also loves her little brother and wouldn't trade him for all the attention in the world. Maybe. In all honesty, she is very proud to be a "big sister" and loves to tell anyone who will listen all about her baby brother.
Motherhood is so precious. Thanks for all your well-wishes and support!
The New & Improved Burmeister Family