Yesterday, November 23rd, 2004 at 3:45 in the afternoon, Christine gave birth to a baby boy at St. David’s Hospital in Austin, TX.
Name: John Robert Engler, Jr.
Length: 20 1/2 inches
Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz.
Hair: Brown (and lots of it)
I’ll let Christine tell you the birth story, if you’re interested (just email her) but let me tell you that it was probably the most amazing thing I’ve ever experienced. Christine was amazing, and did a great job throughout the labor. It went smoothly from checking into the hospital to having a baby 6 hours later or so…
Mom and baby are doing well today, and both are recovering from all the work they did yesterday at the hospital. Dad’s trying to get a little rest. The baby is eating well, and staying warm. He’s cute as a button!
Mary and Frank drove down from Dallas, and Jessica drove up from Bellville. Mary was present in the delivery room, and was a big help to both mom and me. They’ll be staying a little while with us we hope!
We had a lot of visitors at the hospital as you can see in this photo gallery.
We’re looking forward to a great Thanksgiving, as mom and baby should be home in time to have turkey dinner with the rest of the family.
Thank you to everyone for their well wishes… the phone calls mean a lot to us, so keep them coming. Our cell phone number is 512.658.5246.