Welcome, Elliot Dashiell!

DSCF3429Our second son, Elliot Dashiell, was born this morning at 05:28 after about 12 hours of labor. He weighs 7 lbs, 6 oz, and in 18.5 inches long. He’s also perfectly healthy and incredibly beautiful.

Meg labored through the night with the gentle support of Jan, one of the O.B. nurses at the local hospital. She had an entirely natural delivery after 26 minutes of pushing, and amazed all of us (the O.B. staff, our doctor, me) with how focused, collected, and strong she was. Damn, baby!

See more pics, including one The Boy shot, at our Flickr account.

I’ll shoot and post more tomorrow, when I’ve had more than four hours broken sleep in the last day-and-a-half.

Edit 01/22/08: Corrected Elliot’s birth-length to 18.5 inches. See what sleep deprivation will do to a guy?

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