June 22, our gift arrived early: he is beautiful!

“This is the day I got here.”

Andrew was born Friday, June 22 at 10:57AM at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA USA. He weighed 6lbs, 11oz, or 3033 grams and was 19.75 in or 50cm head to toe.

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“Dear Family!
We love you all so much, thank you for all your love and support over the last couple days (and before).  As you all know, Andrew was born Friday, June 22 at 10:57AM at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA USA. He weighed 6lbs, 11oz, or 3033 grams and was 19.75 in or 50cm head to toe.

The labor was long and intense. Angie is absolutely amazing, her infinite strength, endurance, clarity and confidence all contributed to her being able to deliver Andrew normally (without cesarean) Something, according to our midwife, most women would not have been able to do. You won’t believe this when you see how beautiful and serene she looks in the attached pictures, another testament to her.

Andrew is beautiful, inquisitive, alert, strong,  and communicative.  The common consensus is that he looks like Angie, a wise choice given the  other option 🙂 It is quite humbling that nature has trusted us with this wonderful task of guardianship. We have been having so much fun, welcoming this new soul into the universe, we can’t wait for you all to  meet and hold him, hopefully all very soon.

Right now, I’m swaying Andrew back and forth with this neat little baby carrier backpack thing, I better go because he’s waking up for his 2:30am snack…

All our love.

Roland, Angie, Andrew and Jamal!”