Welcoming Gideon

We would like to announce the birth of baby Gideon, born to Chris and Sondra on October 28, 7:48 pm at St. David's North Austin Medical Center.  He weighed in at 8 lbs 14 ounces and 21 inches long.  Sondra began her labor at home throughout the night and then moved on to Austin Area Birthing Center where she continued to labor naturally she had planned and did a great job with the support of her husband Chris.  Eventually it became necessary to transfer to the hospital and to have a cesarean birth, but she was still able to walk into the operating room on her own two feet.  What an empowered mama! I am so proud of her strength, courage, and resilience throughout the whole labor and birth.

 Sondra working through labor with the support of her husband Chris

Sondra working through labor with the support of her husband Chris

 Sondra and Gideon, bonding during recovery

Sondra and Gideon, bonding during recovery