Thursday, May 28, 2009

He is finally here!

Thanks for all the well wishes while we were in the hospital. I am happy to announce that Zander Rodney Gower was born on May 26th at 10:41 pm. He weighed in at 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 21 and 3/4 inches long. Zander has a lot of beautiful brown hair and despite being 10 days late weighed 6 ounces less than Ayda, who was four days early. It was a long hard labor but thanks to Travis and my fancy doula sister Endre I did it! Welcome to the world little baby, we love you!



















24 comments:

Jessie said...

He's so cute! I can't wait to meet him. Oh, and I love the picture of Ayda and Zander—precious.

Amy Jo said...

Yay! This is way better than when your new washer joined the family! I have been keeping my mom updated and I just called her and told her she needed to come into my work today to see pictures of this handsome little man! How was having a doula? Maybe Endre needs to be hired for when I have a baby one day!

The Cook Fam said...

What a sweet little baby! Congratulations. Amie

Scott Gower said...

Paisley is ecstatic about having a cousin that will be in the same grade as her!

Christy said...

Holy 10 days late - batman!! Congrats to you for hanging in there :) He is SUPER cute...so squishy! i heart that picture of Ayda with him...priceless!

Mike said...

Ayda is cute and Zander is cute, and together they are darling. You two do good work (and by that I mean Nika did most of the work.)

Marta said...

A to Z, you are wonderful at the baby game!!! Congrats. He is wonderful.

Kathie said...

He is beautiful! Congrats. I am so excited for you.

Ashlie Dalton said...

He is darling! Congratulations. And love the name Zander, how did you find that one?

Lind Family said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you! Congrats!

Carly and Todd said...

I am so happy to see pictures! So glad to see you are both healthy and doing well. I love the name choice too. Such a cute name! You guys did good! Can you believe you a mother of 2? I sure can't. Hope I get to meet this little guy sooner than later! CONGRATULATIONS. Keep the pictures coming. He's gonna change so quickly.

Janessa Couch said...

He is adorable. Congratulations you two!!!!!! What a cute name!

Happy Holmes said...

Welcome baby Zander! We love you and can't wait to meet you. Your future girlfriend is very happy that you have finally arrived!

Glad mom and baby are doing well. I love the pictures you posted. Tender-ronie seeing T*train bathing him, mommy snuggling him, and big sis getting to know him!

Grandmagretzky said...

Congratulations Nika! I'm glad Zander is here and you are in one piece after waiting so long. I had to fight from calling you to see if you'd gone into labor!

Jenn said...

CONGRATS NIKA!!!! YAY!!!

Deja Marie said...

LOVE HIM! I am super excited baby Zander is here and I knew the name would one-of-a-kind! I love Z names! :) Congratulations on your little guy; I'm thrilled for you guys!

Krachel said...

Oh it looks like Ayda LOVES him! Hope all is well - congrats!

Cristina said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you and your little family. Ayda is going to have so much fun with him. I love the pictures, they are darling!!!
Love you:)

Emily said...

Love the name! It's very fitting for your family. What a blessing to have a little boy in your life. Congrats and good work!

aabrownfamily said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. He looks adorable. I'm glad everything went well and you both look like you're doing great. Can't wait to see more pictures.

Cliff and Courtney's Family said...

So glad Zander made it safe and sound! He looks great!

Smolkaville said...

Oh my goodness, you are good to get pics up so fast! It took me a few weeks. :) He's too cute! I totally see Ayda in him. I still can't believe that he was 10 days late! I bet you're glad to have him finally here. Yay!!! We can't wait to meet him, after all, he and Tessa have a planned date 16years from now.

LeAnn and Dallas said...

Very cute pictures. I have kept up to date with Lindsey on how you are doing.

Darling family pictures, can't wait to meet sweet Zander someday.

JoshandHarmony said...

He is soo cute Nika!! Yay for boys! I can't believe you were 10 days late! I wouldn't have lasted! I was induced 3 days before my due date! :)