New Addition To The Clan

At exactly 11:51 AM on March 15th, 2014, Dashiell Thomas Hartley graced the world with his presence for the first time:

Dashiells First Pic

He is, I am told, an “incredibly cute”, 5 lb 14.6 oz, “button”. I have not discerned the entire meaning of this statement yet, but given that the staff keep gathering around him in spite of a dozen or so new babies at the birthing center, I’m assuming it’s a good thing.

Mommy and Dashiell are both well, and the birth was apparently “textbook”, despite the unusual course labor took (Apparently, a woman’s cervix *UN*-dilating by three centimeters *belongs* in a textbook.).

We won’t be home for at least 24 hours, but all is awesome!