Theodore John Beisel was born at 12:33 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, weighing in at a robust 8 lbs. 13 oz. and measuring a long 21 1/2 in. Mom and baby are doing great, and as always I am amazed at the strength of my dear wife, who was in active labor for about 9 hrs. before having her water broken to speed things up a bit. She delivered an hour and a half after that. She actually started having contractions last Monday, but Friday things really started to pick up in the afternoon. Every birth is different. This is the first one where Amy went smoothly and gradually into labor. Enjoy the pics!