Update: Photos can be viewed at this sight for those interested. We will keep these albums updated as we continue taking pictures. Let me know if you have any issues viewing them.
Here he is–Allen Joseph Speckhals: born on February 4, 2012 at 11:55pm at the York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania. He was 7 pounds, 15.5 ounces, and 20 inches long. Mommy was in active labor for about 12 hours, and is thanking God for modern medicine and epidurals! She has recovered relatively well, and is right now just trying to get some rest.
The baby is also doing really well. He has caught on to feeding normally, and we are blessed far more than we deserve for a healthy little boy. It truly is great to see the miracle of a new little version of myself and Andrea. I am beyond amazed, and still soaking it in. I’ll just let our unprofessional photography do the rest of the story-telling tonight. Nana (mom Murdock!) will help us with real pictures here next week. We’ll be sure to post them!