It’s with a huge smile on my face, and a warm feeling in my chest that I announce my baby boy, Asher Alexander Otto has finally arrived! He’s more than we could have ever asked for.

He was born on January 17th at 8:35 pm EST, weighing 8 pounds 10 ounces, and 21 inches tall.

My wife was a real trouper. Having battled anxiety in the past (along with depression, of which she was on meds for both) she certainly rose to new heights taking the bull by the horns by having at home birth supported by 2 midwives and a doula.

Her labor was 5 hours long… or 5 hours short :-). She visited the chiropractor the day before and her early contractions started that night.

She had been drinking her red raspberry leaf tea, chamomile tea, using rosemary & clary sage oil, sitting on her bouncy ball, reading books on mindset & faith, and a whole bunch of things!

We were able to record this special moment in our lives and I wanted to share it with each and every one of you...

Lori amazed me with her courage and love during the birth, and over the past several days of being a mother.

All the love, prayers, advice, experience and wisdom you have to share with us is welcomed and deeply appreciated in the comments section below!