Holden Sterling

Holden Sterling

Holden Sterling Friesel was born at 5:02am on June 22, 2008 at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington, Vermont.  He was 8 pounds and 10 ounces at birth and measured 21 inches crown to toe.  He has huge feet (for a newborn) and a full head of dark hair.  He is alert and active and has great muscle tone.

Amy was wonderful right from the start.  At 11pm on June 21st, she turned to me (after we’d just settled into bed) and said that “something is happening”.  The contractions came on fast and furious and we were at the hospital by 1:30am.  When the midwife first inspected her, she was already dilated to 8cm.  Amy can tell her side of the story later but from where I sit, she was a natural.  She knew exactly what to do and though the pushing phase went to 2 hours, our baby boy was born healthy and happy.

Amy and Holden are both doing wonderfully.

A hearty THANKS! out to everyone that has already sent well wishes (via text message, Twitter, email, etc.) and to everyone that reads this, please know that we are a happy family right from the start:

and now we are a family

June 23rd, 2008 6:18 pm

I am so happy for you! He is such a doll, simply beautiful. Amy- a.k.a. Wonder Woman! I am so proud of you! Best wishes for your new, bigger, family!

Now Stoli, get out of the crib!

June 23rd, 2008 6:29 pm

Baby makes three! Congrats! Lovely little family you’ve got going on! :)

June 24th, 2008 8:04 am


Very good to hear everyone is doing well.

June 24th, 2008 8:49 am

You made a beautiful baby human!

Congratulations, you two (now three). I am so happy for you! I can’t wait to meet the man.

(I was just wondering what it meant to have your membranes stripped and thinking I probably didn’t want to find out–now I don’t have to. So yay for that as well.)

June 24th, 2008 9:07 am

Congrats! You rock guys!

Holden is such a cool name :)

June 25th, 2008 3:51 pm

Congratulations to all three of you! You’re a beautiful family and Holden is a beautiful baby!

Amy~ Awesome job! Really! I hope that I can do it myself someday….

Kelly G
June 25th, 2008 5:04 pm

CONGRATULATIONS! He is absolutely adorable.

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