My Life, My Soul, My Son

We are so proud to announce the birth of our baby boy,

Graeson Royce Mielke

12 hours old

Born at 10:29 pm on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

8 pounds 6 ounces

19 inches long 

We have waited our whole lives for you, Beautiful Boy.  We love you more than words can say.


Mommy and Daddy

We can’t wait to share the incredible story of Grae’s birthday with you (and post more pictures of our little man than you care to see)!   However, we just got home from the hospital and are absolutely exhausted, so we will do this as soon as we get settled into our new routine as “semi” first time parents.

Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.

We love you all!

Andrea and Ian

Half Way There!!

Holy buckets! We made it half way. Andrea is 5 cm dialated and received her epidural about 10 minutes ago. She has been amazing, not a single tear and she looks beautiful! Her contractions are still coming regularly and we have been working together to support her. I can’t even describe how amazing this experience has been thus far. Andrea has been talking about how blessed we are to have so much support from soo many people (even when she was having contractions!). We love you all so much. We are honored to have each of you with us right to the edge of this adventure. There are only a few hours left between now and forever.

Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers.