At 11:39am on Tuesday August 26, 2014, Stevie gave birth to a healthy baby boy in Elmer, NJ. His name is Neale Scotticus Partenheimer, and at birth he weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20 inches long.
Watching Stevie give birth to our first child was one of the most exhilarating and humbling experiences of my life. I cried moments after he appeared, and again about ten minutes later when someone put him in my arms and I got my first proper look at him. My life will never again be the same, and that's ok.
Stevie is recovering slowly but surely. Neale just came home last night and is adjusting to the world. And me? I continue to be humbled by fatherhood, and exhausted. Life is amazing, and I'm just happy to be along for the ride.