Zachary John Stradtner was born February 12, 2017 at 10:47 am. He weighs 7 lbs 15 oz and is 20 inches long. His birth was very different than our plan, but Gods plan was to keep Zachary and I here and healthy. Thank you to our amazing midwife, Heather Hilton, and our birth team for keeping us safe and well cared for. His birth experience was traumatic and we are just starting to process and cope.  We will come back and share more photos and video as we do (both Tara and Kayla were with us throughout his birth and we are so thankful for their talent, time and unending support).  The last few days have been very difficult but are now doing ok and recovering.

Zachary means “God has remembered”. John is after Jason’s grandpa and means “God is gracious”. Indeed He has remembered and He is so very gracious.

Photo credit:  Tara Pottichen at Life is Sweet Photo, Austin, Texas

Photo Credit:  Kayla Gonzales, Austin Birth Photos, Austin, Texas