Welcome to the world!

by Christina Geyer on July 25, 2007 · 31 comments

Christina and Oliver in the hospital - 25 July 2007

Introducing: Oliver Martin
Born: July 23, 2007 at 12:17pm in Regensburg, Germany
Weight: 3820 grams (8 lbs, 6.8 oz)
Length: 52 cm (20.5 inches)

Water broke at 6am on July 22 – labor was induced at 6pm later that day. It was tough, but we’re doing well now and we’re happy to be at home. I’m exhausted and sitting is not fun, so I’m taking a posting mini-break and I’ll be back with a full report on the birth in a few days.

Finally at home!  - 25 July 2007

We’re all happy to be home!

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

1 barbara July 25, 2007 at 7:50 pm

Welcome to the world, Oliver !

Congratulations to you and Rainer; he is a beautiful boy !
Take advantage of your hospital stay to get some rest.

I’am so happy for you :)

Take care.

2 C N Heidelberg July 25, 2007 at 7:52 pm

Beautiful, and wonderfully named. Congratulations!!!

3 sognatrice July 25, 2007 at 8:02 pm

Yeah! Congratulations! Welcome Oliver! What a cutie!

P.S. I graduated from Duke in 1998, so I have to compliment your shirt as well ;)

4 Blythe July 25, 2007 at 8:14 pm

BIG congratulations!

(and send Rainer to the Sanitatshaus for a donut pillow – sitzkissen I think it’s called? Saved my life, I tell you.)

5 Bowleserised July 25, 2007 at 8:27 pm

Congratulations to you all! Look at that lil’ bruiser!

6 christina July 25, 2007 at 8:43 pm

Awww, what a sweetheart! You must be so excited and relieved that it’s all over. Hope you’ll be able to rest a bit between feedings. All those aches and pains will be gone in no time.

7 tqe July 25, 2007 at 9:06 pm

Congratulations to you! Oliver is adorable!


8 Bek July 25, 2007 at 9:29 pm

Congratulations!! VERY CUTE!!

9 Michael Proulx July 25, 2007 at 11:51 pm

Cute cute cute! Congrats!!!

10 rita July 26, 2007 at 12:03 am

awww! look at you, proud mommy and daddy! and welcome, little oliver, too!

::hugs you::

11 Michelle July 26, 2007 at 2:30 am

He’s a cutie! Congrats and hope you are back on your feet (and in your chair) soon!

12 Martina July 26, 2007 at 6:55 am

What a beautiful baby!

Congratulations to the proud parents!!!!!


13 Martina July 26, 2007 at 6:59 am

P.S. I especially like his middle name ;-)

14 Carol July 26, 2007 at 8:54 am

Oh happy day! A new baby is born! Welcome to the world, Oliver! And I hope YOU will post your birth story (for us birth fanatics)!


15 Sarah July 26, 2007 at 9:17 am

Congratulations, you guys! I’m surprised you’re already home. Sorry about the sitting difficulties – hopefully, that will abate soon.

16 Ingo July 26, 2007 at 9:50 am

Herzlichen Glückwunsch an die Eltern und Willkommen auf der Welt, Oliver!

17 Andrea July 26, 2007 at 9:58 am

Oh congratulations! He’s so cute. And big :) Definitely doesn’t have that newborn look, he’s already mature for his age.
I’m glad to hear you are doing well too. Put your feet up, get some rest and enjoy that beautiful baby boy.

18 BiB July 26, 2007 at 12:41 pm

Thrilled for you all. Hope you’re feeling tip-top again very soon. (Blythe’s comment sounded very authoritative. I’d go with it.) (Hope Charlie’s being a good big brother.)

19 AnP July 26, 2007 at 4:44 pm


20 Isabelle July 26, 2007 at 5:19 pm

Congradulations! Oliver is absolutely adorable! Michael and I wish you every joy and happiness.

21 Claire July 26, 2007 at 11:38 pm

Many, many congratulations C! He is beautiful. Take a break and enjoy your son. Cannot wait to hear how he grows.

22 Jul July 27, 2007 at 12:26 am

He’s so tiny!

Congrats, and glad to hear everyone is doing well.

23 Schokolade Madchen July 27, 2007 at 9:24 am

Glückwünsche! Gott segnen dich und deinen neuen Sohn!

24 Debbie July 27, 2007 at 2:12 pm

Congratulations! And… Willkommen in der Welt, Oliver! (My German might be a little off, but in a few years Oliver will probably know better than me! ;-)

25 EuroTrippen July 27, 2007 at 10:17 pm

He’s absolutely beautiful! Give him a snuggle for me, and take care of yourself… the adventure’s just beginning!

26 O-Tay July 29, 2007 at 10:47 pm

Congratulations! What a handsome little man! :)

So happy for all of you… hope you feel 100% soon and can just bliss out on the baby vibes.

27 Grafs July 29, 2007 at 11:17 pm

Congratulations! He’s beautiful!!

28 J July 30, 2007 at 12:40 am

Glad that you’re both fine.

29 ChristinaG July 30, 2007 at 12:08 pm

Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

30 Ange August 9, 2007 at 1:03 pm

Congratulations! Great to see you both well and looking wonderful!

31 janet August 12, 2007 at 12:26 am

A bit late – but huge congratulations! He’s just perfect!
Well done!

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