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Oliver’s Birth Announements

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Birth announcements have hit the papers and web sites.  Here are some links to the different announcements.

Aspirus Hospital Announcement (With Photos!)

Green Bay Press Gazette

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

Wausau Daily Herald (Same as Green Bay)

Funny Stories

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

So we have a couple of amusing stories to share since Oliver was born.  By the way, Charity and Oliver are still in the hospital.  They will both be getting out on Sunday.  Everything is going great so far!  A BIG THANKS to all who have helped us out, visited Charity, brought gifts and been keeping us in their thoughts and prayers!  We greatly appreciate it.  Now the stories.

Shortly after Oliver was born I called the kids from the nursery to tell them about Oliver.  My mom handed the phone to Monty right away.  The conversation began with me asking (while crying mind you) “Do you want to know it’s name?”

Monty said “Yes!”.

I replied “It’s Oliver Michael”.

Monty then asked the most pointed question, “Is it a boy or a girl?”.

To which I replied, “It’s a boy!”.

He then affirmed what we knew all along, “Awwwwwh, I wanted a girl!”.

He handed the phone to Ella.  Ella immediatey asked “Daddy?  Boy or Girl?”.

She got her answer and let me go, “Bye Daddy!”.

Now I can’t remember the other story, so it will have to wait.  I’ll post it once I remember (that means ask Charity).

Introducing Oliver Michael Gasall!

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Well, it happened this morning! Oliver was born. He weighed in at 8 lbs 10 1/2 oz. It was a pretty exciting and emotional day for the entire family. He joined this world at 8:03 this morning. He was 20 inches long. Our first impression is that he looks a lot like Calvin. We were completely shocked that it was a boy, but very excited! As I promised many, here are a few pictures of Oliver. Mom and Oliver are doing quite well. Mom is still a bit drowsy and worn out but all is well. In case you are wondering we got like no sleep last night. We tried to go to bed around 11. I was up until 1 making sure I have a blank tape for the Camcorder. Ella got up shortly after. Mom was up with Calvin even later. Trust me, I didn’t even know he came out. I would have definitely taken over for her so she could get some sleep. Anyway, here are the pictures.

Click on the picture for a large (very large) picture.


Calvin was loving Oliver!

Ella was the first child to hold Oliver. She insisted upon it! She’ll be a big helper!

Monty was excited, but he really wanted it to be a girl.

Calvin really liked Oliver’s feet. When we wrapped them up he cried, so we unwrapped them!

Calvin again holding Oliver. He was showing off for the camera! We didn’t mind!


The night before birth

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

We had a busy busy day. I took the day off to help get stuff ready around the house. We got a lot done. I won’t bore you with the details, suffice it to say we worked all day (and night). It’s now 11:08 pm and we are finally finishing things up. We just checked the camcorder to make sure we have a blank tape. Guess what? We don’t. I’m now downloading one tape to our computer as I type. It will be done in an hour or so. I’m glad we checked now rather than the morning. Charity is doing good. Neither one of us will get any sleep tonight. We’re excited and nervous, so sleep is pretty much out of the question. Good thing cause we’ve got to be to the hospital in 6 hours and 20 minutes now. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll get to post some pictures of the baby. If not it will be Thursday for sure. Sleep well!