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Asa was born on February 4, 2011.

Selam had been in labor for about 15 hours.  During the last 3 hours we sat in a birthing pool, and Selam alternated between drowsiness and alertness, good humor and exasperation as the contractions grew stronger.

Midwife Anjli encouraged Selam when she needed encouraging, and gave us all confidence that things would go well.

At 3:39 AM, Asa surfaced in the glow of a spotlight and was delivered to the arms of his astonished parents.  

Asa's maternal grandmother, Kuri Shibo, and paternal grandfather, Jan Stevenson, were present at his birth.

It was a rainy night in Georgia.  But a ray of sunlight burst through for us all.

He is a boy, and his name shall be called Isaac Dhaddacha Stevenson


  1. Congratulations Jed and Selam!! I am so happy for you both

  2. Huzzah! Congratulations. Give the little one a hug for me. I look forward to meeting him. Much love to you all!

  3. What wonderful news, Jed! You'll be a fantastic father! love, Silvia

  4. Congratulations to you both. Look forward to meeting him! With love from us all in Colchester, Ollie

  5. Congratulations Jed and Selam, what a beautiful picture, we are looking forward to meeting him.
    Ela and Matt


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