Monday, May 28, 2012

he's here

our son has finally arrived!
(this post will be written by both andrew and allison)
this new adventure in our lives has just begun and we cannot wait to share this journey with such amazing friends and family that create such community and support for us.  there is no way to document the story of fisher's birth, along with pictures, in just one post- this will be a continual process.  we are just starting with the basic facts... more to come soon.
it all started on friday, may 18th.  earlier in the week, we had talked about last minute things we would like to do before mr. fisher came.  the first thing drew came up with was going to the movies.  so, as we sat in the gainesville movie theater with sour patch kids and reese peanut butter cups, watching "what to expect when expecting," allison began having contractions.  as the night progressed, we began to realize that our little boy would soon be entering the world.  
we arrived at the hospital around 2:45 AM, saturday may 19th and allison was directly admitted to a labor and delivery room with contractions 2 minutes apart.  by 12 PM on saturday, the doctor broke allison's water to speed things up and at 5:22 PM, she gave birth to a wonderful baby boy named andrew fisher mccleskey. weighing  in at 7 lbs 10 oz and measuring 20 inches long, we were overwhelmed with thankfulness for our healthy baby.  
we had a wonderful stay at the hospital through monday afternoon when we packed it all up and finally headed to north avenue.  with a wagging tail, luna welcomed fisher into our home and we have truly enjoyed every moment that we have spent with him.  we continue thanking the lord for such a blessing in our lives- we are also beyond grateful for the friends and family that have surrounded us with such love, prayer, and excitement.
we will continue to keep you updated, but in the meantime, here are the first set of pictures from the big day (all pictures were taken by the wonderful christine legrand at you must check her out!)
the arrival of our sweet boy...
fishers first bath in the hospital
next post: meeting the grandparents for the first time


  1. He's adorable!! His Grandma Susan has been walking the halls of Rocky Mount with a HUGE grin on her face!! GOD Bless!

  2. Allison!
    Baby Fisher is so precious! Every time I hear his name I think of this song by Seeds Family Worship called Fishers Of Men on their Seeds of Purpose album. They create beautiful music to bible verses their desire is to help families love and know Jesus through God's word. I know they started out for children to learn bible verses, however I'm mildly obsessed with the music cause its so good. You should check out the song. It's Matthew 4:18-20.