My dear Hans,
I have the most wonderful news! Your son was born last Tuesday on the 12th at 7:34 pm. I named him for your father like we agreed. He is utterly perfect, he has all his finger and toes and weighed a pleasing 8lb 2oz. I am well also and ready for the challenges of motherhood.
I wish more than anything that you could be here to meet him - he's changing so much already! He's less like a shriveled old man and becoming more like you every day. He has your eyes and your chin and some of his expression are just like having a tiny you looking back at me. You will love him so much.
Everyone is being an enormous help. Your mother comes over daily to take him out for some air and your father is quite besotted with him. Did you know he's already bought him a toolkit? I can't image what he thinks he will do with it at a week old! I think he has visions of teaching him woodwork like he did with you when you were a child. I hope he is less clumsy with a chisel than you!
Please take care of yourself, your son is looking forward to meeting you.