SAN ANTONIO -

San Antonio District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales gave birth to a baby boy Thursday morning.

Ian Andrew Barton was born at 1:19 a.m. at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Ian weighed 4 pounds, 9 ounces and is 19 inches long.

"This is an extremely emotional and jubilant experience for Kevin (husband) and me," Gonzales said in a news release. "We have been waiting for this little bundle of joy and he is simply adorable."

Gonzales is anxious to care for her child and to return to her duties as soon as the doctor issues her a medical release.

In the meantime, Mayor Julian Castro has indicated Gonzales can Skype into Council meetings as she recuperates and is back on her feet.