San Antonio Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales gives birth

Shirley Gonzales gives birth to Ian Andrew Barton

Author: David Ibanez, Web Managing Editor
Published On: Oct 17 2013 01:41:15 PM CDT
Baby Ian Gonzales

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.