We had our son on August 24, 2012. He weighed 7 lbs, 6 oz and was 20 inches long. He was born at 10:58 in the morning after 8 hours of active labour (though the day before, I experienced contractions from the afternoon until active labour started. But they were nothing. ha). The pregnancy was smooth, with no morning sickness, though I did have problems with my sciatic nerve and with heartburn.
Labour and delivery aren’t something I’d want to do every day, obviously, but really, it wasn’t so bad as so many people say it is. I thought it was an amazing experience, and I felt so strong and accomplished and amazing after he was born.
He is such a blessing to us – a busy, happy little guy who makes us laugh every day. What a gift.