He arrived at 3:57 am weighing 7lbs. 6 oz and does not have a name. Soon, we will bestow one on him. No one expected him that early. He came so quick that an epidural was NOT an option. I begged for the doc with the good stuff and then joked that the upside was it was one less bill to pay. I can't say I endorse drug free labor, but I survived and this little guy is a nice reward. The cervadil was enough to push me into labor, and my nurse and the on-call doc were floored with how fast I advanced. When Mike called the nurses desk, I don't think they believed him when he tried to tell them my contractions were intense.
Someday, I'll post the complete story, but I haven't slept even though I had was given an ambien around 10:30pm. It's amazing how your body can push through that if necessary. I need a catnap and baby boy is asleep and Mike is getting some food with his parents & Ella -- who thinks baby brother is fairly interesting, at least for now. My favorite moment was having both my kids on the bed with me. As for me, I'm just a happy mom to 2 beautiful children. Some pictures have been posted, more to come.