Yay! so today we welcomed Gavin Alan into the world at 3:11 am. he is 5 pounds 14 ounces and 18.5 inches. he is the most adorable little man I have ever met outside of alan of course. alan is convinced he looks like me, but I think he will look like his daddy as he gets older....and lucky for him...maybe he'll get the dimples. as for the labor it was not what all the books say....or i wasn't clear as to what a contraction was. either way it started Friday evening with scattered contractions that appeared to cease at one point. Saturday they continued getting to about 30 mins apart....increasing in the evening but never too close....UNTIL they were on top of each other suddenly. after that everything happened really really fast. my water broke which felt like a strange poop-sized object coming out of my well "place". after that we rushed to the hospital were admitted at 2:45 and Gavin came at 3:11. there was so much pressure in the car I really thought that would be where he birthed....I told Alan I had to push and he said NO NOT NOW YOU HAVE TO WAIT!!!!....it was hard to wait but I did my best...moaning away (like a dead cow according to Alan).
Alas.....here is our little man and this also ends this chapter in my journey as a blogger. I hope to take on the new adventure of being a mother and sharing a blog about his childhood so he can look back when he is older and learn about his parents journey with him inside and out. peace, love, and happiness....that's the "family" way.
P.S. Check out my new blog at http://raisinggar.blogspot.com