September 7th, 2005

A Pocket Full of Murder

And here we go...

I've been having contractions steadily stronger, sharper, and closer together for three hours now, so I think I'm on my way. Will be calling the midwife soon.

Ouch. Why was I impatient for this again?
A Pocket Full of Murder

Phew! and Hooray!

Well, I was right about it being labour...

Paul Nathan
Born September 7, 2005 at 11:20 a.m.
8 lbs., 12 oz.
57 centimetres long

Born in our ensuite bathroom's corner tub, though I did most of my labouring just walking around the house. Anyway, he's healthy, strong, and sleeping peacefully as I type. Pictures have been taken and will be forthcoming, I just didn't feel like hobbling back to the bedroom to get the camera just now.

Thanks so much to all of you who prayed and sent good wishes! The labour was fast and intense and I ache all over, but as you can tell from the fact that I'm sitting up and typing, I'm doing very well.

"Give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; His mercy endureth forever."

x-posted to pregnant, naturalbirth, september_05, and my own journal.