My first daughter, Margaret Evelyn, was born this morning at 9:51 EST, weighing 7 lbs 13 oz, and measuring 20 ½ inches. She’s different from brother Sam in that she is naturally born (VBAC), about a pound lighter, half an inch longer, and most noticeably not screaming constantly.
We arrived at the hospital late Saturday night after Melita’s contractions—which had started Friday—reached the point that the obstetrician on call recommended that we come to the hospital. We made it just in time to avoid this weekend’s nor’easter.
Melita’s labor was long, but she held up well and after the delivery bounced back with a big appetite. I have a lot to be thankful to God for: mom and baby’s health, epidural anesthesia, and friends who were able to watch Sam while we were in the hospital.