Thank you for all the prayers and well-wishes! Baby Calvin was born yesterday at 1:44 pm. I did end up having to be induced with pitocin, but Big D says it was our best birth experience yet. My doctor broke my water around 9:00 am and I hoped my labor would progress without pitocin, but it didn't. At 11 am we started the pitocin and it didn't take long after that.
Here he is:
Minutes after being born
Pouting in Nana's lap
Oh- and he was only 8 lbs 9.5 oz and 21.5 inches long. The exact same stats as his older sister born 2 yrs 5 days ago. Weird, huh? I was extremely grateful that he wasn't any bigger than that. I pushed him out in 1 contraction- 1 push for the head and 1 for the rest of him. Yesterday I felt like I'd been run over by a Mac truck, but today I'm feeling great. In fact, I think I'm going to head outside for a walk.
I'm an on-the-run mom to 6 kids who studied and taught exercise science in a previous life. I love all things running, nutrition, and health-related. I usually run at zero dark thirty in the morning and am often quite hungry before, during, and after my run, but I live a rich, full, blessed life with my children, family, and friends. My faith in God is my anchor, and looking to Him and His promises allows me to live fully even when life circumstances are difficult. While running gives me an appetite, my desire is to hunger and thirst for righteousness more than for physical food.