yes, yes, yes...baby girl, ava marie (blog pseudonym -- if you know us and want to know her real name, just email; if you know her real name already, please use her pseudonym when you comment), was born last wednesday! and, since we have a newborn, i thought it would be appropriate to participate in this meme.
i will be posting her birth story, as soon as i've had a chance to finish it. however, michael's version of the story is sure to be more exciting. and, he'd really love it if you commented on his blog...plus, he's already posted the first several parts (yes, there are parts...). check it out.
if you're interested in participating in this meme, let me know, and also go post a comment at rocks in my dryer. c'mon...it'll be fun!
How long were your labors?
luke: nine hours
ava: three hours (yes, it's an exciting story).
How did you know you were in labor?
luke: contractions that began gradually that morning picked up around dinner time (while we were enjoying dinner with good friends).
ava: i woke up at 2:30 to go to the bathroom and had a lean-on-the-sink-so-i-don't-pass-out contraction on my way back to bed. it was fast and furious from there.
Where did you deliver?
both at the birth center, though ava was almost born at home. on accident.
nope, though with ava, i kept asking michael, "why aren't we going to the hospital again?"
our midwives, carol (with luke) and cherie (with ava), though michael came within about two minutes of delivering ava. i tell you, it's a great story.
she made her entrance into this world in her own way...i have a feeling she's going to add a little drama to our small family!