Saturday, December 02, 2006

A day past deadline

After 40 hours of labor (yes, you read that right) broken up with an eight-hour morphine-induced sleep, Daniel James Meehan arrived on December 1 at 9:01 p.m. I went into labor on my due date, November 30. He weighed in at 6 lbs 7 oz and is 20 inches long. He has a full head of hair and he even has side burns!

And what an amazing roller coaster those 40 hours were. I know why they call it labor ... it was damn hard work. I read that it's the equivalent of taking a 50-mile hike in one day. Does this mean I won't have to exercise for a while?? We all survived and here are a few photos of our newborn son. Enjoy and I'll post more later (after I get some sleep).


Anonymous said...

He is a beautiful boy! Congratulations. Please bring him by the Durham office as soon as you're up to it. I can't wait to meet him!

Michelle Valenzuela

burgetta said...

Hey, Josee!

Congratulations on your sweet baby! He's beautiful! I've enjoyed looking through your blog. Wish I had seen it earlier. I could have told you about crawling on my hands and knees because my pelvis hurt so bad, drinking a gallon of milk every two days because of the heartburn and becoming claustrophobic in a bathroom stall!