Monday, May 5, 2008


Julian Randall was born at 11:01 p.m. on Thursday, May 1st weighing 8 lbs, 8 oz. and measuring 20 inches long.

I hope to write out his entire birth story this afternoon, after we take my parents back to the airport - but the short of it is -

planned natural labor with no pain medicine - ended up blissfully happy with an epidural and have no regrets whatsoever about it...
extensive episotomy and very, very painful stitches (three cuts necessary to get him out)
an hour and a half of pushing
the doctors were contemplating a hysterectomy after - as I couldn't stop bleeding
we stayed at the hospital exactly 24 hours after his birth

I'm exhausted, but happier than I've ever been in my entire life.