I awoke to a text at about 1:00am that said “Christine is in labor and she’s progressing a lot faster than we thought!” Now I never quite know how to judge things like this, especially coming from super-excited daddies! Couple that with my own excitement, and I just have to get as much information as I can and take my best guess as to where things are at so that I don’t show up too early, or too late. Christine’s labor did indeed ramp up pretty quickly, going from zero contractions to contractions 4-5 minutes apart in about 1.5 hours. I arrived at the hospital a few hours later to find Christine and Chris laboring together in the bathroom by (LED) candlelight. It sounded like Christine was doing great and she continued to labor into the next day. Even though she doubted herself at times, as most mamas in labor do, she hung in there and achieved the unmedicated birth she wanted with the help of Chris and her awesome doula, Erica. Baby Alex was perfect and is the first grandchild on both sides! I can just imagine the spoiling that is in store for this little guy. Congratulations everybody!
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