Owen Philip Jacobs was born on October 29, 2012 at 19:19. He was 7lbs 9oz and measured in at 19.5".
Little did we know, when we settled down to watch The Walking Dead, last Sunday night, that a trip to labor & delivery was in the cards. Even while we were driving to the hospital, I thought in my head that they'd probably end up sending me home. Turns out that I was actively having contractions only a few minutes apart and my doctor felt it best that they admit me.
17 hours of labor and the little guy arrived, healthy and handsome as anything! The entire pregnancy, with my due date of November 4th, I'd had it in my head that we were going to have a November baby. In fact, I'd told people that I wasn't ready for October and that he should just stay in there and bake for as long as necessary. Turns out that, even though I may not have been truly prepared (i.e. car seat hadn't even been installed), he was ready to meet the world.
As I type this, I have one sleeping babe tucked into the Moby Wrap on my chest, sleeping so peacefully and making squeaky little newborn noises. He has completely rocked our world and I hardly know what day of the week it is, or how many outfits he's gone through in the last 24 hours due to diaper change accidents. At the same time, I don't know if I can truly describe how wonderful it feels to look down on his fuzzy little head, to laugh at the surprise on his face when he sneezes, to imagine what he's thinking behind his wise little eyes as he takes in his new surroundings. It's so strange that he's here, but I wouldn't change a thing.