Time of the water breaking – stage 1
As mentioned previously, the day started at 8AM this morning. The doctor broke Melissa’s water and started the snowball rolling downhill. By 10AM she was in early labor and by noon she was starting to get strong and regular contractions. An hour later Kurtis and I broke for a quick lunch expecting a long, grueling afternoon … but that was not to be. By 1:15PM I did not expect things to last another hour … and I was right.
Joseph Lorne Bahan was born 7 pounds 14 oz and 20.25 inches at 2:00PM. He and mom are doing great. Melissa went without any drugs, things just went too fast, and was up and moving within an hour of giving birth. This was a completely incredible experience to be a part of. I am still in awe.
Here are some pictures from the day. There will be plenty more in the following days, so stay tuned 🙂