Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Donald William III made his arrival at 5:19 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010. 8 lbs, 21", and perfect in every way!

Labor was VERY intense but very short. Though I had been having contractions throughout the day on Friday, it wasn't until waking up at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning that I knew the time had come. We arrived at the hospital shortly after 3, and Donny was born only two hours later. I am also pleased to say that I had no pain killers or epidural - I did have an epidural with Amy and this was a COMPLETELY different (and better) experience.

We spent only Saturday and Saturday night in the hospital, and were home by mid-afternoon on Sunday. Little Donny has been a nursing like a pro from the beginning and at only a few days old is falling into something of a routine for his days. He is a complete delight. Amy is being a model big sister, and is sweet as can be toward him. With Don home on leave for two weeks, we are finding ourselves in the midst of a remarkably peaceful and enjoyable time for our family, with hardly any of the newborn-stress we experienced when Amy was born.

There is more to say, of course, but I needed to start somewhere. You can expect more pictures and much more on our family of four (!) in the weeks to come.


  1. What a wonderful birth story! Have a wonderful babymoon!

  2. I'm glad to read that everything went smoothly and that the settling in has begun. I hope everything continues to be peaceful for you!!

  3. I'm not sure you'll be able to do anything about it (or want to), but I wanted you to know that I gave you an award on my blog! :) Love you!