Sunday, July 19, 2009

In the Beginning

It was another snowy day. I got up early (4 days past my due date and on the date we were to schedule an induction) to make it into work on time, despite the slow commute due to snow. I made it to work at the Medical College of WI at 7:25 am, five minutes early and my water broke. I walked from my lab over to the hospital and my doctor confirmed I was in labor. I called in the troops and then waited and waited and waited. 17 hours later, 3 1/2 of those pushing, John James Bark was born, 8lbs 7 oz, 21 inches long, at 12:30 am the next day.

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