On 3-14-2012 at 4:41 pm, my wife gave birth to a healthy baby boy. 19.5″, 7 lbs 2 oz, and with all of his fingers and toes. We went in for our weekly appointment, and the doctor wanted to induce (we were full term, but my wife was not dilating). We agreed, and went home for a few hours before going to the hospital at 1 am.
Birth is surreal. To watch the child push its way out and into the world is stunning and beautiful (in a Carrie is a beautiful movie kind of way). Watching the head deform and reform as it passes through the canal is nothing short of miraculous. Immediately, you are responsible for this little guy. I mean, you walk in to the hospital with your wife and walk out with your wife and a baby. You know this kid, you have bonded with it in utero, yet there is so much that you don’t know about him. You almost want to ask the staff if you get to keep him.
Life is forever changed.
Welcome to the world, William Robert Connor (Connor for short!).