I have a few 365s to upload - I didn't miss a day during labor! hahahahaha.
We took this today, waiting for the wheelchair to get us out of the hospital. I was nervous to leave the hospital today, but now that we're home, it feels so. good. All three of us are exhausted, but so happy to be in our house, reunited with Bella, and able to sleep on our own bed again.
I can honestly say that giving birth was the hardest thing I have ever, ever done. My contractions started to be regular on Monday morning, they got really painful Monday evening around 9pm, we headed to the hospital about 3:30am on Tuesday, and Charlie was born at 10:40am on Tuesday. (and let me tell you I was SHOCKED when they told me what time it was, because it felt like I had been in labor for like 24 hours.)
I had a freaking amazing group of people with me who helped me through every contraction and pushing - ack - and helped me bring Charlie into the world healthy and alert. Jacob, Cathy, our two doulas, and an amazing midwife and nurse were totally there for me the whole time, and boy did I need them. (the memory of the labor is still pretty fresh, and frankly, a little scary to think about, because, ouch. but also YAY.)
Dudes, we have a baby! A Charlie! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!