About this time last night, I realized I hadn't peed my pants. And off we went again to Labor and Delivery. (After having a very serious talk with Charmer about how important she is to us).
Four hours later, Charlie was born.
He is a month (exactly) early but came kicking and screaming into the world at 12:05 am. He is sweet and beautiful and perfectly tiny. I can't even explain how surreal the entire experience was - someday I will go into detail - but no one expects their first labor to progress like things did last night. And you certainly are never prepared for the reward at the end.