Seth Alexander Mayo was born on February 10, 2009 at 8:21pm, weighing 5lb 11oz and measuring 19 1/2 inches long. He is healthy and strong and the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I started having irregular contractions on Sunday, and on Monday they became timeable- 6-10 min apart. Monday night they got more painful and I couldn't sleep through them, and they progressed all day Tuesday. I was in active labor for 9 hours and pushed for 45 minutes, almost all of that in the birth tub, and Seth was born in the water.
We are beginning to adjust to our new life, and spending plenty of time just staring at him :) He and I are getting the hang of nursing and it's going well. I am very sore from the birth but already (24 hours later) I am feeling somewhat better and I am sure the healing process will be relatively quick.
I will post more, and pictures, another time, but I wanted to write about how happy I am to finally have my baby here!