February arrived with a flourish. We celebrated Jon's 35th birthday on the 3rd by being told that my doctor wanted to start thinking about inducing (since I was just a few days from my due date with very few signs of impending labor). I was not at all in favor of that idea so off I went to eat spicy food, bounce on the birth ball, use the breast pump, drink red raspberry leaf tea, etc., etc. And twelve hours later...my water broke! I just have to say that I love that my labor started that way since in only happens about 10% of the time.
9:57 pm on 2/4/2011
8 lbs 6 oz