The day of May 26 started really early for me, at 4 am, when I woke up because of a contraction. I'd been waiting for labor to start for a few days (I was 4 days overdue) but now that I was feeling those strong contractions I wasn't so sure anymore I wanted to go through another birth giving (the 29-hour traumatizing labor with our oldest son was still very vivid in my memory). I woke Dan up two hours later and told him to get ready. When I got out of the bed myself the contractions started coming really close to one another, I only had time to take a shower and half way through brushing my teeth I decided it was time to rush to the hospital unless I wanted to deliver this baby at home.
What a ride it was! Pulled over by police (Dan was driving 90 mph on a 55 mph freeway), felt the urge to push when we were still about 5 minutes away from the hospital - but thanks to the breathing technique I'd learned from the Laugh and learn : About childbirth DVD I managed not to have the baby neither in the car nor in the hospital elevator, but waited till I got on the hospital bed and only then pushed.
Eric was born at 7.34 am (after a 3 hour and a half labor). He is a good eater and sleeper (though going through a fussy period these days because of his tummy ). We're still adjusting to being a family of 4 and taking it easy one day at a time.