Karmen and I awoke early the morning of January 10, 2008. With bags in the Kitteh, we headed off to the hospital for induction.
I definitely prefer childbirth by schedule rather than by surprise.
There is a story here...and much of it includes pain....so I will spare the details.
The short of it is..... after 15 hours of labor, two epidurals, back labor, three and a half hours of pushing, much screaming, the scare of a near c-section and forceps; Madelyn Kae Van Derven entered this world.
The beautiful little girl was born at 10:57 PM Pacific Time on January 10, 2008. She weighed 8 lbs. 3 ozs. and measured 20 inched in length. I have had many happy days....only the day Karmen and I were married can even compare. Luckiest guy and proudest dad eveh!