Yesterday, straight on my due date, we got to meet this cool little dude:
Jonah Anthony arrived at 9:55 on the morning of Dec. 18th. 9 lbs, 6 oz (4200 grams for the metric among us), 2 hours active labor.
Thank God I don’t have to dread labor anymore! (Oh, and BTW, this was one occasion that a spicy curry actually DID work. I’d forgotten that I haven’t been cooking spicy since I’ve been only cooking for my kids in the recent past. What a surprise!)
An interesting fact that we learned the other day: My midwife was casually mentioning Lavella's birth weight to us as "really big -- close to 11 lbs". We told her that no, definitely she was about 9-1/2. She went to her notes, and gave us the weight in grams... as it turns out, we did the conversion wrong. She was 10-1/2 lbs. Holy crap. No wonder why she looked so fat!!