I'm so excited to share that we welcomed Jack Andrew on his due date, Monday, Sept. 10. It was evening and the sky was dark but still alive with light, the way it is when the sun has set, but there’s a glow that makes the blue intense and luminescent. It was a hopeful glow for me, as I tried to emotionally and mentally prepare myself for the changes ahead, and it was the perfect sign of transition—moving from day to night, pregnancy to birth. He joined us with a swift arrival; his labor started after 6 pm and by 9 pm he was here, with barely one push, coming in at 8 pounds, 5 oz and 20.5 inches. Welcome to the world little Jack, we are so happy that you have joined our family!
The day you came / Naked, afraid / Young mother screams and pushes you / The day you came / Oh joy begin / Weak little thing / More precious there’ll be nothing, no / Oh joy begin / Let’s not forget these early days / Remember we begin the same