Thankfully, after returning from NYC, I got a full night's sleep, only to be awakened at 7:30 AM with a call from a client in early labor. I headed off to her house about an hour later -- no rush, because things were just getting started. Her first two children were being watched by grandma and grandpa, who were wonderful with the children, and were also wonderful about making sure that the midwife and I were well-fed and taken care of! Great folks!!
The client's first two babies were both in the 8 pound range, so were we all surprised when out came a NINE POUND, TWELVE OUNCE baby!! Gorgeous baby; great, smooth birth; happy parents; loving siblings; hours spent in a lovely house with a beautiful view overlooking the Severn River; fabulous weather -- what more could we ask from such a fantastic day??!!