Finally!! After about 27-1/2 hours of labor, Sharon finally gave birth to our little baby boy. And I’ll tell you what: I now how a much deeper, more profound respect for all mothers. Wow!!! It’s not possible to adequately describe what women go through while giving birth. Even the videos you see of childbirth don’t do it justice. All I can say is thank you to moms everywhere!
So, back to the stuff you all want to know. His name is James Eliot Chemacki. He was born at 1:44 AM on August 10, 2006 (right on his due date). At birth he weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. He’s the cutest, sweetest little baby on Earth! And he is strong - he rolled onto his side about 5 minutes after being born!
James and Sharon are doing well. We all came home from the hospital yesterday evening (Saturday), arriving home around 7 PM. We didn’t get much sleep, as you would probably guess. We were up essentially every 1-2 hours all night last night, either feeding or changing diapers.
It’s still hard to believe I’m a dad and that James is ours. He’s our wonderful little miracle.