Our Son Calvin Arrives
Well well well! Surprise of surprises, little George kicked his way out this weekend. (And we didn’t name him George — that was just his “womb name”.)
Calvin Chaos Myer-Most was born at our home in San Francisco on Sunday, October 3rd, 2010, at 7:24 am. He weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces at birth, and measured 20 centimeters in length.
I labored with him for roughly 20 hours, from 11am Saturday through 7am Sunday, and then spent 24 minutes pushing him out. Labor felt like an infinity, all-of-time and no-time at once. Pushing was a welcome shift to lucidity, and easily the most incredible thing I’ll ever feel my body do.
Right now I am listening to his father, Josh Myer, snuggle down with him for a nap on the bed. Calvin’s making loud squeaks as he flails a little and figures out what his limbs are supposed to be feeling. Josh squeezes him close and he settles down a little.
Grabbing little snatches of time to write is — as most parents will no doubt understand implicitly — really hard right now. So even though I desperately want to write the whole birth story ASAP as well as finish off the little backlog of posts from before labor, I’m keeping this one short.