Our Son Calvin Arrives

Calvin Chaos emerges! (Click to go see more photos)

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.

Oh, by the way, you can follow @CalvinChaos on Twitter. He’s had a few thoughts already. His mom and dad are @nthmost and @xek.

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