Collin Michael Repede was born at 8:11pm on Saturday, August 30. He was 20 inches long, and coincidentally weighed 8 pounds - 11 ounces. It's strange to look at a nearly 9-pound baby and think he looks so little. But Will weighed in a 10 pounds - 4 ounces, so it's all relative. Another relative thing I tease Meg about is that with only 12 hours of labor and delivery, Collin practically flew into this world. Compared to Will's 24-hour adventure, she halved her personal best in childbirth time!
In all seriousness, I am overwhelmingly proud of Meg. For all the right reasons she was so dedicated to having a VBAC, and she made it happen. Meg can fill people in on the details, but let's just say our team (Meg, me, 2 doulas, and 3 nurses throughout the day) held our ground in the battle to avoid unnecessary interventions. I was sadly disappointed it was such a battle and I'm having a hard time letting go of that. But it was also a bonding experience I'll forever cherish. We went through a lot the past few years to have Collin, and it was all worth it!