My friend had her baby yesterday at 8:50AM, a beautiful baby boy.  I was able to visit around 6 pm (waited til hubby came home) and I got to hold him- less than 12 hours old.  What an amazing experience.

I have not held a baby so young before- a tiny “lump” of sleeping human- with the softest little cheeks and the tiniest little chin.  It was surreal- more so because in about three months I will be holding my own lump of sleeping baby.

My girlfriend was alarmingly chipper.  Having weathered an at home birth, she professed to being wired; I suppose it takes a while to come down from the adrenalin and the sheer relief that the birth part over.  I bet today she is tired and sore and I hope she is resting comfortably.

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