For the record- Eric, if you're reading this, please do not try to graph my contractions in the future. Seriously, ignorance is bliss (or near bliss, if you're in labor)!
His proud Papa Ryan(a near celebrity on this blog) could not stop talking about the wonderful labor and delivery they experienced. And how absolutely perfect his new baby boy is. In a 20 minute phone conversation, he used the word PERFECT more times than I can count. He even elaborated on the incredible stitching skills of the MD (and Ryan knows good sewing...). Baby Thor weighed in at a very healthy 9 lbs. 3 oz., which gives the older generation of Patenaude men pride in their ability to "throw a big calf."
Thor's dear Mama, Stephanie, reiterated that the 48 hour labor was.......you guessed it- PERFECT! And, she did the whole thing with no drugs. Way to go, woman! Stephanie is submitting beautifully to the colossal changes that motherhood brings, sounding so relaxed and confident.
Ryan is currently working on a math and science education major, so he put his knowledge to work creating this lovely graph. I believe this was after about 30 hours of labor. No, I can't interpret this graph for you, but wherever I see high peaks and the word contractions, I start to feel it in my back...
We can't wait for December 12th when we get to hold you, Baby Thor!