Ian Lawrence Reyes was born November 1, 2009 at 9:28 am. He weighed 7 lbs, 11 oz, and was 19 3/4 inches long.
Labor and delivery went much faster than it did with Esther, and our doula and midwife were awesome (and Ricky, too!). Our hospital was awesome as well and respected all of our birth plan wishes with no problems. Even the mom/baby rooms were comfy and the nurses were all super nice. In short, it was a really good experience. (I'm glad all that's over with, though--and I am VERY happy to no longer be pregnant. I have ankles again!).
So our little man was born on a gorgeous, sunny, and WARM November morning--what a great welcome to the world! He's been a peach of a baby: he's been a regular eating machine from the get-go, is only fussy when he's wet or just about to fall asleep, and spends these wonderful, long moments just staring at you like you're the coolest, most amazing thing he's ever seen. It does wonders for the ego, let me tell you!
Esther has been really fantastic--she's excited about picking out his clothes for the day and getting to hold him and giving him little kisses and stuff. She's been a great help.