Well guys, She's here!! At 6:03 PM on April 8, 2017, Evelyn Rose Lopez decided 37 weeks was plenty long to bake and made her appearance. In spite of all my apprehensions about motherhood and having an infant, I can now say that I haven't felt so completely content since my honeymoon. I know exactly where I am supposed to be, and who I am, and it feels AMAZING.

While I'm sure more about being a mom and how I make that a part of my identity without losing who I've become over the past 32 years, today what I want to share is my birth story.

G and I woke up to our alarm at 7:15AM on Saturday April 8th with plans to host a garage sale that day. After my usual "It's too early for life!" complaint (it wasn't, but still!), I rolled out of bed and stood up to help G make it before we headed out to put up signs. As my feet hit the floor and I straightened up, there was suddenly a huge *gush*. I ran to the bathroom, and sure enough, my water had broken!

I was slightly confused, since I had no contractions, and haven't even had braxton hicks since my pre-term labor scare at week 31, so I called the nurse t