(Thread titles that need explaining must suck! Haven't you seen the commercial?) Born June 11, 2002, 10:25 PM...9 lbs. 13 oz., 22" long. (Induced 9 days early so he wouldn't be an 11 pounder!) We haven't decided what to name him yet. We've got some names picked out, but nothing that really sticks. Mom is doing good. It wasn't an easy labor. They started the induction on June 10th at about 7:00 PM. She got very little sleep that night, but had a small nap (drug induced) at about 1:00 pm the 11th (they gave her some stadoll (sp?) that really made her trip ). Then around 4:00 PM she was really needing that epidural. The first dose worked for a very short time and wore off. The second dose worked well and she was actually able to go to sleep. During her nap she progressed from 5cm to 10cm and we had to wake her up at 9:20 PM to start pushing. The doctor was great and everything went well. Mom is really tired now and baby is healthy and happy. He's been eating and sleeping well and all his vitals look good. My oldest son (6 years old soon) really wanted to be there for the delivery, so my mother-in-law brought him in and he got to see the whole thing. He did well during it. He was well prepared, so he seemed to know what to expect. And luckily nothing traumatic happened to freak him out. Oh yeah...Baby shares his birthday with my dad...who also shares his birthday with his grandmother. Must be a good day!