Well here I am, eyes open and ready to go. Mom’s contractions began earlier in the day before lunch. By 1:00 p.m. she still had a smile on her face, but by 10:00 p.m. she was holding on fast to the bed frame as my arrival demanded her concentration and a lot of focused breathing. It would not be until we started to approach the midnight hour that nature would decide that it was time for me to make my appearance. My stunning beauty and adorable cuteness pushed mom and dad both to tears, though they insist it was the moment of recognition that this little baby just became a reality. Awww.