A baby story.
Due to our erratic work hours we don't really have a social life in Richmond, VA. True we have friends, but most of the 'friendships' are built on the workfellow basis. It certainly is challenging to go beyond this level.
Anyhow, there is a Malaysian Chinese couple to whom we'll occasionnally hang out with. A few months ago, E (the wife), got pregnant. On early September a baby shower was thrown for the mum, and a few weeks later, a cute baby born was born.
To me, E is a lucky lady because she had one of a kind delivery experience. She started having some contraction at the midnight, so they admitted her to the hospital. Contraction happened even before the water was broken. When the water broke she was already 8cm dilated. Within an hour later healthy baby boy C arrived to this wonderful world.
Isn't that an ideal? I have heard so many horrible experience about long hours of contractions, and E did everything in lesser than 2 hours. When asked about the smooth delivery, E mentioned the importance of doing exercises during the pregnancy. She was a regular to the swimming pool, and maternity yoga sessions. It was actually a legacy she inherited from her mum too because her mum had both her deliveries in a rather easy level.
A baby story, just to share.