was May 8th. But that day came and went. So did the next day, and several after. I waited, impatiently, for your arrival. Finally, it was decided that May 17th would be the induction. I was scheduled to check-in to the hospital at 9 AM. You had other plans, and labor began the evening of the 16th. I was so excited to finally meet you! Would you be a boy or a girl? I labored all night, getting up very early to shower. I told your dad that I didn't think I would make it to my 9 o'clock appointment...., but I did. They were surprised. You arrived 2 1/2 hours later. A boy! My Seth. Wonderful, amazing. I was so happy!