Melanie went into active labor about 8:00 a.m. on Friday after her water broke at 3:45 a.m. We got to the hospital at 10:00 a.m. and she started pushing the little rascal out at 1:30 p.m. At 2:21 p.m. he took his first breaths. We are grateful it all went so quick, but it was still a very painful experience (she declined drugs of any kind). Despite the pain she kept her eye on the prize and never complained. Amazing. It’s pretty crazy to start your day having no idea you are going into labor and then find yourself holding your son before the cafeteria closes for lunch. He weighed in at 6 lbs 12 oz and measured 19 3/4 inches long. He had a huge mess of brown hair.