Labor was intense, pushing even more so for these first time parents. After hours of laboring, baby J was born in a fast and furious five minutes of pushing.
Mom needed some recovery time. So did dad. Then we asked, do you want to do skin to skin with the baby while we tend to your wife? No, no, I'll drop him. I'll hold him in a few weeks. We let it go, and baby went over to the warmer. Dad had some juice and breathed.
About ten minutes later, I said to da
I was born with a freakishly great sense of direction. My husband doesn't bother trying to read maps, or plan out a route to a meeting. He just consults with me, what he calls his SPS, Shana Positioning System. Just like some people can do complex math in their heads (NOT ME), I was somehow gifted with a natural map and a compass in my head. It's not perfect, but it serves me pretty well, and I have actually worked as a tour guide in the past. In addition to my natural gift,