Garrett Michael Kapenga was welcomed QUICKLY into our family on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 and we are so excited! If being a few days overdue meant I was given the gift of a fast labor and delivery I'll take the trade off any day. I felt some contractions Tuesday morning and told Dave that it might be the day but by noon they had died off completely and I told him I was planning to make it to the non-stress test on Friday and it would be the weekend before we got to meet our little one. I was wrong! At 5:00 the contractions started back up and at 7:15 we were on our way to the hospital. Lucky for me my Dr. was already there, unlucky for me were the words "I don't think you have time for an epidural"....that was not what I wanted to hear! They were able to quickly administer a spinal and at 8:29 we heard the first cries and our Dr. announce..."you have a baby boy". Garrett weighed in at 8lbs. 3ozs. and was 20 inches long. For all who were worried that Dave was going to pass out her did just great, in his own words "it all happened so fast I didn't have time to get nervous or pass out!" Most people have said he looks likes Dave. He has been doing well and I am feeling great. We feel so blessed to have this precious baby in our lives. Jenna was SO excited to meet him and has been doing fairly well, it will all be a big adjustment for her in the coming days and weeks but so far she's just mommies little helper. Now we can enjoy some time at home before Dave heads back to work after the holiday.