Jack turned 11 at 4:17am. We went out for a fancy japanese meal and reminisced about his birth. The highlights are Sarah squealing enthusiastically, "I see the head! Betsy, I see the head!" Thus giving me the strength to push after having lost the will to due to 2 1/2 hours of pushing with no apparent progress. Right after this the midwife told me to not push which Thom misheard thus resulting in him telling me to push. I pushed, the midwife wasn't ready and she was lucky to catch Jack as he shot out of my body. It was a beautiful and prophetic moment as Jack has seemingly endless energy and enthusiasm for so much in life. I'm so happy to celebrate his birth, so blessed to be his mom.