Well, the baby did arrive indeed. Labor started within an hour of my arrival at my sister's house, right after we took CP to school. How's that for a bit of good timing? In fact, many things about my nephew's homebirth feel cosmically beautiful, especially his being male and thus named for Jim's late uncle, at whose house he was born.
I'll get to the excellent Chinese joint in suburban Maryland later, but for now let's just say that helping care for a 2-year-old, mamma on bed rest, and 4-day-old doesn't allow for much venturing out. It's all about family time, and keeping people fed and clean. Thankfully Josh has CP at the playground right now, and at least I got to see some amazing autumn leaves along the Washington Parkway. If all goes well I can stick to my big plans to go to Target and Old Town Alexandria this afternoon.
It's an unusually warm and late, yet still dramatic, fall season. Perfect weather for an outdoor Jacuzzi birth (seriously).