On December 29, 2009, we welcomed our new son into the world. Technically, it was less of a welcome and more like a uterine blitz™. After lingering around six days past our expected due date, Breezy and I checked into the hospital at 11:15AM on Tuesday, December 29. Within 30 minutes of our arrival Breezy was in full blown labor! Everything was progressing so quickly there wasn’t time for an epidural or any pain meds, and our midwife was still 40 minutes away from the hospital. At 12:50PM our son, Chase Balmer, was born at a healthy 7 lbs 15 oz and with just about as much hair as his old man.