We ended up with a snowstorm the next day and a huge drop in temperature - the old wives tale about barometric pressure and women going into labor must be true! I do have to brag - labor was only 7 hours long. It was really a fantastic experience - we had a water birth and I won't go into crazy details here but if anyone is ever curious, I'd be happy to share offline.
Mr. Monkey is a fantastic daddy and support to me. He has helped tremendously in these first days home! We have settled in well and are just smitten with this little guy.
Obviously posting will be sporadic here now, but I will be getting some outstanding guest posts up very soon amidst some of my own. Thank you all for the support these last nine months! I appreciate it more than you can know!!