A sweet hello to everyone. I hardly posted at all here during my pregnancy but found the Mothering forums and especially our due date club to be such a rich, warm, encouraging source of support and information during my pregnancy. Our little boy was born at home, right here in our bed, on November 5, after a powerful, painful, beautiful, surprising, and healthy 32 (!) hours of labor. I'm still wrapping my head and heart around it all -- so intense, so amazing, so different from anything else I've ever done in my whole life.