Yesterday morning, in a flurry of unforgettable activity, I helped with the post-delivery hours of a friend of mine at the clinic. Her total labor time was about one hour!!! Things happened extremely quickly, but all's well that ends well... Her second-born child was her first-born son. He was born at 5:05 AM, 3 1/2 weeks early, and weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces. They asked me to be his godmother and I accepted with pleasure.
So little Dominic Gerard was baptized by Fr. Sulzen this evening, 36 hours after birth... He is my second godchild and first godson.