John and I arrived home from San Diego around 11:45 last night. After unloading the car and putting a few things away we went to bed, but I couldn't sleep. I was too excited and nervous for today. I finally fell asleep around 2:00 a.m. and around 2:15 our smoke alarm went off. It kept beeping and chirping all night long. We couldn't get it to go off. I finally left the bedroom and tried to sleep on the couch, but kept hearing that darn noise and was awake all night. I finally got up and put some things away and then got ready to go to the hospital. Andrea and I met up with Valerie there. Sometime around 7:15 they took her in to get her spinal. Pretty soon Jose went in. We 3 gathered around a window which they had opened the blinds on and we could see into the operating theatre. Unfortunately we mostly saw the doctors and only a glimpse of the c-section. From the time the made the first cut to the baby being born took only 5 minutes. The doctors had to tug and push and pull pretty hard to get him out. In fact the doctor stood on his toes to get more force into his push. As soon as little Jakob's head came out, they suctioned him and he began to cry. What a very exciting moment.