For those of you who followed the saga (and were so incredibly supportive), I thought I'd share some news.
Our son was born today at 8:40 a.m. CET (1:40 a.m. EST), 3.7 kg (8 lbs 2 oz). Mother and baby are both doing great. This whole giving birth thing seems much more relaxed the second time around. I pretended to be a dentist for the morning, because only doctors are allowed in the delivery room for c-section births. (For my daughter I was a cardiologist.) Getting to play with him during his first minutes of life while the doctors closed up was once again absolutely incredible. Our doctor asked us mid-way through, "Are you guys okay" to which I responded, "You can set off fireworks if you want. We wouldn't notice."
A friend of ours took some amazing digital pics, and as soon as I get those via email or CD, I'll be posting them.
(hope these links work *fingers crossed*)
10 hrs old
mom, baby, "hazzobabbas" ("silly daddy" or "Daddy who is crazy about his kid/s")
oh, and his name is Alexandros Noel.....