The Sonia Show

Writer. Podcaster. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

The Spawn has landed!


Yeah, so, the Spawn is here!

Calvin Mansfield Tracy was evicted from my uterus on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 2:27 p.m. He was 9 pounds, 1 ounce.

Here’s some quick details:

  • Yes, 9 pounds is pretty damn big. He felt even bigger coming out.
  • I started getting contractions around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, which got progressively stronger and more frequent throughout the morning. We got to Kaiser at 11:30 a.m., and I kicked Calvin out of my uterus by 2:27 p.m., after pushing for about an hour.
  • The rumors are true: It was a natural child birth; however, if I could go back in time, I would probably take drugs.
  • I think Calvin looks just like David. He’s a daddy’s boy. David is already an awesome dad. The Spawn worships him, and so do I.
  • Even though I’m not pregnant anymore, I still look pregnant. It’s weird and unfair.
  • Homer has been very sweet to him. He has been giving him little licks and hanging out nearby. It’s pretty fuckin’ cute.
  • We got home from the hospital on Friday and that night I had my first beer since finding out I was knocked up. It was a Sierra Nevada Tumbler brown ale, and it was delicious.

Of course, I have several posts I want to write about the labor and delivery (with all the gory details – you’re welcome in advance) and about the hospital stay. I will try to not let the blog turn into too much of a Mommy Blog.

Holy shit! I’m someone’s mother.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

15 thoughts on “The Spawn has landed!

  1. I babysat last night, the same day a close friend brought home an adopted 3-day-old boy, so we compared notes on this feeding/diapering/caring thing throughout the evening. A lot of it is not as intuitive as many parents make it out to be, but we both got through it.

    Congrats again — I can’t wait to meet Sir Calvin!

  2. Congratulations and good work!

  3. Beautiful. Just absolutely beautiful. Congrats to you and David and “welcome” Calvin. And Sonia, you have earned the right to blog all the Mommy stuff you care to blog about. Love ya.

  4. CONGRATTS SONIA & DAVID!!!!!!!!!!! He’s adorable.

  5. I already told you congratulations and what a good looking kid he is – “no blotches or anything!” So I’ll just ask if you at all thought about Alien during the birthing process? I did.

  6. He’s so cute! You must be really proud of him already. And I can’t wait to hear the gory details! I’m glad to hear the birth went quickly & smoothly.

  7. Love the onesie.Congratulations!

  8. Congratulations and happy birthday, So! You are a superstar!

  9. Damn he is good-looking, and I actually mean that. Nice hair, good color, and his head isn’t even misshaped or anything. Well done.

  10. I love my nephew so much! You were amazing during labor! You kicked labor’s ass and then some. You were such a trooper and really took it in stride despite what you may think. I am so honored to have been there with you, David and mom to support you and see Calvin come into this world. He is so perfect and cute and I am so happy for you and David. Calvin is very lucky to have you both and I look forward to watching him grow up and being a part of his life.

  11. Congratulations!

  12. Michelle said it all! Calvin is just perfect in everyway. Much love from Grandpa Terry and Grandma Celeste

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