On 25 September my precious Nikos was born at the Casa di Maternita here in Milan. My midwives were truly wonderful and contributed to a very amazing experience for us. Natural childbirth and labor were terrifying– I won’t lie. But oh so worth it. Now at only 9 days old he is a chubby, squirmy, sleepy, hilarious, expressive part of our family. I am so in love with him.