Thanks to everyone for your kind comments and warm congratulations. The labor and birth went very well; I couldn't have designed the birth better than it went. The Lord was very good in answering specific prayers and desires I was even "afraid" to pray for.
I never thought I could say this about child birth but Alex's birth was actually fun. It was an exhilarating experience -- the pregnancy was by far worse than the birth. His birth was very peaceful and relaxing, I would actually do it again just for the fun of it. Toby thinks I'm crazy for saying that but really, it's true.
So, a big thank you to you all for your prayers and words of encouragement.
For those of you who can't wait for pictures, go to Britt's blog until I can get a better selection of pictures on here of the baby. She seems to be doing a pretty good job at keeping the blogosphere updated with Alex's pictures.