Mamas water broke at 5:45 AM on her birthday and continued to trickle throughout the day. Contractions didn't start until 2:30 AM the following morning ... Given that beginning, a long haul was expected, but surprisingly they went from early labor to active to transition in 2 hours and only pushed for 38 minutes!! WOAH! Aira was born at 12:48 PM at home in a birth tub in the nursery surrounded by family and so much love.