We welcome our second son, Grayson Thomas to the world yesterday morning. The weather was a little chilly, around 48 deg, wind blowing about 7mph, with gust to 11 mph, chance of rain which we needed but never received since I had just planted winter seed for our animals to forage. We got only a couple hours sleep part of which was my wife's fault. My wife did a fabulous job of caring our son for 39 weeks(working daily up to the day before and going to bingo till 22:00 hrs) without incident. We arrive at the hospital at 0510 and made our way to the pediatric section on the third floor. We arrive and await our usher to our room. While in the waiting room with our blankets, pillows and supplies that we brought with us to make us more comfortable for our little stay. I start to think about things that I need to do!!!! We had a photographer come for the birth of this child, I did the first born and must have took 2000 pics(still haven't gone through all of them and that was 3 1/2 yrs ago). We finally got all the approvals in order to let the photographer in the delivery room. I was able to be apart of every little detail since I wasn't running around with a camera snapping pictures. At 07:34 Grayson was "Bourne" and we had another handsome son in our arms. My wife decided to have her tubes tied at the first meeting when we found out she was pregnant so this was done while the 'c'section was open and after the baby was delivered. After all was said and done, I reflect back on our experience and think about what if all this had to be done in a shtf scenario, would we have to tools, the technology and pain meds. In some way I am comforted to know that we won't have to worry about that now, but also sad that I know this is our last child. This rush of thoughts and ideas of what prompt me to write this post. Natural selection is a bitch in today's ideal, but in reality in removes the weak. Has humanity created our own problem. Did god know this would happen, did we just not listen, did we teach the wrong teachings. Technology has it's strong points, I agree, but after shtf, nature will soon take its course and begin correcting the balance of human and natural power.