I just got home from welcoming a new baby into the world. Well, actually, I just finished stuffing my face with some long overdue dinner, but that's irrelevant. :)
I loved watching this family dance through labor. Mama and Daddy were accompanied by their 2 young kids. It was beautiful! The youngest was cooling his mama with cold washcloths and the oldest was holding mama's hand and taking pictures (a birth photographer in the making!). It was incredible to watch this family working together, supporting each other and welcoming their newest member as a unit.
One of my favorite parts of this birth is that the family did not find out if they were having a boy or a girl. Mama seemed pretty convinced that it was a girl, but SURPRISE! Baby is a boy! I think she said, "I can't believe I have another boy!" at least 7 times while I was there. She was thrilled...and maybe a little surprised. :)
I am so thankful that they let me be a part of it all.
Pictures to come soon!