She came in the middle of the night. Swinging down from the stars like so many babies do.
Her mama was ready and proved it by bringing me to tears. She spoke with a light southern accent and wept when she finally had sweet kate in her arms.
I am convinced there is nothing more attractive than a partner supporting a birthing mother. Especially when the birthing mother is delivering natural, with just her body and her mind. He supported and loved and never left her side. He did everything he could to be there with her. Once his baby girl was born one of the first things he did was touch her skin and rub some of the vernix on his crows feet. I mean, come on. I was in love.
And so was that family with each other. Three brothers and their baby sister.
When you are invited (paid even!) to witness a baby entering the world, you know life is pretty great. I feel lucky. So so lucky.
(midwife to star swinging babies: Lindsey Meehleis from OC Midwifery. She delivered Fairbanks and I adore her)