Left Breathless

I was at a birth last week.  This was baby #3 for these parents.  Mama was so calm, so prepared, so aware of her needs and desires.  She completely guided her experience.

And then baby came roaring in and immediately started breastfeeding .  And Dad was very in tune with Mama and baby, and even held baby skin-to-skin postpartum.

The family was religious in the sincerest way – it was beautiful to watch them pray together at different points in labor.  As someone who lives life more secularly, I love to see how families incorporate their shared faith in their birth place.

So many perfect little things about this birth.  The entire experience took my breath away.

Cloud 9 is where I am this week.  🙂