Last night my powerful, amazing, beautiful sister birthed a new life into the world. I had the honor of witnessing this event, and there are no words to describe the way I feel. Obviously I was present when my own babies were born, but I wasn't fully there. I was so turned inward, focusing on my body. So it was a brand new experience to watch my new niece enter into our world.
When she began pushing, I got goosebumps. Her voice was full. I could hear the pain, and the relief, and the sheer humanity that birth allows. She did an awesome job. She went from 6 cm dilated to 10 cm dilated and pushing in less than 15 minutes! She only pushed a couple of times and out came this tiny baby girl. Birth is amazing. My sister is fabulous. Here are a couple of pictures from last night. I can't wait to see her again!