Our family grew by two feet overnight! A beautiful baby girl arrived at 1:10am on her due date. The home birth went perfectly, and she was delivered in the comfort of our living room. Ellie slept through the whole thing, despite some extremely loud and seriously sub-human noises Jennifer made during the pushing phase. The home birth experience was incredible, and we cannot recommend it more highly to anyone having a normal, natural birth. We felt as comfortable as possible, and the experience was so intimate. The focus was really on us, rather than the procedure as in a hospital. The midwife was there to help us have our baby, and afterward baby was given to Mama while recovery started at a natural pace. Baby was allowed to discover the breast on her own, enabling a perfect latch based on pure instinct. The entire experience was truly beautiful! Ellie could not be more proud of her baby sister, and she has been as sweet as can be to her today. She holds her so gently, gives her kisses and hugs, spent a good while discovering all her tiny features, and proudly pronounced her to be "ganz [very] small!"
You've probably noticed our new one's missing name, but it will be revealed shortly. Patience is required when a very Libra mama is involved.