1.10.2013

wonderful news...

my niece's little newborn feet
On January 4th I had the huge honor of witnessing my sister give birth to her first baby. The baby's name is Marietta. She is wonderful, and she makes little newborn noises, and she has little curled up feet with long toes.

I am not going to lie, it was difficult to see my sister in so much pain. I wanted to comfort her, but by nature labor is intense and painful- not something you can hug away. So Dave and I were witnesses who held up her water cup for her, and we tried to be calm and supportive for her journey. She persevered through a relatively fast and un-medicated labor (just like she had hoped) like a champion.  Afterward, the midwife said she should teach birthing classes because she was so intuitive with her body. I was SO proud of her strength and courage. I am also not going to lie that it was waaaaaay more fun to be watching a baby being born than birthing one myself!

The beauty and freshness of a newborn baby is contagious and wonderful. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.

3 comments:

heini said...

Congratulations to your sister and to you all. This is a lovely lovely posting. (I started to follow your blog after ordering some earrings from you:).

Lindsey said...

I'm so glad you were able to witness Becca's birth. I'm sure it was great for her to have you there - I know my sister was a HUGE part of both of my birthing experiences. So exciting!! Great job, Becca!!!

Sweet Mess said...

Thank you both! I will pass along your well wishes to my sister!