75 & 76 : 365 Arrival

I have shared some photos of our newest neighbor. (here)  

I was present at his birth to photograph his arrival. His parents have been generous enough to let me share some photos from the day he was born.  

They chose to give birth with midwives at the Midwife Center of Pittsburgh. (This is where I gave birth to my babies too.)

It was a long day for Eden.  This first photo was from a walk to help contractions pick up steam.  Her baby was born twelve (long, hard) hours later.  Her husband, Jace, calmly supported her all day long.  It was amazing to witness her strength and determination.    

And, there is nothing, nothing, like seeing a baby arrive in this world.