Eli Samuel was born at 11:30 am this morning, 8 lbs. Maya prayed over Jamie, in between contractions, just before she started pushing. She stayed at Jamie's head as Eli was delivered. I gotta brag, I was the first one to see his gender, but was barred from announcing anything. Most fun secret I ever kept (for 5 whole minutes, mind you!)
It's a BOY!
This is her third homebirth that I've been able to video; her fourth baby. In between contractions, she was already talking about having more. (To the shock of the midwives.) I've struggled with baby fever for the past year, but this pushed me over the edge! It was awesome!!