I could hardly stand not knowing the gender! She snuggled that baby for perhaps the longest minutes before taking a peek! Her daughter crawled into the tub for see for herself and together they looked. A sweet boy!!! The sibling bond starting immediately. It was incredible to see. There was so much love and curiosity in the room. Myself and their two midwives present but you would hardly know we were there. Just a family bringing their newest addition peacefully into the world. They lingered in the tub, relishing in those first moments, and then moved to a bed for more snuggles and rest. Their daughter was in & out of the room, checking on her baby brother ever so often.
Celka & I briefly chatted about how fast the birth was, and my near perfect arrival time. We oohed over her baby boy and the fact that she now had two! Not much was said, but our connection grew ever so stronger. That presence of womanhood & motherhood and sharing the experience. I stayed for a bit, not quite able to draw myself away from the high of emotions that come with a birth. I was able to see baby Wilder latch for the first time, a milestone with extra depth for us friends. Celka & I first met at a local La Leche League meeting; breastfeeding is what first brought us together and continues to be a huge part of our lives as mothers.