Sunday, May 13, 2007
My mom gave birth to me when she was nearly 40 years old, after she had already raised my 5 older siblings. I grew up with my nieces and nephews since I was 10-20 years younger than my own siblings. Today my youngest niece asked me to be in the delivery room with her when she gives birth next week. Her mother, my closest in age sibling, died two years ago of a heart attack at only 40 years old. I'm so honored and proud that I get to share this experience with her. I'm also very happy that I can be there for her at a time when she'll be missing her own mom.
I took this picture of her bulging belly today & I'm excited to record her birthing experience and take the first photos of our newest baby girl.
PS. If any one has any tips about comforting & supporting a woman during labor I'm all ears!