Today was incredible. I was out my door and in the passenger's side of my Mama's jeep by six a.m. as we quickly made our way to Kansas City for the arrival of my newest niece. As with her first daughter, I was able to be in the room to support my sister and while I was nervous to do so this time around, being close to delivering myself, I must say it was a wonderful experience. That sister of mine is a champ and while bearing witness to a real-time birth story was a bit reality-check inducing, I can say with all honesty that her quick and relatively smooth labor also helped to give a little boost to my confidence. I won't share too many details here as it is not my story to tell, but I definitely salute her for her strength and kick-butt abilities.
Now, Mom and I are holding down the fort with my little gal pal while E holds down the fort at home with the critters. Tomorrow will bring plenty more time for newborn snuggles and playtime with my girl, so I better start my sheep counting soon because the morning will come so soon.
So much love all around.