This was such a special birth to witness - especially so since Petra's older brother is one of few births I've ever missed!! (You can read that story here.) Since her last labor had moved so quickly, Tricia proceeded with caution as her due date neared - very justifiably, as it turned out. As soon as she recognized a pattern to the gentle contractions she was feeling, we all convened at the birth center - and very quickly, it became apparent that it was no false alarm.
Petra joined us under the nearing dusk of the midnight sun, born into the waiting hands of her father, and she is simply THE most beautiful baby. Don't you agree?