Perhaps the fastest baby of the year...a little boy has made his way into the world in 43 minutes!
No time for a car ride to the hospital.
No time for the doula to get there.
Just a mother and a father fully present to receive this shining spirit.
(Well, I flew up the stairs one minute after the baby arrived, just a step behind the paramedic)
I think everyone smiled so much yesterday that we all had sore faces!
Congratulations to Sarah and Mark!
Thanks to all the paramedics and the Infant Transport Team, especially for listening to my client and giving her privacy.
That was a day filled with joy!
(2009 Update: This mum has since had another baby...this time planned at home with a midwife. An altogether more relaxed outcome.)