When I arrived at this birth, everything was pretty quiet. It was about 9:00pm. The other children were asleep and Mama was cheerfully chatting with her midwives. Every now and then she would move to her birth ball, or walk around the house, but she pretty much stayed in the same frame of mind right up until it came time to push! At that point she entered Laborland and we quickly had a baby! Just like that. I am just amazed at how individual each birth is, and how miraculous and amazing our bodies are. No two births are the same and yet all the babies come out, and it’s always magical.