When I heard from this second-time mom in the middle of the night, I crawled out of bed and told my husband that I would be back before he left for work, he mumbled "yeah right." But I had a feeling it was going to be quick... When I arrived at this cozy little house, all decorated for Christmas, I settled in on the couch and relaxed while mom laboured in and around her home. The atmosphere was calm. The lights were low, all was silent, and her support team excitedly exchanged smiles and winks when she wasn't looking. Then, things happened fast. All of a sudden she was 6cm, then all of a sudden she was pushing, then all of a sudden the baby was here. After the birth, mom relaxed into a comfy chair right by the Christmas tree to nurse her sweet babe for the first time. Everyone sat in the living room celebrating what they just witnessed. It was an incredibly beautiful experience… and I drove home at 7am, inspired to plan my next birth for December.