They arrived last night. I don't really have words for how amazing the whole thing was, much to my surprise. Everything started in earnest around 5:30 and at 6:21 Honnah was born into a rose petal bath. Lisa was so strong and dignified and beautiful, most of her rushes were just a flicker of pain across her face. And along came this perfect miniature person. There are three hundred pictures on the camera but I love this first one taken in between contractions as Lisa looked at Honnah to gather her strength for Mia.
Two hours later Mia was born with a loud yelp. It all happened perfectly and (relatively) quickly and with dim lights and Over The Rhine playing and Sonora sneaking in to give a goodnight kiss. Two hours later Lisa was laughing and nursing in her own bed and eating spaghetti. I might have more pictures or words later, but right now I'm just overwhelmed with what I witnessed and with love for those two little girls.