I have been absent for a few days, and for the very best of reasons... I was lucky enough to be able to drive the two hours to the town where my sisters live, and watch the birth of my newest nephew, Jack, on Wednesday. I have seen a lot of births and love each one, but this one was nothing short of amazing! My sister had a rough go with her first delivery, and we were all so hoping that this one would be better. It was pretty unbelievable, she smiled the entire time, and even commented as his head was coming out how crazy and different this all was. She was able to see him being born, and pull him herself from the shoulders down. It was an incredible day, and I am so happy I was a part of it this time around. I was in Alaska for the birth of my youngest niece and my other nephew, so this was very special. He's a big boy, weighing in at just shy of ten pounds, and he's perfectly squishy with that delicious baby soft skin that is just made for burying your lips in for kisses. I'm looking forward to a little day trip tomorrow to soak up some more of his goodness!