Eliane St Clair was born on Friday morning (ie yesterday), in the water, still in her caul. She was born in the same bath her big brother & sister were born in at the birth centre, after a bloody hard but completely straight forward (and short) labour. They don't call it 'labour' for nothing - my whole body feels like it's had a work out! - but it was worth every moment, to have the experience of holding the top of her head in my hand between the last two contractions before her head came all the way out, not to mention having her actually in my arms a couple of minutes later.
Here she is, about 5 hours old, when my mum brought Liam & Mikaela in to visit her. It's Mum and Kaely's arms you can see in this pic.