Saturday was quite the busy day for our family. In the morning while I fed Jonas breakfast our friend Berek called to say that his wife was in labor and to head on over. Siobhan (she of the aforementioned labor) had a home birth and I, along with my pal Nikol, was lucky enough to be allowed to watch. Alas, we arrived just after the big show went down. But we still got to watch the birth on video! It was amazing, we cried like babies. The entire experience further solidified my decision to have home births with the rest of my children. I simply cannot describe how wonderful it was, shortly after giving birth Siobhan was in bed, at home, with her new baby and husband and other 3 daughters eating breakfast her mom had cooked for her. And while Siobhan has the knack for making everything look seamless, I know my own home birth may not go as smoothly but it's bound to be better than that stupid hospital.
Later that day Greg, Jonas and I went walking around the Tijuana Estuary with our friends Hannah and Amanda. Jonas was a little trooper and only cried towards the end despite cold, windy conditions. After the estuary we went out to eat some mexican food at a vegan mexican place in North Park. Poor Greg and Jonas got food poisoning.
Then we drove over to the parent's house to eat Christmas leftovers and play games with the family. Greg won, as always. What a wonderful day.