When we think of the idea of birth several pictures may instantly come to mind.  A little baby taking its first breath, likely in the form of a loud cry.  An expectant mother in the final stages of labor, both exhausted and in full anticipation of the expected joy at the end of what has been an arduous nine-month journey.  A nervous father, wondering what lies on the other side of this life changing event.  Regardless of what images the word birth may evoke, they are all the signs leading up to a tremendous change.  Cries will cease, pains will diminish, and nerves will settle.  And the family will have expanded by one.