If we’ve talked in the last week-and-a-half then you know – I was honored to be present at a birth almost two weeks ago (and I keep telling everyone!). Ariana invited me to her birth as a photographer/doula. I was honored. She checked and double checked that calling in the middle of the night was okay.
I reassured her that babies tend to come at night – I expect a call in the night!
And when the call came, it was like the world was taking in a deep breath to make room for this new little person.
This new person turned out to be not very little at all. Her mom was an inspiration for birthing moms everywhere! In the familiar surroundings of home on her parents bed, this beautiful baby made her entry – foot first!
An amazed momma and a proud big sister. A big sister who insisted that this baby was a girl when everyone else was guessing boy. This big sister is so so happy to have a baby sister!
The dedicated and competent midwife measuring this baby – the picture after the number was said of the momma was classic shock – who wouldn’t be after hearing 10lbs 8oz!
Proud big sister, supportive proud daddy, and happy peaceful momma.
Congratulations on Baby Girl who was going to be Roberta or Margaret when I left the family to get to know one another a little better.
Pictures from the baby session are coming along with the name!