Archive | April, 2010

VBAC Homebirth {Las Vegas Birth Photographer}

I was awakened at 3:00am by my phone ringing. I knew exactly who it was, and I was excited! At nearly 42 weeks, I’m sure Jamie & friends were beginning to think she has the gestation of an elephant. 🙂 I was pretty sure the baby would come sometime this weekend, but I’m glad for Jamie’s sake that he came today and not Sunday night!

4:17am Waiting for the birth pool to get filled.
4:41am The warm water feels sooooo good to Jamie.

Big brother and Grandma watch the action in the pool. Brother woke up around 4:00am and didn’t go back to sleep! He was in & out of the room, but he was able to be right there to great his new little brother.

5:22am Being in the warm water helped Jamie relax & progress rather quickly.

6:09am After pushing in the birth pool for a while, Jamie needed a change of position & surroundings, so we moved to her bedroom. She looks so peaceful right here, you wouldn’t expect her to push the baby out in the next few minutes! But that’s exactly what happened!!
6:14 am – Holding her new little boy. After having a cesarean with her first son, birthing this baby was a new experience for Jamie. When the baby was out, Jamie was so elated and kept saying “I did it! I DID IT!! I can’t believe I did it!” Jamie was incredible.

Baby with Grandma, and Baby with Dad.
This little boy is not so little! He weighs 10 pounds, is 22 inches long, and has a 15 inch head circumference.

Welcome to the family!

While she labored, Jamie was supported & loved by her husband, her mother, doula Naomi O’Callaghan, midwife Margie Dacko, and photographer Jessica Benson.

And… More Family….

This family got together in honor of their big sister’s 40th birthday!! They too had to travel from far & wide – Idaho, Utah, Massachusetts and I’m not sure where Heather came travelled from. (Sorry!) I think what makes this get-together extra extra special is that the siblings came by themselves! Without their children!!! Spouses would probably be ok, but sometimes it’s really nice to leave those kids at home! 🙂 Besides four of these six right here have at least four kids each, so do the math and you can imagine how loud their family parties must be!!!
Happy Birthday Rachelle!!!

I think he did a great job planning her birthday surprises this year.