Twins Born At Home | Las Vegas Birth Photographer

With this being their third pregnancy, and already having a boy and a girl, Susan & Brian wanted to be surprised with this baby.  So they declined getting an ultrasound to find out the gender of the baby.  After a little bit of teasing about being big enough for twins, a worrisome dream by grandma, a visit from an apparently telepathic 4 year old, and the inability of multiple midwives to pinpoint the baby’s exact position, Susan decided to get an ultrasound.  At 38 weeks pregnant, she discovered she was indeed carrying TWINS!!!  A mere 10 days after the ultrasound, two precious boys (gender was still a surprise!) were born.

Susan was at 4-5 cms when I arrived. Three hours later she was pushing. If this is your first time seeing one of my birth posts, take note that I do not use a flash at births, because I don’t want to be a distraction (annoyance!). It is normal for laboring mamas to want to be in the dark and even to kick everyone out of the room. Susan was no exception 🙂

 

Susan’s friend finishing up a rice pack she made for Susan.

How appropriate that this came in the mail recently.

The kiddos tried to stay up, but it got late.  They were tucked into bed and then it was time to get down to birthing business.

11:33 pm

Probably my most favorite image of this whole birth.  I love hands during births.

12:22 am

Does this look familiar?  Susan’s mom is getting pretty good at that.

12:46 am

Ok, maybe this one is tied for my favorite image.

12:58 am The baby is right there.

1:02 Baby A is born

A little bit of a rest before Round Two.

1:33 am  Brian’s reaction to Baby B – another boy!!!

Baby B.

Not intending for this to be any foreshadowing….  all the attention on the twins….

Dixie holding Baby A.

Susan holding Baby B.

Baby A was 7 lbs even, Baby B was 6 lbs 9 oz.

 

Yes, it was a long night and everyone was worn out.  Congratulations Susan & Brian!!  Thanks for inviting me to your birth!

Homebirth attended by Dixie Story, Las Vegas Midwife

Photographed by Jessica B Photography, Las Vegas Birth Photographer

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15 Responses to Twins Born At Home | Las Vegas Birth Photographer

  1. linda February 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    So sweet and beautiful. I might have to cry again. Thank you, Jessica for such beautiful photos.

  2. Heather Baldwin February 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

  3. Darci Buhl February 28, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    I love these! What an incredible birth, and your pictures capture it perfectly!

  4. Midge Pearson February 28, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    Wow!! The pictures are amazing and Susan you are amazing for letting us all share this moment with you. What a beautiful family you and Brian have. I am also crying, and I’m just the auntie.

  5. Lara February 28, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    How amazing!!! What beautiful pictures (and the second hand holding picture was my favorite). Susan looks like she birthed her babies beautifully. Good Job, Jess.

  6. Victoria C. February 28, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    That is amazing! 10 days is not a long time to prepare for twins, but how exciting!! Great pictures as always Jessica! And I find the placenta picture quite facinating that they fused together 🙂

  7. Bridget February 28, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    Wow!!!how amazing and just breathtaking. I think it just makes it neater when you know the person. Very touching. Congrats again.

  8. Leslie February 28, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    Stunning photos Jessica! Homebirths are so amazing!

  9. Kim Greene February 29, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    So amazing! I just cant believe she gave birth at HOME to twins, absolutely awesome! What a strong Mom 🙂

  10. Amy S February 29, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    So amazing. I love this! What a privilege to be a part of this experience. Great images, Jessica.

  11. Tabitha February 29, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Susan, you are such a good friend and i have always admired the way you and brian parent your kids. I have never met a more amazing person! Just looking at these photos gives me the desire and strength to do a home birthing, maybe on baby #3. lol. I hope your kids realize what an amazing/strong/loving mother they have. 😉

  12. Susan March 1, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    I love love love them!!!
    Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments! I feel very blessed and Loved!

  13. Erica Delmore March 6, 2012 at 12:59 am #

    Beautiful shots of an extraordinary birth, brought me to tears.

  14. Lisa Stark March 6, 2012 at 6:52 am #

    Such beautiful pictures Jessica, you tell such an amazing story. Hmmm… maybe I’m ready for another one:)

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