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.

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6 Responses to VBAC Homebirth {Las Vegas Birth Photographer}

  1. Lara April 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    I LOVE the picture of Jamie holding her baby for the first time! I love her look, she has amazement, love and joy written all over her face. Good job, Jamie!

  2. Krysten April 30, 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    Jamie is a good friend of mine & I am so proud of her!! From the moment she decided to do this she committed to it with courage & conviction and with the support of her husband, family & friends!! Way to go, Jamie!! We are so proud of you & so happy for all of you!! He's beautiful & you're a champ!! The pictures were just beautiful, too!
    Luv u, Krysten

  3. Leanne May 1, 2010 at 9:35 am #

    jessica the pictures are amazing as usual! and way to go mama!!! he's adorable 🙂

  4. Jeanette May 3, 2010 at 10:41 am #

    I love these photo sessions. What a great idea.

  5. Emily May 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    Wow. Thank you for sharing your experience and happy moment with us.

    Your photographer did a fabulous job taking tastefulness pictures.

    I would love to have pictures like that at my next birth.


  6. blogrock May 12, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    wow jess i can really see your passion here..

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