Whitney had been having on-again-off-again labor for a few days, so when labor kicked in for real, it was for real! When I got the call to come in, it was “yeah, you should probably come now.” In the half hour it took me to drive to Whitney’s house, labor had totally ratcheted up a notch and she was pushing when I walked in the door!!!

last laboring moments
Dixie, the midwife, giving Whitney some last encouragement and direction before the baby comes out.
dixie story waterbirth
The face of determination!!
face of determination
last contraction
12:23am Baby is born!
waterbirth delivery

The look of satisfaction, the look of “I did it!!!”
I did it!!

enjoying new baby

baby toes
I love the baby toes and the cute mama toes! 🙂
mama toes
1:03am Dixie making some notes in her chart.
Dixie Story
Whitney had a lot of support and family members at her birth. Big Sister showed up just after Baby was born and even though it was late and she was tired, she just fell in love with him right away.
big sis

big sis meeting brother

grandma & baby l
Big Sister checking out the tub where her brother was born. Whitney did not stay in too long after giving birth, so it was still relatively “clean”.
checking out the tub

reading the scale

getting weighed

length measurement
2:23am Big Sister helping with the first diaper.
diaper time

hugging paisley

Congratulations Whitney & Chris on your handsome baby boy! Whitney you totaly rocked the VBAC!!
Many thanks to Dixie Story and her awesome midwifery skills.