Las Vegas, NV
This sweet little girl was due right around New Years Day, and I thought for sure I would be spending my New Year's with this lovely family. But Miss Camille had other plans...as most babies do...and New Year's came and went with no baby. So then I thought...maybe this little girl is waiting for my birthday (yeah right) and then we can be birthday buddies. No such luck.
But a few days later I got a text saying we might want to get prepared. Woo Hoo! I change my clothes, get my bag ready, inhale some dinner....and no call. A couple hours pass and I start to wonder if maybe we won't be seeing a baby tonight. Then all of a sudden, the call...And I'm off!
I arrived shortly after 9:30pm. Just after Midwife, Sherry Hopkins. And I hear mom...talking and laughing as I walk up the stairs. What?! This can't be a mom in labor, right? Wrong! This is how many women labor. Peacefully, calmly, laughing, and talking with everyone. I realize then...I'm SO going to LOVE this birth!
The room was dark and soft nursery music is playing. My cameras are up and running, and the conversation becomes funny! I mean, seriously funny. I would tell you all the stories....but...let's just say they are stories for another time. Ha! And we are all laughing. What a joyous atmosphere to welcome a baby.
As the night progresses moms labor becomes more intense, yet she is communicating each movement baby makes, each feeling she has, each question that pops into her head. She is in control of her birth.
Then...it's time to push. But sometimes pushing takes some changes of position. So mom gets out of the tub. A few pushes laying down. A few pushes squatting. Then...there is babies head! And this first time mom gets up off the birthing stool, and climbs into the tub as baby is crowning. How AMAZING is this woman!?!?
Dad is using counter pressure on moms back as she pushes the final push...and out comes this beautiful little girl right into daddy's arms. Mom slowly turns over to see her husband handing her a baby. His words to his wife..."It's a girl!" So beautiful I started crying immediately!
This truly was a birth to remember. One super strong momma! Check out some of my favorite images below from this fantastic Birth....OH! And my favorite...When Auntie comes in and finds out she has a niece. Her face is priceless. Check them out!