Saturday, November 29, 2008

Luke's newborn pictures

I was able to take a few pictures of my dear friend's newborn the other day. This is Luke and he was 11 days old in these photographs. I am definitely working on my photography skills and I think these turned out nicely for not being fully edited yet. Congratulations again S & R, you have a beautiful family.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Baby Luke is here!

S and R hired me for the birth of their first baby who was born a little over 2 years ago. I had the privilege of being hired again for their second baby. The catch was that they moved to Waco weeks before her due date. As their due date came & went, we all waited to see how this birth would go. Her first was a fast birth and this time was no different! Once contractions got going, well, they got right to business. She gave birth, at home, unassisted and with her husband catching the baby!! Some of her family was in another room, the birth professionals came in after the birth and of course, I was still driving. Waco is a bit far from Denton...Luke Henri Michael has quite a birth story. I'll get a couple of pictures soon...I get to take his newborn pictures over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

An amazing birth

I recently doula'd for a great couple. S and C were planning a Bradley birth and then the unexpected happened. C suffered a life threatening injury at work and landed in the hospital. He was joyously released right before the birth of his first child. S labored hard and then a few complications set in. Baby N was born by cesarean birth due to him being wrapped in his cord several times. He was so twisted up in his cord...he must have been having a blast with it. Congratulations S & C...Baby N is just as handsome as can be!


We had so much fun this year at Halloween. Grayson was a scary zombie & Brian was gingerbread cookie. While Brian stopped "treat"ing after a few homes, Grayson went on & expanded our normal route an extra block. We had a great time & they were so happy with the pile of loot!