The night before Halloween my client welcomed her second baby into the world at 42 weeks and 3 days. She birthed her baby surrounded by her family. What a wonderful way to be brought into the world.
When I arrived things seemed pretty calm. S. was in the ensuite bathroom listening to her hypnobabies tracks while her husband sat close by supporting her with each wave. Her friends were in the kitchen making spaghetti and looking after their daughter.
But then it moved into her hips….
The purse was her daughters camera. She was ready for the action. 🙂
That moment of disbelief that things were really happening.
A few moments later it was clear S. was not getting out of the tub.
And just like that she birthed her baby’s head into her hands.
No one had a chance to catch. S. reached down and pulled the baby up to her chest.
Yes there was 8 of us in the ensuite bathroom…. ha ha
Big sister coming in to check out her new baby.
The family snuggle.
I love midwives.
Their friend carved a special knife to cut their babies cord. It worked really well. I was impressed. What a beautiful thing.
8lbs 10 oz! And peeled postdate feet.
Home birth newborn exam.
Grandma and Grandpa arrived soon after.
Then it was time to light the pumpkins. Happy Halloween!
Welcome to the world little one. <3