Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Squeezing In One Last Birth for 2013

I received a text at 5:20 am yesterday morning, saying my client's water had broken.  We kept in touch throughout the day, but her contractions never picked up.  We both went to bed surprised that she was still pregnant.  But at 4:00 am this morning, it was clear that she would be meeting her baby boy in the very near future.  I arrived at their home about 4:45, and found mom and dad working together and coping well.  

Mom was very instinctual, and spent her contractions leaning over and breathing deeply.  After an hour we were ready to head to the birth center.  

Dad helping mom into her slippers, getting ready to leave!

Mom was looking forward to laboring in the tub.  At 6:30 am, she was dilated to an 8, and decided to finish out her labor in the water.  

She continued to breath deeply until the urge to push was too strong.  
And at 7:13 am, 12/31/13, this cutie pie slipped into the world (and into the tub).  

Look at that perfect face!

By 7:40, this little guy was already nursing like a champ.

What a WONDERFUL way to finish off 2013.  I know this family is excited to ring in the new year with 3 sons tonight!

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