Happy Birthday, Baby!

So, if you follow my blog, you will recall a blessingway that I attended a few weeks back.  Guess what…?   Kelly gave birth to her fourth child last Thursday, July 11th at 12:01pm EST.

And, guess what else?  I got to be there with Kelly and her family.  With my camera.

I received my first “heads up” call from Kelly at around 3:30am.  By 7am, I was on my way way to her house.

Oh! I guess I should mention that this is an in home, 100% natural birth.                               First arrivalBy 9am, Kelly moved into the birthing pool.smile from the poolSIDE NOTE: I really have to give it up to that family!  Kelly and Seth’s 3 daughters were present for the entire event and could not be more excited to meet their newest sibling (the sex was an unknown surprise as well.)  The girls were extremely patient, understanding, supportive, and very interested in what was going on.  They entertained themselves with books, games, family and Mommy, of course. killing timeAnd then there’s Dad.  Seth was everywhere that he needed to be at any moment. He was a hand holder, water warmer, fan retriever, daughter hugger, etc, etc, etc… He’s a freakin’ magician. poolAnd don’t even get me started on Mom.  Let’s see… smiles in between contractions, patience and tolerance at levels I have never before met myself, and simply powerful.  Amazingly powerful.powerAnd so at 12:01pm EST, on July 11th, with the assistance of her midwife, husband, sister and daughters, Kelly gave birth to a healthy baby… it's a boyBOY!!!!!!!!!!!!  Yeppers, it’s a boy.  That little boy is soooo getting dressed up like a princess.familyAnd I cried.  Bawled like a baby.  Like, seriously harder than anyone else in that room.snipsethfirst mealgirlsAnd guess what else?  I get to photograph this little, teeny tiny man again this weekend for his “official” newborn shots.  Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Oh.  And please stay tuned.  Last week was a little busy.  I still have the Komen: Pink Ribbon Classic AND Natalie’s 7th Annual Fly Thru the Park events to post!


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