A Beautiful Beginning: Cohen Maverick’s Birth Story.

Being on call is one of the most stressful things about our job. Constantly checking our phones through the night, not leaving our house knowing the possibility that as soon as we get to the location, we will have to turn around to drop kids wherever in order rush to the hospital, that is, if someone is available to babysit. It’s a very crazy position to be in 24/7, always having a mom near or past due date or actually laboring. We keep at it because we love it and are passionate about birth. But I’ll tell you, having twin babies has really complicated things on my end, especially since I’m nursing. However, somehow by the grace of God, the last few births have worked out so well allowing things to go smoothly for me. Korn (Sarah) went in for an induction Tuesday morning. She labored halfway unmedicated till Cohen decided to highfive the Dr when he was checking her dilation. After experiencing the oh so lovely elbow deep Dr, shoving baby’s hand lower than his shoulders so she didn’t have to end up in a c-section, Korn was ready to relax. At 645 she still hadn’t progressed past 5cm so she told me to go on with yoga class (actually in my basement) and she’d catch up with me after. Hesitantly, I changed and went downstairs with my friends. I came back upstairs for my phone because something nudged me to just in case. Half way into practicing. ::DING!:: “She’s complete, ready to go!” I think I actually said, “Oh sweet Jesus, she would be complete.” And sprint upstairs and out the door. It was so nice having had nursed recently and having Adam home to not worry about kids AND I wouldn’t have to be away from home long like I can often be at births. But dude, my heart can’t handle all these moms going from 5-10cm in a half hour. Serious adrenaline rush, heart attack!! I made it there in record time because again, He was looking out for me and literally every single light turned green as I was approaching it, from my house to Christ. Each time I got the chills like, “Green again?!” I got there with 20 min to spare as Korn basically laughed out Cohen. I shouldn’t tell you that because most moms work very hard to push out babies and he was crowning with her just getting in the stirrups! Chad exclaimed, “We have another Mickelson! Seriously, he looks JUST like him!” Long and skinny at 22″ and 7.12lbs calm and alert, he looked around at all of us. Big bro, Mickelson, was at home but able to facetime to see his future best bud. They last minute changed his middle name to give him the option of “Mav” if he wants. Mick and Mav may be the cutest duo ever. Looking forward to your newborn session and seeing them together! Congrats and job well done, mama!

Love, Melanie.

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Happy birthday baby BOY! More coming soon!


Love, Melanie.

Gail and Jerry Reynolds - July 1, 2015 - 7:47 pm

So happy for the both of you! Cherish these moments you’ll blink and both of them will be all grown up!

Dawn Broxterman - July 1, 2015 - 6:44 pm

Congrats Korn and family! Can’t wait to meet him when we are in the neighborhood!

Welcome Jacob Michael! {Just Born}

What a birthday gift to receive only 3 days after your first birthday, a baby brother!! How exciting to be so close in age with your sibling. Jeremiah is sweet as pie and was on the move with pit stops to love on Jacob. It was great to see you guys, exactly one year later, quite a bit of deja vu! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good luck keeping up with the crazy, it’s so fun. Also super exhausting, but mostly fun. :-* You guys are all beautiful!

Welcome Jacob Michael | Born June 27, 2015 at 2:06pm | 8lbs 8oz | 20.25โ€ณ


Rick boenitsch - June 30, 2015 - 11:24 am

Good looking family Jeremy! Reach for the stars and never look back life/family is the only thing that matters. Walk with confidence cause two little men will watch every step you take.

Sally Heithaus - June 29, 2015 - 2:34 pm

So beautiful. Love all the pics!! So happy for all of you! Can’t wait to meet Jacob Michael!!!