A Beautiful Beginning: Elijah Paul’s Birth Story.

Elijah spent the last couple weeks in his womb driving mama nuts. Hours of prodromal labor, even having her rush to the hospital a couple weeks ago for an overnight stay only to be sent home. On his birthday he almost did it to her again after she swore this time had to be legit because she’d had other labor signs happening too. She went in to get checked and STILL only 2.5cm! How incredibly frustrating for mama! After she was sent home again, she text me some expletives after having two really hard contractions followed by a water break! Hooray, they had to admit her now!! After her epidural, she was finally comfortable and happy while getting anxious to meet her baby. I arrived when she was 7-8cm to a room full of laughter and jokes! During our small talk the pressure was rising and not leaving. Soon enough she was complete and like the snap of a finger and some power pushing, Eli was placed on her chest! 8lbs and 20 1/4″ with a head of lacking hair matching daddy. Big brothers couldn’t come up as it was way too late, but they got to FaceTime! I’m happy this birth was much more routine for you than the last and all is well! Great work Liesl and PJ! You make cute boys!

Love, Melanie

Elijah Paul. » LOFT 3 PHOTOGRAPHY - August 30, 2017 - 5:58 pm

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A beautiful beginning: Bailey maxine’s birth story.

Rachel had been planning a lovely natural birth and everything was going well with pregnancy till she started with preeclampsia symptoms in her last trimester. You don’t mess around with that so they scheduled her for an overnight induction at 38 weeks. The first 12 hr meds didn’t do much so they started a second dose before starting pitocin. Hardly ever have I heard of cervidil putting women into full labor but lucky for Rachel, it started her contractions right up. Soon a water break at midnight and the party had carried on, on its own. She spent 75% of her labor in the bathroom, first shower and then especially the toilet (because it doesn’t put pressure against her bottom). Once she was fully into transition, her family supported her enough to find comfort on all fours in bed. Her graceful moans became deeper (that sound, if you’ve never experienced it, it’s amazing. You can hear the mom working so hard BUT completely in control) and she needed to push! Her midwife and staff were so sweet, encouraging and calm.  She also had both moms, two siblings, an aunt and her dad in the room! You can see in the images that the emotions were high and the crowd was so excited! Cory was adorable as it was the first newborn he’s ever seen OR held!! Daddy even put on her first diaper, which was too cute. 🙂 Welcome to the world you cute little 6.7lb, 20″ button! Congrats all around!

Love, Melanie.

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Bailey Maxine. » LOFT 3 PHOTOGRAPHY - August 30, 2017 - 5:56 pm

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welcome henry david {just born}

Well this was supposed to be a full birth post, but this adorable little man came speeding into the world so fast that the doctor barely made it for his delivery! Tina went fast with big sister Violet, but nobody was prepared for her to go from 6cm to delivered in about 15 minutes – no joke!! The whole family is SO EXCITED they had a BOY and I just know he is going to be spoiled rotten 🙂 Congrats to Dave, Tina, and bis sisters Rose & Violet!

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Karen Treft - August 23, 2017 - 4:23 pm

Amazing pictures Kelly!!!