Welcome to the World, Jules Marie! We met this concert-loving sweetheart on March 18, 2017 with the assistance of a skilled physician. We needed a little extra help in addition to our home birth team, and the first words this woman said to her hospital nurse were, “Can I give you a hug?”
Her mother triumphed through a few days of start and stop labor, and was rewarded with a vigorous 7lb 3oz baby girl who was born into her father’s hands. A gentle, and empowering birth!
Joy Helen was born on a warm evening in March, after a tranquil labor, and weighed 8lb 1oz. Her mother asked for peace with each wave, and that feeling was certainly WOmanifested.
When talking with Joy’s mama about her birth, she remembered thinking, “Oh, I guess I should catch her now!” after surprising herself with how quickly she arrived. A slow delivery of the baby’s head is a healthy transition for them both, but the body can come much faster!
Welcome to the World, Easton Michael! He arrived underwater (and was caught by his father) on July 15, 2016, weighing in at 9lb even. Easton has been gazing up at his mama with those beautiful eyes ever since!
I have many Kansas farmhouse birth stories, and I’m fortunate to add one more to the memory bank. There’s just something about hearing chicken “egg songs” during a human labor that has me grinning!