In Pictures

I am finally sitting down to sort through the birth pictures!  Life with three has not been as hard as I thought it would be. There has been some tough moments, like anything else, but for the most part it has been “easy”.

The Man started taking pictures shortly after I got in the pool. Pam and the students took turns taking some during the birth.

These are some of the birth kit supplies.

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This is while I was having a contraction. I would exhale into the water and watch the ripples in the water. It helped me relax.

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Melissa, one of the students, checking the baby’s heart rate.

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This was my position during contractions once I entered transition. The Man would push on my lower back during the length of the contraction. It felt like my back was splitting, the counter pressure was so nice.

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The oldest sister enjoying the moment! She was so excited to be able to watch Baby Sister’s birth.

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The Man applying that wonderful pressure while I pushed!

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She came so fast! It is the most amazing feeling in the world to catch your own child. Nothing else like it. I was in an emotional high for a week.

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Laughing with joy.

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We realized the cord was tangled up pretty good. Under her right let, through the armpit and around the back of her neck.

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Alicia, the other student, helping me untangle the chord.

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She was so peaceful, so quiet, so beautiful.

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Big Sister on top of Daddy to get a better view.

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Checking her heart rate.

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The smaller sister coming in to see her baby.

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Nana and the Pumpkin.

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My favorite picture. Making eye contact!

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The placenta was delivered, the water got bloody. We waited for the chord to stop pulsing and Daddy cut it.

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Proud big sisters.

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You can read the birth story here.

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