Welcome Sophia

Say hello to Sophia, who joined us the other day. She’s quite the special girl, being the seventh baby in her extended family that I’ve had to privilege to help into the world. (Her cousin, who should arrive any day now, will make it eight.) She is 6 lb 11 oz and just perfect. Mom labored so peacefully and instinctively, …

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Welcome Joseph

Meet Joseph, who arrived the other day in a wonderful way. Mom was so in tune with her body and her labor, doing just what she needed to do to meet her baby. My favorite part? Listening to mom sing hymns through contractions, in harmony with Dad. He is a perfect 7 lb 10 oz, bigger than we thought he’d …

Welcome Tobias

Say hello to Tobias Wayne, who arrived with the sunrise the other day. He kept us waiting a week longer than we’d expected but once his big day arrived, he was in a hurry. Weighing in at 8 lbs 2 oz, he’s just perfect. His big sisters, along with mom, dad and grandparents, are very excited to have a new …

Welcome Raphael

Say hello to Raphael, who joined us the other night. Weighing in at 7 lb 4 oz, he’s just perfect. His mama was so calm and determined, working through a fast and intense labor. He’s welcomed by mom, dad, big sister and an entourage of adoring family. Congratulations to all!

Welcome Nolan

Nolan joined us last night, a perfect 7 lb 8 oz. As always, his mama was just amazing. She worked so well and had so much loving, hands-on care and support from her team who kept her fed, massaged, encouraged and loved. Mom eased him out into her own hands, doing just what she and Nolan needed to get him …

Welcome Francesca

Meet sweet Francesca, who arrived Sunday evening. Once she decided she was ready, labor was fast and intense. Her mama worked hard, with great support from dad, to get her here. She weighed 7 lb 7 oz, just the same as her very excited big brother. Her birth is proof that it is never too late to choose the birth …

Welcome Talulah

Say hello to Talulah.  This sweet little redhead arrived yesterday afternoon, just in time to help ring in the new year. Her mama was just amazing as she worked so calmly and intuitively to meet her baby. She’s 6 lb 12 oz and just perfect. Her big sister is quite taken with her too. Congratulations to everyone!

Welcome Charles

Say hello to Charles. This sweet, tiny guy arrived in a quiet and peaceful fashion on a quiet and peaceful Sunday afternoon. His mom (and her support team) were just amazing, working so intuitively and calmly to help him come on out to meet us. He weighed in at a perfectly petite 5 lb 14 oz.  And, for extra fun, …

Welcome Samuel

Meet Samuel, who arrived in a really big  hurry last night.  After a day of “maybe I’m coming, maybe I’m not” kind of contractions, things seemed to slow down but when they started up again there was absolutely no doubt that this was IT.  Mama did an amazing job, both in being patient all day and then working so well …

Welcome Jayce

This big guy arrived last week.  Isn’t he adorable? While working so very hard, Mama listened to her inner voice and just knew she and baby needed to be in the hospital. Phone call was made, bags were packed, cars were loaded and off we went. Mama got some much-needed rest and continued her work, finally meeting her baby and …