Welcome Aliana

This little girl arrived the other night, a perfect 7 lb 5 oz. She had us a little concerned because she just didn’t like keeping her head down. She flipped around a few times but seemed to prefer keeping her head up, but in the end she got down and stayed that way. We were all thrilled when labor started …

Welcome Kyla

Meet Kyla, who arrived the other night, a perfect 6 lb 11 oz. She came quickly and gently into the world. Both of mom’s previous births involved posterior babies and lots of back labor. This time her work to encourage her baby into a better position paid off and pushing Kyla out into the water was much easier. In addition …

Welcome Izabella

Meet Izabella, who joined us the other night. She’d been postponing her entry but finally decided to join us, arriving ahead of the hurricane we were all waiting for. Once it was time, she came fast. In just over an hour from the beginning and just a few minutes after her midwife arrived, she slipped peacefully into her mama’s arms. …

Welcome Lennox

Say hello to Lennox, who arrived the other day. He weighed in at 7 lb 14 oz and is absolutely adorable. Mom labored so beautifully, with such a matter-of-fact calmness and with amazing support from her family to get him here. He’s the third boy in his family and I’ve been lucky to be there to greet each one of …

Welcome Waylen

Say hello to Waylen, who made his way into the world early the other day. He weighed in at 8 lb 9 oz and he’s just perfect. Mama was a true birth warrior, determined to birth her baby and working so very long and hard, making slow but steady progress but never giving up. Waylon worked at it too, slowly …

Welcome Logan

Meet Logan, who arrived the other morning. At 8 lb 13 oz, he’s the smallest baby in his family. And look at that hair! He (and his mama) were very patient, waiting for their midwife to arrive, before getting into the hard and serious work of being born. But once everyone was ready he joined us quickly. In addition to …

Welcome Simeon

Meet Simeon, who joined us the other night. His mama had such faith and patience as she worked to meet her baby and it paid off as he arrived gently in the water. He’s 8 lb 13 oz and just perfect. He’s surrounded by love with six very excited big sisters and brothers, including two I’ve been lucky enough to …

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Welcome Isaac

Meet Isaac, who arrived this morning in a VERY big hurry. From the time mama thought “that might be a contraction” until he was in her arms? Less than two hours! With loving support, mom was able to surrender to the intense forces of labor and do the work of birth calmly and peacefully. He’s 8 lb 2 oz and …

Welcome Elena

Meet Elena Rose, who arrived this morning. She’s the eighth baby in her family I’ve been lucky enough to help out, including her four older brothers and sisters, her uncle and two cousins. And, as if all that isn’t special enough, she arrived on her big brother’s birthday! She weighed in at 8 lb 5 oz and we think she …

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, …