Las Vegas, NV
I like to call this..."the birth I almost missed". Ha! You see...I had been out of town on a family vacation to Minnesota, and the last night there I get a call saying from this beautiful momma saying "My water just broke! But no contractions yet." Ummmm....I won't be home for another 23 hours! My heart sank as I hate to miss my little clients coming into the world. I put my back-ups on high alert, and prayed baby would wait for me.
Luckily, her labor didn't start right away. In fact, I was able to fly home, unpack, get a shower, AND get a full nights rest in before another call of "You should head over now" came in. But I can tell you...once little Miss Journey decided to come, it wasn't very long!
I arrived at mom and dads home around 9am, and little miss was earthside just after 10am. It was a fast delivery into daddy and mommy's arms.
The best part for me though...watching dad support his beautiful wife through labor. He never left her side, never spoke louder than a whisper, and even shed tears when she screamed out in pain as he wanted to ease her pain from her. It was so emotional to watch such support.
Please enjoy just a few of my favorite images from this amazing home birth!