February 20th was a pretty amazing day – I got to witness a birth! I wasn’t sure if Heidi & Ave would want me to photograph the birth of their second child but I just told them to let me know and we could play it by ear. On Wednesday morning Ave texted me with the news that Heidi was in the hospital. A few hours later he asked me to come – I was thrilled. Each birth is a unique experience and being so close to Heidi & Ave made it that much more special. Holden was born at 9:20 and weighed an even 7 pounds. So far he seems like a very mellow guy – an observer.
Moments after he was born
Still looking a little pale but being on Mom warmed him right up and calmed him right now -amazing what skin to skin can do!
Heidi’s Mom was also there for the birth – this reminds me so much of THIS PHOTO from a few years ago!
After Holden was all warmed up he got swaddled so Ave could hold him for the first time
Trying to decide what to name him!
I took a little lunch and errand break so Heidi & Ave could get some rest but came back for the big meeting between Holden and his big sister Fia
Fia shrieked with delight when she saw her Dad and ran into his waiting arms – my heart almost burst!
Holden was in his crib when she arrived so Heidi’s full attention could be on Fia but she immediately said “I want to hold the baby”
She was delighted!
The start of something beautiful!
Congratulations to all of you!!