Holden’s Birth

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
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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!

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Beautiful Mamma.

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Little man!

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Heidi’s Mom was also there for the birth – this reminds me so much of THIS PHOTO from a few years ago!

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After Holden was all warmed up he got swaddled so Ave could hold him for the first time

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Trying to decide what to name him!

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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

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Fia shrieked with delight when she saw her Dad and ran into his waiting arms – my heart almost burst!

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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”

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She was delighted!

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The start of something beautiful!

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Congratulations to all of you!!

xxoo

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