New Baby Boy!

Anjalique's labor started yesterday afternoon. I got a "heads up" phone call and then a second phone call just a short time later, and I was out the door! Based on how fast her last labor was, we all kind of thought this one would be fast as well. Upon arriving at Anjalique's house, contractions were regular & consistant, and she was laboring nicely, but was "only" at 4 cm.

After laboring in the tub and walking quite few laps around the backyard, Anjalique was still at 4 cm. At this point everyone took a break to get some sleep. Anjalique doubled her dilation over the next four hours.

Once Anjalique decided to it was time to push, that baby was out of there! Seriously, she pushed for 4 minutes. Well done, Anjalique! And Baby Boy!

I love how involved Josh was. He was right by Anjalique's side the whole night, was "Ooooo"-ing through contractions with her, he caught the baby, cut the cord, weighed the baby and listend to the heartbeat. In just a few months, Josh will begin his medical residency. It was very fun to see the difference his understanding & knowledge brought to the birth.

Baby Boy was born Friday, April 9th at 5:22 am at home. He is 6 lbs 12 oz and I forgot how long. Sorry. :) I wasn't the one who filled out the birth certificate. This birth was attended by midwives April Kermani and Sherry Hopkins.

Anjalique  – (April 9, 2010 at 3:59 PM)  

Oh, Jessica, I don't know how to thank you enough! Thank you for putting these up so quickly--our family members who are here visiting just got to sit and look at them and read the captions. We are all utterly impressed with the pictures. You are so talented, and were so dedicated to stay with us the whole time! These are priceless. Thank you again so much!

Amber  – (April 9, 2010 at 4:27 PM)  

Love these! He is beautiful and this is an amazing memory. Good job!

Anonymous –   – (April 9, 2010 at 4:37 PM)  

These are divine. Especially the one of him looking up at Josh in that intimate and crucial moment in a person's life. "Booooo Hospitals, Hooray Midwifes!"

Lisa  – (April 9, 2010 at 8:47 PM)  

These are the most beautiful pictures! The first picture with Weston made me cry - absolutely stunning! Anjalique you are such a beautiful Mama!

Anonymous –   – (April 10, 2010 at 10:37 AM)  

Anjalique looks SO strong in these pictures. Wow. Looks like it was an amazing experience.

Anonymous –   – (April 10, 2010 at 11:12 AM)  

I don't even know this family, but these pictures got me all choked up!!How beautiful and precious!!Congratulations on your son!!And...Jessica, YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! Brigid

Nicole  – (April 10, 2010 at 11:52 AM)  

Um, that was not a real birth, obviously. No one looks that gorgeous while poppin' a wee one out! I mean, I'm not jealous or anything, I'm just sayin' ;)

Chels  – (April 10, 2010 at 2:43 PM)  

beautiful birth. beautiful family. amazing job jessica! simply beautiful.
the mother is stunning in her moments of motherhood, the father so noble. it was a beautiful peek into an amazing event.

i  – (April 10, 2010 at 6:51 PM)  

i just think home birth photos are BEAUTIFUL! you did a wonderful job!!!

Laura Beckwith –   – (April 11, 2010 at 4:26 PM)  

Angelique, you are beautiful. Even through child birth. I hope you feel well and healthy. Congratulations on your healthy baby boy!What a great experience to have the birth profesionally photographed.

Gina  – (April 11, 2010 at 10:54 PM)  

I've never seen childbirth look so glamorous. That is one beautiful new mom and it's so neat that the new daddy could do all the newborn stats himself! An amazing journalistic set of photos. GREAT WORK!

Diana Jones  – (April 12, 2010 at 2:35 PM)  

I am so glad I am still on your email address Anjalique. I am in awe of the beauty of this and wish I could have another baby now. Can I do it at 65?
You and Josh look so, so good. How are Kash and Vivian?
The pictures could not be better or more like a fairy tale- (soft curtains, subtle views.... If every pregant women saw these in her OB's office, she'd cancel and call your midwife and photographer.

Jennifer –   – (April 14, 2010 at 9:56 PM)  

I love these!! You did awesome and so did she!!! :)

Brydie –   – (April 16, 2010 at 11:16 PM)  

What stunning stunning photos. Can I have your job? What a beautiful momento for this family to have.

Stephanie  – (April 17, 2010 at 11:30 AM)  

Gorgeous!!! Congrats to the mama & daddy! :)

Anonymous –   – (April 17, 2010 at 3:44 PM)  

This is a wonderful testimony to how beautiful a home birth can be and how medical intervention is so unnecessary in cases of a normal birth, without complications. The photos are amazing, the parents so proud of their beautiful creation.

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