I arrived at the Bellingham Birth Center for Devon’s birth on a sunny afternoon to find her laboring and in good spirits while her husband worked on a cross-stitch project for their baby.
While I have seen plenty of grandmas knit during their daughter’s labor and I’ve even been known to work on my knitting during long births, this was the first time I’ve seen a dad doing handwork during his wife’s labor.
Jeff had his priorities straight…snapping selfie’s during his wife’s labor.
And Devon had her priorities in order. Eating not one, not two, but three pieces of pizza during early labor. Now that’s my kind of girl. Fuel up while you still can!
Devon was laboring well and progressing, but slowly. Midwife Winni decided to send her home to get some rest in her own bed.
When I was called back, two days later, it was once again a sunny afternoon and Devon was relaxing in the spacious tub at the birth center. Devon was working hard and in her birth zone, focused totally on bringing her baby earthside.
Devon has seven younger siblings who were all eager to see their nephew. I was so happy to be able to capture these first moments as they met the newest family member.
As the mom of a large family myself, I can’t tell you how much I loved seeing Devon’s younger brother, Conner, meeting his nephew. He walked into the birthing room, said hello to his sister, still on the bed where she gave
Congratulations, Devon and Jeff! I can’t wait to watch your little family grow.