the birth of eli | on the farm

Two years ago I attended the home birth of a beautiful, wide eyed baby boy named Zeek.  Less than two years later, I found myself attending the birth of Zeek's sibling on the farm this sweet family has been making their home.

This birth was attended by seasoned local midwife Jan, who has a dear place in my heart and in the hearts of women all over this area.

These are some of my favorite parts about this birth:

Walking around and adventuring with Zeek while we waiting for mama's labor to really kick up a notch.

The daisy that his baby hands picked for his mama and that she labored next to.

Baby lambs jumping everywhere and the beautiful green of summer drenching the outdoors.

Finding out they had another son.

Sharing cookies in bed with mama after the hard work was done.

Doula dog Mckenna who was also a great doula dog for Zeek's homebirth.

The support of the women who attended.  I just love all the gentle hands in the pictures and I was there and know that great feeling of sisterhood that was floating throughout the room.

That moment when during the newborn exam, mama and daddy snuck into the background to snuggle their first baby.

Curious almost 2 year old wonder at new brother.

Jan's beautiful old hands and new baby feet.

The moment when I caught Jan telling Zeek all about being a big brother.

The moment I caught of mama taking her bath and Jan just chatting away about goat breed on the tub's edge.

Daddy's strong hands.

This homebirth was pure magic.

This birth was attended by the midwives at New Dawn Midwifery , ladies near and dear to my heart.

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