Thursday, January 13, 2011

Elliot Claire's Birthday


Elliot's birth day (which she shares with her Daddy, by the way) was the most special and precious day of our lives to date. We worked hard to bring her into the world in the way we felt was best: as naturally as possible. For those interested, here is our story from the perspective of our wonderful doula, Melissa (pictured here). It's not an especially gory version, but it is about natural birth, so there is your warning.



We were (and still are!) completely shocked it was a girl!









I would do it again every day for a look into those bright blue eyes!

23 comments:

Laura C. said...

oh my goodness... she already has a little personality! So cute. Loved hearing about her. Now I'll REALLY be your blog stalker ;)

Rachel said...

Awwww.... so so sweet!

megan @ a life's design said...

Oh my goodness! The second photo melts your heart!

Lucy said...

She is adorable. Congratulations! (not sure what your last name is but we have lots and lots of girl clothes with ECM monogrammed on them... If you have an m last name, I can send them your way)

vignette design said...

She is just beautiful! Congratulations to you all!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Beautiful! So happy for you.

CRICKET said...

congrats! and it only gets better - imagien that!

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

absolutely precious. such a gift from God!

paula said...

oh Jennifer. Such beautiful images to have. She is wonderful.

Erika said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful and precious! thank you for sharing.

Melissa Richie said...

that picture of wes - right when he first sees her - man, it brings me to tears every time i look at it. and the surprise on your face...so priceless. i'm really glad it turned out.

she's just so precious! can't wait to get my hands on her!!!

Ashley said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures. What a lovely thing for a father and daughter to share: a birthday!

je§ica said...

What a gift! I also had a natural childbirth and it was the most fulfilling, wonderful experience in the world, I loved it. Way to go mama

kristinwithani said...

Great photos! I know you will cherish those.

Take a quick look at that top picture. It looks like a screen shot of General Hospital in the mid-60's. The black and white and hospital room...

Stephanie Sabbe said...

I'm 7 months preggo and love reading about your new baby. I LOVE your all's faces in that one shot. Priceless. Congrats. She is adorable.

Candace said...

I'm just now seeing this post - what an amazing story from your doula too!

Congratulations, again. She is simply beautiful.

ashley said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous baby girl! I've been following your blog for over a year now and I just realized that you live in Birmingam. And you are the same Jennifer that I read about through Melissa's blog! Crazy. Congratulations on the new addition!

Jen said...

Congratulations to both of you! I am new to the blog world, and yours is one of my favorites! I look forward to reading more about your new little one!

Totty said...

Way to go girl!!
Loved your birth story!
I just had my son 8 weeks ago, naturally as well, so I totally feel where you are coming from.
Enjoy that little girl. Mommy hood is the best.
Totty
www.bootsandtotty.com

Hello Lover... said...

She is too cute! That photo with the cap is precious!

katy elliott said...

wow gorgeous! The black& whites are amazing. At first I didn't realize it was you! I thought it stills from a movie! Big Congrats!

Haven and Home said...

Thank you for sharing these. I can't wait to meet her!

Lacey said...

sweet pics! loved your doula's story too :) Congrats again!