Kelleigh’s “Gentle Cesarean” was a beautiful birth experience that I was so thrilled to photograph for her! I stayed for the afternoon, long enough for both sides of the family to come and meet the newborn baby GIRL! So it was kind of like they got a bonus Fresh 48 Hospital Session, and because of that, I decided to share more images (and her VIDEO!) in this Part 2 of their birth story. 🙂 Make sure you read Part 1- “Kelleigh’s family friendly C-section.”
When Kelleigh came out of the OR, they skipped the recovery room and came straight into the original labor/delivery room she was in. As a Cesarean mom myself, I thought this was really nice! Dad held the baby while Mom was monitored and then they placed the newborn on Momma’s chest for a little skin to skin warming and bonding. This sleepy little girl wasn’t interested in breastfeeding yet, but the hospital staff was amazing about supporting them through the skin to skin process. No need to rush, the hormones are doing their jobs.
Once Kelleigh’s recovery time was over, she got right to work at checking out her baby girl! She really wanted a girl, and we were all surprised at the announcement, so you can imagine how much excitement was in the air. A daughter! Pink! She unwrapped her swaddle and checked out everything- her hair, her toes, her little wrinkles. When your baby is first handled to you in a swaddle wrap, there’s something so special about “unwrapping” that bundle and seeing this amazing little thing that you created.
I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a new father so over joyed and giddy to be a Daddy. Judging by her grip on his fingers, I’d say she feels the same! These guys are really such a beautiful, love filled family. It was such a pleasure to get to be part of their birth experience.
Grandma patiently waited in the hospital for the birth announcement, then had to wait again to find out if it was a baby boy or baby girl! She was a trooper and I think this was worth the wait, don’t you? 😉 Shortly after, Daddy’s parents came in as well, and everyone had their turn holding this sweet bundle of joy!
One thing is for sure, this is a very blessed little girl!
To view Everleigh’s entire Video Fusion birth story, check it out here! Make sure you’re viewing in High Def, for optimum viewing pleasure.
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