I can't believe another one of my birth babies is already a year old!!! I was thrilled to attend the home birth of Huntley (how cute is his name) last August. As a Dallas area birth photographer I attend births in hospitals and birth centers but more and more families are choosing the comfort and freedom of home birth. This particular family had a home gym and it ended up being mama's favorite room in the house to labor and birth.
When I arrived this strong mama was such a champ during her contractions, trying out many positions to move her baby down and be as comfortable as possible.
Her birth team included midwife Kasie McElhaney of Dallas Birth Center and doula Melissa Espey-Mueller of North Dallas Doula Associates. They surrounded her with hands on support as she powered through her fast and furious labor.
I will seriously never get tired of parents' reaction faces, so much love and excitement. And if you didn't catch it, her sports bra says "badass", and a badass she definitly was!!!
Those first tender moments with their new son.
And a celebratory glass of champagne.
Happy Birthday sweet Huntley. I hope you and your family had a great first year.
Doula - North Dallas Doula Associates, Melissa Espey-Mueller
Midwife - Dallas Birth Center, Kasie McElhaney