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I am so excited to share this birth story with you! Christina was one of the first people I met when we moved to Spokane, and I was beyond honored when, almost 2 years later, she asked me to be her birth photographer. {You might recognize this family from their stunning Maternity Session — hop over there first if you haven’t already seen that piece of their story!} This beautiful birth took place with Spokane Midwives at their Birth Center in Spokane, WA.

Thank you so much, Christina for inviting me to capture your special day, and for graciously sharing your birth story:

 

Christina: “The morning of July 14th seemed like a good day to have a baby.

At 40+6 weeks I was getting anxious of when he would actually be ready to join us. I woke up that morning at 6am to go to the bathroom. I had a bit of water come out as soon as I sat down. Not much only lasted a few seconds. But hey it was something more than the contractions I had been getting every night for the past week! I went back to bed after telling my husband. My daughter got up and we went about our morning. I was having mild contractions I could notice but weren’t intense yet. I cleaned, did laundry, and danced around in the living room with Sofi all morning! It was wonderful!

After lunch it was time for nap so Sofi and I headed down stairs to read books before she went down it was almost 12:30pm. We are laying in her bed just getting started reading when I had this feeling my water was about to come gushing out. I jumped out of her bed just in time for my water to burst! Luckily I was wearing fleece pajama bottoms and I just ripped them to the floor and they caught everything. Sofi was so confused and concerned. I had to explain to her that brother was inside a water balloon and the balloon had to pop for him to come out! It was a good thing!! So she started running around saying, “my water broke!!” ripping her undies off and standing over a towel, it was hilarious! We both finally calmed down, and went back to reading books. To my surprise, after the excitement she actually napped. So I went to bed just to relax.

I could definitely notice the contractions more now! Coming about every 10 minutes and lasting 30-40 seconds. Dexter came home from work about an hour later. We just hung out in bed and watched Nexflix while Sofi napped. The contractions progressed in length but didn’t get much closer together. Sofi woke up about 3pm, and by this point my contractions were every 6 minutes and 45 seconds long. She joined us in bed and we continued to relax. She could tell I was in pain and kept asking what was going on. And I kept telling her “brother is coming!” About 3:30 my contractions hit 1 minute in length and immediately started coming every 3 minutes!

I called the midwife and told her, luckily she was almost to the birth center. We loaded up the car, sofi, and told Dexter’s mom it was go time! The drive to the birth center was luckily only 10 minutes away, but a very intense drive! We arrived at the birth center at 3:45, Dexter dropped me off at the door and I went in. The midwife was making sure everything was set up and asked me if I wanted to be checked. I told her yes as things seemed to have progressed so quickly. I was already an 8! Dexter’s mom met us at the birth center just minutes after we got there and took Sofi to play in the lobby. And I was off to the tub!

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Esther Edith is a professional Photographer and certified Birth Doula, serving Spokane, WA, Coeur d’Alene, ID and the surrounding areas.
I specialize in birth photography, and also offer maternity, newborn lifestyle, breastfeeding, and babywearing photography. If you are interested in inviting me to capture your story in timeless images, please connect with me to envision together and reserve your session.

 

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You might recognize this beautiful family from their recent maternity photos. They also invited me to document their Fresh Baby session at Sacred Heart hospital, in Spokane, WA. (If you’re not familiar with this session, this is one of my birth photography options, in which I arrive at your birthing place within 48 hours after your baby is born, to capture those earliest memories and details as you bond with your fresh baby for the first time.)

Baby C is a miracle baby in all the ways, and I was beyond happy when I got the call saying, “all went well,” and that they were ready for me to stop by and capture some special memories. Enjoy these images from baby C’s first day earth side, and please reach out to me if you are interested in inviting me to document a special season for your family.

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Look at all that hair!!

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And I almost skipped this one out because it’s not the “typical” image — where baby settles calmly into dad/mom’s arms, and all makes for a perfect picture… There genuinely are those moments, and those photos do happen organically. But there are also these.  And I love this image because in spite of baby having a moment, mom and dad remain connected, and somehow, they seem to hold onto the hope that although your littlest people may journey you through the most trialing of times, you will make it through, together.

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It’s truly amazing to me how quickly babies change within only a few hours from birth. That’s why I offer First Hours sessions to create a visual memory for families who want to capture their earliest hours with their newborn. This means that I arrive at your birth place within 48 hours, to document all those fresh, baby details, and elated moments with your brand new baby.

Garrett and Cari invited me to capture their first hours with their baby, Eric. (I also did a newborn session with them over this weekend, and it was so interesting to see how his face, hands, and feet, have already developed over merely two weeks!)  Enjoy these highlights from their First Hours session at Spokane Valley Hospital, and please connect with me if you are interested in inviting me to capture your growing family.

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