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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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All material Copyright © 2017, Esther Edith, Photographer & Doula, Spokane, WA and Coeur d’Alene, ID
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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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Here’s a quick video to show you how to choose your favorite images in your Pixieset gallery. (Please excuse the shaky iPhone camera and chattering children in the background. ;) ) Feel free to comment/message me with any questions, and you can also view my “How to Download Your Pixieset Gallery” tutorial.

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Yay! You’ve received an email from me saying your photos are ready for download. Now how do you go about downloading them?

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to access and download your images:

 

Step 1:

Open the email I sent you, and it should look something like the image below. This email will include your Password, Download PIN, and the Expiry Date.

Pixieset Download Gallery Tutorial, how to download pixieset images,

Step 2:

Click the green, “View Collection” button:

Pixieset Download Gallery Tutorial, how to download pixieset images,

 

Step 3:

A new window will open with an Enter screen. If you are the client, you will enter your email address, and your private “Client Password” which gives you access to all of your images, and offers you special features which includes marking images as private, favorite, etc. Enter the Client Password included in the email I sent you. (If you are a guest, “Enter as Guest” using the Gallery Password from the client’s gallery).

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Step 4:

Your gallery link will open! Click the link that says, “Click Here to Open,” or you can simply scroll down to view the gallery.

Pixieset Download Gallery Tutorial, how to download pixieset images,

Next, your images will appear. (As you scroll down, you might need to wait a few moments before all your images are visible.)
You can also view images larger by clicking on a photo, and it will open a larger view of the image. Pixieset Download Gallery Tutorial, how to download pixieset images,

 

Step 5:

When you are ready to download your images, click on the “Download Icon” in the top, right corner of the gallery.

Pixieset Download Gallery Tutorial, how to download pixieset images,

 

Step 6:

A new window will open that asks you for your Email and the 4-Digit-PIN that I provided you with. Enter this information here.

Pixieset Download Gallery Tutorial, how to download pixieset images,

 

Step 7:

Next, you will get a “Loading” screen. Wait for it to finish loading, and then make sure your downloadable galleries are selected, and click “Start Download.”  (If you accidentally close the window, or the screen doesn’t load, don’t worry; a download link has been sent to your email address which you can access at any time.)

Pixieset Download Gallery Tutorial, how to download pixieset images,

 

Step 8:

Next, your download link will appear. Click the link to download your photos to your desktop.

 

 

Step 9:

A box will pop up asking you if you want to Open or Save your images. Check “Save File” and click “OK.” (If this box doesn’t appear, refer to Step 11: your photos probably downloaded automatically to your computer’s “Download” folder.)

Pixieset Download Gallery Tutorial, how to download pixieset images,

 

Step 10:

Next, click on the “Download Arrow” in the top right corner of your Internet window, and click on the most recent .zip file. Your “Download” folder will open, containing your images.

Pixieset Download Gallery Tutorial, how to download pixieset images,

 

Step 11:

Once you complete Step 7, your images will be downloaded to your “Downloads” folder, found under “My Computer.”

Pixieset Download Gallery Tutorial

 

Right click the zip file, and click “Extract All.” (If you’re having trouble finding the folder amidst other downloads, sort your files by “Recent”, and it should be the most recent downloaded folder.)

Pixieset Download Gallery Tutorial

 

 

Step 12:

Next, a box will pop up asking you where you want to save the photos. Choose your preferred destination, and click “Extract.”

Pixieset Download Gallery Tutorial

 

When the folder is unzipped, a new window with your folders of images will appear. Double click the folder…

Pixieset Download Gallery Tutorial, how to download pixieset images,

 

and tada! Your session images will open. Enjoy!

 

Pixieset Download Gallery Tutorial, how to download pixieset images,

 

 

Please email me, or comment below if you have any questions regarding downloading your pixieset gallery. ~ Esther

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