January 27th was a snowy day and we had reports that there was going to be a major snow storm that evening. I got a text from Amanda to let me know that she was having some cramping and that it may be baby day! We all crossed our fingers that baby would beat the storm or wait it out. Two hours after her initial text Amanda sent a message at 3:02 letting me know things were getting more intense quickly and that her midwife was going to start heading that way and she would keep me updated if things kept moving along. 10 minutes later I got a text saying: “oh my goodness this is so fast!” and I immediately headed her way. I was the first to arrive to the home and when I walked in I could see that she was far along. Sasha, a student midwife at the time, showed up minutes after me followed by the midwives Deb and Erin. Ezekiel was being an awesome birth partner as well as taking care of their son, Oliver. Once we arrived, Ezekiel quickly took Oliver to a neighbor’s house to hang out until the baby came. Once back Ezekiel was at Amanda’s side comforting her, cheering her on, and giddy with excitement to meet his son or daughter.
Things continued to progress quickly. Amanda was facing some fierce back labor, but she was listening to her body and breathing through each wave. After a couple hours of us all being there Amanda and Ezekiel got to meet their sweet baby boy! Amanda did so beautifully trusting her body and her awesome birth team. Baby Milo decided to come fast and just in time to snuggle in with a snow storm outside. Oliver came right after the birth to meet his new baby brother. He was so gentle and affectionate towards him - it really was one of the sweetest first sibling meetings I have had the privilege to capture.
Sweet Milo will be turning 5 months old next month!! Milo, you are blessed with loving parents and an amazing brother! My prayer is that you are always confidant in the love they have for you, and that you then share that love with the world around you!