I had the honor of being Savannah and Jay’s doula for the birth of their little girl in September. She had the most beautiful and peaceful birth and it was such an honor to support and capture this awesome family in this season of life. Here is a little of their birth story :)
On the Afternoon of September 25th Savannah texted me and told me that she was having contractions all afternoon and they were starting to get closer together, but she was still managing easily. Around 10pm she texted me again to say that they were getting pretty intense and we decided it was time for me to join her at her home. When I got there, she was so calm and peaceful and working though each wave by going inward and breathing deep. With each contraction her sweet pups would huddle around her and give her snuggles. One of them would crouch under her legs and refused to leave her side (first picture taken on my Iphone, was just too sweet not to share :)). We only labored at home for about a half hour after I arrived when things shifted for savannah and she was ready to begin to head into the birth center. When we go to the center they checked Savannah and she was already complete! She was still breathing though each wave with such peace. We started in the shower to gain some comfort and then soon transferred to the tub as Savannah started to push. Savannah and Jay’s sweet baby GIRL (Surprise!!) was born a couple hours later. Throughout the entire labor Savannah did so well at focusing inward and bringing her baby down. Jay was an awesome partner and supported his wife through every contraction. They were an amazing team and it was such a beautiful and gentle birth to be apart of and capture.
The Schroder family is now a seasoned family of three as little Jade Willow turned 6 months old today!! Happy half birthday little one! I wish you many amazing adventures full of love and imagination!